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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by for a family catchup in a superb location. Had the fish of the day (oven baked Hapuka) which was excellent. Good wine good food friendly service. Even managed dessert (white chocolate cheese cake). Will return

Thank marklarge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had daytime drinks here but it's in a fab location on the edge of the marina. Very friendly staff who helped me choose a wine by offering tastings. Menu looked great and if we had more time we'd return for food

Thank Katie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found our meals to be poorly flavored and poorly executed. I had Steak, potatoes were way too salty and really grainy and my wife had the Chowder and it was really watery and lacking flavor. Concepts were good, portions were good but the execution...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Staff were pleasant if not hyper energetic. Food was bland, over priced. Atmosphere non existent. Disappointing.

Thank RichardAJohn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to review as after taking a table as requested no one came near us in 10 minutes. Not crowded. No excuse. Train the staff? Shame would have liked to try the food!

Thank Bardingley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The market fish was a good portion and cooked well. Potatoes over cooked, soggy over cooked red pepper and one lonely cherry tomato. The menu read cherry tomatoes which means more than one. But what really was a rip off was the skimpy wine portion,...More

Thank Khloe44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we were on a girls weekend we enjoyed a meal here with beautiful views and great company , the meals were good and service was good.

Thank 33cilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best experience. Food presentation was poor my dinner was ok and we sent my husbands meal back because it was made Incorrectly. And my dinner was basically done when his arrived back at our table. Waiter didn’t care much about service. However after...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here 2 nights in a row. The food was superb with generous portions. We both had side orders of veg and one between us would have been ample. On the second night we shared the lamb shoulder which was delicious. It was a...More

Thank Glynis K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot, very poor service - I think we were unlucky with inexperienced/new waitstaff that had little idea about what they were doing. After waiting 20 mins after asking for drinks menu, I went to bar to order. After a further long wait, the wine...More

Thank Moo499
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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