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The Marina Restaurant

€€€€French, European,
1 Vogel Street | Marina Park, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 5919
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Vogel Street | Marina Park, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've visited the Marina four times now over the years, and it is consistently good. Run by a husband and wife team who know their stuff, it's always lovely to visit. Sadly, they close during winter, so you'll miss out if you're there during the...More

Thank JazB333
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Really classy old school French food. Food was great well presented, good portion. We loved the ambiance.

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We were very fortunate to visit this wonderful restaurant with family. I can honestly say I have seldom enjoyed such outstanding food. The prawn bisque was delicious as was the seafood crepe. The service was attentive without being intrusive. I would highly recommend dining at...More

Thank Marg22
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I honestly believe that the Marina Restaurant in Gisborne is the best restaurant ever. The food is sublime. The service is the best service I’ve experienced in NZ and the ambience is perfect. It’s such a treat to come here. And they continue to be...More

Thank GisBrit
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Quality food and service from the team, went there with a large group and no one went away hungry. Awesome setting over looking the river.

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Top notch service, from coat being taken at door, to a little tasting treat, while waiting. Atmosphere was very pleasant, and we were seated next to a fire .I had 2 entrees, instead of a main, scallops and then pork belly - both too die...More

Thank brunnies
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I decided to treat myself on one of my last days in the area & it was seriously gorgeous. I had the main of the fish risotto, house white and caramelised ice cream and it was perfect. Lovely and relaxed and felt like I could...More

Thank louisecribb
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Our Thanks to the staff and Chef at the Marina for the degustation dinner put together to match our Spade Oak Wines. Great food chosen to complement the flavours in the wine, and service which makes diners feel special. My favourite of the evening -...More

Thank eileenvoysey
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We read reviews on the web...and thought yes lets give it a go...sooo sadly disappointed. Ordered the specials of the day, you would think that would be the freshest way to go....BUT no-Shockingly inedible. The Duck pate was rubbery and old tasting and the Ostrich...More

Thank Smeraldorosso
Marina R, Owner at The Marina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

As the owner of the restaurant I was saddened to read your comments and in fact I could go as far as saying I found it defamatory. As a business owner you have to be ba able to accept both positive and negative feedback. But...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best lunch destinations in Gisborne, fantastic service and delicious food, if you like French cuisine this place is for you!

Thank Kate R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Vogel Street | Marina Park, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 5919
  • E-mail
Ultimate fine dining in Gisborne- Michelin Style Dining, Bistro style lunches
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