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The Gables Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$
European, Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
09 403 7670
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great meal with a great sunset view

Really lovely food and very friendly staff. We ate at the tables on the edge of the beach which proved to be a bit small and, when it got dark, a bit hard to see your food! But would definitely recommend The Gables as one of the best places to eat in Russell.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Jane W
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Langport, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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368 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Langport, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Really lovely food and very friendly staff. We ate at the tables on the edge of the beach which proved to be a bit small and, when it got dark, a bit hard to see your food! But would definitely recommend The Gables as one of the best places to eat in Russell.

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Bonn, Germany
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

LOVELY service - they squeezed us in moments before the kitchen closed. The risotto with scallops was out of this world. A great option for waterfront dining in Russell.

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Roswell, Georgia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch and a few beers. We started out at the bar because we wanted a craft beer. The bartender didn't seem to know anything about craft beer, nor did he really want to chat. We moved outside to sit overlooking the water and is was lovely. The staff outside (2 young girls) were very pleasant. We ordered... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Perfect atmospher. Food very good (try de fish'n chips...). Good choice of wines. Sunset fabulous. I felt I was in a movie of rich peaple... but I'm not rich ! A very relaxing place on the Strand in Russel.

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a fabulous meall. Stunning snapper with a gorgeous started and the deserts. Amazing! Staff brilliant, location superb. We had a wonderfully time.

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Russell is such a beautiful place & I think this restaurant & the duke enhance its beauty, we found the staff to be honest ( they told us about the table of 21 coming in shortly ) very efficient & helpfull. The food was good, but, the ambience of the restaurant & the surroundings is just wonderful, Make sure you... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Gables has long been a favorite of mine. The food is consistently very good as is the service. We also enjoy the warmth of the building and its simple decor. Most of all we appreciate the personal attention most diners receive at the Gables.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here with our out of town friends. Our meal was quite tasty, very rich in flavour. The chef also sent out a very delicious amuse bouche. Value for money was okay but not great, the portions could be slightly larger for the cost. There was a decent wine selection but I would say the... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had dinner here with friends choosing second sitting - 8.30. We found the food good, but given the price it should be. The service was efficient and friendly. The ambiance was ok as was the decor. Overall I found the experience slightly disappointing.

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I boomed The Gabkes for our last nights stay in Russell and were told that our booking would be for 8.30 pm as they only do two sittings a night. I can only assume the first sitting all chose the lamb as we told that was no longer available, as was one of the starters. We chose... More 

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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: 09 403 7670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 26
  • Cuisine: European, Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?