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The Gables Restaurant

€€€€Seafood, European,
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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11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This character-filled restaurant on the foreshore produced the most delicious rib-eye steak we’ve had during our trip to New Zealand. The portion which was ample for two was cooked to perfection. (medium-rare as requested). The service was efficient and the staff were friendly. The amuse...More

Thank Sally-Ann G
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Lovely setting and great food. Well priced meals and lovely setting. Doesnt claim to be what it isnt and the chef is willing to take on feedback. Well worth trip from Paihia

Thank vanagon84
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Visited this for lunch in the early autumn when they weren't particularly busy. We sat outside by the water, great location and great views. However we waited ages for the food and then when it finally came they 'lost' one of the meals. The excuse...More

Thank Gill O
Reviewed 22 April 2018

An enjoyable meal in nice surroundings to round off a week's stay in Russell. There were a few minor issues given the status and price of meal... Some components of chowder overlooked rib of beef for two not the best I've tasted, though it was...More

Thank Arte1
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3 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$22
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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