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“No food after an hour of waiting”
Review of Salt

Ranked #48 of 410 Restaurants in Dunedin
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: SALT Bar and Restaurant Café by day - Bar and Restaurant by night. Outdoor seating to soak up the sunshine or cosy fire-side dining on cold winter nights. With an ethos centered around great food, friendly service and a fun environment Salt is the perfect place for a gathering of friends and family Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday-Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Seated promptly as booked ahead of time. Party of 3 but were only given 2 menus and 1 guest wasn't asked for drink order. Guest had to call over the waitress to request a drink as she stood chatting to male waiter. When asked what the seafood chowder consisted of, she proceeded to tell us she wasn't into seafood so had no idea what was in it. After waiting an hour for our entrees we asked how much longer we needed to wait. We were told they were ready but it still took another 10 minutes for them to arrive. We were offered them at no cost, but this did not compensate for the wait time. The main meal was brought out soon after but unfortunately at this stage we did not have time for our entrees to digest, so we could not eat the main. Waitress was chewing food when serving the main meals. Staff were not attentive to asking for another round of drinks, but instead stood chatting and laughing in the corner looking at us. We have come from out of the district and have eaten at a number of restaurants over a 3 day period, and this restaurant was by far the worst!!!!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Service of our food from the time we arrived to the time the food arrived was just under 2 hours.
Granted there was an apology and a free bottle of wine it didn’t detract from what happened. One of the waitresses talked about a large number of walk-ins. We had booked and for some unknown reason were missed. However it happened to a couple of other tables as well. I suspect the kitchen was under staffed. The food was very good when it did come though. Debatable whether we return to this place. There are so many good eateries in Dunedin now you don’t have to go back.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We dined at Salt on a Wednesday night. We found the service to be prompt and the food was very good. We had the fish sandwich, pork sandwich and the lamb dinners. Plus a wonderful crumble dessert. All the meals came out in a timely manner and were hot. All food allergies, and there were many, were accommodated easily and without any complaint from the staff. The service was so good, we tipped the waitress. Yes, I know it’s not customary but it was deserved. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Felixx9995
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alexaX7579FG, Social media manager at Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your experience at Salt,
warm regards
- the team at Salt

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We stayed in St Clair and found the Salt just around the corner from our accommodation. The Staff was very friendly and helpful. The meal we enjoyed was excellent and of good value. We will visit again

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Came here for lunch one day. Nothing special but they did say they were fully booked that night as it was Valentine’s Day. Lots of outside seating. Friendly enough staff.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MimsandNin
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