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Salt Bar and Restaurant

Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

we had a lovely time here. we had three entrees, mussells, prawn cocktail and soft shell crab. all exquisite. we also got two sides.. potatoes were yummy but seasonal veges - were broccoli and cauli were pretty much raw and inedible. thats the only thing...More

Thank Jenna F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Snapper, fish of the day. Last time I ate this was in Indonesia where the fish was still snapping. Attentive but not overbearing staff and we both enjoyed the experience of snaffling the fish. Our host recommended Stoked and so do we.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable meal, all dishes well prepared, good size, good flavours. Great outdoor setting. Wait staff attentive, service quick. Can’t help but wonder if wait staff chosen on look/age rather than ability ... but overall a very good meal.

Thank Drmbrobinson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of staff at hand milling around yet service was slow - 20 minute wait after being seated before at the very least offered drinks. Food was terrible - ordered soft tempura crab, batter was burnt and crab over cooked definitely not soft. Main was...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked and had dinner here on a busy Saturday night. The food was lovely and the staff were very attentive. The only let down was that we seemed to be forgotten about once we received our dessert menu. We waited thirty minutes before someone came...More

Thank Kirstie_Gleeson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great location and a promising menu on the website meant we were looking forward to sharing some of New Zealand’s fabulous seafood with our friends from overseas. We ended up having a very disappointing experience through poor service (forgotten cutlery, water, glass, order...) and...More

Thank MeganS7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had both lunch and dinner at Salt during our stay in Whitianga. The food and service we're both terrific. Lots of outdoor seating right on the harbor.

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place sure is in a fabulous location and very hard to beat but appears to have gone backwards since our last visit a few years ago. Perhaps it has new owners or managers or maybe they get enough business because of their location but...More

Thank super m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, service, and ambience was top notch! We enjoyed very fresh snapper served atop a warm potato salad with red bell peppers and kalamata olives. The service could not have been better, and the view over the bay spectacular.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my sister and I dined here on a fairly busy friday night. The food was very average and my duck overcooked. the waiting staff are the biggest disappointment. our waitress knew nothing about the wines and our waiter told us he was "more of a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 5818
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Waters edge dining in beautiful Whitianga serving European style food using only the best local ingredients. Whether it's a quiet cocktail on the deck accompanied by a bar snack, or a full dining experience, Salt will cater for your needs. Call us today for a booking. OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 11.30AM
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