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Poivre & Sel

2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0053
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French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were looking for a decent restaurant to celebrate my husbands 80th birthday and to thank our friends for inviting us to stay with them in this magic location, trip advisor helped, as usual, and we chose this very nice restaurant, thought it was. bit...More

Thank Riviera98
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an evening out here getting three courses which were all delicious. Loved the range of seasonal ingredients, textures and flavours within each dish. Hot bread and salmon tartare were amazing. We never felt rushed and loved the atmosphere.

Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is literally a (French) family run restaurant: father in the kitchen, mother is Maitre d', the two sons help in the restaurant, the daughter in the kitchen. The menu is beautiful, with great dishes: very delicate flavors! Good part is too that for every...More

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal once again while staying in Whitianga. We travel extensively and dine out always in our travels yet no where in the world have yet experienced such fine dining as good as this place even in France. The ambience is very...More

Thank eddiefredie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find! Truly fine dining, with excellent flavours and textures. We opted for main course and dessert and everything exceded expectations.

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Another superb meal perfect wine matches and exceptional service Great French cuisine with the freshest food

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I booked Poivre et Sel from Scotland for my Birthday, in January this year. In fact I organised our itinerary so that we were in Whitianga for it! I love French cooking and this restaurant seemed the natural choice. It was! The food was fabulous,...More

Thank Michael Richmon... B
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We really enjoyed this fine establishment. It is owned and operated by a now local family who have immigrated from France. I note that some misery guts who have been unhappy with this place in the past specifically mention the bad family service. We thought...More

Thank Upukonui
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We attended the special New Years Eve dinner at Poivre & Sel and it was absolutely amazing. The food, service, atmosphere and entire experience was flawless. The degustation menu was amazing, there was so much food. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank JMSheehan1
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This has to be the top restaurant in Whitianga, it would be comfortable in any city in the world. Excellent if small menu, but for a small family restaurant what a great gourmet delight. Every course was impeccably plated and served, not only that but...More

Thank Grandvisitor
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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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Average prices
US$41 - US$55
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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