Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

The only restaurant on Christchurch’s New Brighton Pier!

Occupying an enviable spot looking out towards the Pacific Ocean, Salt on the Pier offers the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner for two or a catch up with friends and colleagues. Dine inside, or enjoy waterfront views on the cosy outdoor deck.

On the menu, there’s tasty entrées like warm bread and dips, a classic garlic loaf and creamy seafood chowder. For your main course, tuck into Akaroa salmon with potatoes and wilted spinach or opt for the bounty of the sea and enjoy a plate of seafood served with bread and dips. Meat lovers should try the BBQ New Zealand pork ribs, the slow cooked pork belly or the delicious chicken roulade. A number of dishes are available gluten and/or dairy free.

This varied menu offers something for everyone; note that the dishes may change seasonally, so ask your friendly wait staff for this season’s most popular options.

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Salt on the Pier
Pier Terminus
New Brighton

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 4pm – Late

Saturday - Sunday: 11am – Late

Phone: 03 388 4493
Website: www.saltonthepier.co.nz

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Salt on the Pier
Location: New Brighton
Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Chantel Fogarty

Relaxing with great service the lady who served us it was her first night working and she did a wonderful job

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Four of us had a great time and loved the food, enjoyed everything we chose. That feeling when you come away feeling well fed and happy. The waiter was great - put us at ease and nothing was a problem. I've recommended First Table and Salt on the Pier to everyone I've told about it since. Thank you for a great experience.

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Great service bad food

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Debbie Tutton

We all enjoyed delicious meals which where well presented. The dessert that followed finished the meal off nicely.
The service was great and as for location, Seaview wins all the time.

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Dinner at Salt on the pier was lovely. We had a fantastic view of the sea, and it was a nice atmosphere. The service was excellent, our waiter was very friendly and good at his job. Our food was well presented and most important very tasty. Will continue going back.

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Have always had great service and good food at Salt. The Orange and Vanilla Creme Brûlée is wonderful.

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Jessica Clarke

Firstly, the view of the beach and pier, and the sound of the waves was beautiful. We ordered the sharing platter for an entre and it was delicious. The chicken and squid were nice and crispy, but the ribs were amazing! I will definitely be back for more ribs! I ordered the lamb shank, it was falling off the bone, the vegetables were yum and the sauce was gone too soon! My partner ordered the surf and turf and commented how good the prawns were, and the steak was cooked just how he liked it. Service was attentive, and food will have me going back!

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Joanne Hotere

Amazing food

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Stephen Field

Our first time to Salt on the Pier. What amazing views and a lovely restaurant. Friendly staff and lots of space. WOW the food was amazing and generous. Great tasting and everyone loved their meals. We are definitely going back and would recommend it to anyone. The surf and turf and seafood platter were huge highlights. Steve

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James Mckillop

Food was fantastic and our waiter was friendly and attentive. Most importantly, we got a spectacular view of Brighton beach, the pier and the yacht I didn't know had beached ashore! It made for great conversation

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It was a great time. Being that it was a quiet Wednesday we were actually the only two in the whole restaurant for the hour and a half that we were there

In result the service was impeccable
As was the food

A great time. Look forward to my next visit

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All good

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Devon Stevens

Food was amazing! Portions maybe a bit small but other than that was all fantastic!

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Great

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Bill & Wendy Hoeta-Stokes

Superb food and excellent service - thank you Salt on the Pier for a wonderful dinning experience - we can't wait to come again :-)

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Terina Langkilde-Misa

Great place for a nice relaxing family dinner. The view of the pier in the evening was just stunning

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Kayla Derry

Great attentive service. Love going here

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Not bad.

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Shontelle Burnside

Nice food and fast service with a view

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Great selection including plenty of gluten free options. Highly recommend.

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Bronwyn Carpenter

Excellent waiter; very friendly . Food was great . A lovely evening thank you

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Tanya Burnside

Salt on the Pier is always one of my favorite restaurants and again we had a fabulous meal with excellent service.

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Jenna Mcneil

Service was great, very friendly and the food was quick to come out to us.

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Arvind Masilamani

Great food and service. Would not only be back but would also recommend.

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Very Good

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Leigh Brown

It was surprising quiet for a Friday night at Salt in the Pier. We got excellent service and the food was amazing! The meals were actually so big I couldn’t finish them. But so tasty! We will be back for sure!

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Esther Ho

The servings were big n yummy. We love the seafood chowder. Great experience, thank you!

