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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
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Fri 18:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I dined at a work social dinner recently. It has been quite some time since I visited Sails, for no real reason (I guess I've been spreading myself around all of the other new eating spots of late). I have always had enjoyable meals here and tonight was no exception. The dining room was essentially the same, the high ceilings,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We can't give an opinion on the food here, as we left before we got that far. So many things wrong with this place. They opened their doors dead on the first booking time leaving booked diners out in the cold wind to wait, although we could see them inside. As 'tourists' we were given a table away from the... More 

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Thank Toddy098
Limekilns, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

First night in New Zealand we'd pre booked Sails. It did not disappoint. We were slightly late due to jet lag but that wasn't a problem and managed to get a table by the window. The staff were extremely knowledgable and helpful and our sommelier Dean talked us through some wines. The Quartz Reef fizz was excellent and we even... More 

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Thank Stephen_Ian
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My family got together in Sails restaurant ,(Auckland city, marina front),on Christmas Eve. We enjoyed a little friendly banter with knowledgeable,experienced and helpful staff and reveled in a truly sublime meal ! (You can also sit back and chat and hear yourself think despite the place being busy !). We all enjoyed an outstanding and happily memorable evening. Just go... More 

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Thank Victoria S
Auckland, New Zealand
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111 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

A must visit fine dining restaurant in Auckland with a seafood bent. Lovely location over the Westhaven Marina and nice white tablecloths with crisp white napkins as they are well known for. Great gorgeous food great service. It is a classic well presented place attentive service but not intrusive lovely specials especially the fish.

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Thank RanjithPillai_JEET
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Our first visit since the makeover. Great food simply presented without embellishment complimented by a wine list that hit most of the buttons, served by staff who added to the evening. Together with a window seat (a must in summer), this night ensured we will return.

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Thank AndEri38
Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

A big room, very noisy and loud music playing that could not be heard! Had to wait 30 minutes past our booking time to get a table. Not a huge amount if interest shown by anyone in serving us, we were about to leave when they found us a table. From then started to pick up. Quietish corner table with... More 

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Thank qwertyzxcvbn
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

A nice view, great food, and helpful staff. Sails restaurant was a very nice place to eat, worth every cent. Yummy!! I had a yummy duck plate, with a desert platter to finish!

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Thank Zoe15356
Auckland, New Zealand
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271 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This was a special occasion and Sails lived up to it! Of course you always pay the best for the best and this was no exception. The last time we went was several years ago and I felt the place then was not as good as other previous times. Last night is was back to its best.

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Thank Jill J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Went to Sails for dinner (3 people) a couple of nights ago, and were very disappointed. Three things. Had read about their decor revamp, and as a regular diner at Sails through the years, we were keen to see what the upgrade looked like. We were disappointed that it doesn't look much different, or refreshed, at all. A few new... 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
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?