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Sails Restaurant

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103-113 Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 9890
Today
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 24, 2015

we decided to go to sails restaurant for lunch, it was absolutely outstanding, from the moment we arrived, welcomed in and attended to. never had to once ask for anything, the waiters, were onto it, watching if we needed drinks etc, The lunch was one of the best I have had, top marks to the chef. definitely recommend this place... More 

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Thank shaz454
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Sails is hands-down one of Auckland's best restaurants, and definitely the best seafood restaurant. Both the food and service are absolutely first class. New interior is also great - tasteful and elegant. Looking forward to dining here again soon!

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Thank Han_RP65
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Have been to Sails plenty of times in the past, but we're very disappointed not up to the usual standard especially service wise. Will think twice about going back in a hurry.

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Thank Pohutakawa2015
Auckland, New Zealand
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2015

The service was fantastic from the arrival until the end. Excellent food. Well proportioned and extremely tasty. The beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked and the goats cheese entree lovely.

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1 Thank Bellajami
auckland
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6 reviews
Reviewed November 7, 2015

Disapointing family dinner Extremely poor value for money Ridiculous prices for basic small meals Everthing extra!! i.e meal comes with NOTHING ( A sad/greedy pre recession european concept) SUGESTION: Buy a great bottle of wine collect a quality takeaway and picnic on the fabulous westhaven boardwalk Sit back and wave to all the hungrySails punters

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Thank shjdy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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437 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Sails has recently been revamped and it was the first time in several decades since I last ate here. The setting is superb and the revamp tastefully done; there is plenty of space around a curved wood topped bar to chill out before dinning. The menu is extensive, featuring numerous raw seafood dishes as starters plus the usual ones like... More 

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Thank Skin197
Remuera
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

Classics-done-well, seem to be out of favour with the clique reviewer crowd right now but Sail's white table clothes, soft music, quality recognisable food and professional staff beat the on-trend, five-seconds-of-fame, eateries for me any day. Typically I dread asking for my steak done medium-well but Sails didn't humiliate me (by sending out a slab of charcoal) and instead presented... More 

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Thank polloRemuera
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Not the first visit to Sails which has a great following among some Aucklanders..We found it very pricy and the food was a poor showcase for NZ seafood. The menu is quite limited and unimaginative, the service was offhand from start to finish. It is not the only Auckland restaurant harbourside and luckily for us we have enjoyed better. Even... More 

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Thank The_Greenz
Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015

A business dinner of 15, with international visitors made Sails the perfect venue, with spectacular views of Auckland Harbour and City as the sun went down. Recently renovated, this is one of the stalwarts of Auckland dining, having been around forever, and sometimes forgotten. They had several large groups in, but it wasn't fully booked. The food was excellent, well... More 

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1 Thank alandel01
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Great lunch with friends, We all had entrée, main and desert and not one was not up to standard, The food was just great from presentation to taste, couple this with a comprehensive wine list and what was going to be a short lunch with friends ended up being all the afternoon. The staff where helpful and attentive but in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $70
Cuisine
Seafood, Grill, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103-113 Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 9890
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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