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“Best fish and chips in NZ”

The Gables Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$21
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: New Zealand's oldest operating Restaurant, The Gables offers fine food and wine in a stunning waterfront setting.
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Absolutely delicious fish and chips, rather upmarket and not cheap (but nothing is cheap in NZ) but worth the expense. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Great wine too.

Thank paulaEastAnglia
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Hard not to like this place right on the beachfront in impossibly photogenic Russell. It looks as old as the town itself with tables outside under the pohutakawa trees centimetres from the beach and others indoors clustered around wide open windows. Simple pub fare but the ultimate test is always the fish. Is it hook-wriggling fresh? You betcha! Chips not bad either. Friendly staff, lots of laughter. What's not to like?

Thank Clark F
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile


We have been sampling chowder all through our long N Z trip and the one here,in an idyllic outdoor table overlooking the harbour and bay was spot on.Not the best stock base perhaps but laden with shellfish and frankly with the view on offer and the pleasant buzz of the harbour and Russell around you it will take some beating.

Thank Nicholas G
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious meal here food and service by the lovely Ophelia was wonderful.
However 10nzdfor a slice of cheese or 18nzd for cheese board we thought was a bit excessive.
Situated over looking the harbour its picture postcard. However you need to book if you want an outside table

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Having Ben disappointed in the #2 ranked restaurant, we were hopeful for a better experience at the Gables. Fortunately, we we're not disappointed. Service was prompt and efficient. Timely, but not rushed. Our server was able to correctly recommend wines to pair with our dishes and they were properly served and on time. The whole snapper in a burre blanc sauce is expertly filleted at the table so you get a small show with the meal. Great flavor and properly cooked.
Overall a successful and satisfying meal.

Thank Thomas S
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nickloosley, Owner at The Gables Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your Snapper and were able to have some wine recommended.

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