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Located on the beach front within Almanara, this breathtaking piece of architecture is both stunning and unique. The sweeping sails and curving beams create an ambience unparalleled on the east coast of Africa. Executive Chef Luke Doig & his team are on hand for lunch and dinner to bring to you a variety of international flavours perfect for any mood. Fresh seafood is delivered daily by the local fishermen, allowing guests to sample all that the Indian Ocean has to offer.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation for my perents in law, and even called to confirm, but when they arrived they had no reservation, very embarrassing, and they had to go find some other restaurant. I called the manager, he was not helpful. All in all an embarrassing...experience.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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lgiovando, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joshbrex, we are very sorry to hear about this incident. We kindly ask if you could share with us the booking name and date so that we can chase it up with our Restaurant staff and security people on shift that day. Unfortunately we...More

Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

Good seafood and good service. We hd a dinner reservation and walked from one of the other resorts close by, nice to enter from the beach. Definitely a more formal feel than most places in Diani. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

I went to Sails to work remotely for the day- so I had appetizers, lunch, and a few cocktails. The ambience is serene, quiet and has beautiful, scenic views of the beach. The service is excellent, the place quaint, the food - quite "dandy"- perfect...for those seeking a fine palet, from an experimental chef Overall, I must recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020

We all ordered different dishes and they were all, not only delicious, but beautifully presented. Chef Anthony made a few recommendations and they were well worth while. The setting is also lovely. All in all a very enjoyable place to enjoy a special meal.

Date of visit: August 2020
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lgiovando, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2020

Thanks so much for the lovely review and kind feedback. We hope to see you back again soon. Best, LG

Reviewed 18 August 2020 via mobile

Really good food and a beautiful environment . Inside an hotel. Better to book before going . Located on the Galu beach

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 March 2020

We were recommended to have ;lunch here for a birthday celebration and were delighted with the experience. Delicious soft shell crab and excellent service in an elegant and beautiful setting

Date of visit: March 2020
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lgiovando, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2020

Thanks so much for your lovely review and kind words. We hope to welcome you back again soon. LG

Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

We visited for lunch and some drinks, very good food and lively cocktails. It’s right on the beach which is lovely. I wish they did food between lunch and dinner albeit excellent customer service and very nice food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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lgiovando, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2020

Thanks for your review and kind words. Our normal kitchen hours are between 12-15.00 for lunch and then 18.00-21.30 for dinner. We try to stretch these as much as possible and of course we are serving drinks and light bites throughout the day. We hope...More

Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

The manager is rude, the deserts are bad, that’s a disappointment for a restaurant with such potential.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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lgiovando, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Dear Lucy I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing meal at Sails Restaurant. We do appreciate every bit of feedback we get from our guests. I do hope that on your next visit to Diani you do give us a second chance at...More

Reviewed 24 February 2020

The good is first class, the location next to the beach is wonderful, the vibe is great and the service was very good........Sam, our waiter was charming, efficient and attentive. The little touches and attention to detail were not what you usually get at the...coast and very welcome. The chef came out and was genuinely interested in what we thought, the tables and chairs were comfortable, spacious and looked good, the drinks were good and the menu was imaginative and very appealing. Certainly the best in Diani and highly revommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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lgiovando, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Dear Jeremy Thank you for your kind words and lovely Review. We hope to see you at Sails restaurant again soon. Best wishes Anthony Huth Executive Chef

Reviewed 20 February 2020

This was our favourite restaurant and wish we had found it at the start of our holiday. Lovely setting, excellent service, with very good food. Not overly expenisve but good value for money.

Date of visit: February 2020
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lgiovando, Owner at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

Thanks for your lovely feedback and review. We hope to see you back again soon. Best, LG

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Response from Hanskramer | Reviewed this property |
Just let your hotel reception arrange this. They will also arrange a taxi ride to the restaurant.
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Response from Sarah K | Reviewed this property |
I think the best thing would be to get in touch with the restaurant direct as you book for a reservation
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