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Poivre & Sel Restaurant

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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French, Contemporary, Fusion, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here while in Whitianga for the scallop Festival. The restaurant had a set menu for this event and we chose to purchase the matched wine with each course. The location is central, the building full of character and the service friendly and efficient....More

Thank Cheezel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner for 10 people here. The food was amazing! Would definitely go again! Was a bit surprised to be asked for a deposit on our reservation- but the meal was great!

Thank Larissa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I went there with friends to celebrate my birthday. I'm so glad I chisenthis restaurant. Definitely 5 star. Food was beyond expectations and the service was awesome. Will be going back as a regular. Highly recommended.

Thank E2671BNliz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a mid-week, mid-winter night. There weren't many people there, as Whitianga is not very lively in winter. We were delighted with the fine food. My highlight was the dessert, as I chose a main and a dessert. Chocolate ball filled with mint...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it has been said many times before: food is amazing, service is very professional and friendly, and the 'décor' is very impressive I will add that the prices are really not that high compared to the quality of food, I have been in much more...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 11 July 2017 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 7 July 2017

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 2 July 2017

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
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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$42 - US$56
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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