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The Gables Restaurant

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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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous waterfront view, warm ambience. Is apparently the oldest running restaurant in NZ. Menu is fantastic and the food and wine we ordered delicious. Staff very attentive. Bit on the pricy side but an awesome experience.

Thank Merissa F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant under the recommendation of some friends and wow! Food was incredible. It felt really special and some of the best food we have had in NZ.

Thank Suzy M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Delicious food and great ambience. Great service and desserts are too die for. Gorgeous setting as tucked away. Had the mulled wine and it was yummy.

Thank sparktoflame
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We stopped by for lunch. The building interior is wonderful so its pleasing that the food and service lives up to the location. We had the sea food chowder which was excellent. Really good friendly service and well worth a return visit for dinner.

Thank marklarge
Reviewed 21 June 2018

What a gorgeous place for a romantic dinner. The restaurant is located in one of Russell's historic buildings overlooking the Bay, and the sunsets are superb. The service and food is equal to the setting - friendly, accomodating staff and great local seafood. And when...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We really enjoyed our meal here - really cosy inside and great food. I had the pasta which was fresh and well cooked. Definitely worth a stop in Russell!

Thank RDLO1
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Stunning harbor view specially romantic at sunset. Food and service matched the place. Offerings a varied from veggie to meat and fish options. All well presented and served with a smile and a French accent - Bon Soir!

Thank Jose F
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This old building has heaps of history, along with the rest of Russell. The food was great abet a tad on the expense side, but you pay for what you get. I had the fish and chips, the fish was delicate with a light batter...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We ate an early dinner here on a Saturday evening, and were fortunate to have a table at an open window overlooking the harbour and waterfront area of Russell. It was reserved for 8pm but as we were there at 6.15 they happily let us...More

Thank chris53kualaLumpur
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We coincidentally met 2 folks from Germany who we met twice before. Unplanned, we could easily join the tables. Service adjusted the pace of meals to have our friends catch up with us. Nice food and warm atmosphere. Very good price/quality!

Thank Jadoei
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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