My phone's Ovi Maps GPS application has a Trip Advisor utility that combines tourism reviews with the address, so it can suggest and show me nearby places. Under restaurants it recommended Salt as the #1 place to eat, based on user ratings. So I eagerly made my way there:
I stood near the entrance and inspected the menu posted. No one came to ask me if I wanted a table, so I just walked in and plopped down at a table in the al fresco area overseeing the marina. It could have been a pretty peaceful sight if not for the 5 or 6 kids playing roughly while their parents socialize, uninterrupted by the ruckus.
But the thing that broke the camel's back was being ignored. Passing waiters did not bother to hand me a menu or serve. After 5 minutes I got up and just walked out. I instead dined at the eatery across Salt - Squids Bar and Restaurant. What a great choice!
Continue reading my review of Squids after the jump.
I was the first customer of the evening so was given prompt service and explanation of the day's specials. Price wise it was similar to Salt but friendly service makes everything taste better, no?
|Mata Manuka beer ($7.50)|
|Smoked Seafood Platter ($16)|
|Vegetable and Polenta Stack ($17)|
All points considered, it's a great place to dine if you're in Whitianga!