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“excellent food on a fantastic location overlooking Muri lagoon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sails

Sails
Ranked #6 of 7 Restaurants in Muri
Price range: $7 - $70
Cuisines: Seafood, Polynesian, Fusion, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Sails Restaurant sits absolute beach front overlooking Muri lagoon. A varied and creative menu to suit all tastes and special diets. Features live music twice weekly and a new bar on beachfront, the isoBar. Sails can cater to large groups and weddings, a unique and private venue with friendly professional staff. Happy hours daily, live sport on sky TV, wifi, and always lots of water sports to watch whilst eating or drinking.
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“excellent food on a fantastic location overlooking Muri lagoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2010

I really enjoyed several eating experiences at Sails, from eating out with large groups to family meals to work meetings over a coffee. Excellent views over the lagoon, good food and kind service. Thoroughly recommended.

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Auckland
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“Sails restaurant must be visited!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2010

The location of Sails is breathtaking and the food definitely matches up to make this restaurant a place not to be missed when visiting Rarotonga. We were lucky that we stayed just up the road so were able to visit for Breakfast, lunch and dinner and found every meal to be perfect.

The service is wonderful and the Manager Erin (from NZ) and her team really make you feel special. A great location for the kids, they even have a toy box to keep them entertained, great kids menu and wonderful fluffies :)

An island holiday for me must include cocktails and the sails bar makes them very well!!!

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Inverness
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Give it a miss!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2010

We went for a meal at 'Sails' on our first night in Muri Beach as it had been recommended by a friend. The restaurant is beautifully done inside - really welcoming with an open kitchen. We waited for at least 10 minutes before the waiter noticed us and we were eventually shown a table. When we ordered our meal - the waiter suggested we have some Garlic Bread while we waited. It's a good job we did as we were still waiting for our meal an hour later. I think there must have been some kind of family function on that night as there was a large table of people in the middle of the restaurant who had a number of children running wild through the room and outside - screaming at the top of their lungs. It was hard to have or hear any conversation. After ordering another couple of drinks our meal finally arrived. My husband had a plate of bland Thai Curry and my swordfish was tough - as if it had been sitting out for a while - and the whole dish was cold. We ate our meals anyway as we were so hungry and had been waiting for so long. We also couldn't stand staying there any longer than necessary as the shouting and screaming and crying from the badly behaved children was becoming to much to bear - and another couple had already left commenting on this. Needless to say - we didn't go back the rest of the holiday.

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Thank Ali W
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Wellington
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“Three meals were the quality check for Sails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2010

After three evening meals at Sails we are in a position to review . Great food and presentation,super service and attention to detail and also staff that care about how the meal was for you the customer.Each night different chefs delivered the same consistant quality. Sails has great ambiance either inside or outside, the view over the water is beautiful. The Banana Colada a real hit with us and the beer delivered cold, important in 28 degrees. Sails is a must visit and, all the staff can take pride in the experience they deliver and our vote for best on Muri Beach 2010.

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“Room for improvement”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2010

I departed feeling that Sails had missed the boat, on the occassion I dined. The simple menu promised more on food style, taste and presentation. Yet it lacked all of these! Still, I enjoyed great company, and received attentative service from the courteous and apologetic waiter. Plus, the view is one of the better scenes around the island. Maybe Sails is placing more emphasis on its wedding receptions, and evening meals. I hope so. Kia Manuia, frangipani08.

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