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“Excellent service, location & food.”
Review of Sails Restaurant

Sails Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 1,968 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $45
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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 also includes New Zealand’s finest beef and lamb. The full menu and all the details can be found on our website.
Reviewed 26 February 2024

We were given a voucher for Xmas for a 6 course set menu. We booked in for lunch. We were greeted by a very pleasant staff member and shown to our table by the window.
The view out to the marina was lovely and having the window open was a pleasure considering the wet muggy weather.
We were then greeted by our waiter who explained our menus and my options (being a pescatarian).
We were served our sparkling water and were then left to decide on our wine.
After a short while he came back to take our wine order.
The ambience was of an upmarket restaurant without feeling intimidated - this was a relief as we are not used to fine dining.
The portion sizes for each course was larger than we had anticipated, but not too large.
The quality and taste of the food served was first rate.
Just loved our experience at Sails!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

The food was delicious - delicately plated, beautiful, thoughtful flavour combinations. The staff were all very attentive. Impressed by the restaurant layout. They have lots of potential 4 seater tables that only two people are seated at so all guests are oriented towards the gorgeous view of the marina and harbour bridge. Stylish interior with well considered lighting which makes it equally suitable for a corporate event or romantic dinner. The restaurant was full on a Sunday night and I can see why. Have already recommended Sails to friends.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Another great anniversary celebration at Sails. Always good but this time truely exceptional. Three hours of luxury wining and dining. Thanks again.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

We enjoyed the Signature Menu which was a 6 course degustation. Each course was delicious. Generous servings so we were full at the end. Service was outstanding. We'll be back!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thank DanHealey2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

After the Trip Advisor Reviews we were very excited about going to Sails.

Location is brilliant however everything else was disappointing.

For mains we both had Duck. It consisted of the breast and a leg. It was the most disappointing Duck meal we have ever had. The previous day we had Duck at Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill and it was beautiful.

Unfortunately, at Sails the leg had little meat on it and the breast was so thin we couldn't eat it.

Apart from the very disappointing meal, the service left a lot to be desired. The person who met us at Reception indicated they would be looking after us. We didn't
see him again. The entire time we were there we occasionally had to stand up to attract someone's attention. The Sommelier recommended some wines but he didn't
return to our table once to ask how we enjoyed the wines.

A most disappointing occasion.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thank kevoSydneyAustralia
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