I can't really fault the Gables restaurant in any way and it was one of the best meals that I've had in a while.
We both had the black angus sirloin served with blue cheese mash, portobello mushrooms,
buttered spinach & port wine jus for our mains. The steaks were great quality and perfectly cooked. The blue cheese mash was a great partner for the steak and something we'll be doing ourselves.
For dessert I had the the chocolate nemisis - flourless chocolate cake served with fig and honey
ice cream wand raspberry coulis which was really nice. The raspberry coulis was perfect with the chocolate and that was a surprise because I don't normally like fruit with chocolate. My partner had the sticky toffee pudding, vanilla bean ice cream, butterscotch sauce. It was the perfect sticky toffee pudding.
This isn't quite fine dining and the prices are relatively steep. But it was still worth every penny. Especially as this was after after a disappointing meal at Sally's on our first night. If you have two nights in Russell just eat at the Gables twice as it's a real cut above the rest.