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206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-436 2985
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fine food and wines to pick from while keeping an eye on the harbour scenes outside. Its top notch in all things including presentation as courses appear promptly from the busy kitchen. Hosts are "special" and happy to explain what's on offer.

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of seven, from late 70's to 10 year old, very warmly welcomed, extremely obliging, excellent food choices for all of us. Well presented and delicious.

Thank ParuaBayGarden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service was really good. Attentive staff. It is a small resteraunt and while a little dated has a nice feeling/atmosphere.

Thank grahammacpherson001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have been to this wonderful little family run restaurant on the shores of Onerahi beach. Beautiful food, amazing attention to detail in presentation, knowledgable friendly and attentive staff (without being over bearing). Lovely wine list and a great vibe....More

Thank ShireeLee
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great location and great view. Aprt form that the service was excellent as was variety of chioces on the menu. During the eveniong the hostess, Debbie, gave us samples of wines to taste with various courses which enabled us to make an educated decision. We'll...More

1  Thank Bill_Mariner
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The restaurant was smaller than expected, however the view is unbelievable - and even at night with the lights on the water - spectacular. The menu is unique - the familiar mixed with the unusual - e.g. pork belly with sautéed snails. We also had...More

Thank tandmar
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Staff very welcoming, restaurant small, clean and cosy which provide a great atmosphere. Menu selection is small but of high quality. The meals we ordered were delicious. We will be returning. Best restaurant in the city.

Thank San1ty
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Went along to Top sail after not having been for a couple of years. We started with the fish cakes for entree, which were pretty average to be honest- quite bland- we felt we do better at home. My Pheasant was pretty good, especially the...More

Thank Duntee11
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We all enjoyed a lovely set menu for a family celebration - the duck was very popular, and VERY yummy!

Thank Maree B
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

After hearing a lot of good about Topsail I was quite disappointed. I don't mind having few options as a vegetarian, as long as the one you do offer is worth. I got a curry pie which was 'nice'. Tasted like a can of chickpeas...More

Thank Pepijn L
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
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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