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New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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206 Beach road | Onerahi, Whangarei, New Zealand
09 436 2985
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Topsail has and will always be my favorite restaurant in Whangarei. This was the fourth time visiting and they never disappoint! As a former chef working in Europe I'm very critical when it comes to food but have never found anything to critique so far. Started off with the porkbelly and escargot which was great, came out so quick as... More 

Thank Sergio B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is superb. Probably the best quality meal I had in New Zealand in my 8 months there. Friendly service who obviously showed great passion for the food and drinks they served. Very relaxed atmosphere and would love to go back.

Thank Ian M
Whangarei, NZ
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

As usual the food and the coffee were great. Service was friendly and unobtrusive. My Pork Belly entree was superb, even if a trifle expensive at $24. We have a glass each of the wine recommended for each dish and have never been disappointed but occasionally wowed. I have heard people complain about waiting too long but at this level... More 

Thank c00kn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Food just melted in your mouth. Haven't been to anything better yet and I've been in Whangarei for 15 months.

Thank Hinemoa S
Napier, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had the pleasure of dining here with local friends at their recommendation and were not disappointed. We shared 2 entrees amongst 4 of us which was perfect as the servings were generous. All the mains- duck, venison and lamb- we're cooked to perfection with wonderful flavours and generous portions. The pricing is at the top end, but includes homemade... More 

1 Thank RachandMax
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view - like sitting on the water. Food was impeccable and delicious! Restaurant set in an old yacht club which is artfully done.

Thank dianamsd2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The food here was tastey melt in your mouth.From the entrees right throught to the dessert a dining delight

Thank Charles A
Armadale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We knew we must be going somewhere special judging by reactions of locals when saying we were going here for a meal. Pork belly and snails to start, then rack of lamb, and a dessert shared, as we had eaten so much. This was a meal to remember, fantastic.

Thank Geoff C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Our evening got off to a bad start due to a misunderstanding with our reservation made for 7 pm for 6 people but somehow taken as 7 people for 6pm...these things happen but it could've been handled a bit better and not had our host be so adamant the error had been ours...When were asked to wait until 8.30pm for... More 

1 Thank TravelproNZ
TopSailRestaurant, Owner at TopSail, responded to this review

To the reader of this review This review has disappointed and upset us more than you can imagine. Mainly because we did everything possible on the night to make sure our service was not compromised, our other guests in the dining room were not affected and we did our utmost to accommodate this party even though they arrived 1 hour... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The spot is fantastic with the harbour for a back drop and the food was just stunning. Started with great service and flowed on right through the whole experience. This is well worth the visit.

Thank barm0ur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?