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Sails Restaurant

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Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-378 9890
18:30 - 00:00
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Did a set course for new years dinner. The dishes served were presented well, with a mix of interesting ingredients. Tastes were amazing and left really satisfied with the experience. Views over the water are also great which adds to the experience. Posses an extensive wine list, which is explained well by the staff.

Thank layknot
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We came for lunch. The views, the ambience, the setting and decor are superb and what you would expect from an institution such as Sails.Parking is easy unlike some places in town. The service was fairly good, not too intrusive and always helpful although our waiter could have been slightly more onto it. He just wasn't paying attention to when... More 

Thank nipitinthebud
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Business friends went to Sails for christmas function. This is an excellent location overlooking the marina.Most tables have great views out into water. The decor is up market. The staff were excellent as was the food and sevice. Excellent menu with a fine selection of food and wine. One of the places to keep going back to especially for a... More 

Thank KL4424
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A beautiful outlook over part of the Auckland harbour is the setting for this smart seafood restaurant. Excellent staff well versed in both the food and wines on offer, great selections and well presented faultless food.

Thank jbelbin
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went to Sails with two friends for lunch. We did book, and they gave us a table by the window as requested. Parking was plentiful and free of charge. The entrance was not obvious at first, and was rather dark, with two flights of stairs and no lift, so elderly people might have a problem - although on enquiry... More 

Thank Joan H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ever since our 25th wedding anniversary, it has become our practice to go to a special place on that very special day. When I book, I always tell them that we are coming for our anniversary and I do it because I hope they will add a little something to make our day special, like saying "happy anniversary!" We drive... More 

Thank schalk1
Waiuku, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If I were to recommend a dining experience in NZ this would be it. The staff are so knowledgable about the food and what wine goes with what dish. The food is just perfectly done. Nothing is to much trouble for Sails to show you an experience you wont forget. Booking is a must.

1 Thank Rizzla33
Dusseldorf, Germany
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326 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Sails resides at the marina, with a nice open view. The food is excellent and the service friendly and professional. When looking for a quiet fine dining spot just outside of the CBD, you can't go wrong with Sails.

1 Thank Michael-Traveller-JP
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125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A $150 gift voucher was the reason we dined here. The food was flavoursome but the prices (especially for entree) was quite expensive for what you got. The wine-list is e-x-t-e-n-s-i-v-e (and e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e). The mains were above average, I had the snapper with coconut broth (= a Thai theme), which I enjoyed. Dessert was only average (the little treats and... More 

2 Thank muriwaidonna
Northland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The restaurant is without a doubt the best place I have eaten at in New Zealand. They have got everything right. The decor, the service and the food. It was easy to park and we greeted warmly. The shared starters were exquisite, the mains delicious and the deserts divine. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone.

1 Thank triciabcabs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$72
Seafood, Grill, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 9890
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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