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Poivre & Sel Restaurant

) #1 of 44 Restaurants in Whitianga $$$$ French, , Fusion
2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0053
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“snails” (7 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
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French, Contemporary, Fusion, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a wonderful meal and experience. Food was superb and staff friendly and made the experience something to remember. Would recommend it as great fine dining restaurant.

Thank Raewyn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. I thought the days of a true restaurant experience had given way to express bistro dining where you're rushed to your seat, pressured into a decision between a slow cooked this or a deep fried that and then whisked to the till and out...More

Thank rightnow46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here on a mid week off season winter's night and were delighted at the beautiful food and great service A husband and wife team who migrated to NZ from la belle France some years ago for a better life and to make your...More

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably not what a lot of people expect in Whitianga, but this property has housed some lovely fine dinning restaurants. Very up market with a definite french feel, family owned and run. They run a lot of evenings - I was there for a Bubbles,...More

Thank WildNZCherry
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary with dinner at this restaurant and what a fabulous experience it was. The setting was lovely looking out to the patio garden all lit up. The meal started with olives in a tasty dressing followed by a tiny pot...More

Thank Grannyjacq
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Plus exquis repas Français, restaurant fantastique et les gens. Most exquisite French dining, fantastic restaurant and people. Sam, Severine and the crew continue to provide the finest of dining experiences.

Thank Steve0585
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Picked up the recommendation from previous reviews here and had an absolutely fabulous meal thanks. We had the snails(had to try as is a genuine French family running this restaurant!)as an appetiser followed by entree and mains but with the abuse bouche and delicious marinated...More

1  Thank Kiwi112233
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We had such a delightfully wonderful experience at Poivre & Sel, recommended to us by a local. From the minute we arrived the experience started, warmly welcomed by the owners to the beautifully marinated olives and fresh warm bread with butter to kick off the...More

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Incredible food, wonderful service, great food and wine matching Loved the family service / feel Good portion size

Thank Bridget G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Poivre & Self is another gem for Whitianga to add to its repatoir. We ate there for a pretty Mother's day dinner,and had a wonderful meal in relaxed surroundings with very attentive staff.The food is outstanding. We could not fault it. The crowing jewel was...More

Thank Wynnis S
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8 February 2016|
Response from Samuel G | Property representative |
Hi ! Very sorry we have never seen your message since today. It's much better to contact us on our website. We suppose that you're not in Whitianga anymore, so we hope to see you next time you are here. Best regards Seve&Sam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$57
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 0053
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Our kitchen makes deliciously good food, prepared simply, from the finest local ingredients. We feel very lucky to be located in the Coromandel Peninsula, home of excellent seafood. In Poivre & Sel Restaurant you will also experience authentic fine French cuisine, cooked only with fresh ingredients. If you are a wine enthusiast, you have to try our french wines from Burgundy, Champagne, Cotes du Rhone, Alsace and Bordeaux, as well as the best New Zealand wines. Our restaurant hold only a few tables so bookings are highly recommanded.
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