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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

This is the second time we've tried eating here and unfortunately it didn't redeem itself. We were a party of 3 and ordered 2 entrees to share before our mains, but all the dishes came at once. The entrees were nice but small for the...price, two of the mains were just ok (hubby ordered the fettucine and didn't finish it - despite it not being large - because it was rather insipid), and the fish curry was inedible - the fish was tough and the meal was cold. No-one came to our table to see if the meals were ok or if we wanted more drinks or desert so after sitting for ages we just leftMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023

Most disappointing experience. Arrived to find they had written our booking on the wrong day, after much discussion pushed together some sticky scratched tables at the end of the room. Then to add insult to injury said we had to order at the Bar -...we have often been here in the past & have always had table service. For a Celebration dinner,I would not recommend Rocksalt. Must have new owner/ manager as standards have dropped.We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

Awesome! Casual dinning at its best . Sports bar type ambience. Great casual atmosphere for couples, friends and families alike. Food was fantastic, and a great selection of wines

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023

We are local and often go to the Rocksalt for dinner. However, we won't be anymore. The standard has definitely dropped since Corvid you used to get served at your table which was great but now you have to order at thee bar. Even if...you complain about something the staff don't do anything about it. The last 2 times we have been here the calamari has been overcooked to the max and very greasy. Sorry Rocksalt we will be going elsewhere as to get value for our money.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023

Have been going to Rock Salt intermittently over past 5 years since living in Kerikeri. On our last visit terribly disappointed in the deterioration of Rock Salt. It seems there has been no investment in keeping the place clean or updating the decor. Table tops...sticky, scratched and literally carved with initials, toilets dire, and the whole place is dark and grotty. The staff are undertrained, inexperienced with little idea on being hospitable. For a bar and restaurant in a prime location - the middle of Kerikeri - it seems the owners may well be taking the mickey of their (sparse) cliental and community! Sorry to say Rock Salt has lost the patronage of 2 local customers.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

Have eaten here twice with the family in the past two nights.Food was excellent great value for money and the staff are amazing (especially the chef with his music choice at closing lol)

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023

Requested a plate of fries. When it arrived it had bbq sauce. Asked if I could swap for aioli and told no as the plate touched the table No one had touched the plate. We could have aioli uf we paid a further $2.50. Really....Owner not fazed that we were unhappy. Will never ever go back. Homestead tavern far better and cheaper. Staff really helpful and attentive.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022

Ended up leaving about a third of my burger - the chicken was so tough that it was unpleasant to eat. Add to that the fact that I stood around while 3 staff tried to decide who would take my order and the multitude of...tables that sat dirty for ages, I was totally unimpressed. So many other better places for meals nearbyMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022

Great place to eat in Kerikeri. The best fettuccine, pork ribs and brownie. Friendly staff too! You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

if you want a light meal for two, try the Rock Salt platter for two - samousas, npringrolls, chicked nibbles, chips, meatballs etc. with dipping sauces

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

The staff attitude is terrible. They make a mistake with your order and blame you. The food quality was poor and one of us could not eat the meal as it was inedible.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

Just walked past a few times since visiting Kerikeri and friend wants to go here for meal on Thursday so thought we should pop in and book table. Staff very helpful. Whilst there noticed Monteith's apple cider on tap so just had to have nice...cool drink .. wasn't disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

My husband and I went in for lunch. Pleasant place and we enjoyed a drink and meal there. Good service and good food.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

Ok for cheap and cheerful but.. people smoking and vaping right next to signs saying “ no smoking” . Some were staff! Then they went back to serve in bar without handwashing. Not ideal especially in these covid times. Food was mediocre at best. Wine...list was good. Probably would not go backMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

Absolutely shafted here. Shouldn't be any excuse for freezer burnt calamari when only minutes from the beach. 3 of 4 meals were awful.

Date of visit: January 2021
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ROCKSALT BAR AND RESTAURANT, Kerikeri - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Rocksalt Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3