Salinity Restaurant & Bar
Bridge Marina, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Review β„–1

One of the few restaurants in area thats right on the water πŸ’§ sit outside or in during summer and quite a few tables with views. Situated at the Tauranga Bridge Marina, the views are the boats, the harbour and Sulphur point container wharf, so busy busy. Weve dined here a number of times at different times of day and night and the service has always been excellent. Tapas menu as well as mains and desserts. Brunch menu as well. A good selection of gluten free dishes from all menus. Today, we shared a tapa beetroot with smoked duck and citrus infused feta. 10/10.Then the crunchy pork belly, peach, yummy sauce with vegetables. Brett had salmon on lemon infused risotto. Both beautifully cooked. Dessert menu looked delicious but we couldnt do it justice. We will be back 🍾

Review β„–2

Highly recommended. For brunch, β€œThe Classic” and β€œFull β€œBreakfast” were amazing! Sadly, we came their early morning, way before they could serve their tapas and mains. We asked if they could serve the Ceviche (in the tapas menu) before serving time, thankfully they said YES! Everything was amazing.

Review β„–3

Nice view but I don’t like the kitchen

Review β„–4

My husband and I had lunch here and were very impressed. Gorgeous view of the marina. The service was exceptional and the food devine. The serving sizes were perfect and prices very reasonable. We will definitely be returning! Highly recommend.

Review β„–5

First time, we did a walk in. So it was busy but not packed however I do recommend making a booking if more than two. The food was excellent and was well presented. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Parking is good but I can see if the fishing is good you might find you will be parking down the way. All in all great place. Enjoy.

Review β„–6

Highly recommended πŸ‘Œ πŸ‘ Good food, good location

Review β„–7

We went to dinner here 31/7/21 and it was one of those culinary experiences that will stick in my mind for a long time. The serivce was outstanding and the food was spectacular. One or twice in my 50 odd years I have had one of those meals in a restaurant where the food is just perfection and you never want it to end. Well tonight was one of those rare moments. I cant recommend it highly enough and my 2 companions had the same experience. Thanks to an amazing team for a couple of hours of pure delight

Review β„–8

Very nice food and good service. A wonderful setting along side the marina

Review β„–9

Had a company evening farewell meal together and was very pleasantly surprise. The meals had were outstanding and the hapuka on risotto I had was exceptional.Like the sorbet was delicious.Very enjoyable evening had by all.Will return.

Review β„–10

Great service, tasty food, and beautiful location. Have been for breakfast and dinner, but nice to just enjoy a cold drink on a good day as well.

Review β„–11

Beautiful environment , right on the water, quiet and relaxed. Lovely staff and food is impressive.

Review β„–12

Came here as a group of 13. Lovely food, with great service, booked in on line which was quick and efficient. First round of drinks were at happy hour discount. A very enjoyable experience and highly recommended.

Review β„–13

We all enjoyed a lovely lunch

Review β„–14

Lovely view, lovely food and great service, baked Hapuka was amazing.

Review β„–15

Terrible experience. Tables were not cleared. Service was late & horrible we even had a member of staff bring in another person to have a look at the private dining room while we were eating in there. Would never go back. Food was decent but do not order the platter a 3 teir tower thing with barely anything on there not to mention when we ordered 2 we thought they would come out at the same time not 40-50 minutes apart. Would not recommend.

Review β„–16

Classy place, staff great . Poke bowl was yum , just wish there was more of it πŸ˜‹

Review β„–17

Fantastic place, under new owners! Staff is amazing, great service, great food! You wont be disappointed! Also, amazing views if you sitting outside!

Review β„–18

Surprise birthday dinner.Beautiful meal was delicious , Beautiful venue

Review β„–19

Had dinner here on Saturday night, absolutely outstanding food. Thanks

Review β„–20

Thanks for lovely meal our waitress claΓΊdia was fantastic amazing service thank you again.

Review β„–21

Great selectipn of excellent meals and drinks friendly service will visit again

Review β„–22

Good vibe. Lovely view from deck. Great service and very nice food. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Looking forward to a brunch or lunch someday

Review β„–23

5 stars for eye fillet, you must try it.

