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European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

A very nice restaurant a bit out of the way but delicious food nonetheless. Service was great. Not cheap but you do get what you pay for. Excellent food and wine.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is without doubt the best in Whangarei with its intimate atmosphere, incredible views, welcoming staff, not to mention immaculately cooked and presented food. The young waitresses were attentive without being intrusive and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and atmosphere of the whole evening.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2020

As usual,great menu;whitebait outstanding and both the lamb rack and fish of the day (schnapper) excellent Nice touch with Blackball black pudding with the fish.Great wine list and the availabllity of spirits/aperitifs is great..Service exemplary

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 23 September 2020

Birthday celebrations would not be nearly so wonderful if Topsail disappeared ...but there's a rumour that the wonderfully talented owner chefs will be repurposing their lives. Food and entire experience at Topsail is amongst Best in World class ... dont delay your next visit ......life is too short and this place is better then 5 Stars We have enjoyed our delicious meals with them for more then 10 years and look forward to our next opportunity in 3 weeks... Duck,Beef and fish selections all are delicious ~ each bite so tasty Iam sad when I end my meal but hopefully we return and reach culinary amazement...yet again...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

I got taken here for a special birthday. Fantastic. Loved. Lovely views of water and sunset. Definitely returning ♥️♥️

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Excellent views, service , wine selection and of course food. Best in Whangarei . Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Incredible food that was matched by the view! Loved every bite! Looking forward to a return visit!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

Favourite restaurant in Whangarei! The food, service and setting are excellent. Very friendly staff. Prices are up there but well worth it.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019

Had read about TopSail and couldn't wait to try it on our visit up North. We were not disappointed. This restaurant is amazing and the staff were great. Our meal was lovely and a highlight of our trip.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 9 October 2019

Amazing food and very friendly service, great views, close to city of Whangarei, great place to take a group of friends

Date of visit: March 2019
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11 February 2016|
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Response from 931PatrickC | 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 931PatrickC | 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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TopSail is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5