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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 1 week ago

We had dinner at The Gables based on the recommendation by our hosts - and it did exceed our expectations. Service was excellent, very friendly and attentive, creating a very nice atmosphere. The menu had a touch of delightful creativity, which made it difficult to...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is so close to the water and has great views. The staff are very professional and friendly. The food is equally as good. I had seafood chowder which was very tasty and my husband had fish and chips. The fish was fresh and...More

Thank Dianne75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch and so glad we did!! We indulged in a Rib Eye Fillet and were not disappointed. It is cooked for two to share and the resulting bone came home for the dog to enjoy for about two hours. It was superb...More

Thank margdenington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay in the Bay of Islands. We will definitely come again, it was a completely positive experience. The restaurant’s location is gorgeous. The interior is warm and let you feel the history. The food is excellent and proves...More

Thank finca59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No plan in mind and no reviews read, we hopped on the ferry to Russell thinking to have a leisurely lunch on the waterfront. The Gables appealed as we strolled down the street. We liked what we read of the menu at the door. Inside,...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
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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, Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
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