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The Gables Restaurant

19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
09 403 7670
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Ranked #1 of 18 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
Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There are a number of good eateries in Russell but this was special. The food was well prepared and inventive and the ambience relaxed and friendly. Not the cheapest of meals but worth the extra (the lamb was stunning). As with most meals we have had whilst in New Zealand the portions are huge and we were glad we did... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic friendly service. Stunning food, fresh & local. My dad would say it was on the small side or "Auckland portions". We booked a 6:30 sitting by the window online. Hindsight would have seen us book later... The sun in our eyes took away a bit of the magic! However, it was a wonderful meal & a stunning location where... More 

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

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we are glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again. More 

London, UK
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Probably the best place to eat in Russell. Quite sophisticated cuisine which came as quite a surprise. Simple tables and chairs and a very good local wine list. Well worth visiting if you are in Russell.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been. We reserved at table outside, and the view was absolutely stunning. The staff was nice and friendly. The food was phenomenal. If you're ever in Russell, and you like fine dining this is the place to go.

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Thanks for your lovely review :) More 

ashby de la zouch
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158 reviews 158 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

we went for a meal after the restaurant just opened at 6pm. The service was personable with our order being taken promptly, however we waited a long time for the meals to arrive. Whilst we had nothing special the food when it did arrive was very good but not particularly warm. the vegetables that came with the mains were token... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

no need to eat any place on Russell. the food and service are excellent and the setting is stunning.

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant lives up to its reputation. The food is excellent and the presentation is lovely. The views of the bay are also lovely. The staff is very knowledgeable and lovely. I dined here twice and each time was a delightful experience

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had visited The Gables 3 years ago on our previous trip to Russell and had had a fabulous meal there. We also took one of our best holiday photos at sunset from one of the window tables. We returned to Russell in January 2015 and the standards seem to be even higher. We ate there 2 of 3 nights... More 

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Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we are glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again. More 

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The waitress was really short with us but the hostess was very warm and friendly. We took advantage of the 3 course special which was great. We loved our little waterfront table but had to keep asking to have our water topped up as it was swelteringly hot. Best desert I've had in ages

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Tamahere, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wonderful food. Truly wonderful. We ate there twice in 4 days. Rabbit, scallops, vegetarian dishes, lamb, fresh oysters... and local cheeses. View was beautiful, although very sunny and I moved around the other side of the table at one point (imagine that, TOO much of a view and sunshine!!)

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Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review us, we hope to see you again sometime. More 

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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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