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Ultimate fine dining in Gisborne- Michelin Style Dining, Bistro style lunches. At Level 2 we will be offering « Retreat to Eat » at home. We had great feedback from our Mother’s Day Launch of the concept “traiteur” a French concept of a meal bought to be reheated and eaten at home. See our social media platforms for our weekly menus. Instagram: marinarestaurantgisborne Facebook: marinarestaurantnz We know it is not the same as going out to eat and socialise. But at Level 2 there are still many challenges, and legal requirements regarding sanitizing, record keeping, distancing, numbers and so forth. We have decided a prudent cautious approach is appropriate and we shall review our operations
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed March 24, 2020 via mobile

A wonderful dinner with great food, interesting and good wine, relaxed friendly ambience and great service. Would absolutely recommend

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

If you are visiting Gisborne, looking for good food and a fabulous selection of Gisborne wines, the Marina is for you. The French/Irish fusion isn't the food, it relates to the chef and the front of house manager (partners). Served with all the Gallic/Gaelic flair...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020

I have been coming to this restaurant for over a decade now and thought it was time to leave a review! I have never had a bad meal here and the service is always amazing and friendly. I almost always get the steak as it...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

Just had the most fantastic dinner at The Marina restaurant. The location was stunning, and sitting out on the back deck looking at the river on a hot night was such a relaxing place to be. The service here was extremely friendly and at the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

I don’t usually write reviews however in this case It is necessary. We went here for a special occasion and firstly was greeted by extremely trendily staff. The restaurant is situated by the river with a fabulous terrace and riverside views. In the middle of...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

I never enjoy writing a poor review, and in general I don’t, but when you visit the long standing, top scoring restaurant in a city and you meal doesn’t match up...I think the feedback is justified. I cannot fault the venue or the staff friendliness...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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I6454SGmarinar, Guest Relations Manager at The Marina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2020

Seems all you needed to have done, was to have asked for more jus. It is a jus and not gravy and therefore because it is highly concentrated a little goes along way. A jus is 4 days in the making and made from roasting...More

Reviewed February 1, 2020

We booked this restaurant for a special occasion but it was a real let down. Beautiful surroundings and good service cannot compensate for extremely expensive but completely tasteless food. We have all eaten in France and know what classic French cuisine is like. A tiny...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Marina R, Owner at The Marina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2020

Madam, We are sorry to hear we didn’t live up to your expectations but I think your comments were over the top and extremely un fair. If the meal was as terrible as you say why didn’t you address the problem whilst you were in...More

Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

A absolute stunner of a restaurant. The location is very central and the venue is an incredible building. The team here are very accomodating for gluten free people, and the vast majority of the menu was able to be made gluten free. A great example...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

Delicious dinner and dessert. Catered well for my husband who is gluten free with plenty of options. Staff were amazing. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Wow. Delicious, a real treat for the taste buds. We tried each others dishes, so had a real taste of the available menu. Starting off with Chicken Livers, and Savoury Crepe. Mains, Roast Lamb with delicious vegetables. Seared Duck Breast had a buddy in Golden...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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