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Salt Bar and Restaurant

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Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Tauranga
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

a mid morning snack on the deck at Salt with a wonderful view, great coffee and the most exquisite chocolate brownie dessert mmme mme

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a nice lay out and the open fire was a nice touch. The food was great i had the seafood chowder and the venison . the wife had scollops and her main was the fish of the day. We asked the young staff member her recommendation for the wine and she was on the money it was... More 

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Thank pienbeers
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on the waterfront. Very good and prompt service. Plenty of space between tables. Good range of food and wines. Prices were reasonable. The seafood chowder was excellent and ranked with the best my wife and I had ever tasted. As the chowder was a generous serving we only ordered entrees as a main course. The entrees (steamed mussels... More 

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Thank Trevor F
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined at this establishment previously and have always found it to be of the utmost high standard. Recently, we bumped into a friend and just wanted a coffee and a warm place to sit. Every coffee shop closed but the Salt Bar and Restaurant had just opened. Even though we only wanted coffees and fries, it was not... More 

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Thank jilv2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was reasonable but overpriced - would expect a slightly more tasty and flavoursome meal for the price.

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Thank Phil D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service and food. I had the Hapuka and my partner eye fillet steak - both above average in presentation and flavour. Finished by sharing Death by Chocolate which was devine.

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Thank Julie N
Napier, New Zealand
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, warm, fast service and great food on a Monday night was a great place to start a business week in a picturesque town.

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Thank Arbor253
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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321 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to dine here and it was going to be a busy night for them. There were no tables available but a very friendly team seated us in the bar which was fine by us. The meals were delicious. My steak was just right and very tasty. All in all a great place.

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Thank Mark E
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location right on the Marina. Great coffees. Menu looked good. Friendly service. Would visit again.

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Thank foodie2430
Melbourne, Australia
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just here in Whitianga for the night, so we really didn't know where to go and hadn't researched TripAdvisor to even get some hints! It was a real last minute decision to go to Salt, which is next door to the pub. We weren't disappointed. Right from the start, with the warm welcome, seated in the room with the blazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 5818
Description
Waters edge dining in beautiful Whitianga serving European style food using only the best local ingredients. Whether it's a quiet cocktail on the deck accompanied by a bar snack, or a full dining experience, Salt will cater for your needs. Call us today for a booking. OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 11.30AM

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