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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. View That is The City of Sails
1. View That is The City of Sails
"It looks out over the marina and the beautifully lit up harbor bridge"
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2. Ultimate Seafood Experience
2. Ultimate Seafood Experience
"a truely spectacular seafood dining experience"
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3. Attentive Friendly Service
3. Attentive Friendly Service
"e service is attentive and excellent. We love Sails an"
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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
US$13 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Grill, New Zealand
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 August 2021

We dined here recently for dinner. We were shown to a table looking out over the marina, harbour and harbour bridge, which was beautiful. The dining room had lovely ambience; subtle lighting, white linen and candles. Tables were far enough apart and the room carpeted...to make for muted sound levels, although the restaurant was almost full. The service we received was professional, friendly and very helpful especially in regard to a dietary requirement. The seafood entrees and mains we had were excellent, in their freshness, flavour and presentation. There was an error in our billing, with another table's drinks added to ours, but it was quickly remedied and not enough of an issue to rate our evening as other than excellent. Thanks to all concerned; we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021

We have been to sails many times & will absolutely be back again. I think it’s one of the restaurants in Auckland with the best service. Staff are friendly, helpful & professional making it a special dining experience. The food is also incredible. Beautiful dishes....Highly recommend!More

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Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021

Very nic e experience. Loved the atmosphere and service from the minute you walked in. The food and drinks were to die for. We had some of the nicest cocktails ever.

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Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021

I received a Grabone voucher from my boss for myself and my date to this place. We had the 6 course degustation signature menu and loved it - each dish was presented beautifully and was delicious. I didn't realize that my date was a celiac...(gluten-intolerant) but the staff were able to provide for that and she enjoyed her meals (which were very similar, if not the same as mine). There was very little wait between each course and the waiters were nice. The restaurant is right by the water, boats and harbour bridge so the views were amazing. I normally wouldn't go to a fancy place like this but it was honestly the best dining experience I've ever had and I'd say this experience would be very nice for a special occasion.More

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Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

Hi Bart, just to say a huge thank you to the chef and all the team for making our dining experience the wow! The food was a culinary experience on the next level. The service was highly professional yet friendly and of course the ambience...is something very special. We don’t live in Auckland but the Sails will be a must to visit each time we are in the vicinity. Oh we also got help from two of yr staff outside when leaving and encountered a very rude Uber driver. Doesn’t get any better. Jennifer Kelly, Waipu Northland.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

I had to come back for the crayfish special and found a friend to enjoy it with. My high expectations were met yet again by this lovely family running a first class restaurant to precision. I highly recommend this restaurant to anybody that enjoys and...appreciates, excellent service, crisp linen table cloths and napkins, unsurpassed view and the food to dream of. I will be back again for sure.More

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Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

Celebrated our wedding anniversary on Saturday - fantastic meal, top quality service from all staff. Thanks team - keep it up!!!

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Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

This booking was for our Commercial Manager and guests. "Seafood was fresh and the service outstanding!" They very much enjoyed all the food and drinks they ordered. We thank you for looking after them well on the evening. Sails is one of their favourite restaurants...to dine in from the Director to the GM. Please extend our thanks to your fantastic team! I will be in touch again for the next requirement.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021

Gosh i love this place, the food, the service, the attention, OMG great night out!! We felt so spoilt all night like Kings and Queens!! THANK YOU SAILS STAFF!

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Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021

Had scallops for starters and crayfish for main. All yummy. Staff used my name and kept checking on us. also loved the rolled-up towels in the toilet

Date of visit: August 2021
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19 July 2021|
Response from SnapperSnatch | Reviewed this property |
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sure they are open for lunch and dinner
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Sails Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5