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“This is our local”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of TopSail

TopSail
Ranked #5 of 128 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“This is our local”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

We have dined here often, and I know a lot of other people who dine here. I have never heard a bad word - by far the best dining experience in Whangarei - perhaps in all of the North. Hard to beat - not one for the kids and lots of steps up for the infirm.

Visited April 2012
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Paihia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a fabulous evening meal”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Fabulous food, atmosphere, service and not expensive. The Duck, mussels, rack of lamb were all so tasty that it was hard to say which was the best meal. Service was excellent from the very friendly staff. Thanks so much for making our evening so pleasant. Robyn

  • Visited May 2012
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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“TopSail is TopRate”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

This was our favorite restaurant on our 5-week NZ trip. Great location on the top floor of the local Yacht Club, with excellent food and service. Great views, reasonably priced. It is pretty small, so reservations are a must.

Visited March 2012
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Whangarei, NZ
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food at a middle price”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Above the Onerahi Yacht Club, the view is good - some sunsets are billiant - but the food and their recommended wines (by the glass, matched to the food) are generally excellent. This couple really know what they are about and as locals it is our first choice whenever we want a special night out or have guests we really want to impress.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank c00kn
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brantome
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Simply the BEST!”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

If you get a chance you MUST have dinner at TopSail, it is Simply the Best !... The food is amazing! The service and views are second to none - Popular with the locals so do book in advance......

As other's have said you must look past the restaurant's exterior, it is tastefully decorated inside and you receive a warm welcome from the hosts.

  • Visited December 2011
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