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Hone's Garden

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10 York Street | 10 York St, Russell, Russell, New Zealand
+64 22 466 3710
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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New Zealand
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic venue, beautiful garden area. We arrived off the ferry and came across the sign for Hones, 10 minutes before opening (not knowing what time opening was) The front entrance to Hones was not easy to find - a sign points to an alleyway with a locked door - no indication that we need to walk around the corner to... More 

Thank Queenslander2013
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice, relaxed wood fired pizza restaurant in a nice garden setting. Mostly open air but there is also a covered area. We were served by a helpful, well mannered young man on the two occasions we visited. The pizzas are good, as are the freshly prepared salads.

1 Thank PB777
Springfield, Illinois
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual al fresco dining with fast service. Pizzas are delicious thin crust, the house salads are tremendous, and the garden setting is sublime.

1 Thank Ethel C
Portsmouth, Virginia
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After catching the ferry from Opau and touring the small town, we stopped for pizza & salad. While not on the water, the garden area was pleasant. The crowd of locals that formed at lunchtime spoke for itself; and it proved to be a great lunch stop. Lunch came fast and the food was excellent. The garden is covered and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think Hone's Garden is probably the nicest place to eat in Russell. Delicious wood fired pizzas plus a really nice atmosphere in the garden, particularly at night.

2 Thank Bazza76
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69 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It is easy to walk by and not notice the walkway to this restaurant. We loved the casual atmosphere, Service was prompt and the pizza was the best we have eaten for ages.

1 Thank Esther A
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Worth seeking out behind the main street. Superb pizzas and a great choice of beers. Laid back vibe, perfect for a sunny afternoon...

1 Thank Sue C
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Hone's garden is one of those wonderful local places that also has the atmosphere to go with it. Wonderful grass roots atmosphere with excellent basic fare. Delicious pizza.

1 Thank Margaret O
Waiheke Island
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A casual eatery with a distinctive south Pacific feel. We were recommended this place by clients and we werent disappointed. it was a quiet Tuesday evening and easy to get a table, my only disappointment was that the salad needed to be refreshed - seemed like it had been made a few hours ago. Otherwise the food was great and... More 

1 Thank JeanandWayne
Russell, New Zealand
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Despite the slight rainfall we visited and enjoyed pizzas at this newly upgraded decor restaurant. My husband tried their steak which was cooked to perfection. Great place to chat and meet visitors from around the world as the informal setting encourages this. We shared our large umbrella with a couple from the UK.

1 Thank Mediguru1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Bar, Pizza, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 York Street | 10 York St, Russell, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 22 466 3710
Enjoy authentic wood fired pizzas & meats, salads and local seafood in Hone's sheltered garden. A great place for a casual meal, families with children or a beer in the sun.

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