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The Marina Restaurant

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1 Vogel Street | Marina Park, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 5919
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Another fabulous night at this top provincial restaurant. Really enjoyed the new seasons menu. Attention to detail was amazing and the food looked and tasted superb. Love the extra touches such as the ever changing amuse bouché. It was a busy night but service remained at it's usual exceptionally high standard. Congratulations Caroline and Stephane on your 10th birthday at... More 

Thank RachandMax
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a thoroughly pleasant restaurant this is. The quality of the food is quite exceptional and the staff are friendly and efficient.. I live in Auckland and spend a good deal of time in Europe and I can truely say that the standard of food at The Marina surpasses much on offer elsewhere. The value for money is excellent, the... More 

1 Thank Basilbox
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Always a great meal. Stephan and his chef team always have a fabulous menu! And Caroline and her team are the consummate hosts. Our favourite in Gisborne!!!

Thank SherylUkulele
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Caroline is an amazing host and the food was 5 star. I organised a conference function and it couldn't have gone better. Everyone raved about the food and the wine list is extensive and very well priced. A very memorable evening and I hope to come back many times soon!

Thank BexMay_12
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We love The Marina and have dined here about six times in the last year. The food is always super tasty, immaculately presented and of high quality. Very very good professional and friendly service and it seems to run like a well oiled machine. Lovely location in Gisborne too. The Marina is a favourite for us :)

Thank 625kylief
Gisborne, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went to a birthday party here in may 2016 food was ok?? but i was still hungry afterwards. it was like it lacked a vegetable or something . The quantity certainly needs to be addressed as i was not the only guest who felt same way. I might give them another chance one day. Note this was a set menu... More 

Thank bevanandminda
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Wonderfull food cook by michelin star chef, best atmosphere, best find dining in gisborne(the only one!) cheap for what it is, thanks again for this tremendous experience.

Thank eurofood2014
Gisborne, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

If fine dining is your style this is your restaurant in Gisborne. The venue and ambience are suited to a special event, and Stefan ( the French Chef) and Caroline ( the hostess) are delightful as well as being totally professional. The food is superb and the menu has a French flavour. As well there is a comprehensive wine list.... More 

Thank annepardoe
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The lunch dishes of red wine risotto and salmon are "to die for". Fresh, vibrant and full of flavour, The Marina never fails to disappoint. I can't wait to go back!

Thank janeygal2016
Gisborne, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I must have eaten here a hundred times and have yet to have a bad experience. Excellent service, riverfront position, interesting cuisine, and boy....does that chef have a way with chocolate!

Thank karenso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 31
French, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Vogel Street | Marina Park, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 5919
Ultimate fine dining in Gisborne- Michelin Style Dining, Bistro style lunches

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?