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“2nd Visit - won't be our last.”
Review of Sails Restaurant

Sails Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 25 Restaurants in Robe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $61
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: We have just moved location. Modern Australian cuisine with a focus on South Australian caught seafood. Casual fit out for a relaxed dining experience.
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Dined here as a family of 4 for a "special birthday" dinner some 2 years ago. The place was fantastic and did a brilliant job coping with holiday weekend traffic and 2 full sittings! Back in Robe for a weekend naturally we booked again.

Not a holiday weekend this time but Sails was still very busy. The service was as good as ever as was the quality of the food. Entree's included Salt and Peper Tofu (fantastic sauce - had to ask for a spoon to finish the sauce as I couldn't quite bring myself to lick the plate), Lobster Pie and Pickled Octopus. Mains were "fish and chips" (well it was but of superb quality and really really nice fish), Steak with lobster ravioli and Kangaroo. All dishes were of an excellent standard. Only one member of the party opted for dessert (the still growing mid teen boy) - Pumpkin Pie and again nothing was left on the plate!

A good selection of wines mainly local, some from further a field and one or two imports made for an excellent choice.

Sails is a more expensive restaurant - costing us about $90-95 per head but that did include two higher priced bottles of wine. For the quality of food and service we think its quite a reasonable cost.

We will come to Sails again on our next visit to Robe and have no hesitation in recommending Sails!

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Thank GrantOfSA
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We too had a very memorable meal at Sails some time ago and made a booking for a special birthday dinner recently when visiting the area again. So disappointed! Must say the young NZ waitress was very friendly and efficient. We totally agree with the other negative reviews,especially regarding the 'crab dumpling' a half sphere of 'jelly' which bore no resemblance to any 'dumpling' or any taste of crab,similarly the 'lobster broth' with it. We also had the seafood salva - thoroughly disappointing) can't understand the base of corn kernels on tomato type sauce. Possibly we chose the wrong dishes but really think should rethink these two. Another review commented in the 'stale' rolls - no problem there - we didn't get rolls! Sorry but certainly not the experience we were looking forward to.

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2  Thank EBGK
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Whilst the menu appears a little limited upon initial view we finally settled on a couple of dishes which were a delight. Good service, well presented and delectable...Sails is a standout in any city, but in a small town like robe it's a diamond. Well done...yum, yum!

Thank JummaBee
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

The meals were amazing, well presented, great serves & beautiful flavors. Save some room for dessert, you won't be disappointed

Thank thendy
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Recommended by the B&B owners where we were staying. Great place to eat. The service from the moment we arrived to when we left was excellent. Very attentive to our needs without being overbearing. We chose the seafood for two special. What a feast!!! Great flavours with a great mix of seafood. Snapper, mussels, squid, crab,.... Plus a fantastic lobster pie. One of the best seafood meals I have had. Congratulations to the chef. Would recommend it to anyone.

Thank David S
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