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“An excellent place for a special occasion celebration”
Review of Sails Restaurant

Sails Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 1,981 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 21 April 2024

My husband and myself decided to go out to dinner on the occasion of my 75th birthday. It took us a while to select a suitable restaurant. We were looking for a place where the tables would be spread away from each other at least a bit more than in the majority of restaurants. Of course, the main requirement was delicious food. It was Saturday night and we came together with another couple. Towards the end of the evening, all the four of us agreed that it had been no mistake the decision to go to "Sails". In line with our request, we had the furthest away table from all the others in the spacious venue. That meant that the Saturday night restaurant noise was the lowest in our corner. The service was perfect. Renee came up to us to make sure that everything was fine, and the waiter was knowledgeable about the dishes, patient and helpful. All the food was delicious and beautifully presented: the prawns, the eye fillet, the hot smoked salmon, the duck, and the side dishes. The dishes were of good size and the two side dishes we ordered were exactly what we needed for the four of us. There was a good choice of drinks too. We strongly recommend this restaurant as a place for a nice dinner or for a special celebration. We are very thankful to the "Sails" team.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024

First time we have visited. Very impressed with the food. Cerviche was stunning as was rest of our meals. Will certainly return.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 April 2024

Going to Sails isn't just about the food. It's the whole experience. The staff, Westhaven/Bridge view and easy parking all add to this. The food was beautifully presented and excellent value for money.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

There is so much I love about Sails - the food, the views, the staff and the round tables for large groups to make conversation easier. One of the most unusual things about Sails is when they bring out the food for the table, they have multiple wait staff bringing the food so we aren't sitting there waiting for all 10 of us to get our food like we would be at other restaurants. It seems like a small thing but makes such a difference to the experience.

Sails has been fantastic for many years. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

Sails is consistently brilliant. Stylish decor with spectacular views, a delicious menu (every dish is the best choice) and wonderful service. It’s easy to see why it’s always busy and has been an Auckland favourite for more than thirty years.

Date of visit: April 2024
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