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Salt Restaurant & Bar

Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb” (41 reviews)
“mussels” (51 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

The food was good, but nothing you can’t match most anywhere. You can make that up with outstanding service, but we found the service to be a little slow and inattentive. I’d go back, but I’d try somewhere else first.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gleno51
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely location, good food, friendly staff. Was an excellent way to end our first day in Whitianga!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Erica00B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here some friends and had a fantastic meal. The Kingfish ceviche was outstanding and the Snapper was excellent. Very good service on a busy night; very polite and knowledgeable staff and a good wine list. Altogether an excellent evening!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Parkhill2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been a while since we ate here but it’s still outstanding food. Friendly staff, good service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Waltersj1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always a great experiance going here menu is excellent service good and the view is amazing great for a special occasion, there platters are good as well

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lorrainec160
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner in the restaurant on October 26th and it was both good and really bad. The good part was the location, lovely food and the excellent service. The bad was the lady singer/entertainer and our complaint was the noise. Her amplifier was turned...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan L
Sanka S, Manager at Salt Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed our food and service here at Salt. I understand your complaint with our entertainer for the evening however. We invited her along on a trial basis after a recommendation from one of our locals. We had...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table but had to wait some minutes as it was not yet free. The food was good but I would say fully priced & the clientelle moneyed. The ambience was ok (no more) and the staff enthusiastic and willing Very nice, probably not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tastydogs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurant with good service. We eat oysters and red snapper and it was very nice. We loved the food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 512liliand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overpriced food. We have had better. Watch your bill as they tried to charge us for 2 bottles of wine when we had just one. The waier was very good but the girls need some more training, particularly with wine.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 111shiwa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So almost a year later,I find myself back at the Salt (not by choice). Again the staff were quick to get the orders, well for the drinks, anyway. Although there were hardly any other patrons there, the staff seem to forget that we were there...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank zeddef
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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