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“A wonderful evening”
Review of Salt Restaurant

Salt Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 173 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$24
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The shared seafood platter was amazing value for money and cooked to perfection. We were pleasantly surprised that it was a dish that care had been taken with rather than just fry and forget. The mains were well executed and had polish and were served by a Canadian that read the table well and showed us a great time. We also loved the time taken by all the staff to share their passion for the area, local pride is wonderful!
To top it off, as Aucklanders we laughed they gave us some Jafa's with the coffee. Awesome ;)

Thank Jared M
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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you so much for choosing Salt as your venue.
We are very pleased you had a nice experience. The seafood platters are very good - we have alot of great feedback with them.
Your Waiter was Mackenzie from Canada - I will pass your review to him, he will be wrapped!
Best wishes - The Salt Team.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

It's been a while since we have eaten here and back then it was very average but at fine dining prices. I'm not sure how long the current chef has been in residence but we thought we would give it a go (especially as the neighboring Arborio restaurant was over run with noisy children). To put it simply, we were not disappointed.

The service was excellent, the ambiance was lovely and the food was simply delicious. About the only complaint is that a few vegetables with my duck special would have been nice, but the flavours were superb. My wife and I shared a starter (the duck pate was excellent). I also strongly recommend saving room for the desert sharing sharing platter.

I shall definitely be returning again as everything contributed to an excellent evening of fine dining, excellent service, and not bad for $165 (shared starter, 2 mains, shared desert platter, bottle of wine).

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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Thank you greatly for your positive words, and thank you for choosing to dine at Salt Restaurant once again.
Our pricing is very much inline with all other popular restaurants in New Plymouth.
We have had our new head chef now for only a few days and we will be releasing his new menu aorund mid May. We have certainly taken your comments on board about the veges and we will be imputting this on the new menu, it seems this is what the consumer wants so we will deliver.
Thank you again, we are very pleased you enjoyed your evening - We would love to see you back some time soon.
Best regards - The Salt Team

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Gorgeous view and helpful staff, but only one item on a fairly extensive lunch menu that I could have as a vegetarian. On enquiring, they gave me a half platter that was intended for two to share, but an omelet or pasta, or anything else for that matter, would have been nice. Also quite expensive.

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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Hello, thank you for your feedback - we are in the process of completely renewing our menu with a new head chef so I will certainly esure we have more Vegetarian options this time.
Our pricing is in line with establishments in new plymouth ranging between $18 for salads to $26.00 for main meals.
thank you.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is quite a quaint restaurant, fully modernised. the service was excellent, and the food was great, not huge meals but very delicious, and lovely flavours. I was there with a group of about 15 people and we were all served our meals within 2 minutes, very good.

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Thank danjonelson
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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Thank you for your fab feedback. Very excitied you had such a nice time with your large group of friends. I will pass on your feedback to the food and beverage team, they will be delighted.
Best wishes from the Salt Team!

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We always make sure we eat at Salt when in New Plymouth. There has been a relatively high turnover of higher-end restaurants in New Plymouth over the years but Salt has remained as one of the go-to places to eat!

Thank caledoniankiwi
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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Thank you so much for your repeat visits to Salt. We very much appreciate your custom and valued feedback. Yes the restaurant game is a tough one, and you have to have thick skin to survive. Thank you again , we hope to see you again in the near future.

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