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TopSail

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

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Restaurant in whangarei

OMG just fantastic food. So glad this restaurant exists. Looking forward to this being our local. I had the Duck and my other half had the venison and Hare. Simply Devine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Caniche63
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG just fantastic food. So glad this restaurant exists. Looking forward to this being our local. I had the Duck and my other half had the venison and Hare. Simply Devine.

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Thank Caniche63
Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food and service in a wonderful setting. A very small dining room makes for a lovey intimate setting. All three courses were divine.

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Thank clarenicoleb
Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whangarei's finest dining. We attended for a 30th birthday, fitted the occasion. Appears to be a family owned restaurant, owners were very friendly. Nice views of the harbour and limestone island. Food is very nice. I had venison and hare meal which was delicious.

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Thank NatChris0324
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic boutique dining experience! Great place for a special occasion, especially in summer when the view out over Whangarei Harbour can be admired in the daylight. With not many tables, it's essential to book ahead.

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Thank WhangareiTOP10
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Come all the way down to whangarei from paihia just because I heard that here is the No.1 restaurant of whangarei . After dinner I totally agree that ! Good portion food ,nice flavor and friendly service . Sure will come again in the future .

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Thank Cris L
Ellerslie, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Have been here a few time for a meal, the service and food has always been good. Sometimes can be hard to get into, so you should call and book.

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Thank KiwiMac61
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We are fortunate to live not too far from the Topsail. If we want to celebrate a special occasion, this is our restaurant of choice. Great food, great service, great views.

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Thank Steve290_10
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had our staff Xmas 'do' at TopSail, so we were a group of 13 and had a set menu. A taste of each of three entrees was plentiful, and very yummy! I had the steak for main, and Creme Brulee for dessert. The atmosphere is intimate and the views out over the Harbour are lovely. As always the staff... More 

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Thank Leanne C
Whangarei
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

There are only about 6 tables in the restaurant, so book well in advance, as they are always booked out. I've tried several times to have my birthday dinner there, without luck. So I was quite excited to finally get a booking for my partner's birthday. Well, it wasn't an auspicious start to our experience - I booked online on... More 

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Thank SherrynG
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I ordered the duck breast. It was tasteless, tried a light.sprinkling of salt in an attempt to enhance the flavour. Did not work. Also was unable to slice through the duck slices and was forced to fold the slices over so I could eat them.

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Thank wantgoodfood2015

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
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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