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The Gables Restaurant

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Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7670
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and...
New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Both times we had the Beetroot Carpaccio as a starter and the snapper for two persons as the main for dinner. We sat outside at a table at the water and enyoued it very much!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Travelline2013
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Hamburg, Germany
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Both times we had the Beetroot Carpaccio as a starter and the snapper for two persons as the main for dinner. We sat outside at a table at the water and enyoued it very much!

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My brother had his wedding reception at this restaurant recently. The staff did an amazing job with both the food and service. It was clear to see why this restaraunt is regarded as the best in Russell. Well done.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a great place. Good enough that in a few nights in Russell we went twice. Seriously good food, with a menu that sustains interest for the second visit and more. Delightful people make the event, both front of house and in the kitchen. A sensibly casual style understates the outcome.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food delicious, Service fine, a little noisy when restaurant full, great ambience Would certainly go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband, a carnivore, had the vegetarian meal and I had the steak. Both of us thought it might be the best meal we had in New Zealand…and we were there 32 days. The chef was very creative and the international staff attentive.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our hosts at Arcadia Lodge, David and Brad, recommended three restaurants in town for our New Year's Eve dinner and we were very pleased with having picked The Gables. The atmosphere here is relaxed and pleasant, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the food was outstanding in quality of materials used, beautifully prepared, artfully presented and absolutely delicious. To... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Dined at The Gables Restaurant in June. We booked at 6.30pm and there were 2 other Diners there. It was cold outside and equally as cold inside. Not a very warm welcome from the waitress. She brought the wine list and menu and 2 minutes later asked what wine we wanted before we even looked at what we were going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Celebrating a significant birthday is always a great day. Dinner at The Gables in their well appointed restaurant was the perfect end to the day. Whilst mid winter attendances may be low the restaurant offers a good selection of mains and desserts with an extensive wine list to match. Friendly and attentive service. Well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What a nice place, pleasant outlook, great service from walking in to leaving a couple of hours later Good was sensational with great size serves, wine list was also very good Restaurant with a lot of history and a great chef Highly recommended

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Seafood chowder and lamb - delicious! My husband had oysters and steak and he gave his meal top marks too. Really popular with the locals on a Saturday night off season, Right by the sea front. Highly recommended!

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Additional Information about The Gables Restaurant

Address: 19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-403 7670
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
Cuisine: Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.

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