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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. View That is The City of Sails
1. View That is The City of Sails
"It looks out over the marina and the beautifully lit up harbor bridge"
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2. Ultimate Seafood Experience
2. Ultimate Seafood Experience
"a truely spectacular seafood dining experience"
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3. Attentive Friendly Service
3. Attentive Friendly Service
"e service is attentive and excellent. We love Sails an"
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About
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
PRICE RANGE
$19 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Grill, New Zealand
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had lunch with 6 friends and lunch was sensational as always. Amazing food, the best service, good generous space between tables so it’s not too loud, making it so much easier to talk and catch up with your friends. Well done Sails for continually being...consistent.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

I've wanted to dine at Sails ever since I saw it was rated #1 Auckland Central restaurant on Trip Advisor. We took advantage of the Restaurant Month special and had a wonderful experience. Everything was perfect, from the setting to the service and the food....Even though we booked for the special, they didn't hold back. We unexpectedly got bread and a side included, which was a lovely touch. Some restaurants skimp with their Restaurant Month specials but Sails provided us with the same quantity and quality of food, as any decent restaurant should. Sails absolutely lives up to the hype and we will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Sails Restaurant. The views were magnificent and the six course dining experience was absolutely exquisite. The presentation and flavours were on point and the wine match was absolutely perfect. The staff were very attentive and incredibly knowledgeable about...the food and beverages. If you want a special venue that will not disappoint, then you try SailsMore

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sails is the best fine dining in Auckland. The food and preparation and taste is divine. All staff are very professional and look after all your needs. Well worth the visit for great food.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have the fine dining experience with the feeling of being part of their family. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere great.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming to New Zealand from California at least annually for 30 years. We feel that it was unfortunate that we did not discover Sails this trip. we made up for it by going twice. After each visit we can...say with some authority. This is one of the best meals we have had in Auckland. I should say the same thing about the bartender I like a cocktail before dinner. The lady who is running the bar at this restaurant is a troop, professional, and both times her cocktails were perfect. Do start thereMore

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable lunch at Sails & appreciated top notch friendly service, food & lovely views. Excellent value for a first class experience.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here hoping for a special evening to celebrate a significant wedding anniversary and could not have been more thrilled. Absolutely everything was perfect from start to finish- an evening we’ll remember for long time ♥️

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely bright restaurant looking out over the yacht harbour, great service and wonderful food. My dinner was fabulous, consisting of a delicious starter of scallops followed by Hawkes Bay lamb, beautifully prepared and wonderfully flavourful. The petit fours dessert was also a perfect way to...finish off a perfect meal. My wife’s experience was similar. She had King Salmon, wild mushroom risotto and pavlova for dessert. Overall, a great dining experience. The restaurant is out of the way if you don’t have a car, so you will need a taxi or Uber from the CBD. No bus stop anywhere close.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We had the Signature Menu and it was just wonderful. 6 courses, all beautiful and perfectly cooked. The table, atmosphere and views are great and we were there for several hours, as we didn’t feel rushed. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is an Auckland Icon. Absolutely firstclass view (marina), attentive service that never encroaches and delicious food. We had the bluff oysters (dazzlingly fresh), scallops and calamari to start - all perfect. Then the lamb, risotto (so divine) and fish & chips. All delicious,...contemporary and beautifully plated. Sadly we were too full for dessert, although I managed a yummy banana split cocktail. Highly recommendedMore

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect celebration for our Daughter's 30th Birthday! It could not have been a more perfect evening - food, ambience and staff! Everything was superb and everyone went out of their way to make our girl's night special and the one to remember. My Husband and...I have been coming here for special occasions for 20+ years, and Sails never disappoints. Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service waiter was very friendly and attentive, wonderful Food we had the 6 course meal with the crayfish and stunning views to boot

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read is the #1 restaurant in Auckland, so need to try! Not much of a view as the window is too high up. They've the 6 course or ala carte to choose from. My friend and I had Ala Carte while my gf had the...6 course. We were impressed by her 6 course meal as it was beautiful presented and big quantity! Not small little portion for 2 main course. My starter Sashimi is ok, not superb. But I really like the sides Carrot very nicely done. Wine by the glass pour is generous, quality is good and good price too! I'll come back again if I'm back in Auckland.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellant restaurant. Was recommended by a waitor at a other restaurant..great service and outstanding food. Friendly staff and nice wineselection

Date of visit: March 2024
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SAILS RESTAURANT, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Sails Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5