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The Marina Restaurant

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1 Vogel Street | Marina Park, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 5919
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Wonderful food in beautiful surroundings with attentive staff. Had a lovely lunch from a menu that has ongoing specials which adds to the choices.

Thank Caryn R
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Although a little pricey, the staff were lovely people. It was a birthday treat so I received a complimentary entree from the chef which was absolutely adorable and a birthday beverage (R18). The environment is just as beautiful as the food. A+

Thank 52skyep
Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

What a wonderful dining experience! The location is beautiful, the hosts were attentive and very friendly and the menu was absolutely devine! We had dinner mid week and our orders were taken promptly, and I found the menu very affordable indeed. While waiting for our entrées we were treared to a duck pate aperitif which was delicious! For entrées our... More 

Thank PennyPea14
Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We love this place for lunch and enjoy the food, wine and especially the service. If you get sick of that, unlikely, then try dinner as well.

Thank MattToddNZ
Biarritz, France
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

the screws were delicious, the hand brake was nicely cook and polish. the wheels were big, the chef must have some good screw drivers.

Thank igmarkiwi
Napier, New Zealand
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We returned to Gisborne after 21/2 years and we thrilled to find the team at the Marina still going strong, and impressing with stunning food and service. The staff were very attentive and had good knowledge of each dish and the comprehensive wine list. Food sourced locally, was fresh and full of flavour, cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. We... More 

Thank RachandMax
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I'd never been to the Marina before, never knew it existed! VERY IMPRESSIVE and a restaurant Gisborne can be proud of. Will definitely go back. My boss ordered a coffee and they did her portrait in her flat white - AMAZING!

Thank Ani P
Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

After living away for a few years, but returning for a few weeks to Gisborne I just had to come back to The Marina, this time for a fantastic lunch menu, along with the peaceful nature when entering has taken me back once again to dining heaven. Thanks guys, don't change, keep up the great work.

Thank Neil M
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We had the best meal out in a long while. The staff were excellent and explained each dish in great detail which made it easy to chose what to order. Plenty of options with a delightful ranges of flavours available. They surprised us after we had ordered by bringing out a dish of specially prepared dish of fish cooked without... More 

Thank Pete D
Gisborne, New Zealand
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Any special occasion is a very good reason to visit the Marina - the service is always top class and the food is such great fare. An extensive wine list of local and non-local wine to match every meal. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and visiting family members at the Marina - According to my husband their pate is not... More 

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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, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?