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The Gables Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days 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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Thank Paula R
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days 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 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Mathew G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Kiki A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank Tristan L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Faultless... Delicious and beautifully presented food Friendly service Warm atmosphere Great location and view

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Thank MauriceW_1
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A more upmarket meal here, more special occasion place maybe. On the front so uninterupted sea and sunset views. Food was of a good quality and plenty of it. Nice feel to the place.

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Sarina, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with family on new yrs eve and had a wonderful meal. Service was slow while waiting for a table but they were busy, once seated service was good. Very pleasant all round experience.

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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
USD 14 - USD 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, 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
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?