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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
££ - £££
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We only called in for a drink during our visit to Russell. The Duke is full of character and the service was excellent.The barman offered tasters of the beer if you were unsure of what to order, and you could also order three small glasses...More

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was in the area on sales and the Duke had just made the list of NZ top 100 restaurants so I thought it would be worth a visit. Their signature seafood chowder was excellent, and paired with their recommended Pinot Gris choice made one...More

Thank fsb1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Duke of Marlborough is right on the sea front and not to be confused with the Duke of Marlborough Tavern (which is a pub rather than hotel and a block further back!). The restaurant gets busy so I suggest you book. We had a...More

Thank sjjdxb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A piece of history and normally you expect average food in a tourist restaurant but not here. Slow cooked lamb shoulder, delicious Hapuka with Tua Tuas all started with sumptuous dry calamari washed down with an Elspeth Chard and Te Mata red. Waiter was awesome....More

Thank alextP8567UM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame very expensive and not much for your money Lamb was lamb a few potatos and broccoli Tiny amount of gravy not enough for two let along one Friends eye fillet was burnt As per previous reviews we were asked if everything was...More

1  Thank themusketts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and value for money. The staff were professional and passionate. We only came for a visit and lunch, but will be back hopefully in the not too distant future to stay a little longer. 👍

Thank BirgitE-H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Tastes of NZ Fish" entree was the single best thing that we had in our month in NZ. It might have been the best meal of my whole life. If you like fresh fish, and appreciate Japanese sashimi, then you should love this dish....More

Thank ostranenie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was amazing. The beautiful location and ambience of the lovey old Duke of Marlborough Hotel made the meals we ate there very memorable.

Thank Shyzy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Victorian Hotel serving a good choice of food and craft beer with good service. Stopped here for a spot of lunch before tackling flagstaff hill. I found the seafood chowder very good and washed it down with a couple of local craft beers. The service...More

Thank Davewyuill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, the Duke is STILL the place to go for lunch..or dinner ! We were a party of 3 today for lunch. Calamari perfectly cooked and served on a bed of peppery greens and feta cheese crumble...this was shared by the 3 of us. Our...More

Thank KiwiLint
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Nearby Attractions
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.06 miles away
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.14 miles away
Flagstaff Hill
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.43 miles away
Russell Museum
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.15 miles 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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