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“so nice here”

The Gables Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$44
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
Reviewed 8 May 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.

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Reviewed 6 May 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 4 May 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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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Variable food in most Russell restaurants enables The Gables to shine. Clearly the best chef in town.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Step into a very welcoming atmosphere. A very well presented restaurant for New Zealand Historical Building and a very nice glowing fire. The prices are value for the QUALITY of food you get. Meals are just the right size. Went with family and friends ordered steak in a variety of degrees of cooking requirements.... All steaks were perfect to each requirement :) Staff were very professional and friendly. Look forward to going back again :)

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