Review β„–24

Great food in Tauranga.. awesome view... a great night out and awesome place to watch the sunset..

Review β„–25

Its a beautiful spot. Good food

Review β„–26

One of the best brunch locations in the bay . Smack bang on the marina . Amazing views , sea breeze and menu is very high standard and big servings. Also had dinner ther this week. Very good service, clean and large tapas menu. I had the best pork belly , could of had seconds. Will be back. Recommended . A must visit..there were groups and couples so a good choice.

Review β„–27

Beautiful setting great food. Maybe need to get some better sun shade as after 5pm its your turn to get cooked. But highly recommend

Review β„–28

Beautiful meals. Service exceptional. Views outstanding

Review β„–29

What an awesome restaurant πŸ‘Œ amazing menu to choose from, meals lovely, we will definitely go back many times. Sitting outside, looking at the boats in the marina, all whats happening is also a great plus.

Review β„–30

Excellent food and service while enjoying the gorgeous surrounding of the marina down to the Mount.

Review β„–31

Had the pork belly and duck fat potatoes in a word devine

Review β„–32

Really great was amazing all of our group enjoyed our meal...staff excellent will definitely recommend this Restaurant awesome night all round....

Review β„–33

This restaurant is situated on the harbour overlooking the moored yachts, We sat outside on the verandaLooking out to the west and the sun setting. A magical evening, birds flying over the water, which was reflecting the colours of the sky.The staff were very efficient and friendly and you did not have to wait long for your order.The food selection ranged from vegetarian to gluten free to full on meet eaters menu.The food was truely delicious and so beautifully done, it did not matter what you chose, you could not go wrong. Portions were easily manageable, yet filling so no going hungry.I whole heartedly recommend this place for anyone who appreciates or wants to eat really good food.

Review β„–34

Fabulous, right on the water. Quality meals although not cheap. Peaceful setting and excellent staff service.

Review β„–35

Tasty light meals. Excellent view.

Review β„–36

Had a great meal here, can highly recommend the Eye Fillet and the Pork Belly. Not normally a sticky date pudding person but choose to have one as Thursday’s are free dessert - it was fantastic. Wife had a Affogato (decafe) and loved that too. Highly recommend and it’s a nice location often passed by.

Review β„–37

Excellent food - compliments to the chef! Highly recommended!

Review β„–38

Tapas and Mains were all great and the view is amazing.Staffs were friendly. Highly recommend

Review β„–39

Me and my partner had dinner here last night 7-9-2020 and it was awesome. We were served right away, the food was delicious and the waitress was very polite and bubbly which made us feel very comfortable. The view of the lights over the water was beautiful and the price was very reasonable. Will definitely be coming back.

Review β„–40

The location is beautiful, nevertheless our meal took nearly a whole hour to get ready, even though the restaurant wasnt full at all! Wont recommend unless they have changed management.

Review β„–41

Ok but not WOW.

Review β„–42

Fantastic service, such friendly and attentive waitresses. Yummy big breakfast and my friend had eggs Benedict. Really great coffee, loved the background music of soft house music. Beautiful views and lovely decor.

Review β„–43

Delicious food and great service from friendly staff. As a added bonus a complementary dessert was offered the night of our visit. I would have given a five star rating but for the the large screen tv causing a bit of noise by the patrons in the vicinity. Also the senior staff member who could not be bothered sorting the account out for our group.

Review β„–44

Very nice food, atmosphere and Outlook with nice friendly staff offering very good service.

Review β„–45

We have a motto in our lives- ALWAYS WITH A VIEW......and here we are at Salinity.You could be at ANY Marina throughout the world sitting here and gazing waterside. What a great establishment.And staff are friendly and thoughtful.Decor is modern and moody oozing class.

Review β„–46

Lovely view, awesome food its a bit pricy but I felt like it was definitely worth it.

Review β„–47

Great service and delicious meal

Review β„–48

Fantastic service and the food was divine! I would definitely recommend Salinity for a great night out.

Review β„–49

Super sweet spot. Super food, atmosphere and location. Well definitely be back.

