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Duke of Marlborough

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fine dining with stunning views over the bay. Food was delicious and we would highly recommend if in the area. We only had lunch here but would happily go. Ack for dinner if we had time.

Thank Mathew H
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hopped off the Hole in the Rock ferry on the return to Russell. Hotel was recommended by our B&B hosts and was not disappointed

Thank John H
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Russell is a delightful little country town in a small country. The Duke ...was outstanding by any measure. Fine dining in a beautiful location with service that is simply superb. Vincent and his crew were magnificent.... without question the best service I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. The food - slow cooked lamb shoulder was excellent, the local... More 

Thank AndrewH233
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb location at the back of the beach. Super veranda overlooking the bay. Good food. Excentric ( French ) service! Good wine list

Thank Tim12014
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a day trip and i couldnt believe the friendliness of this place. All the staff seemed just so happy to be working there. The food was great. Calamari spot on and the smoked fish salad excellent. Great service and a really nice experience. The manager was particularly friendly.

Thank Jeneeeh
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a beautiful setting on a gorgeous evening. Food was generally good with just a few minor issues worth mentioning such as shell in every oyster which was unpleasent and a chipped wine glass. entree of fish platter for 2 was delicious. wait staff were friendly and helpful. Main dissapointment was that we arrived just after 5pm to get a prime... More 

Thank Lara B
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was very nice. Only down thing was we asked to sit on the verandah by the sea but were told it was booked. There were empty tables there the whole time we were there.

Thank I4262DKandrewh
Sydney, Australia
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488 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in without a booking for lunch and were seated inside. Before our order was taken an outside table became available but was not offered to us despite having asked for one. That said we had a bit of a view through the verandah and the inside was interesting (though better for a winter dinner I think). Not the most... More 

Thank TukoPomojaAustralia
Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here after a day of hiking, for a sunset drink, as they seem to be fully booked. But the manager discretely managed both: to let me have a drink with a view and to find me a table, so I stayed for a dinner. I had two starters and a side dish. The smoked fish salad was sensational:... More 

Thank Tanja S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a number of times and always have amazing meals. The service is outstanding. I highly suggest the lamb shoulder for 2. Absolutely Devine

Thank Beth N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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