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“The town top restaurant for me”

The Marina Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 77 Restaurants in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ultimate fine dining in Gisborne- Michelin Style Dining, Bistro style lunches
Gisborne New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“The town top restaurant for me”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Dined at the Marina with some of my family and we all agreed that the meal and presentation was excellent

  • Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Resteraunt”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

This is an amazing restaurant - beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and attentive and friendly staff. In our group of six, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, and many thought it was one of the best resteraunts they had ever eaten at! Highly recommend this dining experience!

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Tel Aviv
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3 reviews
“Amazing food, beautiful setting”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Without doubt my favorite restaurant in New Zealand! Beautiful and delicious food. The owners are very much in favor of using seasonal and local products so the food is always fresh and tasty. The lunch menu which includes a main and a desert is delicious and quite affordable. The 'A la carte' dinner offers many tempting choices. I wish I could come everyday and try out everything! And of course the homemade bread, delicious cheese platter and wine list would make any Frenchman feel at home! As for the settings, the presence of a fireplace is most welcoming in the winter, and the garden on the riverfront ideal for sunny afternoons and summer evenings. Friendly and elegant service. A must if you're travelling in the Gisborne region.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank jetlieb
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Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“C'est Magnifique”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

I have recently moved from Gisborne and this place is one large thing i miss, the team at The Marina make it such a nice place to dine as well as the stunning food that come out of the passage every time..From the cheeky teasing flavours of the starters all the way through to the finishing touches of the indulgant deserts i have to say i wish they delivered to Australia!! My favourite 'duck confit' is sorely missed and i have not come across a better one. The passion for food and hospitality really shines through in the stunning setting of the ball room.
I will be back for a degustation menu at some point.....Thanks guys

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Neil M
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“You can't beat Class"”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

My husband and I went to The Marina on Friday for their latest event " Introducing Our Chefs". It was a 10 course tasting menu. Wowow...absolute pleasure from start to finish!
At NZD 95 it is not cheap by NZ standards , but if you were in Paris, it would have been 95 Euros. Worth every cent!
Very tasty food and exceptional presentation. My favorite course was the langoustine tail, whitebait, caviar " cocktail "
The chefs deserve a Michelin Star.

Do not hesitate to go for lunch too. Their menu (a main and dessert) is well priced and filling.

Fantastic restaurant, professional and friendly service, amazing food, awesome wine list.....would highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Sandrine M
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