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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
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
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  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

If you want a bit of style and a high standard of cooking this is the place to go to. Get there by 6.30 to take advantage of slightly lower prices for the 3 course Taste of Northlands set menu, 59$ compared to 69$. Try the whole snappler for 2 expertly filleted at your table. Courses are not enormous but... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Having read the Tripadvisor reviews we decided to have a meal here on our last night in the area. We were not disappointed. The Gables may be slightly more expensive than other restaurants, but for good reason. From the time we walked through the door to the time we left, we experienced excellent service. The food was also of a... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I had a meal there in December. The restaurant is in a great setting and has the ability if you get a table early enough to sit outside or at an open window. The staff were very attentive and friendly. I had the fish dish of the day and this was so good I decided I had dessert and coffee... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We had a 3 course menu featuring all local produce. We chose a seafood entree and main meal, followed by a lemon curd dessert. Each dish was eaten slowly savouring each and every morsel. The combination of flavours worked magnificently and each component was cooked to perfection. I cannot rate this meal and this restaurant high enough. To cap it... More 

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Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed quality of food, excellent service and amazing views. We were lucky and we were able to view a beautiful sunset from our table.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The baked snapper for two was delicious. Service was great and wait staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Must make reservations to get in.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went to the Gables for our anniversary lunch. It is a fantastic place to have a meal, looking out over the water at Russell. The meal was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Helpful smiling wait staff made this a memorable meal.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I deliberately chose a dinner reservation time which coincided with sunset ~1/2 way through. Exceptional service from the start, we ended up having appetizers, surprise steak tartare, mains, desserts, and a bottle of champagne. Appetizer was "homebaked bread, marinated local olives, olive oil and gables reduced balsamic", i don't normally eat olives but i really enjoyed this. all the different... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We sat outside to watch the sunset whilst having a couple of drinks and then went inside for dinner. The staff were very accommodating and welcoming. The view is beautiful and the inside is very unique and charming. The food was lovely, a good selection of seafood and a good wine list.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My Wife and I picked The Gables for our wedding reception and we could not have made a better choice. Everyone who attended the wedding raved about the location and loved being right on the water front enjoying a drink in the afternoon sun. The food was simple yet amazing, the restaurant looked great and the staff went out of... More 

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Additional Information about The Gables Restaurant

Address: 19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 403 7670
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
Average Prices: USD 0 - 26
Cuisine: European, Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim

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