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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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“snapper” (31 reviews)
“oysters” (45 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here and went back again. The first night was lovely. Great service and gorgeous food. We had lamb Raju, pork belly, and steak. Delicious. The second night was ok. The steak was over cooked, the kids drinks were overlooked, so...More

Thank Amanda74m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent fare, service and wine. Was there with my 87 year old Mum yesterday and they really gave us a meal to remember- beautiful oronga oysters with raspberry & sav granata - the Omata Pinot Gris went down a treat with the locally caught fresh...More

Thank Gay H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had drinks and nibbles at the tables outside. Drinks menu well priced, good range of local and international beers and wines. Service excellent

Thank cdscons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was late July and the weather was a but iffy. We had enjoyed our stroll around Russell and The Gables was the perfect spot for a good lunch. They had an open fire, lots of old pictures/furniture. We got a table by the window...More

Thank JimCo72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gables lived up to its reputation with an excellent dinner. The service was unintrusive, but good. The food was very good. The atmosphere was quiet and comfortable.

Thank Tim12014
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome meal and wine. Delicious cheeseboard, amazing fish!!!! Friendly team. Thanks for a good night

Thank TJ M
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This place does seriously good food but doesn't take itself seriously. The food is better that menu promised! The waitresses are great fun. The whole snapper was superb and the unexpected amuse bouce of steak tartare was very good. The choice of wines is very...More

Thank nick w
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here for dinner while on honeymoon in New Zealand. The gables was a stunning restaurant, delicious food & lovely views. I had the posh fish and chips. Was honestly the best fish and chips I've ever had. My wife had...More

1  Thank Majestic0801
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a wonderful lunch here in New Zealand's winter time. The place probably still somewhat looks like as it did more than a hundred years ago, modernised, of course. The pictures on the wall remind the guests of the old times. The New Zealand...More

Thank Apollo1370
Reviewed 9 August 2017

*caveat: we went during winter when not much else was open. I am sure when they have the A team on during the peak season they are much better. The server looked us up and down when we came in as if we were underdressed....More

1  Thank Blayne P
nickloosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Blayne, Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry if you didn't feel welcomed by our staff on arrival, we can certainly work on that. I have spoken to my team at length about this and it seems you became upset when...More

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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$14 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
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