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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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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Historic Building & Restaurant

Really good food, service was a bit slow Saturday night. 10 people were all seated at a nice table. Good wine List.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Lorraine1811027
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Really good food, service was a bit slow Saturday night. 10 people were all seated at a nice table. Good wine List.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We chose to go to The Gables to end our NZ holiday hoping it would shine, and it did. The location is right on the boulevard overlooking the bay, however the interior shone as well. It reminded us of a typical UK gastro pub, with plenty of ambiance. The service was polite and prompt and the food varied an delicious.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Returning after a very memorable meal over 10 years ago, we found The Gables was still as great as we remembered. From our window table, in this elegant old historic building, we enjoyed a slow-paced, tasty, beautifully presented dinner, served by friendly & helpful staff. As staunch Northlanders, it is heartening to see The Gables maintaining the excellent standards we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went to the Gables as had been given a voucher as a present. It was very very nice. Started with Oysters, then the beef, the presentation and food was stunning. We shared a dessert because we couldn't resist! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location, well say no more, it was a very memorable night and would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Unique position with unrivalled views,staff warm and welcoming.Menu and wine list excellent and food very good.A drink outside for lunch will reward.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The meal we ate at the Gables (local lamb) was probably one of the best meals we ate during our month away in Australia and New Zealand. The restaurant is in a great location overlooking Russell harbour, the service from the young man and girl serving was friendly and unobtrusive and as I've said the chef is to be congratulated... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a really lovely dinner at the Gables. Great rib of beef for two people, perfectly cooked, simple and delicious. Accompanied by a nice bottle of red wine and friendly service, it could not have been better. The Gables deserves its reputation.

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Geelong, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Located right on the Russell bay-side this very old building is beautifully restored as a restaurant. We chose to dine on the tables right on the waters edge which is just across the narrow quiet road that runs along the bay-side. Service was great as was the food from a menu with a bit more selection than just seafood. If... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This restaurant is in the perfect location on the waterfront in Russell. The dining room is well appointed with a fitting period atmosphere. The menu promised much and did not fail to deliver. Service was also very good, attentive and knowledgeable. Added to a fine meal we were treated to an amazing sunset. New Zealand at its best!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

One of the best meals we had in New Zealand. Fresh oysters, mushroom oyster gnocchi entree. Great service. Cool ambience. All around great experience

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Restaurant Details

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 15 - 44
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

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

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