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Gabriel's Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
21 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
+64 3-485 9300
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (5 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came in for lunch with friends a couple of weeks ago, food was good. However, the cold attitude of the man serving was an utter let down. Everything seemed to be a hassle for him when we asked for anything (etc, we asked for some...More

Thank _frostadeline22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very warm welcome, awesome service, and lovely food and coffee. Thank you and we will be back A++++++++++++++++

Thank Angela Mulrine B
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Food was good. The service was good too, which was surprising given the exceptionally indifferent attitude of the bloke delivering the service.

Thank camper2018
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Had lunch on our way through to Central Otago. The place was very quiet...the food was ok and nothing more..it was a bit expensive for what it was. I think there’s better places in Lawrence to go to.

Thank charliesD9938SS
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Decided to go into Gabriels as we could sit outside in fresh air and sun. Not sure if the staff were wanting to be at work or not.. Not at all friendly - it seemed to be to much when asking about food etc.. When...More

Thank k1w1Spirit
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Waited very long for food to take away. When we got it, it was cold. Staff was very rude when we asked if we would have to wait much longer. Won't go again.

Thank Kiwi468
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Really enjoyed our meal at Gabriels recently. Ordered Seafood Chowder, Garlic Bread, Steak, and the Chicken w Bacon wrap. All perfectly cooked. Was super impressed with how well the chicken was cooked - still juicy but fully cooked. Spot on. Super friendly and relaxed wait...More

Thank LyttelTriker
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Really good food, brilliant service, friendly staff. Nicwe surroundings, good choice of meal size i.e. Lunch, dinner. large. Beer and wine reasonable price.

Thank pat20182018
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Verity, the owner of the Lady of Lawrence B&B recommended Gabriel's to my husband and me for dinner. Gabriel's is not fancy, but the food was terrific as was the service. In fact, it was so good that we wanted to return the next night...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Worth a stop in. Really reasonably priced and delicious toasties. The desserts aren't made in house, but the Belgian slice wad delicious. The guy criticised my partner's coffee order which was odd. We had a pleasant experience. Nice staff, good food.

Thank Shawn C
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Camille A
20 May 2017|
Response from 844shelleyh | Property representative |
Yes we do try to accomodate all dietary needs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +64 3-485 9300
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Winners of the Southern Region Rural Cafe of The Year 2017 Welcoming, friendly cafe within a historical building, it was built in 1886, and was the first Rural Bank Of New Zealand. It still has the original vault, lots of history. Owner operated By Reuben and Shelley Hinton, Reuben was a Lone Star head chef for over 10 years, and has been cheffing for 27 years. Shelley has been trained by Reuben, and our customers cannot tell who is out in the kitchen cooking, as our meals are always consistent. Our reviews are from genuine customers.
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