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The Marina Restaurant

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1 Vogel Street | Marina Park, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 5919
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have come to this restaurant over the last 10 years on every , usually to celebrate my birthday in February. Wonderful food especially the seafood. Every dish is a winner. The service is excellent. Atmosphere, is excellent. Love being next to the river. Easy parking. I will NEVER have my birthday at another place when I visit Gisborne from... More 

Thank ceylon-says
San Diego
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened to be in Gisborne for my Bday so dined at The Marina Restaurant and had a nice experience. I ordered the Terakihi (chef's special) and my wife had the free range 21 day aged wakanui beef filet and both were good. We finished off with the chocolate & salty caramel bisquit and a couple of 10 year old... More 

Thank imcookn
Gisborne, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Fantastic restaurant, great food and service. I live locally and would always choose this restaurant to take visitors and for any celebration to go to.

Thank Aylene H
Gisborne, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had an absolutely beautiful dinner here. We took a couple who were visiting from overseas and all ageed it was a great meal. Some might think it is a bit pricey, but it is more than worth it. The service is exceptional and the food divine.. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank dorne2015
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Well this restaurant was amazing. We both had 3 courses each and it was devine. Would recommend this place to anyone as long as you werent on a budget. I dont mind payen more when the food is faultless. We will be back.

Thank ecoya
Launceston, Australia
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475 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Arrived into Gisborne late so we made a dash for this restaurant, having missed it on last year's visit to the town. Next year, we'll have 2 nights in Gisborne so we can have lunch and dinner here. Couldn't fault the food or the service - just exceptional. We shared a half bottle of Fr champagne, before dinner. The beef... More 

Thank Ranipuss
Gisborne, New Zealand
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Go with reservation, dress accordingly, don't complain about the prices. The food is delicious, the service is impeccable. I think they have reasonably priced lunch menus so you might want to ask that. When we bought our new house we celebrated with a dinner in Marina, so I always remember this place with good feelings.

Thank TheGreatBumble
Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

great evening at this restaurant, service was good, the food was Delicious - couldn't asked for a better main meal (lamb was perfect). Really lovely atmosphere to be in.

Thank psmall17
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Marina is delightful. Service is always faultless. Our group of four had a mixture of entrees, mains and desserts. Amazing fresh ravioli, duck, lamb and fish of the day. The salted caramel dessert was OUT OF THIS WORLD! We will continue to visit The Marina- thanks Team!

Thank janeygal2016
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I first went here 10 years ago, and it is still my favourite restaurant in Gisborne. The food keeps getting better; the wine list has a great mix of local wines; the staff are both friendly and professional. And it's the best restaurant location in the city!

Thank Jim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
French, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
Ultimate fine dining in Gisborne- Michelin Style Dining, Bistro style lunches

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?