In November 2009, new owner Nick Loosley brought The Gables back into the family. Parents Robert & Jenny operated the restaurant from 1980-85, building a reputation as one of Northland’s top restaurants.
Since re-opening, there has been significant renovation, with a new kitchen and beautifully decorated bar the most recent additions. Whilst reformed and more functional, the new Gables takes diners back to what it was so many years ago, transforming the charming old space into a homely yet chic and sophisticated dining area, utilizing its outstanding position and original wooden floors and paneling.
Fine food with a relaxed atmosphere is the order today for the 1847 landmark on the picturesque Russell Waterfront. Locally raised Colin Saunders (formerly of the award winning Contented Sole, Essex) heads up a strong and international team of chefs. Colin’s menu always emphasizes the freshest local fish, as well as top cuts of N.Z. beef and lamb, creating traditional dishes with an unmistakable Northland touch. Food is served up by a young, dynamic and often international team of floor staff, with a few old pockets of local knowledge throughout.