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“Deliciously simple”

The Marina Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 86 Restaurants in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$29
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Situated on the banks of 3 rivers, the Marina Restaurant provides more than just an amazing view. Come and try our modern European cuisine paired with local and international wines, or try one of our classic cocktails on offer.
Reviewed 26 November 2020 via mobile

Simple is as simple does - delicious!
We spotted this restaurant across the river and were intrigued enough to come across and check it out - we were not disappointed. The restaurant is in an old homestead by the river - it’s been renovated and even with white tablecloths, the atmosphere was very relaxing. The menu was simple - a beef, lamb, fish and vegetarian option. My husband is very fussy with his steak, will send it back if it is not as he asked for - it was perfect. I had pan fried John Dory, lovely. Despite no children’s menu, they easily accommodated our 12 year old son who thoroughly enjoyed his steak. We had the chocolate dessert - you would think it would be overwhelmingly rich. It was not and in fact, we would have liked more!! Go - you’ll thank us!

Date of visit: November 2020
Thank KC-NZ1
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I6454SGmarinar, Owner at The Marina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback!

We're so glad you enjoyed your evening with us and hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in Gisborne. We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,
Linda

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Reviewed 16 November 2020 via mobile

Beautifully situated on the confluence of two rivers, the elegant surroundings were complemented by great service and cusine.
Thanks to the new owner and her staff

Date of visit: November 2020
Thank Excursion09489918543
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I6454SGmarinar, Owner at The Marina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2020

Thank you so much for the kind feedback!

We're glad we could make your evening an enjoyable one. We look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards,
Linda

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Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Unfortunately the browning on the top of the gratin I ordered was burnt. Hindsight says I should have returned it. Apart from that the food was outstanding-especially the coconut/ kiwifruit partition. Would definitely return if I lived locally.

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank waikino28
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I6454SGmarinar, General Manager at The Marina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

Hi Waikino28,

thank you for your review.

We are sorry that the gratin was not to your liking. In the future, please feel free to let us know and we will gladly see what we can do. We are pleased that you enjoyed the setting and the dessert and hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 28 October 2020

A little haven in almost the centre of town,good service and surroundings to match.
Interesting combinations of flavors produced an excellent evening.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Thank PHIL P
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I6454SGmarinar, General Manager at The Marina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

Hi Phil P,

thank you very much for your feedback!

We are glad you enjoyed your evening and looking forward to hosting you again another time.

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Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

It was cold outside but warm in this place which was full. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was very good. There is a thoughtful wine list and the wine by the glass was limited but of good quality. We enjoyed the experience.

Date of visit: July 2020
Thank Dennis J
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