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TopSail

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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
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18:00 - 23:30
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Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful drive out on a stormy evening, this tiny eight-table place, sitting atop the local yacht club, does lovely fine dining in a plain room, but with classy mosaic lamps, and a gorgeous view over a moody harbour. I had the fish in caper butter. Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommended.

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Thank Simon_B651
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well presented food with gorgeous flavours but the prices were a little over the top... almost $200 for a 2 course meal and drinks for two people while lovely, just can't justify returning.

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Thank Regina D
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a lovely spot - the chef really knows his stuff. Strongly recommended if you want something a level up from the norm.

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Thank PeteChris477
Auckland
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Top Sail on a few occasions over the past few years and everyone they deliver on both service and food. This restaurant is top class and can easily hold its own amongst the top ones. They pay attention to their menu choices and put some interesting combinations together which work. The drinks choice is excellent and... More 

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Thank DCBAuckland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting NZ and staying with friends. Had wonderful meal at this restaurant. Great food and drinks. Fantastic service. Stunning views.

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1 Thank Julie C
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved EVERYTHING from the excellent wine, to the fantastic service, the view and the delicious food. We had a wonderful night and cannot fault a single thing. Can't wait to go back again.

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2 Thank Salmon82
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food seasonal, a wonderfu lcognisors choice available. Personal, impecable genuine service. Location, location, location. Best of all, the timing of bookings, to give guests the best experience. Bookings only a great idea. seating only 35-40, but doing some clever turnovers.

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Thank BronteWilson
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 16 January 2017

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.

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Thank wooki481
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 

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Thank DiMcLiver
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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?