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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
09 403 7670
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 12
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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
Most recent review
Great Location with excellent Food

We very mich enjoyed out dinner at this very nice restaurant. The food was really good and the waiters very kind. The restaurant as such is very nicely decorated. A great place for a nice dinner watching the sun going down.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Bernd S
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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401 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We very mich enjoyed out dinner at this very nice restaurant. The food was really good and the waiters very kind. The restaurant as such is very nicely decorated. A great place for a nice dinner watching the sun going down.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The food was amazing and surpassed only by the top rate service we received from the staff. My partner and I had the whole snapper, recommended to us by Brad and David at Arcadia Lodge, and it was perfect. A lovely woman from Essex served us the fish and her banter made the night that much more enjoyable. Her banter... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Very good food. I had the vegetable risotto and my wife the kingfish both were very good. Service was quick and friendly. The best thing was the view of the sea with boats anchored. Easy walk from the Pahia to Russell ferry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The service was good. We spent a very pleasant evening. We order the dinner outside in the terrace and enjoyed a nice sunset drinking some local's cocktails the fish was really good. We only order a starter that wasn't so good.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

this is a great little restaurant that serves delicious food (New Zealanders really do good food). Great venue and great food. Slight shame my husband was served a lo alcohol beer rather than the one he asked for, but once mentioned the price was changed on the bill. Probably did him good. The waitress was on her first day and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night for a 60th birthday dinner with the family. The restaurant was humming and there was not a spare table when we arrived. We were super impressed with the service throughout the night as these guys were very busy. They didn't miss a beat with the high level of service we enjoyed throughout the evening.... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We sat outside on the waterfronts to enjoy the three course Taste Northland menu And a bottle of red. The meal could not be faulted - oysters, kingfish, hapuka, lamb, citrus and cheese. A must visit !

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Pacific Grove, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had dinner for four at the charming seaside restaurant, The Gables, in Russel. Our table by the window in a corner of the richly wooded dining room was cozy and comfortable. Our international waitress and bartender were lots of fun to chat with and also very attentive. The bar tender fielded our many questions very well and allowed one... More 

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Berwick, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was a balmy evening and the food from local produce,the local rose wine and the beautiful sunset all made it a very pleasureable experience for our group of 10 people. The food was a taste sensation time after time. The staff were to be praised for their excellent service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic local show case of new zealand produce excellent wines set in a beautiful eclectic historical building top notch service with an amazing view of russells water front either a relaxing lunch or sunset dinner the Gables is an extraordinary dinning experience a touch of old school service in a relaxed and beautiful enviroment out of the all the other... 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: Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?