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“Beach front dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Gables Restaurant

The Gables Restaurant
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7670
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Russell
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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 wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
Auckland, New Zealand
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“Beach front dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Lovely setting under a tree, delightful waiter, good food, fabulous dessert. May be the policy locally, but if you buy a bottle of wine, you have to consume it all there, as they decant it. Can't take it along home for later.

Visited March 2014
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loosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Hi there, thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Just a note about the wine, with liquor licensing laws a bar or restaurant is not allowed to sell liquor to be taken off site unless they hold an off license as well as an on license. We tend to only decant bottles of wine if it will improve the wine considerably, which I hope was the case for you. We hope to see you again soon.
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“Great service, excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a idyllic meal, sitting beside the shore at sunset. The staff were excellent, attentive and very accommodating about various food sensitivities. Each course of our meal was excellent and portions were appropriate. When the kitchen was a little back-logged for dessert, two complementary samples of dessert wine were much appreciated... a smart public relations gesture. Lovely evening!

Visited March 2014
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“Fantastic dinner at sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Glad we made the ferry trip from Pihia
Top spot window table great service and food
Visit early and choose the set menu it's grear

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Mum's last night in New Zealand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My mum was over from Scotland visiting us and on her last night we wanted to go somewhere special for dinner. We've been to The Gables a couple of times before, but it was ages ago! ( we enjoyed it though!) So, mum, hubby and I and two friends came here - we got a table right at the window and it was lovely. The sunset was gorgeous. The service was really excellent, as was the food. I'm so glad we went there. I think the menu has more choice now than it had last time we were there. Between the five of us we covered, steak to fish.I had the chicken liver parfait as a starter and i could have had it again and again - it was so good!
Hubby and I will definitely be back, it'll be our go to place when we have friends over and want to celebrate and take them somewhere lovely.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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loosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Hi there, many thanks for your review, we are really glad you enjoyed your meal and will be coming back over to see us again. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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“Good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Tradition for the ambiance, fantastic location, 2 or 3 tables on terrace but too at the window. The service is perfect and smiling. The food is great, wine list large. Maybe the decor too old fashioned but it s a detail

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