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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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95% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Swedish first
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English first
Hamilton
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
207 reviews 207 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
150 reviews 150 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
21 helpful votes 21 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

Russell, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

For fine dining you cant bet the Gables and this is coming from a local. The right combination of intimate and friendly.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We went here for our tenth wedding anniversary, and our expectations were well and truly met. Both our entrees and mains were excellent, and the cheeses for dessert equally as good. The wine list is extensive and the young English lady who served us was friendly and helpful. We were very content when we departed. Highly recommended.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We enjoyed a most special meal for a special celebration.The welcome, the service, the attention to detail and very professional was So worth it.Certainly beats The Duke when it comes to service and mindfulness of the guests.A great meal too and we will be back.Thank you.

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