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206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-436 2985
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great and a nice view from the table. Service was very good. The meal arrived on time and the price of the meals was very good. Atmosphere of the place is very nice. Recommend anyone to come and have a lovely meal.

Thank trainman164
Reviewed 5 January 2018

A small resturant on the shores of the harbour, run by a couple who love what they do. The best resturant Whangarei has to offer at present.

Thank brucensel
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Tonight we had the pleasure of redeeming a Top Sail voucher given to us by friends. As the new owners of a B&B we are always asked for recommendations for places to for our guests to dine. We are trying many of the local restaurants...More

1  Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Whangarei's best dining experience. Thanks Debbie and Ian for a fabulous menu and service.Super wines/cocktails and a very creative menu.Good to see a Welsh malt loaf desert included. Refined version of the Victorian era.Staff were super friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely...More

Thank argyll2nz
Reviewed 14 December 2017

If you want everything be just perfect for the special occasion and you don't want to fly to Europe to find it, then this is where you go. I have spent more years than I care to remember enjoying fine dining in Belgium, Germany, France...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 30 November 2017 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 24 November 2017 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 15 November 2017

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

Thank Pat and Bill G
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 6 November 2017 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
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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
27 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
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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