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Salt On The Pier

Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
+64 3-388 4493
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (5 reviews)
“sea food” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Cafe, European, New Zealand
££ - £££
Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located right on the beach and near the New Brighton Pier and library. Delicious chowder and tender steak sandwich. Yum!

Thank Jenna N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently celebrated my 60th birthday with family and friends at Salt on the Pier. What a special evening we had. Everyone, including me, loved their meals and said they were delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. The staff were all attentive, friendly and helpful. Our...More

2  Thank Michele M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting on the water but it would have been helpful if the windows had been cleaner to see through. Service was good and the gentleman who appeared to be either the owner or manager was friendly. We had blue cod fish and chips as...More

Thank Wanderlust34212
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Did not realise till after we had eaten at the downstairs cafe that the restaurant upstairs is much nicer and serves the same good during the day. Service was not very good but meals were nice and it is always nice to be by the...More

Thank owlesey
Reviewed 1 April 2018

First visit since new ownership. Evening meal, well presented and cooked just right. I attacked the Seafood Supreme and the Boss had a Steak. Both meals very enjoyable, quick efficient service and a bit of banter to go with it from the staff. Most enjoyable...More

1  Thank Allan D
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant dinner with lovely food and outlook over pier and sea with moon and backwash of the setting sun. Attentive service. Very enjoyable evening.

1  Thank Janine C
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

OK so family of 5 this time booked. ..we had some exciting news to tell kids and thought this be an exciting place to tell them. . We were running 10min late due to traffic so rung to confirm our party of 5 was coming...More

2  Thank Abs-jayne
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had a fantastic wedding here in October 2016 and have had beautiful dinners here since. Our guests included people from London and the US who had dined at some of the best establishments in the world. They praised the food, they enjoyed the wine...More

1  Thank Jane E
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We are Christchurch people that had not visited Brighton for a couple of years due to living out of town. We visited the cafe around lunch time. it was dirty and lacked personality. The Staff, a girl and guy were dressed in dirty black clothing...More

2  Thank Vickychchbrett
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Highly recommended restaurant at New Brighton Beach. Salt on the Pier is located above our lovely library and next to the beach. So eating inside or outside is a joy as you enjoy a meal, dessert or beverages as you view and enjoy the beach....More

Thank nevslife
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Seafood, Cafe, European, New Zealand
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-388 4493
  • E-mail
The best food with the very best view onto the Pier and Southern Ocean in Christchurch. Very popular for sea foods. Offers a best location in Canterbury for private functions including but not limited to weddings, wedding receptions, Anniversaries, Birthday parties, Christmas functions and Corporate meetings.
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