Review β„–50

Great food and service. Stunning views

Review β„–51

Great spot, excellent service and good Sunday specials, live music too.

Review β„–52

Great food, great value, excellent portion sizes - have been there twice now and highly recommend it. Nice spot too.

Review β„–53

I had my birthday in the private dining room with friends, the tapas was amazing and everyone commented on how lovely the food was. We had a view over the marina and to the mount made for an awesome night, thank you πŸ™

Review β„–54

It has been hit an miss every time we come .We were very disappointed with tonights experienceAnd were not greaterd nicely when we walked in the door from the young Burnette lady .She just pointed at a seat an sent us on our way very disrespectful an unprofessional .We ordered our drinks straight away from a very nice yong man in a colorful top, he was very nice .After waiting 25 minutes for our first drinks my husband walked up to the bar an was told to basically walk away as dont have time for him . Very upsetting !We both work in customer service, an this was very disappointing to us.This was our date night.We went to the neighborhood Cherrywood an were greatered how u would expect .Our drinks took less than 5 minutes an had our beautiful dinner in 20 minutes an it was delicious an the service was well above what should be expectedWe laughed an had such a gd time .I think u should really invest in teaching gd customer service ( Its ther job )If u wish to discuss this further we are more than happy to talkReally hope u get on top of this, as our friends have said the same but we thought we would give it one more chance .

Review β„–55

Beautiful food. Fab service and great location

Review β„–56

I will never go back there again had to change our order because they didnt have what was on the menu because apparently they changed the menu the day before but it was not updated. The waitress came out three times with different problems to our order do cancelled the order and left.

Review β„–57

Great meal & atmosphere. The pork belly was divine. Well be back

Review β„–58

Great food/beverages....great place to just chill out.

Review β„–59

Great tapa style food!.The service was amazingCocktails well madeHeavy seafood menuAmazing view

Review β„–60

Recently tried the new brunch menu at Salinity and was really impressed. The eggs benedict was delicious and Im definitely keen to go back and try the other brunch options on the menu. You cant beat the view and I love that Salinity offers something different to all the standard mount cafes.

Review β„–61

What a spot, only came in for a drink and fries but that arvo sun is awesome next to the marina

Review β„–62

Awesome setting. One of the best steaks Ive had in a long time. Barbara and the team were knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. Well defo be back!

Review β„–63

Amazing service, great views!

Review β„–64

Had lunch with our family today the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly

Review β„–65

So disappointed!! Firstly the table wasn’t even ready and we were a bit late arriving, only about 2 other tables occupied at this time so they weren’t busy. Entrees were delicious, that’s the star they get! I can make a better salmon salad, husbands steak meal had some sort of grit/sandy texture on it which he said was not nice at all and my daughter was served raw fish and had to ask for it to be cooked again with no apology and no discount. Service was slack, we won’t be going back!!! Can’t beat Harbour Side!

Review β„–66

Excellent service, meals were delivered on time and delicious!!5 Star!!

Review β„–67

Amazing food and great setting

Review β„–68

This was a work Xmas dinner. We had to book our food before arrival as we were advised there was another big booking. There was noone else there but our company. I ordered the pasta dish prawn and scallop linguine. The pasta tasted like it was from a packet. The scallops and the prawns were small and tasted like they had been frozen. I dont know what the sauce was but it was tasteless. The setting is beautiful as we were outside. There were plenty of people serving and the majority of the staff were pleasant and friendly. Very disappointing and I wouldnt recommend to others.

Review β„–69

Had a lovely dinner with my husband. The ambient is spacious but cosy, the views of the Bridge Marina from the dining area and deck are fantastic! I cannot foult the food, every thing we order was tasty and arrived quickly. Service is good, staff friendly and professional. We will visit again soon

Review β„–70

Good food but disappointing waiter staff. Poor cocktails.

Review β„–71

Great night . Will have to return even if it is for the top shelf

Review β„–72

Super friendly staff and such great food, would highly recommend!

