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“Thank you, Mark, (Breakaway Retreat) for recommending this wonderful restaurant.”
Review of TopSail

TopSail
Ranked #5 of 135 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 7, 2013

My husband and I, together with two friends, were lucky enough to dine at Topsail during our recent visit to New Zealand. Located above the small Onerahi Yacht Club with views across the bay,this restaurant has all the ingredients to keep their customers coming back. Friendly, attentive service, a great atmosphere and a menu that made one want to order every dish. I chose the slices of duck breast roasted pink on crisp grilled focaccia and a sliver of light creamy blue cheese with poached cherries and oregano for my entree. It was delicious. The menu tempted all of us to have three courses and we couldn't remember when we last had such a fantastic meal. Thank you, Ian and Debbie and our delightful local photographer/waiter for making our evening such an enjoyable one. It's a long way from Scone, New South Wales, but rest assured we will be back one day. Hilary and Peter

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Over the last 5 years, we have chosen to celebrate Special ocassions with a meal at TopSail and always left with smiles on our face and very very satisfied due the excellently flavored , well presented ,courteously and friendly served delicious Food . Menu reasonabley varied , good wine selection with special deserts even !
Try to be on time to capture the Red sun setting into the blue clear water and the effect is romantic .
We saviour this event for a meal and have shared the times there even with our friends with groups of 8 but especially enjoy aan intimate night of excellent food and quiet deep conversation .
5 stars on a scale of maximum 5 .

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Thank Richard1901
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I had friends stay for the weekend and we went to TopSail for dinner last night......excellent choice, the food, service etc., was great, and of course the views over harbour were nice too. I will be going back, cheers, John

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Thank Honek
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

This restaurant is not the greatest in terms of access and appearance ( you need to climb steep stairs and the entrance is by the kitchen) but it terms of the food quality and views is great. It is a small operation with an innovative and varied menu that changes regularly. It holds it's own when compred with restaurants elsewhere in NZ

Thank TealMS
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

last night we had a dinner at top sail...we have our yacht moored at town basin and top sail was recommended by a boating buddy. Well..... she did not promise too much...the food was outstanding. I had the pumpkin pie and my husband the venison. both dishes were cooked to perfection with fresh herbs . the entré was duck with blue cheese....yummy!
the service was great as well....we will be back!!

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Thank Scoot L
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