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Sails Restaurant

Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-378-9890
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Ranked #169 of 1,255 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Sydney
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The location of this restaurant should make it one of the best in Auckland. My experience of it on 1st August left me amazed. On arrival with two friends, we were seated and then constantly harassed by what seemed to be every waiter in the place to order drinks. Having repulsed them for some time while we chatted, we then... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here for a weekday lunch with a grabone voucher. I have been here a couple of times but not for many years and have always enjoyed the food. They have nice presentation and flavours. I think some people may not like the service as it is not very personal or outwardly friendly, it is kind of like get... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Four of us rocked up to Sails to celebrate a very special solemn occasion and we had a divine night. It was very serious, and we had a stunning superb dinner, with excellent attention, and perfect food.. Thank you Justin, and our table waiter - you knew the seriousness of the occasion, and for that we greatly appreciate your wonderful... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Came for the July crayfish special. For a starter we had a Thai-flavoured crayfish and coconut milk broth which was perhaps a little too spicy, and ordered their beetroot side dish as a second starter. Beetroot was made very flavoursome by being slightly warmed and served with goats cheese and walnuts. Generous size and the plate was clean when we... More

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London
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We came here for the crayfish and were not disappointed. Wonderful service, attentive staff and lovely food. Recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My family enjoyed three-course lunch, excellent service, great atmosphere & fantastic harbour view there. All waiting staff was experienced with great knowledge of their menu & wine. You can rely on their advice. Food presentation was outstanding but taste was a bit average and a bit salty for us. Price is a bit high for family lunch. However they run... More

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Croydon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Loved my four courses, wine selection and service. Thought the main was very generous in portions. Only disappointment was I had to leave and go back to my hotel.

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new zealand
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Dined here for a special occasion recently and weren't disappointed. The location is easy for parking, good views. We had the Chef's selection and all the diners were well pleased with all their selections. The waiting staff were all attentive and the wine list is very extensive. Although a fraction on the pricey side, have been before and will return... More

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Birmingham
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We read the reviews before arriving and decided we would give it a try - we like to make our own decision on restaurants and thought the location and standard of the restaurant should be good. On arrival we thoought the restaurant was average, however the sincerity of the waiting staff was zero .... Joe, our waiter asked if our... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

nice dining room, and good place for lover diner or business also. The carte is nice and service OK, nevertheless the wine list is too expensive and not good value for money. But a good place to dine once I would say. The service was a bit slow...and we asked 10 times bread....

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

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