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TopSail Restaurant

$$$$European, ,
206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-436 2985
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“snails” (6 reviews)
“venison” (11 reviews)
“pea salad” (3 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant sits right on waterfront in the town basin. It's a magic spot. Sit on the deck and watch the boats and folk wander by. I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. The staff are very attentive and knowledgable. A good menu and lots...More

Thank Cherylcoutts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a meal. We had the set menu with entrees shared and choice of main and desert. Snails were great and pork belly great. Awesome hapuka main and fiejoa desert was yum. Best meal I have had for a while.

Thank Paul p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the exterior of this building right in the water or by the internals; this is seriously good food. Brilliant service and good wine pairings. The presentation was flawless as were the food combinations (sliced slow roasted pork belly with French snail)...More

Thank Allder
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This really is a five star dining experience. The food and beverages are top notch offering a good selection. The staff are friendly and helpful. Great service. A little out of the way but a really nice outlook over the water.

Thank waalkens
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We loved having a small family celebration here. The service was attentive but not intrusive, all the meals were well described and delicious - it was very hard to pick from the options provided. This was topped off by a great wine list and a...More

Thank Odette M
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Always excellent nothing more needed to be said. Yummmmmmmmy food. Great cocktails filling up the space

Thank Caniche63
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Loved trying some new foods like pheasant and snails. Great service and food advice. Top class, real food with style and fantastic flavors. Highly recommended.

Thank kean43
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner for my husbands birthday. Only just managed to get in as they are very popular so had a late dinner. The food as always was fabulous. My favourite restaurant in Whangarei.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Once again a memorable evening at TopSail the food ,wine and service absolutely first class. Ian Garner , owner and Master Chef created an amazing Pheasant two ways dish which my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed. How he got such amazing flavours out of that...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Great meal for our family gathering, all meals of a high quality, my favourites were the pate, turkey tenderloins, and the venison. Fish of the day was lovely bluenose. Even my "chicken nuggets and chips " 12 year old loved it....he even asked if the...More

Thank jandn356
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11 February 2016|
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Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
By the way i forgot that my first job in Whangarei was at Top Sail cafe more than 20 years ago and i at the time was getting tips in my hand which was unheard of here so please cut me some slack i am not the enemy. I hope it... More
Jacqui P
28 February 2015|
Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
Sadly enough there isn't any restaurant in Whangarei who are better than that. Travel a bit world wide and even in N.Z. and will see that it is just a joke for that amount of money. There is a big wide world over there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 2985
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