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The Gables Restaurant

) #1 of 20 Restaurants in Russell $$$$ Seafood, European,
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7670
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up after a tramp, dressed like tramps for lunch. No worries for this special gem. Delicious chowder and fish and chips and chose any wine you like for by the glass service so long as you have 2 glasses! Loved the concept. Paradise in...More

Thank alextP8567UM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our NZ friends took us here for lunch as they have always found it to be excellent. Would have to say it was one of the dining highlights of our trip to NZ. Excellent food, excellent wine, great company on a lovely winters day in...More

Thank HandHMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"The Gables" provided us with exceptional service and a delicious lunch with friends. The mulled wine in winter is a must. Definitely treat yourself to a meal at "The Gables".

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise, this had been recommended to us, and was told it was quality food. This was by far the best food I have had in New Zealand. Everything was quality, the Seared Octopus, warm kalamata olives, chorizo, pea purée and confit...More

Thank TrevorRadburn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recomended this restaurant and particularly the Red Snapper for two. I am not normally a fish eater, but thought I would give it a go.First of all it was filleted at the table for us by a very competent young lady. Well it...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely, historic restaurant with a harbour view. Good and friendly service, nice fresh Gurnard and good mulled wine on a cold day. Setting lovely, food good and quick service. Would recommend and return.

Thank Cheezel
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here recently. It was our last evening in New Zealand and was a great end to a wonderful trip. It was midweek at the end of the season so the restaurant was quiet but the meal was probably the...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The chef knows what he/she is doing! From the amous bouche through to the main course, the food was fantastic. But on top of this, the wait staff were highly professional, knew their stuff, and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended for food and...More

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 11 May 2017

That's what we had with a bottle of Marsden Chambourcin. Oh, and some greens. A lovely rstaurant. I recommend it.

Thank dmh220
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were part of a golf party of 16 and staying across the Bay at Paihia. We caught the ferry across to Russell for a booked dinner. The restaurant had our table ready and menus were quickly produced by an enthusiastic and pleasant staff. The...More

Thank John D
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4 February 2016|
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Response from Teresa915 | Reviewed this property |
I could not answer this question. It is only a very small establishment with the most wonderful food. The view and service alone are worth going there for a coffee. We had seafood chowder and hot Turkish bread there, when we... More
25 October 2015|
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Response from nickloosley | Property representative |
Hi there, you can reserve using our online bookings form (this answer tool does not allow me to put our website in this response sorry) but if you google The Gables Russell it will be self explanatory. Alternatively give us... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 44
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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
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New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
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