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Duke of Marlborough

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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely lover the food. Everything was amazing, but especially the dessert with the cake with the baked in warm caramel was outstanding!! We left the place so full and happy and would highly recommed this place to everyone. The local wine in the tasting (3 x 75 ml. for 20 NZ dollars) was the only thing that wasn't perfect,... More 

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Thank Rikke H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a classy pristine town with a classy Hotel! The Duke is prime waterfront property and it has the perfect setting for a romantic meal on the deck with a lovely sunset. We enjoyed the shared raw fish platter, crunchy fish and chips and tasty lamb dishes while staying at the spacious QB self contained Bungalow which is on... More 

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Thank Champagne552014
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine dining with stunning views over the bay. Food was delicious and we would highly recommend if in the area. We only had lunch here but would happily go. Ack for dinner if we had time.

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Thank Mathew H
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopped off the Hole in the Rock ferry on the return to Russell. Hotel was recommended by our B&B hosts and was not disappointed

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Russell is a delightful little country town in a small country. The Duke ...was outstanding by any measure. Fine dining in a beautiful location with service that is simply superb. Vincent and his crew were magnificent.... without question the best service I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. The food - slow cooked lamb shoulder was excellent, the local... More 

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Thank AndrewH233
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb location at the back of the beach. Super veranda overlooking the bay. Good food. Excentric ( French ) service! Good wine list

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Thank Tim12014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a day trip and i couldnt believe the friendliness of this place. All the staff seemed just so happy to be working there. The food was great. Calamari spot on and the smoked fish salad excellent. Great service and a really nice experience. The manager was particularly friendly.

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Thank Jeneeeh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a beautiful setting on a gorgeous evening. Food was generally good with just a few minor issues worth mentioning such as shell in every oyster which was unpleasent and a chipped wine glass. entree of fish platter for 2 was delicious. wait staff were friendly and helpful. Main dissapointment was that we arrived just after 5pm to get a prime... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was very nice. Only down thing was we asked to sit on the verandah by the sea but were told it was booked. There were empty tables there the whole time we were there.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in without a booking for lunch and were seated inside. Before our order was taken an outside table became available but was not offered to us despite having asked for one. That said we had a bit of a view through the verandah and the inside was interesting (though better for a winter dinner I think). Not the most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?