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The Marina Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Ultimate fine dining in Gisborne- Michelin Style Dining, Bistro style lunches
$11 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
French, European, New Zealand
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant from good trip advisor reviews. My husband and I both had the crab beignets for the entree followed by a choice of refreshing sorbets. I had the fish of the day and my husband the eye filet, both cooked to perfection and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rosiekoi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for Friday evening, was given a nice window seat looking out onto the Gisborne rivers. Had main meals of Duck and Lamb. Both cooked to perfection. Meals turned up in good time. Great service from staff, very informative about meals. For dessert we had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KeithB3196
Reviewed December 16, 2018

The Marina Restaurant has been in Gisborne for 13 years. It serves uncomplicated, quality French food. My partner and I have dined there several times over the years. The experience has always been excellent. We were there recently where we shared an appetiser of French...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful service and delicious food. Thank you. Perhaps a little chocolate in the strawberry gateaux would be extra special!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wanderer66691708756
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Had no idea where to eat after a 9hr road trip. Wandered around the back of main Street and spotted a lovely old white building near the water. Turned out to be a lovely character filled restaurant. Waiting staff were excellent. Food was presented beautifully...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wendy m
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We've visited the Marina four times now over the years, and it is consistently good. Run by a husband and wife team who know their stuff, it's always lovely to visit. Sadly, they close during winter, so you'll miss out if you're there during the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JazB333
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Really classy old school French food. Food was great well presented, good portion. We loved the ambiance.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We were very fortunate to visit this wonderful restaurant with family. I can honestly say I have seldom enjoyed such outstanding food. The prawn bisque was delicious as was the seafood crepe. The service was attentive without being intrusive. I would highly recommend dining at...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Marg22
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

I honestly believe that the Marina Restaurant in Gisborne is the best restaurant ever. The food is sublime. The service is the best service I’ve experienced in NZ and the ambience is perfect. It’s such a treat to come here. And they continue to be...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GisBrit
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Quality food and service from the team, went there with a large group and no one went away hungry. Awesome setting over looking the river.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lynne M
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