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Tamara peterson

The entree was very minimal only just enough for 4 people, the mains were presented beautifully and cooked well-desert was good and not a long waiting time in between so that was good. Only one staff on which he managed well but could've done with another helper to do drinks and so on, we would defiantly return as its local and was very nice.
Photo is the salmon

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We had lovely meal at the Salt on the Pier. Thank you.

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Mamta Mehrotra

It was my birthday so we went to Salt on the Pier. Nice view, lovely ambience.
We ordered blue cod fish and chips which was not up to standard as fish was quite soggy. Moroccon filo was very tasty dish . We will order it again. We also had desert which was excellent.
Service was great.

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Nutthorn Khamna

best service , best food

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Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful view

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Loved the food - the calamari was tender and perfectly cooked. The steak was also cooked to our liking. The service was excellent too. And the view, priceless!

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Danica Jonke

Food was good. Service was too. Good but not great

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Adrienne Shaw

Fabulous meal. Restaurant was a little cool to start with, but attentive staff soon had it sorted. Garlic loaf for starter with a glass of wine was very tasty. We had fish of the day - superb, and Sea Food Bounty - delicious. To finish, Cheesecake of the day - Banofee - wonderful, and the Orange and Vanilla Cream Brulee - lovely creamy and sweet. Relayed our feedback to the staff which was warmly received. I'm sure we will dine there again.

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Very good

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Rachel Walker

Gorgeous food, lovely service and atmosphere, totally recommend and will come back again - using First Table makes this such a wonderful meal. We had whitebait fritters, lamb shank and pork belly - each delicious! And desserts were yummy!

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Neroli Harvey

Very attentive service and the food was excellent. Will definitely dine here again.

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Nadia Coffey

Nice place

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The food was great, I had the surf n turf very good meal size. My daughter had pork belly and loved it...
Price was good and the view was perfect
I would definitely recommend this place to dine at.

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Happy to have enjoyed a meal at Salt on the Pier good selection to choose from, good views of the sea and large size meals

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Don McCormack

A NIGHT OUT AT THE SEASIDE AT SALT ON THE PIER

This was a First Table booking and we were pleased overall with our meal and experience. I have given 4* star rating but the service, while pleasant, leaves room for improvements as too slow at times.
We were greeted and seated promptly at a seat by the window with a lovely view of the beach and Pegasus Bay. The menus were slow to come so had to ask for menus- a genuine apology was made by the very pleasant waiter who may have been new on the job. Even though it was early at 5-30, there were 20+ customers and the reasons became obvious. There was a happy Hour with some beers/house wines priced at a cheap $6 plus there are special offers for different nights such as Thursday $10 porterhouse steaks, chips and a salad which looked great value. Very tempting.
Tonight for her, a Akaroa Salmon Fresh local fish in lemon cajun , baked to perfection, served with savoury potatoes , wilted spinach and seasonal vegetables. For me, a Slow braised rolled shoulder of lamb served with herb roasted winter vegetables, kumera crisps in a red wine jus plus mint sauce came in a separate small bowl- a very good main for me.
To finish, we shared a generous home made style " Sticky date pudding with small scoop of ice cream and a generous amount of a rich yummy sauce.
All meals were very good we thought.
This is a nice restaurant in an excellent location with good views, outside eating areas and appearing to have a lot of local customers, maybe Salt on the pier has a dual purpose as a place to come to , not just for a meal but also for a coffee or a drink.
With a few small tweeks, this is a Restaurant with a lot of potential to be even better yet.

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Frank Winiata-kirner

The quality of all the meals were excellent, well proportioned and very tasty, the service was also excellent very child friendly as well, overall very nice experience

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Gabby Morgan

Great service, lovely happy vibe with the best view in Christchurch

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Melissa Counihan

Absolutely awesome food, generous portions and presented beautifully. Staff very friendly

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We all loved this restaurant.The food was cooked to perfection. The service was awesome also. And it was amazing dining in a restaurant whilst overlooking the ocean. All in all, a fantastic dining experience, and I highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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Jocelyn Chapman

Friendly staff and great food with the best view in Christchurch.

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Justin wealleans

The food was fantastic and good portions. The staff made the evening. It was my sons 2nd birthday they put a candle in his ice cream sundae making him feel very special. Very kid friendly with a corner with toys. We will be coming back heaps more.

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Lovely staff and excellent food

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tyrell green

The whole experience was fantastic. The wait staff catered to my children as well as accommodating and moving us to a more intimate setting. The food was amazing and well portioned. I would recommend this to any person as on a fine evening - you can't beat the scenery mixed with good food and wine. Cheers to the staff for making our dining experience great.

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