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) #5 of 101 Restaurants in Whangarei €€€€ European, ,
206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-436 2985
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pate” (5 reviews)
“snails” (3 reviews)
“bean salad” (3 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
206 Beach Road | Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal for our family gathering, all meals of a high quality, my favourites were the pate, turkey tenderloins, and the venison. Fish of the day was lovely bluenose. Even my "chicken nuggets and chips " 12 year old loved it....he even asked if the...More

Thank jacqueandneil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good atmosphere, small and great attention to service. Great menu and prices reflect the high end of the market. Food was beautifully presented. Would have given full excellent rating if the food was not so salty. Felt that I had thrown $44.00 down the drain...More

Thank Lin T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

An absolutely wonderful dining experience at Topsail last night , the food and wine matches were exquisite. Thanks Debbie and Ian for your great hospitality yet again. Judith and Richard

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant with amazing food. Very small restaurant so nice an cosy. Great service. Menu is very good and great drinks list. Love the sides served with the main meal.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Top Sail doesn't fail to live up to your expectations. Really fabulous food and outstanding service. Topped up with a great wine selection. Oh the view stunning.

Thank allencooke
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Top class service and food to match. I was taken here for as a surprise treat. Wot a lovely evening.

Thank Freklejuice
Reviewed 25 March 2017

TopSail is a restaurant you DO NOT WANT TO MISS when visiting Whangarei Northland New Zealand. The Chef is first class and the service perfect. Situated on the Bay, plan to go there close to sunset! Fabulous!

Thank Ralph P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were welcomed, seated and made comfortable with no fuss. We didnt have to wait for menus, water or a quick description of the day's specials. We chose a range of food for the table, and told when to expect it. (Unusual) And still more...More

Thank Julian R
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We have tried to get a booking at Topsail on previous occasions but have found that this is a place that requires to be booked well in advance. And deservedly so! Only about 8 tables here, but the service and food is outstanding. As in...More

Thank guggetravel
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Lovely restaurant with wonderful views and good food! The snapper was delicious, the wine list good and service great!

Thank Duncan M
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Patrick, for me the quality of the food followed by the demenour of the staff are the most important aspects to dining at a restaurant. The fact that your glass is not filled should not even be worth noting. Whether you are drinking or have had enough is something for you to decide upon, not the staff. We are, after all, adults and quite capable of up-ending a bottle, one would hope. My three year old daughter successfully mastered this task quite some time ago and I hope you have too.
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
Hi, I am interested to know which restaurant you think is better than this?
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
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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