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The Gables Restaurant

19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
09 403 7670
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We ate here a few months ago and it was great. Our beef was cooked perfectly and the service was very friendly. We will be back!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

l have eaten at this waterfront restaurant many times and it just seems to get better and better. I was in Russell in May and enjoyed another divine dinner, right on the water. Excellent wait staff and personal attention. Congratulations.

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Auckland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

On a busy night we were given one of the best tables in the window (pays to book and ask). The wait-staff were all very knowledgable on the menu and local wines. Every course was delicious and as good as much smarter places we have been to in Auckland. Highly recommended

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Hamilton
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was about to title my review "Great view and food" but saw that another recent reviewer has already said that. Having avoided that subliminal theft there is little else to say other than that we've been here twice, 16 months apart and it enjoyed it greatly both times. No negatives at all - only have 4 stars instead of... More

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had 2 nights in Russell and ate here both nights. We all loved our meals so much that we had the same meals both nights too. A place with lovely atmosphere and great food.

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Geelong, Australia
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On the waterfront with atmosphere. An enticing menu comes with a friendly waitress. My husband loves his venison ossobucco and I enjoyed my steak though the potatoes were a bit sad. Not too many places to eat here but this one is good.

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victoria,Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were greeted warmly even before we arrived to have our meal-at reception when booking. Lovely front of house staff who were both fun and professional. We only had one course-the spaghetti marinara-delicious but not cheap. [Sadly we were so full that we couldn't fit in another course]. We loved the seafood on it but surprised the waiter by saying... More

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Russell, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

On a wet Friday night in Russell we thought lets have a quick bite out in town, so Gables was to be the spot. As we entered the roar of the open fire welcomed us as well as our host/ server for the evening. The setting was perfect, dim lights the sound of casual chatter and the inviting aromas of... More

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loosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your lovely review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon. More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place was very nice and foo was good. Although very expensive and small dishes. Had the tuna carpaccio, seafood chowder, seafood stew(ish), some mushroom vegetarian dish. Was good but tiny dishes. Had the sticky date pudding and creme brûlée. Creme brûlée was very unique with bananas and made from buffalo milk.

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Paraty, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We where welcomed in the restaurant by an Australian guy, Paul . He was a perfect host! Food was excellent same as wine recomendations. I tried the Duck liver Parfait and the Kamo lamb: Simply delicious! The athmosphere in the restaurant was very nice, seated by the window watching the sunset. Perfect evening!

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paulie_g123, Manager at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the outstanding review. We take great pride in what we do and dare I say we enjoy it. I'm glad you enjoyed your meals and look forward to hosting you again in the future. More

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