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TopSail

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206 Beach road | Onerahi, Whangarei, New Zealand
09 436 2985
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
top sail - top resturant

great location, beautiful service and exceptional food. Its relaxed setting, but very high quality food

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
kaz402011
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

great location, beautiful service and exceptional food. Its relaxed setting, but very high quality food

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

TopSail consistently offers the freshest, most innovative and delicious food in town. From the top notch vegetable stack, to the steak, to the fresh fish, everything was prepared perfectly and tasted phenomenal. The service was mixed this time, but when Debbie was helping us, she was so helpful and was very knowledgeable about the three different types of fish on... More 

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Whangarei
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I had the pork belly which was nice. It's very dear for Northland people though. Time to spend a few $ and get a proper carpark - stop having to drive up over a kerb and park on grass. Did I mention that view? Sunset over the harbour was gorgeous.

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Bergen, Norway
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

While TopSail also was quite ok for a Sunday brunch in the past, the current owners have lifted it that extra level. It's now one of the best in Northland but still only second best in Whangarei food wise. I don't get the impression that they rotate the menu much but then again some patrons like that. TopSail do their... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Although pricy, the food was exquisite, and the service was very welcoming. Appreciated the veges and salad for the table being included in the price.

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The couple that run this restaurant are clearly passionate about food and about bringing their gourmet creations to others (thankfully for us!). The service is welcoming and efficient and the food (and timing of it) was flawless. And this isn't the first time I've come here, (but is my first review of them) but I keep coming back because I'm... More 

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Camiguin, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

following the recommendation of our local friends we went to the arguably best restaurant in Whangarei with high expectations. On the upper floor of the Yacht Club, the ambiance is pleasantly intimate and informal - only (9?) tables - with a wonderful wide West-South-East water view. Welcome by the waiter was attentive. I opted for the Wild Fjordland Game dish... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Go here. Go out of your way to go here. Fly to go here. Move to Whangarei Heads permanently so it is close.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have been to TopSail on a few occasions now and had fantastic meals and top service every time. It is no more exspensive than other top restuarants we have been too. The food is incredible. if ever in whangareie you have to go there. Would need to ring and book to ensure you get a table.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

TopSail has a very high reputation locally and IMO it's deserved. I'd hesitate to say it's the best in Whangarei, though it certainly has the best view. Excellent food and (after an early glitch where we appeared to be ignored in favour of a table of 10) attentive and professional service. Prices are "fine dining" level, but that's what you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 Beach road | Onerahi, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: 09 436 2985

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?