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Sails Restaurant

$$$$Seafood, ,
103-113 Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 9890
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
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Seafood, Grill, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
103-113 Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great dinner there last night. The service was great, and the seafood was delicious. However, when the check came, I was shocked to see that we had been charged NZ$120 for one (yes, rather large, but...) crayfish. The total check came to...More

Thank AlvertosRevach
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We both had a sashimi starter followed by the blackened tuna - magnificent. The cheeses were beautiful, as was the sorbet/icecream. Window table setting ideal. Large restaurant with plenty of space between tables. Excellent wait staff.

Thank Ranipuss
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Had dinner here recently....was a busy evening but was a true delight. Food was exceptional and staff were really professional. Setting is magic especially on a nice evening. Recommend the donuts as a great dessert and lamb rump for main was melt in the mouth!

Thank scratchykiwi
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We wanted a quiet, unhurried meal in a romantic setting, with a good choice of food and wine, and that is exactly what we got. We were ushered to a table with a great view, the waiter and waitresses quickly picked up that we were...More

Thank Skilloposts
Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you want the highest quality then this is it. My steak was the best in years and the wine list complemented. Attentive and very knowledgeable staff added to the experience. We'll be back....as he said!

Thank JeffQV
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Sommelier Dean Larking made our crayfish and wine a truely spectacular seafood dining experience here on the wharf over looking hundreds of beautiful moored vessels witnessing our dinner tables. Dean matched our local wine selections with professional grace and style. We made reservations for the...More

Thank kookoo48
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to this iconic eatery. Located a little out of the CBD overlooking a marina of sails, it is worth the walk or taxi ride. High ceilings, big picture windows and light background music make for an excellent ambience. The menu...More

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I love this place , my second visit , their service and food keeps getting better and I just love their atmosphere. They are super friendly . They are kiwis so friendly naturally comes along but they go above and beyond .

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It would be five years since our last visit which was a disappointing fsmily dinner. No doubt its a great location, well set up white table cloths etc, and good service. Very disappointing food. My had the sashimi very unusal presentation with no saunce and...More

2  Thank Colinmharvey
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We first visited this restaurant back in 1988. So it was nice to go back. As then, the quality of food was excellent; the staff were very good and very pleasant. We so enjoyed our visit.

Thank Lynette K
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Kerry K
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Response from Colinmharvey | Reviewed this property |
sure they are open for lunch and dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$72
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103-113 Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 9890
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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.
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