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Salt Bar Cafe

26 Marriner Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
+64 3-326 4774
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“garden salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Marriner Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the most succulent eye fillet meals I have enjoyed in years. Service was absolutely charming and helpful. A very small and intimate little restaurant/bar, but everything scrupulous and a very satisfying evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ESML888
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Loved our meals - mine was warm prawn salad . Always great meals at the Salt. The brownie with yoghurt was equally as delicious

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joyf635
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We have only been here for breakfast/brunch on several occasions, but everything we've tried so far has been great. Staff are always welcoming and prompt, food and coffee comes out on time, fresh baked muffins are lovely in the mornings, and the coffee is one...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DongheeL43
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Arrived with a friend on a Friday afternoon - with no booking but the place was pretty quiet. A very friendly waitress took our orders - one Tatsutage chicken and a beef burger. Both meals were well priced, tasty and generous. We finished with coffees....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank spraggbj
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Salt is an interesting mix of café and Bar,quite appealing from the Street. Our Friday Lunch visit was on a nice sunny day and ideal for outside eating. We ordered flat bread which was chewy but enjoyable. For mains, I ordered the Tatsutage, described as...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank djmcc50177
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I love that this restaurant is open Mondays. It has good support but you can usually get a table. Great service. Food always excellent

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Nakoki007
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We were there for dinner on a quiet Monday night but that seems little excuse for poor food and service. We stood by the counter for a few minutes while the 3 staff ignored us although there was only one other person waiting for coffee....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 505LynG
carolyn h, Owner at Salt Bar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Hi, I’m sorry to hear of your experience. It was not our usual standard of service. I have spoken to our staff on that evening and although they offered complimentary dessert and coffee, I think that was not good enough, your meals should’ve have been...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

After checking out menus of other nearby restaurants we selected this one for variety and pricing. Lovely wait staff and choices quickly presented with flair - and the food tasted delicious. Do try Salt when you are in the area.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great service, alway friendly, happy to have dogs in the outside seating area and will always put on the heater if it's cold outside. The food is a delicious variety and served in a timely manner. Consistently does the best coffee in Sumner!

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank K8689WFanneg
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We were given a warm friendly welcome by the utterly friendly staff. The decor and ambience of this cosy restaurant is delightful. Meals were fresh, unique and beautifully cooked. Wouldn't hesitate to return and highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2017
2  Thank CherieM127
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Marriner Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 4774
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