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Duke of Marlborough

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood, European
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (28 reviews)
“calamari” (53 reviews)
“fish and chips” (77 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

We had a sumptuous meal at this classic old hotel and restaurant !. They also have a quaint , stylish bar with big Chesterfield chairs. We had the mouth watering 'Eye' Fillet, Tuna (huge portion) and Lamb...all excellent ! Would have given 5 stars but...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning view matched with delicious food. The wait staff are all really professional and friendly too. Very well priced, would highly recommend.

Thank Mouseyandhorsey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food presented in a luxurious way and very delicious. Scenery stunning even on a drizzly evening. Prices towards expensive but well worth it. Cheaper options on the menu too. We had slow cooked lamb and the beef. Really tasty.

Thank nz0064
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Since our last visit 2 years age they have added an enclosed balcony. The food is superb especially the slow cooked shoulder of lamb. They also cater for gluten free. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The views are to die for with a...More

Thank Glynis K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Historic Hotel. Excellent dinner. Cheerful and helpful staff. Wonderful nautical and historic pictures everywhere

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were advised to try the Duke of Marlborough and were not disappointed. After a local tour of Russell, we entered the Hotel and were greeted and welcomed like regular guests. The restaurant was busy but the hostess found us a nice table and then...More

Thank BillV1940
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited twice for dinner, both times sitting on the veranda, super view over the harbour, pleasant if not v quick service, good menu, first night we ate the shared shoulder of lamb which was beautiful then tonight excellent fish and chips with a v lightly...More

Thank j w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take time to look at the paintings, photographs and mounted fish in the restaurant and bar area, including HRH Queen Elizabeth II wearing a Maori sash. Then turn and look out through the stained glass windows onto the spacious verandah, pick a table, and order...More

Thank macderma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous hotel/Bar/ Reataurant. Built in the 1800’s . One of the oldest hotels in NZ Fantastic view looking out to the water. We were lucky to see Dolphin not far out,, while sitting have a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, nibbles and sun setting ....More

Thank tresag7201
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee and breakfast in a really good location Enjoyed this place good value and an excellent cho8ce and food

Thank charles1208
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Questions & Answers
Shruti K
28 January 2018|
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Response from 542Jane_R | Reviewed this property |
No dress code except for the usual, shirts and no bare feet. They definitely have vegetarian. My Aunt is one and she lives in Paihia and goes to the Duke often enough. Have fun. It's relaxed and friendly.
Shruti K
28 January 2018|
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Response from Meredith M | Reviewed this property |
It’s a pretty casual place so I don’t think there is a dress code. It’s a Tavern with salads and such so vegetarian items likely available
13 November 2017|
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Response from DUKERUS | Property representative |
Hello Janice, You can find our menu and wine on our website under the eat and drink tag Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Located right on the waterfront in Russell. Serving up delectable delights for lunch and dinner the Duke of Marlborough Restaurant is at the heart of this historical hotel. The menu showcases locally sourced seasonal produce, presenting a new take on classic favourites. Dine inside, on the terrace or in the garden.
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