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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
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The staff was rude and ill tempered. After waiting to be seated and waiting quite a long time we had to go to the bar and request a server. We asked about the fish we were ordering and got little response. We did not realize the fish was raw and and would not have ordered had we know. After being... More 

Thank cathyfitz17
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful evening clear blue skies and warm weather provided by the restaurant of course. We sat front and centre in the deck. Steaks and Tuna cooked for 4 people all done to exact request. Was a friendly staff experience and the setting meant our 3 year old could quietly wonder around and entertain herself.

Thank Amy N
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had dinner one night outside overlooking marina. The setting certainly does make it. The menu and prices give the impression of an establishment trying to be upmarket. We found that the food itself was good. However the service needs standards raising to match this. The waiter we had was young and kept calling my husband mate when we were ordering.... More 

Thank susan m
Hamilton, New Zealand
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333 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely site and the staff were attentive and fun, but the food was not up to a reasonable standard and therefore it cost much more than it was worth. The duck salad was lacking in taste and had a miserable amount of dressing. The beef sandwich had gristly meat. And my marinated fish was tiny and had little... More 

Thank Dennis J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for the second time at this great spot. Food is good but portion sizes for some meals feel like starter portions. My lamb salad had 3 tiny pieces of meat which I thought was a bit light for what I paid. Service is fantastic and views are amazing

Thank SteveSmithNZ
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We weren't very hungry so just popped in looking for a salad and a glass of wine. Both were amazing, fresh ingredients, great local fare, and a good local wine list. Ended up getting a coffee as well, finished off an excellent fresh clean meal.

Thank mmphill
Whitianga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Last meal we had was a lunch and this was yummy to say the least. We all had no complaints about our meal. We will definately be going back

Thank Karyn V
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155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had dinner in this restaurant. On this day it was raining. So we decided to sit inside. Inside there was a strong smell of the kitchen. The food was okay, but nothing special. It was definitive overprized. The worstest was the sevice. The service was really chaotic. We had different people. Everybody runed very nervous around, although the restaurant... More 

Thank Swissbear07
Auckland, New Zealand
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were next door for dinner and someone wanted a coffee so we popped into Salt. the guy on the counter was so RUDE! we have never come across something like that. we asked for along black which was great, then we asked for Trim Mocha. He proceeded to laugh at us and say TRIM when look at what goes... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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474 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Couldn't get in first night we tried so booked for the next night. Glad we did - the place was packed once again. Cheese board excellent, but the twice-cooked duck we both had was dry. Disappointing. Herb roasted baby potatoes beautiful.

Thank Ranipuss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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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