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“The food matched only by the setting.”

The Gables Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $42
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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 22, 2013

If you're in Paihia then the short ferry trip to Russell and a visit to The Gables is a must. Literally sitting on the edge of the water watching the sun set is hard to beat. Great wine list and an extensive menu that caters well for vegetarians. I opted for sashimi starter and hapuka for the main. Both superb. My wife went with the vegetarian risotto which was equally as good. The staff were all great; well informed and enthusiastic. The kitchen was a little slow but we were in no hurry to leave such a great spot.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

After waiting for over an hour for our starter and noticing that others that came in afterwards were eating, we flagged down our waitress, and she could not remember our correct order, checked back with us after checking with the kitchen, apologized , and offered us free bread. A that point we got up and left, so we have no idea how good the food was, but we had plenty of time to watch the cook taste, lick his fingers, and continue to handle food!

5  Thank JagusNc
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Beautiful and interesting building, obliging staff and excellent and locally inspired food. Views to die for - worth a trip from Paihia on the ferry!

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Had a delicious dinner here. Both the chowder and fish and chips were excellent. Lovely ambience and very attentive friendly staff. They even take American Express! A very enjoyable, relaxed meal.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Four of us all enjoyed our lunch here. The ambience is nice, the staff are friendly and efficient, the outlook is great and we were all very happy with our meals. Generally we found restaurants expensive in Paihia and Russell but thought Russell prices were not as steep as Paihia.

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Thank journeymakers
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