After 32 years of operating Sails Restaurant on Muri beach, the Tierney family have announced the closure of the restaurant and look forward to a well-deserved change of pace.
popular Sails Restaurant and Bar has transitioned through two generations of
the Tierney family and after 32 years closed its doors for the last time on
December 31, 2020.
outset the restaurant was a family affair with Anne and John Tierney, their
children and families all contributing to its success.
on the last three decades, director and chef Tim Tierney says he and his family
have seen a lot of growth, change and many challenges.
dynamic business teaches you to be creative and proactive to changing dining
trends,” he says.
credits the long-term survival of the restaurant to the Sails crew which
encompasses more than 300 staff over the 30 plus years.
founding philosophy of the restaurant has been the employment and development
of Cook Island chefs and front of house staff.
endeavoured to inspire our staff to create beautiful food, drinks and service
to match our great location in the heart of Muri Beach,” Tierney said.
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the years, we have gained solid friendships and professional networks with our
suppliers, entertainers and customers. I would like to personally thank each
and every member of our Sails family past and present - it is really a team
family have many highlights over the years that include, weddings, parties,
sailing club functions, rugby matches, America’s Cup, comedy and live gigs.
20 years Sails hosted the New Year’s Eve fireworks over Muri Lagoon in partnership
with Muri businesses.
popular New Year’s Eve party on the beach was a ‘must do’ event for many.
did the Tierney’s welcome the arrival of 2021?
we enjoyed being soaked by a passing rainstorm whilst eating sushi and drinking
beer to celebrate John’s (JTs) birthday,” says Anne Tierney.
cry from the mad week of preparations of past New Year’s Eve parties and clean
all so genuinely happy to re-set our compass in a different direction and
embrace new opportunities,” she said.
been a pleasure to work on Muri Beach, in the Ngatangiia community and we wish
our long term neighbours all the best for 2021 and beyond.”
family send their gratitude, heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to the
community of Rarotonga.
Sailing continues as usual at the Rarotonga
Sailing Club premises