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The Gables Restaurant

) #1 of 20 Restaurants in Russell $$$$ Seafood, European,
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7670
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (31 reviews)
“oysters” (43 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
19 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 746 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were recomended this restaurant and particularly the Red Snapper for two. I am not normally a fish eater, but thought I would give it a go.First of all it was filleted at the table for us by a very competent young lady. Well it...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely, historic restaurant with a harbour view. Good and friendly service, nice fresh Gurnard and good mulled wine on a cold day. Setting lovely, food good and quick service. Would recommend and return.

Thank Cheezel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here recently. It was our last evening in New Zealand and was a great end to a wonderful trip. It was midweek at the end of the season so the restaurant was quiet but the meal was probably the...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chef knows what he/she is doing! From the amous bouche through to the main course, the food was fantastic. But on top of this, the wait staff were highly professional, knew their stuff, and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended for food and...More

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 11 May 2017

That's what we had with a bottle of Marsden Chambourcin. Oh, and some greens. A lovely rstaurant. I recommend it.

Thank dmh220
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were part of a golf party of 16 and staying across the Bay at Paihia. We caught the ferry across to Russell for a booked dinner. The restaurant had our table ready and menus were quickly produced by an enthusiastic and pleasant staff. The...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We've been to Gables for a pre birthday dinner. All 5 of us were extremly happy with the food and the friendly staff. Beef, Seafood Salads, all graet quality. And the dessert too.

Thank Axel S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We managed to book a table even though they were very busy - understandably so, given the quality of the food. We sat overlooking the bay and enjoyed a wonderful meal - the fish and beef being excellent - and everything is locally sourced. We...More

Thank Monphil
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a gorgeous experience at sunset. Magical views across the Bay and good food in turn. Service felt very special

Thank Billyo722
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Started with oysters natural. Fresh and sweet local oysters. Fillet steak perfectly cooked with creamed spinach. Fries with very good aioli followed by sticky date pud. Good service and BYO with reasonable corkage in a charming heritage building on waterfront. Excellent classic food .

Thank uncledes
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options on your menu?
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
how to get a reservation!!!
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$43
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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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