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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” (32 reviews)
“chocolate mess” (11 reviews)
“oysters” (45 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a nice dinner here after cruising the bay of islands. We ordered the big snapper for 2 and this was well prepared. Service was good and food presentation was very good. Could not really enjoy deserts since we needed to catch the boat...More

Thank huub9999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glorious food served outside by friendly staff. I had duck liver parfait and for main the belly pork on barley risotto.... couldn't fault anything.

Thank reveclipse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place for lunch and ordered oysters and mussels which were perfect to accompany the buttery creamy chardy. Service was a little slow and had a tinge of attitude witnessed several times with several guests. It was strange given injection of money into this...More

Thank K4kev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we got a bad night for the kitchen. ? After reading the reviews were chose this as one of our final meals in NZ. The setting on the waterfront is without a doubt breathtaking. Our entrees were generally OK. However the mains were almost...More

1  Thank Worldtraveller2044
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff excellent service and spanking fresh fish with a great salad and good fries. It's a gourmet restaurant but we went for the basics and it did not disappoint. And I'm really fussy!

Thank TaupoGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my wife for an evening meal. The Service was attentive and friendly, if a little slow at times. The food was very good, if a little on the expensive side. The views were excellent and the decor was very nice. There's...More

Thank samthecannon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked our table in the window to take advantage of the views of the bay and to listen to the lapping of the water on the sea shore. The menu was not overly large but there was a wide enough selection for most people...More

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here years ago and I know it;'s changed hands a few times. That said, as of early December 2017 it was as good as ever. If you can get a window table and you'll have a prime view out over the water as the...More

Thank Epitwee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place, where you immediately feel at home. Everything is done just right. The food is exquisite, the location perfect and the service friendly and attentive. We recommend the seared octopus and chowder, line caught whole snapper and sticky toffee pudding to...More

Thank UkSim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best fish and chips I’ve had in along time! It reminded me of my mums fresh fish and chips, and no one has even come close to that before! My husband had the seafood chowder and thought this was delicious, saying “it was full...More

Thank Awiggy
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Questions & Answers
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
24 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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