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Poivre & Sel Restaurant

2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0053
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“snails” (6 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect. From the warm welcome from our charming hostess to the last mouthful of the meal. We both had the appetiser (snails with garlic butter (it IS French restaurant after all) beautifully served), a main (beautifully cooked fresh snapper and a braised beef...More

Thank gregd47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both had 3 courses and each one was presented beautifully and tasted great. You start the meal with olives marinated in oil and garlic. Then an amuse bouche. A delicious home baked bread roll with butter. Then your ordered meal starts. It's altogether a...More

Thank 395trishg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent French food in Whitianga, New Zealand. Friendly atmosphere and good service. A nice restaurant to visit!

2  Thank AmsterdamEnjoyer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for a special place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Poivre & Sel was perfect and we talked about our meal for days after. The food was outstanding - beautifully presented with an array of flavours. Decor was tasteful and well thought...More

2  Thank Coastcoaching
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I don't know how I could expand upon the first two words of the title. But I will try. I have to admit that anything to do with 'France' hasn't been top of my list in the past. I am converted for this restaurant at...More

1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Divine and exquisite, I am left breathless by the sheer simplicity and deliciously special this character restaurant is. Herbs grown onsite and a truly French flair. Worth a detour and a weekend away just to have on if their brandy coffees!

1  Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Well catered for and everyone had an extremely lovely meal, no complaints on the meals. The drinks took a while to get to us but we were a large group.

1  Thank Karyn V
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had dinner with family. The menu is not extensive but golly it is good! I think I had the best steak ever and the creme brûlée was surely made in heaven. The ambience is good and things are relaxed. We were there for nearly three...More

1  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Upmarket local restaurant with excellent french menu and Frenchs wines. This is the perfect location for that special occasion with your special other. The customer service is very professional and quick.

1  Thank ormerods
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Can you cater for a diner who requires food that is both dairy and gluten free?
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$53
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.