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$$$$European, ,
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 6 days ago

I've been to plenty of restaurants right around the world and this little place stacks up with the best of them. A super friendly couple run the place. She is front of house and he is the chef. Both of them know there stuff. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank montykirkman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, Wine and Service was of a really high standard. We were a family group of 5, and the evening was perfect. The ambiance and the view was special. Not cheap and certainly not too expensive. The uncooked beef salad was superb. The birthday cake...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank TripMember03252013
Reviewed 22 October 2018

For an evening out with friends TopSail was suggested - and the suggestion as well founded. Yes, Top Sail is at the Top End for what you can spend on a restaurant experience in WRE, but food tends to be a delight for the palate....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Uhuru966
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Warren H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank ParuaBayGarden
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank grahammacpherson001
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank San1ty
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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, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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