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25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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Auckland, New Zealand
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After coming across from Paihia, we chanced across Sally's quite by accident. It is on Rusell's waterfront, close to local " must do" attractions, and only a few yards from the Paihia ferry. We had an initial coffee there but after some hours in the area decided on a final drink before driving back via Opua. Moxst cafe's had closed... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. The Staff are amazing and great to look at as well. Sally More 

Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't beat the location Iced Coffee and home made cafes Very nice Friendly staff Tables out the front on the waterfront

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

Thank you so much for your feedback, much appreciated. Sally More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely view of the harbour, pity about the wind. OK fish and chips, reasonably priced

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in Paihia and went over to Russell for dinner and visited Sally's. Tuesday night and Russell very quiet.Lovely staff member met us at the door. No one else in the Restaurant. Selected fish and chips and as I normally would choose snapper it wasn't available but John Dory was, It was delicious and also very generous serving----salad very fresh.Would... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comments. Thank you for returning again after 13 years. Sally More 

Whangaparaoa, Auckland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not what I expected going on the reviews - decor is dark and dated, best to sit outside. Large menu looked appealing but was disappointed with my food. Not much effort - the toasties are very dry and basic. Maybe a bit complacent as they have a vast amount of tourists visit this lovely town. Needs a spruce up and... More 

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Thank Pim66
sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry you did not enjoy your tasted sandwich. There is over 25 dishes on the menu a same you didn't sample our favourites e.g. seafood chowder with fish shrimps and mussels. Pasta, Open sandwhiches Salmon, Steak, feta and capcsicum, fish and chips. Thank you for your feedback. Sally More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average but quite expensive and the staff would have made our visit more pleasant had they smiled! Out of the four staff working, the only one who made you feel welcome was the young maybe European girl? Probably wouldn't go there again. With so many other options, you really need to make an effort!

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Thank Ghs-33
sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this review

Morning, I am so sorry you didn't have a great visit to our restaurnt. I was working on sunday and cannot believe that my staff were not happy bright and friendly, so sorry. Sally More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had delicious hot breakfast here, and a great cup of coffee. May well be good for other meals but I only popped in during the morning. Friendly, polite and efficient staff. Good value.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Russell is a favourite holiday spot for us - every year we get here and Sally's is our everyday coffee stop - usually along with great muffin too hard to resist! Meals always great too especially the oysters!!

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Thank MamoC
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch and dinner at Sally's. The food was delicious and the service was great. Portions were very generous.

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Thank DawnBeamsley
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had coffee most mornings at Sally's. Really friendly staff. Tempting home made cakes and good coffee. Excellent views over the bay !

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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, European, Soups, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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?