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Sails Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Grill, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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Sails Restaurant has an amazing location. Set in the middle of Westhaven Marina, beside the Harbour Bridge, with breathtaking views of the harbour. There are few views in the world that capture the essence of the city than the one from Sails Restaurant. A couple of minutes from the centre of Auckland, yet in a world of its own, with unlimited free parking at the door, Sails Restaurant is not just about its location. Over the last three decades the restaurant has forged its reputation as one of New Zealand’s top restaurants through an uncompromising belief in using only the freshest ingredients, the most talented chefs, and professional waiting staff. The menu at Sails is seafood focused, but
US$16 - US$68
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Grill, New Zealand, European
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner, looking out om the boats ! The food was excelent ! And so was the service 👍👏🏻

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sbi5019
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It always amazes me what people feel is expensive for food. How much should a starter/entrée be? $10, $20, $50? What do you, as a customer, seriously think a restaurant can produce, serve (by staff who need paying) and make a profit when rents and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 991PDK
Reviewed 30 November 2018

We took our daughter and partner here for a special night. The view is always good and the food was good —small helpings OK but was horrified when the waiter persuaded one of us to have an appetiser of whitebait (initially had said no to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 707CJB
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Dined here recently on a simply stunning Auckland day. Our table was right by the window so we got to admire the lovely view of the Westhaven Marina and Waitemata Harbour. Plenty of free parking right outside. Restaurant is a bit of an icon having...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 67TravelBug67
Reviewed 7 November 2018

You know how sometimes as you get older and have pretty much tried every style of restaurant and type of cuisine both in NZ and internationally you revert back to the tried and true? Well Sails is now where wife and I go to relax,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark V
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I have hesitated writing this review previously as this restaurant seems to be one of Auckland's best kept secret and am scared it will become over-run! It is further down the track from the tourist spots in the Viaduct and North Wharf, and sits snuggled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank katemoodabe
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

As regular visitors to Auckland we had often wondered what Sails restaurant was like. Having tried it I'm still not sure. What a mixture: 1 the good: One of the best positions in Auckland with views of the city and the harbour and the bridge...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank geoffr739
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Dined here yesterday in celebration of my birthday. This place is located in a beautiful area. The view is amazing and quite entertaining as the harbour bridge lights up during the night. If you want to experience fine dining or try something fancy then this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shika4u
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We came with a group of six, and everything was fabulous: Food, wine, service, view. We had a range of dishes, from oysters to beef, lamb and the catch of the day, and we were all very happy with our food. This is definitely one...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank martinrummel
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant - couldn't fault the food or the service or the ambience. Really nice experience ...... Until we left and one of our party fell heavily on the wet slippery tiles in the entrance. Was so slippery that two others almost fell trying to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 802jeremy
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sure they are open for lunch and dinner
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