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Poivre & Sel

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2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0053
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5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time here, just as good as the first time. Comfortable layout in an old bungalow with nice outdoor area for pre-dinner drinks. Fantastic French dishes using Kiwi produce, great service from the French maitresse d' and her efficient, polite kids, and a great range...More

Thank boyngy
Reviewed 18 April 2018

My husband and I came with a group of 12 others Sunday 15th April. They normally don't open for lunch - but as a special request ( booked ahead ) for a special occasion they were happy to do so. The food was sensational ........More

1  Thank charlotte k
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Whitianga after a very long drive from Paihia, 436km to be exact. We walked around the town after checking into our accommodation. Had a light lunch as we wanted to have a very nice dinner. After researching places to go to this restaurant...More

1  Thank Damian L
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We travel to Paris annually and imagine our surprise to discover the best restaurant we’ve eaten at that serves French cuisine would be based in Whitianga in the Coromandel Peninsula! We popped in on a Tuesday night and asked if they could fit us in...More

1  Thank chatelaine76
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is our favourite Whitianga Restaurant for the special occasion. The food is well cooked and demonstrates that fine dishes carefully selected so that each component complements the taste each other complete with an appropriate wine is truly an art. For lovers of the art...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent effort from the team in this restaurant, son and daughter (we assume) serve the tables, and the food was very good. We choose the recommended wines and had no complaints. If you want some simple “fine dining” in the area, this is the place...More

Thank RichardAJohn
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with a beautiful evening at Poivre & Sel. The food was divine, and they accommodated my dietary requirements as well (I had emailed in advance). The atmosphere was lovely and the service was great. We would definitely go again!

Thank David D
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, great service, good wine list and a lovely atmosphere to dine in. Can't fault our evening here. Will definitely come again.

Thank Janelle T
Reviewed 11 March 2018

As others have mentioned, food was amazing. Great little surprise in this area of NZ. Would definitely come again! Great service. Family run restaurant where it seems everyone pitches in. I accidentally left my credit card here and they went out of their way to...More

Thank Gerald D
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Food: Delicious Service: Excellent Ambience: Delightful Wines: Great wine matches 10/10 without doubt, thank you we loved everything at Poivre & Sel Shirley, Allan, Mitch & Sarah

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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$53
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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