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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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206 Beach road | Onerahi, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-436 2985
18:00 - 23:30
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Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here for dinner after reading good reviews. Meals were large and tasty but not spectacular and service was slow and cold. Certainly not worth the fine dining prices and severely lacking ambiance. Very 70's sports club style. Views are probably lovely during the day but non-existent at night. Not worth the drive.

Thank wooki481
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly recommend the wild game - venison on a black boy peach and a parcel of hare, and my son and daughter loved their seafood platters and duck breast. The affogato was a great way to finish the meal and they did mine with decaf espresso! The views of the sunset and colours in the sky just made it... More 

Thank DiMcLiver
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top sail would be the best restaurant in town. It comes with a price, but worth it. Amazing views and food. Small and personable.

Thank Deftoneschris
New Zealand
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were holidaying in Onerahi and we were given a dinner voucher for Topsail as a Christmas present from our family. The outside of the building doesn't do it any justice. The sign Topsail needs brightening up. However once inside our thoughts had changed about this restaurant. Every table has a view of the harbour which is... More 

Thank Robinson72
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the bleak dining out landscape of Whangarei, Top Sail stands out like a beacon. I really cannot add anything to the excellent reviews already given. I have been lucky enough to dine at Top Sail on several occasions and the standard of excellence never waivers. Beautiful fresh food, superbly cooked and presented in lovely surroundings. Book and go. You... More 

Thank Bortam
Whangarei, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fine dining at its best. Superb,fresh food. Friendly, attentive staff. Excellent ambience and awesome views over the water from the elevated restaurant.

Thank stoneyridge2016
Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely meal, unable to fault the food and service. Would be great views over the water except night time and raining! The ambience is good for what the room size and position has to offer. Well worth going to.

Thank Simon B
Whangarei, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have raved about the food at Top Sail and it has never disappointed. Book well ahead, and be prepared to be delighted.

Thank Ada D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've celebrated our special occasions at Top Sail for years. Always a fantastic meal, service and venue. Debbie and Ian are wonderful hosts and create a welcoming and polished atmosphere with delicious food beautifully presented. A winner every time.

Thank Jill17sec
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Everything was special from the moment we arrived, we were greeted by Debbie and Ian the evening was perfect sun shining over the harbour, the meal superb the wine fabulous what more can you say we will be back.

Thank Annette N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Beach road | Onerahi, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 2985

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?