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Duke of Marlborough

) #2 of 20 Restaurants in Russell ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Seafood, European
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shoulder” (27 reviews)
“calamari” (48 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 1,204 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and decided to give The Duke'restaurant a go after seeing reviews on Trip Advisor, certainly glad we did (see photos!). We wanted to see the water and enjoy a bit of a special meal so reserved a table for dinner. (We...More

Thank ashofmelbourne
Reviewed 20 June 2017

What a great place. In the wind and rain the Marlborough provided the best possible refuge. Our waitress really knew the menu and was both friendly and informative. The menu is great but the best by far was the lamb.

Thank garywallisnl
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The Duke of Marlborough was recommended to us as a great place for dinner in Russell. We took the recommendation and was most pleased that we did. The hotel is located overlooking the water with stunning views towards Paihia. We sat outside on the verandah...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by Bellrock Lodge owners where we were staying. Delicious food - we ate their twice during our stay as the boys loved the lamb so much. Fish and other dishes also very good. Have the bread to start. Friendly and...More

Thank KAP558
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Everyone we asked said this is the restaurant to go to in Russell. We were very pleased with the lunch we had and the view of the Bay is outstanding. Dinner menu looked good too!

Thank TropicSplendor
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We ordered a selection of entrees as this seemed the more interesting option for us. The calamari salad was very good; tender calamari in a tasty salad combination. The seafood chowder, whilst filling, needed to have the seafood flavours more distinctive. The lamb loin was...More

Thank afanlennox
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Location wise this is located in a great place, has a great atmosphere. Warm welcome on arrival, food was okay.

1  Thank Don Ishan S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a wet Queens Birthday weekend. Warm enough welcome on arrival, however, the open fire that once roared in the dining room is no longer in use. A mix of Lions (rugby) fans and families. Many internationals. Wine choice is extensive and reasonably priced...More

2  Thank JNZ69
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I'll start out by saying I've worked in hospitality for about 7 years now. In all sorts of dining...weddings, fine dining, VIP service for celebs, and casual dining. So I know there are bad days, but I also know to always make sure the customer...More

2  Thank Brianna P
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Food served for 100 without a hitch. Everyone commented on the quality of the food. We also had breakfast the next day on Sunday which was very good.

Thank anitacameron
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.23 km away
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.69 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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