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$$$$European, ,
206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-436 2985
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“snails” (6 reviews)
“venison” (11 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an extraordinary meal at Top Sail Restaurant in Onerahi near Whangarei. Debbie (full ‘o charm Welsh lady) and her super chef, Mr. Lanky Kiwi husband Ian, have a truly memorable food experience on offer out by the water. Our starters included the salmon and...More

Thank hurlp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a great beach get away without all the commercial craziness? Topsail is a thin barrier island giving you access to Atlantic beaches with fine sand and also protected waters in the mainland side. This quite Island is a great place for a family...More

Thank Bradford H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent the atmosphere great. Excellent views uo the harbour towards Whangarei Heads.

Thank Pat and Bill G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Top Sail tonight to celebrate our friend’s graduation. As always the food was matched by the impeccable service. We have visited Top Sail numerous times before and every time is as good as the last. It’s difficult to fault this place....More

Thank KathieVerkuylen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a family member from out of town with particular dietary requirements. Nothing was too much trouble for the chef, the food was tobdie for, the surroundings unbelievably gorgeous (and even better during daylight saving) and the hospitality first rate. Been there a...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant sits right on waterfront in the town basin. It's a magic spot. Sit on the deck and watch the boats and folk wander by. I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. The staff are very attentive and knowledgable. A good menu and lots...More

Thank Cherylcoutts
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wow what a meal. We had the set menu with entrees shared and choice of main and desert. Snails were great and pork belly great. Awesome hapuka main and fiejoa desert was yum. Best meal I have had for a while.

Thank Paul p
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the exterior of this building right in the water or by the internals; this is seriously good food. Brilliant service and good wine pairings. The presentation was flawless as were the food combinations (sliced slow roasted pork belly with French snail)...More

Thank Allder
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This really is a five star dining experience. The food and beverages are top notch offering a good selection. The staff are friendly and helpful. Great service. A little out of the way but a really nice outlook over the water.

Thank waalkens
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We loved having a small family celebration here. The service was attentive but not intrusive, all the meals were well described and delicious - it was very hard to pick from the options provided. This was topped off by a great wine list and a...More

Thank Odette M
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11 February 2016|
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Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
By the way i forgot that my first job in Whangarei was at Top Sail cafe more than 20 years ago and i at the time was getting tips in my hand which was unheard of here so please cut me some slack i am not the enemy. I hope it... More
Jacqui P
28 February 2015|
Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
Sadly enough there isn't any restaurant in Whangarei who are better than that. Travel a bit world wide and even in N.Z. and will see that it is just a joke for that amount of money. There is a big wide world over there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 2985
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