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Duke of Marlborough

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” (28 reviews)
“fish and chips” (78 reviews)
“calamari” (47 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 15 December 2016

What a lovely place, great setting on the front at Russell, gives a Norfolk vibe, to this colonial style hotel and restaurant, highly reccomend, we had the chowder ad some squid to share both delicious. Great selection of beers and wine too.

Thank TheClairevH
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Service and food was excellent, would recommend to book a table with a view at sunset as it was beautiful

Thank Emma13williams
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A few quirky things about eating here. Tables are busked via the bar, which lacks sufficient seating. Service is sent out the same way, just weird. Barman was pleasant enough but service wasn't heart warming. I'd also expect a $17 cocktail to be dressed up...More

Thank soldadxb
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We suggest that you make a booking as some nights it can be very busy. We opted to eat on the decking, protected by plastic blinds but the wind still finds a way to get through, so our evening was a bit chilly. You can...More

Thank sharonbaby
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We absolutely lover the food. Everything was amazing, but especially the dessert with the cake with the baked in warm caramel was outstanding!! We left the place so full and happy and would highly recommed this place to everyone. The local wine in the tasting...More

Thank Rikke H
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This is a classy pristine town with a classy Hotel! The Duke is prime waterfront property and it has the perfect setting for a romantic meal on the deck with a lovely sunset. We enjoyed the shared raw fish platter, crunchy fish and chips and...More

Thank Champagne552014
Reviewed 28 November 2016 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
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank AndrewH233
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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.14 miles away
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.43 miles away
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.15 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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