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The Gables Restaurant

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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7670
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined outside was fantastic- service was great - wine list very good - food outstanding. Best place to dine in Russell .

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Thank Tim S
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there for dinner. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food was excellent. But the service wasn' t good at all. Staff has no idea about a good service. While we were having the first cours the second one was turning cold on the table.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great lamb and a very good bottle of Haha 2014 Merlot. Short walk from Flagstaff Lodge, great view of the water and pier. Really lovely.

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nickloosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review us, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again. More 

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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited The Gables with friends. The location is beautiful and we were fortunate to get a table outside. The service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and the owner Nick was on hand along with his father to give advice and recommendations, not just on the menu but Russell itself. If you... More 

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Thank Ben T
nickloosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review us, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Gables is much quieter then the Duke and seem to be able to offer a far more intimate setting. We had a gogeous meal with waterfront views and excellent service. All in all a perfect evening with our family.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the whole snapper, this was soo good that we went back a second night. Their steak tartare is to die for too. It would be perfect if staff were more accomodating and the occasional smile was there. Try to get a table at the window and enjoy the sunset.

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Thank cees33
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the oldest restaurants in NZ apparently. The service was extremely good. When we looked around everyone had fish and chips on their plates. Although we were tempted by the whole snapper, we thought we would be adventurous and went with fish and chips ;) It was very good, the fish was cooked perfectly and the batter was extremely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed some very tasty food and wine. The service was good and the view of the ocean fantastic! We left full and happy.

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nickloosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review us, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again. More 

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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a brilliant night at this restaurant. The staff are helpful and create a really relaxing atmosphere. The food was delicious. I would give it 5/5 but the vegetarians at our table didn't particularly like their main course. The meat dishes however were fantastic. If visiting Russel, or Paihia - this is a must!!

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Thank Member135
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice evening. Good food and good service. Prices are quite high but it s worth it. Just in front of the beach. Few tables outside with a sunset view. Enjoy!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$43
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7670
Description
New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?