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Sails Restaurant

#205 of 1,305 Restaurants in Auckland
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Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-378-9890
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6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sails Restaurant has an amazing location. Set in the middle of Westhaven...
Sails Restaurant has an amazing location. Set in the middle of Westhaven Marina, beside the Harbour Bridge, with breathtaking views of the harbour. There are few views in the world that capture the essence of the city than the one from Sails Restaurant. A couple of minutes from the centre of Auckland, yet in a world of its own, with unlimited free parking at the door, Sails Restaurant is not just about its location. Over the last three decades the restaurant has forged its reputation as one of New Zealand’s top restaurants through an uncompromising belief in using only the freshest ingredients, the most talented chefs, and professional waiting staff. The menu at Sails is seafood focused, but also includes New Zealand’s finest beef and lamb. The full menu and all the details can be found on our website.
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  • 74
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service, misleading menu

Went here with myself and my mother for dinner. Both the food and service was excellent, however the drinks menu was misleading in that it identified 8 wired beer hailing from Malbourough, when in fact 8 wired comes from Warkworth, NZ.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We loved the whole experience: manager had taken the trouble to return my call personally, the week before, to answer some queries – he was accommodating and uncomplicated; our welcome on the day (Monday 27th holiday) and all subsequent service was professional, unobtrusive, and yet thoughtful and attentive to detail (e.g., wine waiter took care to clarify back with me... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Hi we read the last review and nearly didn't go. What were they on about ariving at 2.15 for lunch any way the staff need a break before the night service. We had top service and top food couldn't ask for more..

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went for an afternoon lunch at 2.15pm greeted and were escorted to the table. Were offered drinks straight away while waiting for the other guests fine no issues with that. After a while a waiter with a Mustache and a french beard came to take the drinks order. Upon receiving our drinks found out one of our drink "Virgin Mojito"... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Been here twice for work this year,food is usually good here. Duck is nice. though a dish ive had at about 5 different places. not very original. I feel they live on the view which is great but doesn't make up for the average service. My boss bought two vouchers, and we have had two dinners here with clients. Service... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went here with myself and my mother for dinner. Both the food and service was excellent, however the drinks menu was misleading in that it identified 8 wired beer hailing from Malbourough, when in fact 8 wired comes from Warkworth, NZ.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I went for a 7 course degustation dinner. The service was excellent - our waiter was fantastic and not overbearing. He answered all our questions and described what we were eating perfectly. The food was superb. The duck was absolutely perfect. The chocolate desert, though really good, was a little too rich for us and probably not... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

3 of us came here for a 7 courses dinner.The service at Sails was very good, attentive but not obtrusive. Food was delicious. Especially the duck, beautifully cooked. Sure will come back.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What a view! My husband loves sailing so was rapt with all the boats! The service at Sails was very good, attentive but not obtrusive. There were four of us and we had the degustation meal of seven courses. Each course was very nice but the best was the duck, beautifully cooked, succulent and tasty. The wines were a good... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

You cannot ask for a more beautiful setting looking across thousands of yachts in Westhaven Marina towards the Auckland Harbour Bridge while the sun sets. We turned up with great expectations to celebrate a special occasion. Recommended to us as the top fine-dining restaurant for seafood in Auckland, we were given a rather aloof reception and indifferent service from all... More 

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Auckland
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187 reviews 187 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very good, bordering on excellent, excepting there were two sweet sickly desserts and no choices of fresh fruit or cheese. Bit of an overkill there, and the European wine match of sherry seemed inappropriate. The rest of the courses and wine match were lovely though, and service with a smile!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-378-9890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Description

Sails Restaurant has an amazing location. Set in the middle of Westhaven Marina, beside the Harbour Bridge, with breathtaking views of the harbour. There are few views in the world that capture the essence of the city than the one from Sails Restaurant. A couple of minutes from the centre of Auckland, yet in a world of its own, with unlimited free parking at the door, Sails Restaurant is not just about its location. Over the last three decades the restaurant has forged its reputation as one of New Zealand’s top restaurants through an uncompromising belief in using only the freshest ingredients, the most talented chefs, and professional waiting staff. The menu at Sails is seafood focused, but also includes New Zealand’s finest beef and lamb. The full menu and all the details can be found on our website.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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