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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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All reviews oysters steak snapper bread pork belly salad overlooking the marina market fish fish of the day open fire wine list cooked to perfection eye fillet booked a table nice meal lovely setting great spot
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow what a great experience eating at Salt. Delicious food and cocktails, the staff were amazing. The restaurant is so spacious. It must be even more amazing in summer utilizing the outdoor seating and lovely views out to the marina. 10 out of 10

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2020 via mobile

We had given up eating at Salt after being disappointed too many times when we stayed in Whitianga however we were told they have new owners so thought we would give it a go and wow what a difference. The staff were outstanding... they took...our drink orders promptly and then our food orders which is great when your starving , they were super friendly and efficient so good on them. Then there was the food ... what a great Chef they now have !! The Tempura Oysters were fantastic and worth the money as such juicy oysters and very light batter. The eye fillet was so tasty and melt in your mouth along the side of vegetables being fresh and very tasty. the Muscles were fantastic according to my wife and the Calamari very tender and ample Can’t wait to go back to Whitianga and eat at this place ! Well done guys.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

There have been some poor reviews recently but with new owners and a new chef Salt is back to its best. We had group of six visit after hearing of the changes here and we were all impressed. A nice menu, good service and every...dish was cooked perfectly. We could not fault anything and look forward to return visits.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Omg you have to have the seafood platter. K was so friendly and professional. What an asset she is! We had read some bad reviews but we gave it a try and weren't disappointed. They were busy too. Definitely coming back 👍

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service by K. The four of us all had different dishes and were all great. Sublime evening by us all.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely night at Salt tonight. Cass is soooo nice and gave lovely, friendly service. Kay was a lovely waitress and very friendly. The food was delicious too!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of four had a very pleasant evening and tasty meal. The staff were friendly and efficient. We had a shared seafood platter to start, and it was excellent. It was not padded out with non seafood items such as olives etc. Our main...courses were great too - crispy skin salmon on risotto, and steak. The desserts were well presented and again spot on. We had read some negative reviews of Salt, but our experience had no negatives and we would happily return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a beautiful Asian meal the night before we decided to go European and chose Salt on the back of strong recent reviews...they were not wrong. The restaurant was quiet being the middle of the week and the middle of May. Our waitress was delightful...and the meals were top notch - in fact my pork belly was the best I have had in years. My parents had the lamb for two which was also beautifully prepared and my wife enjoyed the salmon. We only had two desserts - the chocolate creme brulee was a winner. I slept very contented last night after this meal...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out for a night with friends was made all the better with impeccable service and stunning food from salt cafe and bar. The staff were faultless

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delicious food, warm atmosphere, Fabulous service, thank you Cass for a wonderful evening. Recommend to everyone

Date of visit: May 2021
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If the owners of Salt posted the above to someone's review then I can only say you really need to get off the keyboard. The height of ignorance you have displayed to the posters review clearly shows an inability to... More
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Salt Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5