Review β„–73

Under new owners this is a fantastic quallity restaurant. Ideal if you want fine cuisine and amazing settle. The quallity of the food and service are top notch with quallity wines to go with.Highly recommended

Review β„–74

The food was very good. The decor spoils the experience. A beautiful setting over looking a Marina and setting sun, instead in a room that is dark and finger and those awful semi brick walls and things. Perhaps a trip to Auckland to see how a restaurant such as Sails has their decor complimenting the view.

Review β„–75

A very relaxing place to have a meal or a drink and Tapas. Beautiful surroundings and view. Will definitely go back

Review β„–76

Food was great. The service was quite slack considering it was not busy. Get that right and people will keep coming.

Review β„–77

Fabulous food, unique & congenial setting with outstanding staff - thanks Barbara

Review β„–78

Lovely staff. Nice tasty food altho couldve been a bit hotter. Super wine list as well

Review β„–79

Dry pork buns and no sause! took forever place has a lot of potential

Review β„–80

Absolutely fabulous as always

Review β„–81

Amazing food and venue! unfortunately customer service is a shocker, i have alot of experience in hospitality and being such a great venue and chefs presenting such great meals the customer service/waitstaff really let it down. had plates dropped on someone on our table, took 10-15mins for ONE beer to get poured and brought to table, 2 staff members had no clue on how to open a wine bottle which people on our table had to do. training for your staff is definitely needed. other then that AMAZING FOOD

Review β„–82

Awesome food and great service!

Review β„–83

Good vibes.... friendly service...... good food.....Definitely a place I wil be going back to

Review β„–84

Unbelievable food and cocktails. Staff so nice. Compliments to the chef. My Pork Belly was to die for.

Review β„–85

Awesome location the food okay

Review β„–86

Great service, very tastefully crafted menu and amazing sunset view - what else could you ask of a venue like that!

Review β„–87

Great food prepared and presented by a chef who knows what hes doing. Tastes and textures were balanced and satisfying. Scallops were huge, crispy skin salmon seemed to melt in the mouth and the dessert of chocolate marquise with berry sorbet and icecream was so balanced you couldnt fault it.

Review β„–88

Best Restaurant in the bay

Review β„–89

Fantastic meal and great staff

Review β„–90

Foods amazing and the drinks are πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯

Review β„–91

Salmon was old and overcooked. Pork belly was rubbery & flavourless. Staff were unapologetic when we notified them, we were told that they were passing it onto the chef and that was that. Absolutely lovely location but the food was lacking. The only hero was the wine. Extremely over priced for what youre getting.... Its a real shame.

Review β„–92

Recently had a group meal from work, booked online, great response back, meals were good sizes and well presented. We had booked the private room and had a great time service was regular and polite, staff new the menu well which was outstanding, the desserts also had great presentation and everyone enjoyed them. Great atmosphere and a pleasant veiw of the harbour and marina from the room. In all a very pleasant environment and night out. Complimentary canapΓ©s were a great surprise!

Review β„–93

Absolutely lovely location, both food and beverages menus to die for and the staff are friendly and attentive. Salmon tartare OMG..Definitely coming back. A+

Review β„–94

Absolutely superb

Review β„–95

Great food great service.

Review β„–96

Great night and superb meal for all of us. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, will definitely be back - staff were awesome *****

Review β„–97

Relaxed ambience, pleasant sevice and staff interaction, delicious meal, will recommend to fellow sailors and families

Review β„–98

Should be called Faulty Towers. Dishes and glasses dropped and smashing throughout the night. Cold meals. Staff yelling across the restaurant telling their kids to get their pajamas on. What a shame in such an amazing location.

Review β„–99

Earnest owners trying hard. Happy to support

Review β„–100

If you like Pork Belly you must dine here. Best in the Bay!

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4.4 Rating
  • Address:Bridge Marina, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Site:
  • Phone:+64 7-574 4147
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:9AM–12AM
  • Tuesday:9AM–12AM
  • Wednesday:9AM–10PM
  • Thursday:9AM–10PM
  • Friday:9AM–10PM
  • Saturday:9AM–10PM
  • Sunday:9AM–10PM
Service options
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Fireplace:Yes
  • Great cocktails:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Cash-only:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • NFC mobile payments:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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