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Sails Restaurant

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103-113 Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 9890
Today
18:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 18:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food was good, but staff attitude was the worst I've experienced in a long time. The sommelier or he thought he was a sommelier, served chardonnay in the wrong glasses, when asked to provide chardonnay glasses he asked us in a sarcastic way if we wanted to pour the wine into the chardonnay glasses ourselves.very poor. The rest of the... More 

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Thank Barry H
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Exceptional views across the marina to the harbour bridge. Food is always well presented and exceptional. Not too noisy either.

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Thank Rankin71
Kemsing, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

A dinner which was very good on all levels. Food, all courses were spot on in quality ingredients and taste. Wine recommendations were good and we enjoyed both red and white selections. Service professional and informative.

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Brussels
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

All spoiled by an awful overweight waiter who imposed himself and was definitely off-putting. Otherwise good food but not exceptional.

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shidonee
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

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Thank layknot
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank nipitinthebud
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank KL4424
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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.

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Thank jbelbin
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

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Thank Joan H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$69
Cuisine
Seafood, Grill, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 21:30
Monday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103-113 Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 9890
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?