My wife and I dined at the Gables in Russell during our recent visit to the Bay of Islands. I can only describe the food as superb. I had the pork belly entree and it was beautiful. The crackling on the pork unlike any I have ever seen, but scrumptious. It was thin and crisp, and had lovely sauces to go with it. My wife's scallops were also deliscious. As a main I had fillet steak, and my wife had a mushroom risotto. Both were beautiful although my steak was on the medium side of medium rare. We were there on a gift voucher from our family, so not concerned about the size of the bill, but the a la carte prices were not high for a restaurant of that quality.
The service was friendly and efficient, my only minor criticism being that the bread platter we ordered to start the meal did not arrive until just before the entrees.
A real little jewel in the Bay.
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