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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Positively memorable

My partner and I dined at Top Sail in March, 2013 too. We absolutely enjoyed the dining experience. The menu is small but great care is taken with each meal. On both occasions, the food has been delicious. A cut above! I remember receiving some bread baked by the chef, prior to getting our entrees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
KiwiMaddy
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My partner and I dined at Top Sail in March, 2013 too. We absolutely enjoyed the dining experience. The menu is small but great care is taken with each meal. On both occasions, the food has been delicious. A cut above! I remember receiving some bread baked by the chef, prior to getting our entrees. Lovely petite rolls - delicious.... More 

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New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food was just great, the service was good and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Well done guys!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant setting and wait staff. Lovely entree but sadly the main I had was under seasoned and a tad bland. Creme brûlée had separated and tasted like scrambled egg which was rather unpleasant. Nice overall but slightly over priced.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

TopSail is a small, personal restaurant. The hostess is lovely and the food is excellent. It's definitely our favourite.

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Bransgore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited this place recently with a friend from Auckland and we were certainly not disappointed. The cocktails were just great followed by wonderful food, very attentive service and delightful dessert. Sadly it was dark but the view during the day must be great. So far this is the best meal I have had in Whangarei

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

First rate service, seasonal food and extensive wine selection. Relaxed atmosphere, smallish venue and harbour aspect definitely a plus. New grad comment - beautiful!

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Whangarei
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Top Sail not only ticks all the boxes it gives them all a big gold star as well! Great service and ambience. Extensive drinks list all served in quality glassware/decanter. Meals to remember - you can taste the passion that has gone into everything. You can always guarantee a great experience at Top Sail.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Quite upmarket, but venue very small so tables are close together, menu ok, but my teenage grandchildren found it hard to chose something & they are not fast food addicts as their parents are very aware of providing a healthy.diet, I personally thought it expensive.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This small unpretentious waterside restaurant on the outskirts of Whangarei City offers a cosy relaxed environment with exceptionally comfortable chairs, beautiful table setting and the most amazing food. I was treated to a birthday dinner here, and have longed to return ever since. Every single dish served was beautifully prepared and presented, absolutely delicious and the service was top notch.... More 

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Monrovia, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Topsail is on the edge of the Whangarei Harbour. The premises are upstairs, small and intimate. There is enough room for a group, but a large group would have to book the entire restaurant. The menu is excellent, they serve quality wines, and it is a beautiful view to admire from any seat in the room. I would highly recommend... 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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