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“Really nice - but wow, expensive”

The Gables Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $44
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Really nice meal and excellent service - but really surprised by the bill. Very enjoyable, but there is better on the waterfront. Recommend the Duke or Sallys as equally as good if not better and a touch cheaper.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

The Gables has an imaginative modern NZ menu, a lovely location on the beach and charming staff. A very good wine list also, with some excellent NZ wines.

Thank WeeJohnnie
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Picture yourself sitting outside a stunning mid-1800s building, with a table made of a giant pohutukawa tree-stump, 2 metres above a pebble beach in Russell, with beautiful sunsets, great wine, amazingly delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable waiters...and all this for reasonable prices (better value than Sydney for same quality). We took our young family there 2 out of 4 nights there - it was the perfect holiday eating place. Can't wait to go back one day!

Thank chezontour
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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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