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“best of the best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Marina Restaurant

The Marina Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 77 Restaurants in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: French, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Ultimate fine dining in Gisborne- Michelin Style Dining, Bistro style lunches
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“best of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

been visiting gisborne, hate in 4 diferent places and i recomand to all the marina.
food exellent not expensive for what they served, very good service, the waitting staff are very discreet.i will come back definetly.

  • Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

If you like expensive french food., go here. Not very kid friendly, but a nice enough meal.........................................

Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Food was good, but service could be improved”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Having just spent the last month in Asia we are sad to say the service at this fine-dine restaurant wasn't the best we've had in a while. The staff were friendly and courteous, but missed a number of opportunities to upsell more beverages. They could also be more prompt and a call-back would have been appreciated (and expected for a fine-dine restaurant). Over all the food was good, although the chef was trying a little too hard (beef dish with 2 serves of beef is probably a bit over the top). Wouldn't be rushing back given the price vs service ratio.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Arron E
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

The menu was amazing, what an imaginative, interesting and absolutely
wonderful selection to choose from. What we eat was perfect in every way, along with wonderful attentive and friendly service. Quality like this is rare and Gisborne is blessed to have the Marina.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Angela R
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gisborne favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

I used to live in Gisborne, have eaten here many times, and still go back whenever I return to Gisborne. Great location, great food and fantastic service. Good wine list with plenty of local wines. Definitely recommended!

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Thank jajim
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