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“Special Celebratio”

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: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
Reviewed May 14, 2014

We enjoyed a most special meal for a special celebration.The welcome, the service, the attention to detail and very professional was So worth it.Certainly beats The Duke when it comes to service and mindfulness of the guests.A great meal too and we will be back.Thank you.

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1  Thank heikee2014
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had a nice dinner here one night during our recent stay in Russell. The dishes we had ranged from exceptional to OK and overall could be rated "very good". There was a good wine list and the service was enthusiastic and competent. We would recommend this restaurant as providing a good dining experience at an acceptable price.

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Reviewed May 8, 2014

We loved the Gables. Admittedly, we avoided it to begin with, as it looked expensive. We decided to try it one night, and loved it. they were having a quiet night, so we got all the treatment, and it was lovely. Their fresh caught fish on the menu is a must, and no, it wasnt too expensive after all :) Recommend you eat here when you are in the town.

1  Thank Robyn G
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We booked here for an evening meal, after it being recommended. We found the staff a bit offish and it was as if we should have felt privileged to be dining there. There were a number of things that didn't impress which I won't bore you with (all trivial, but important if you know what i mean!) and our table (for 2) was by a main thoroughfare to the kitchen so the waiting staff so we were constantly zipping past us, the floors are wooden so they were creaking a squeaking every time they passed.
Overall, the food was good but for the money I wasn't impressed with the general 'service' - mostly due to the superior attitude of the staff.

Won't be back and would not recommend - although it takes all sorts!

4  Thank GoodWeeFeeders
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Since it was a beautiful evening we decided to dine outside to enjoy the view and sunset. The menu, featuring local fare, was comprehensive and varied, together with the wine list. Service was professional and friendly. Food was well presented and enjoyed by all. A most rewarding experience.

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