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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Hi we had a great night and the food and service were excellent. The restaurant
is great as it has a awesome view of the Pier and I love all the fairy lights. So it was great to go there as hadn't been for a couple of years for dinner, but have had coffee and lunches downstairs in cafe. Especially in the wake of what has recently happened inn Christchurch was good to have a great meal with friends in a lovely restaurant.

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As the booking was made through first table, no need to say that we were the first there so the service was more personalized. The waiter knew the menu very well, and he answered all my questions patiently. They even made a pancake for my daughter, though it was on the bfast menu and it was dinner time already. The calamari was good, made of real calamari, not the ones you get at the pubs, my surf and turf was good, but could have been better if there's more prawns and salmon in there and also potato gratin, the steak was done to my liking, nothing exceptional, the sauce that came with it was flavorful, I loved it. The curry of the day was my husband's order, I tasted it too of course. It was good, and I wished I ordered that instead. lol. But the real winner there was the dessert for sharing. Oh my gosh! its every sweet tooth person's dream! huge portions and simply delicious! consisting of melt in your mouth lemon meringue with creamy custard sauce, sticky date pudding with caramel sauce and thick cream, lemon and passion fruit cheesecake, cream brulee, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. My husband who loves lemony desserts was over the moon.

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Not impressed would discribe food no better than an average pub meal.

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Laura Mills

Great staff! Amazing food! Definitely worth a visit

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Well presented tasty meal.
Great staff, thanks for an enjoyable evening!

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Yukari Ozawa

I wondered when the food was made rather than bad. I thought the contents were poor

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Caleb Vercoe

We enjoyed a beautiful meal, matched by the view and the exception service. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner out. Thanks!

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My family and I really enjoyed this experience. Great food, wonderful service, lovely atmosphere. Staff were extra thoughtful providing the kids with coloring activities. Overall a great night. Thank you

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Lucky Masilamani

Lovely view, great food and the best service. Would go again

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Evgeniya Lineham

Well, it wasn't a la carte menu, as it was stated. Good food, well cooked, but I found that menu was a bit havy for a hot summer. Meat was a bit overcooked. Big disappointment in the end of our dinner. We bought sunday icecream for our daughter, but jelly beans in it were so old and rock hards, that felt lucky, that I didn't break any teath, staff was informed.

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Laura Anderson

Service was great, food was a little on the average side. My scallops were under cooked and the fish was a little dry.

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Kim Anderson

Lovely food with an extensive menu and a huge choice of beverages too. Really lovely staff and so nice on a hot day sitting outside on the balcony listening to the sea.

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Don McCormack

This was a first Table booking and another return visit back to Salt on the Pier Restaurant out at New Brighton by the Pier.
I have to say that this is an innovative Restaurant which seems to be doing something right.
Even though it was early at 5-30 p.m. the restaurant had 14+ people and it continued to fill up with customers.
While waiting for our food to come , we had a discussion as to why this was so.
Salt on the Pier has themes and special offers more than the average Restaurant reminding me of one of our very Favourite restaurants
" The Old Vicarage " out at Halswell which caters well for locals with their offers/loyalty card rewards.

Back at Salt on the Pier, On Thursdays , they have a Steak offer at $10 which sounded very cheap so we will now have to go back and try it for ourselves.

On this Thursday, I had the Chicken Tikka Marsala Curry with Naan and vey nice too.
For her, it was the Salmon with vegetables cooked Al Dente and that was a very good dish too although a bit more Pesto would have been good.
Desert was a definite with my choice the Sticky Date pudding and she choose the Double Chocolate Cheesecake.
Both were good value for the price especially the Cheesecake which was a generous serving.
Salt on the Pier has its own busy vibe and seems well supported and part of the local Community.
We think that it is well worth a try - and we will be back again too

Service was very good and attentive without being over the top and we were very happy with the whole experience.

Parking is o.k. with options by the beach but not all that close but no problem on a fine night.

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Mijin Kim

Awesome food and stunning view! Service was lovely too! Definitely coming back!!

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Graham Tate

All four of us thought the food was excellent. Presentation was good and the variety of tastes and spices made a memorable meal. Service was very good as the restaurant was quickly filled.
Overall very good value for money.

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Hui Dewar

We are a party of four and ordered Blue cod fish&chip and Seafood bounty. The portion is decent and taste delicious. Really good experience for all.

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Very good

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The seafood chowder was delicious.

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Lovely experience dining with our friends at Salt on the Pier.The food was great and servings were so generous.We did not wait long for food to be served and staff were friendly and helpful.

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Great service and delicious iced chocolate drinks! Food was average

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very good

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Great restuarant with an amazing view. The staff greeted us on entry and were very polite and consistant in seeing if we needed anything else.
The meals were absolutely splendid with huge portions and the seafood and meat cooked to perfection. Highly reccommend and will definately be going back

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On arrival we were ushered to our table . Because the restaurant was very busy with a function we asked to be moved further away and this was no problem. The service was excellent and our meals arrived promptly. They were delicious! We would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone. In fact we will return....

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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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Angela Curtain

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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