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Salt On The Pier

) #343 of 777 Restaurants in Christchurch ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Cafe, European
Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
+64 3-388 4493
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“chowder” (5 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (2 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Seafood, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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Reviews (133)
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the seafood platter very well cooked and a delight to have on the plate the seafood was beautifully cooked it came with salad and chips and 3 sauces I had dessert creme brulee it was yummy we had a new waitress her first...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had a nice lunch today at Salt on the Pier. We had not been here for several years and the management had changed, probably many times. The food was tasty and nothing particularly flash, just good honest tasty fare. The view...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Green lip mussels, seafood chowder, and fish and chips all tasted good for a quiet family lunch. Great views out over the pier on a beautiful day.

1  Thank yunshou57
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on a very warm day last March. The location is terrific, just off the beach with views of the sand and people passing by. We ate downstairs, so I can't comment on the upstairs view, which I assume is better. It...More

1  Thank Wildwoodatheart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could be that you are paying extra for the food due to the location. The menu is fairly extensive but has inner city upmarket prices. The type of establishment that this restaurant is I don't believe can quality to charge these prices. I opted for...More

1  Thank SD2606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with elderly parents for lunch. Couldn't ask for better round. Lovely friendly and helpful staff, beautiful outlook with easy parking for disabled people. The food was great. Recommend it croquettes, verge frittata and citrus slice. Thanks fir a superb visit.

Thank daisynz
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The location is one of the best things about this place, since it is right by the pier and you can see the ocean from inside. The menu is not huge, but the food was pretty good.

2  Thank MikenSue726
Sridhar A, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Dear Mike and Sue, Thank you for your feedback, glad that you have enjoyed your experience at Salt on the Pier. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

$20 for Eggs Benedict that was very disappointing, toast was overdone, with an overcooked hash brown, the bacon, and overcooked eggs. The sauce was flavorless. That's it, nothing more than what I listed, no salad, no garnish, no flavor. Coffee was gritty and mediocre. Waste...More

3  Thank Dustin P
Sridhar A, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi there, sorry to hear that you have a disappointing experience. This certainly is not of our standard. We have investigated this issue however none of the front of house staff were aware of this issue you had. I wonder if you have had a...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Bit of a shame as the cabinet food looked really good and the vegetarian tortilla was very tasty indeed. Presentation looks a bit mean and messy with a tiny side salad and a splodge of chutney. Big up or lose the salad or serving the...More

1  Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Sridhar A, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi there, thanks for dining with us. I am sorry that you have not received a satisfactory level of service, we certainly have much higher standards than this. We will review this with our front of house team and see where we lacked on that...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Brighton from Auckland & wanted dinner for 4 of us, the menu sealed the deal & in we went..... Restaurant ambience is not it's strong point & nothing special. Hence 4 stars.....Dark nights and some rain, but on a nice day or evening...More

1  Thank Lee P
Sridhar A, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear Mr Lee, Thank you so much for your positive feedback and we really appreciate it. We are certainly looking at improving the ambiance in near future. Our highly professional chefs pride in what they put on the plate and really appreciate your comments. Thanks...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, 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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