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“Fantastic dinner at sunset”

The Gables Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $41
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
Auckland
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193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic dinner at sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Glad we made the ferry trip from Pihia
Top spot window table great service and food
Visit early and choose the set menu it's grear

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Ken S
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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“Mum's last night in New Zealand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

My mum was over from Scotland visiting us and on her last night we wanted to go somewhere special for dinner. We've been to The Gables a couple of times before, but it was ages ago! ( we enjoyed it though!) So, mum, hubby and I and two friends came here - we got a table right at the window and it was lovely. The sunset was gorgeous. The service was really excellent, as was the food. I'm so glad we went there. I think the menu has more choice now than it had last time we were there. Between the five of us we covered, steak to fish.I had the chicken liver parfait as a starter and i could have had it again and again - it was so good!
Hubby and I will definitely be back, it'll be our go to place when we have friends over and want to celebrate and take them somewhere lovely.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank bobadoodle
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loosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Hi there, many thanks for your review, we are really glad you enjoyed your meal and will be coming back over to see us again. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Brussels, Belgium
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561 reviews
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“Good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Tradition for the ambiance, fantastic location, 2 or 3 tables on terrace but too at the window. The service is perfect and smiling. The food is great, wine list large. Maybe the decor too old fashioned but it s a detail

Visited March 2014
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Excellent meal in lovely surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Having booked earlier in the day, we were fortunate to have an inside table overlooking the bay, so were able to watch the sunset over a wonderful meal. We shared the snapper, a huge fish, well cooked and beautifully presented to us. Desserts were also excellent, sticky toffee pudding and a blue cheese platter. Wine by the glass, again, good value and good wine. Not a cheap restaurant, but well worth the money for a very special occasion! The staff were friendly, efficient and, at times amusing!

Visited March 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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“Very good food, location and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We didn't have a reservation but they managed to find us a good table as we were eating early. We enjoyed one of the best meals of our 3 week trip in New Zealand and the staff were efficient and friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2014
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