Unlike the other restaurants that had popped up in Auckland in the recent years, Sails has been around for as long as I can remember. It doesn't do fusion or twists on old favourites -it just does good food.
|Peach Bellini - $18.50, Three Boys Brewery Wheat Beer - $15.50|
|Beef Carpaccio - $21.00|
|Spiced Crayfish and Coconut Broth - $19.00|
|Free Range Chicken - $38.00|
|Hawkes Bay Lamb - $39.00|
|Baked Lemon Cream - $17.00|
Like our other dishes, the flavours were intense -although, this time, they were a little too lemony. The circles of lemon cream were my favourite while I found the sorbet too acidic for my liking.
By the time dessert had arrived, the sun had set and we were greeted with a beautiful view of the waterfront all lit up. One of the best things about Sails Restaurant is the amazing view from its position at the foot of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Naturally, we went for a stroll to walk off our massive dinner.
Sails is not somewhere you visit every day -I reserve it for very very special occasions only. While it is on the pricier side, I would argue that it is a bargain for what you get.
Sails Restaurant is located at: 103-113 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland