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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Sandy H
Whitianga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Karyn V
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 hours for three courses. Highly recommended.

Thank Stephen H
Buderim, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank ormerods
Newcastle, Australia
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is small but well put together and everything we tasted was lovely – fresh, nicely presented and authentic. Wine offerings were also reasonable. We arrived early and we’re told “it doesn’t matter, sit down and we’ll get to you when we can”. It sounded a bit harsh but I’m sure it was just the language barrier. Given that,... More 

Thank PrincessInTransit
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, awesome food and wine matches. Friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our child free evening at Poivre & Sel.

Thank PeterTAuckland
La Massana, Andorra
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320 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 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 10 February 2017

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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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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

Thank Michelle W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$54
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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