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The Gables Restaurant

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19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7670
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the waitress wasn't very polite because business was simply too good? But it was at 6pm and only three tables were filled. We had the whole snapper which was a very fresh and good fish but it was overcooked unfortunately. The starter was good - the pate. The fries were good too. But the octopus was just so... More 

Thank Chocochu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This pretty restaurant overlooks the water in Russell, and serves both lunch and supper. We visited twice whilst in the area so had a chance to sample a wide array of their food. The highlights for us were the rack of lamb and the starter of wagu steak, both delicious. Although the food is good, the thing that really makes... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly and enthusiastic service combined with fresh ingredients, good wine list and intelligent menu, made for a very enjoyable dinner sitting out the front of the restaurant on a balmy evening.

Thank Dazdav
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic visit. Rachel was so good in the phone to fit us in on the off chance and we sat outside. She went and got an umbrella as the sun was hot yet setting. The scallops and salmon as a starter were excellent and we shared the Snapper which was succulent and filling. Thanks for a great evening our... More 

1 Thank Michaelmith
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late for lunch and we're second last to leave. I had local oysters followed by a salad with calamari and Spanish sausage. My wife had seafood chowder. We each had two glasses of wine followed by expresso. Everything was of a high standard. Worth giving them a try

Thank Alf O
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top-of-the-line bay-side location for lunch, dinner or just drinks and a nibble. A little pricey compared to other places, but worth it.

Thank ReontheRoad
Russell, New Zealand
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were welcomed and seated at a secluded table as requested.Staff were friendly and efficient. The menu was varied and the food tasty and enjoyable.Husband had ribs, daughter had chicken and I had sirloin steak done medium rare to perfection.Vegetables in season were served. The restaurant specially purchased the red sparkling grape juice for me as requested...so... More 

Thank Mediguru1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived without a booking just on 6pm and managed to get a table. We were told that the table was booked for 8pm so we knew we had to be out by the which was fine. 2 hours was plenty of time for a 3 course dinner. The service was excellent and the food amazing. I would definitely recommend the... More 

Thank Sue M
Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an evening meal with friends we had prime position on the waterfront Brilliant!! The food was terrific and staff great. Highly recommend it.

Thank Issyo1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to give The Gables a go after some very average meals. So glad we did, not cheap but the rib of beef for two was one of the best pieces of beef we have eaten in a long time. The place was extremely busy but the staff retain their friendliness and professionalism at all times.

Thank Marion S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 43
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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?