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“Cosy athmosphere and great food”

The Gables Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Nice restaurant with lots of athmosphere in a historic building. Good food and very good service. Try the seafood chowder!

Thank Lotta_13
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Whilst this restaurant is rated #1 in russell, there are others well worth a try. My partner had an excellent meal, whilst mine was undercooked, with no apaology.
Hopefully it was a one-off as other reviewers semm fully satisfied.

Thank clivegil
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Had our lunch here by the seaside. Our table was set upon a tree stump! The views to the harbour and across to Paihia was beautiful that afternoon. Food was as expected. Very calming and relaxing to be able to see cruise ship departing, not to mention all the activity of the ferries.

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Thank GoldenDragon338
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We turned up quite late on a Saturday evening having drawn a blank every where else. Within seconds two tables had been put together and we were sat down! Drinks quickly followed and our order was taken, it seemed that it would also have been possible to put together some different vegetarian options if we wanted, though we opted for what was on the menu. When our meals arrived in under 20 minutes I was to say the least amazed.

Great service, lovely food, fantastic staff who are all a credit to their homeland, in total just a very, very nice experience, rounded off by a star light ride on the last ferry back to Paihia.

Thank you all.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had an excellent dinner at the Gables during a very pleasant couple of days in Russell, which is a busy place in the New Zealand summer. There are 3 or 4 reasonable eateries on the beach front, and we tried The Wharf on our other evening, which was nowhere near the standard of this restaurant. The quality of the food and the cooking was first rate - we had pork belly and chowder for starters, fish and lamb for mains. All the courses were interesting, adventurous in their combinations (for example, the fish was cooked with Asian spices) and well presented. The wine list was sound - the resulting Pinot Gris was fabulous. Service was impeccable and the atmosphere in the room as the sun slowly set was magical. Great spot overall!

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1  Thank deian_tecwyn
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