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25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have had a craving for seafood chowder since I got to NZ and today found some. Perfect setting, and friendly staff. Other meals looked cry appetizing. Hope to go back soon

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was a great find. We stopped by for a drink in the afternoon and asked for an outside table as the weather was excellent. To our surprise the waitress gave us the option to sit right on the water's edge at a table that had a reserved sign on. Apparently the reserved signs are to stop casual call... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very very disappointing....huge portions but mediocre food. Starter of seared scallops had particles of burnt butter, chorizo "chips" were chewy and hard. Vegetarian main course of chick peas and roasted cauliflower lacked seasoning, chick peas were bone dry. Vegetales (frozen) were acceptable. Lamb was average, portobello mushrooms also lacked seasoning. Compared to the neighboring restaurants, Very very average. Not a... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the Ferry over from Pathia in the evening for dinner based on reading the reviews. Great location but we found the servers unresponsive. The market fish was very disappointing, lacking in flavour. All in all we felt that the restaurant did not live up to its reputation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely homemade cakes. Friendly service. Decent coffee. Great location right on the waterfront. Nice alfresco setting. Has a bit of old world charm. We had the apple cider and coconut cake and it was delicious. Plenty of sweet choices and good size servings.

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Thank Jenni8774
Nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our recent stay on Russell we had frequented Sally's during the day where we really enjoyed the best date scones in living memory! On our last night before leaving for our flight to Wellington we discovered Sally's evening menu and what a discovery! The food was excellent, the staff friendly and the location facing the sea, great. Thank you... More 

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Thank goldlegoman
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome...what more can I say! Service is first class and food is amazing. The genlte background music is perfect too. Fish and chips the best, the steak is amazing. All washed with a bottle of Tr Hana bubbly....the perfect Valentine's Dinner.

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Thank Sue M
Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a friendly helpful staff there is at Sally's nothing was too much trouble. I had the fresh fish and it was superb ... A glass of wine on sunset what could be more amazing! And my favourite desert!

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Thank Issyo1
Brackley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good oysters (although a bit more lemon would have been good), and chowder to start. Fish well cooked, portions of fish & chips looked very generous! Informal, unpretentious atmosphere.

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1 Thank 4m0rgans
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After catching the ferry across to Russell decided to stay for dinner. They were quick to sit us down but then we were not provided with menus for 15 minutes. It was another 20minutes before the came back to take our orders. The place was reasonably empty as well with plenty of staff. Entree of grilled kilpatrick oysters were quick... More 

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sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ebony, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am very sorry and so dissapionted that you did not have a great experince. Could you please let me know what night you came for dinner and I will definatley fix this problem. The girls are trained that they have 15 seconds in which to speech to... 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
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7652

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