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Poivre & Sel Restaurant

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2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0053
17:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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La Massana, Andorra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This 'French' style restaurant serves reasonably authentic & traditional French cooking with an NZ twist in a very quaint & pleasant setting. However the service is very slow, even by French gastronomic cooking standards & the prices are up there with top end Auckland restaurants. Limited choice with 2 meat, 1 fish & 1 veg main courses to choose from.... More 

Thank Chris C
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to dinner last night had a great meal tasty as visually stunning ,we had a meal here last year and is still the best French restaurant we be to. Thank you every one for making it a special occasion 😋😋✌️

Thank Derek Y
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find! Small boutique French Cruisine,in a small side street in Whitianga.Loved the enthusiastic owners 12 year old so who brought us our water,Beautiful Tuna pate and Rolls all part of the Two course meal . We chose an entree and a main , so beautifully presented ,I'm at a loss to say where we have had better !

Thank freddie855
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning meal, set menu, fantastic. Each course was more stunning than the one before. Would highly recommend for a romantic celebration.

Thank Michelle W
Papamoa, New Zealand
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308 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travel the world extensively and we would have to say this is one of the best restaurants we have ever dined in. The food is even better than what we have had in Michelin Star Restaurants overseas and at a fraction of the price. We also enjoyed a bottle of fine tasting French Wine. My wife loved the food... More 

Thank eddiefredie
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small family run French restaurant in beautiful Whitianga that rivals some of the best restaurants we have ever experienced and for a fraction of the price! Menu is not extensive but the food is just amazing! The home made chewy macaroon filled with goats cheese was divine! Can't recommend this lovely friendly little gem enough. We don't... More 

Thank Johno F
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful French restaurant, food very well presented. BEST in town. Would recommend making a booking first as this place is booked out most nights.

Thank vivwalkerviv
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Fabulous food and absolutely well presented and enjoyed. Wine selection to accompany foods very good, excellent wine suggestions from the staff. The tastes for each course are very distinguishable, deserts to die for

Thank chrispatty2017
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It was not the landladies beach-dress, not even the ant on our 30-$-cheeseplate that shoked us ... but the fact, that three minors (one in the kitchen and two in the service) had been hired to serve dinner in the restaurant...an absolute NON-GO! The food though, was very nice.

Thank andreameier
Samuel G, Owner at Poivre & Sel, responded to this review

WOW!!! What a review ! Did you even bother asking who were these children as you call them? Two of them are our children (12 and 14) We are a family business in case you did not notice it,maybe you were to focused on my wife outfit... The third one is an over 18 employee so where did you get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food was very tasty and presented artistically but...if you are very hungry, it is not the place to go. Portions were definitely too small for our liking.

Thank P. S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$55
French, Contemporary, Fusion, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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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