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Hone's Garden

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10 York Street | 10 York St, Russell, Russell, New Zealand
+64 22 466 3710
12:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I've been going to Hone's for a number of years now and can easily say this is the best casual dining spot in Russell. The pizza's are prepared in a flash, delicious and I love the newly renovated space!

Thank Schlubu
N.S.W. Australia
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159 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great atmosphere. Pleasant friendly staff and matched by good food. We ate outside the first evening the second occasion we ate outside till the rain started and then we were able to go undercover to big settees with the most colourful cushion. Second night we decided to eat a pizza as we had watched them being enjoyed on our first... More 

Thank Killcare
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in at Russell on return to Paihia after trip to Hole in the Rock. Great home made pizza in outdoor area, and not too expensive. Opportunity to wander in Russell before free return. Other cafes on seafront were either busy or expensive .

Thank Andy S
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was a surprise....there are times when you just want a pizza and a beer and Hone's Garden really exceeded our expectations. What a great place to eat, drink and relax!

Thank Linda R
Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great value for money with a great selection of food and drinks at very reasonable prices. Service was very good and recommendations on wine and beers were on point! Althought there isn't a view on the bay, the courtyard is sure to satisfy you and has a special feel to it. Great for kids they can run about. Most reccomended!

Thank BigKiwi31
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Was recommended this place by a friend. Was excellent. Beautiful garden setting, lovely design, cute interior rooms and a healthy or not menu plus a few interesting beers. Great modern venue. Went at lunch but reckon it would be stunning late afternoon early evening for sundowners.

Thank claudiamacdonald
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A lovely location, shady and the service exemplary. We decided on the "free range" chicken, must have still been out on the range as not much made it to the pizza! Perhaps a bit of garlic, hot sauce? Something, anything to get some flavor as the BBQ sauce did little to nothing. A side dish of peppered garlic squid. Ive... More 

Thank 831memememe
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a nice little place. Slightly overpriced but a pleasant location amidst the greenery and one of the few places in town with free wifi

Thank Kevin L
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I heard good reviews about this place and when my son and I went there for dinner, both of us were disappointed. The pizza was very flat, tasteless and barely any toping. My son had one bit of the pizza and didn't want any more. The place is looking great and fresh definitely a place to catch up with friends... More 

Thank Idan Z
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Absolutely beautiful garden setting with a great choice of pizzas and beer. Service was outstanding.

Thank ReontheRoad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, Pizza, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 York Street | 10 York St, Russell, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 22 466 3710
Enjoy authentic wood fired pizzas & meats, salads and local seafood in Hone's sheltered garden. A great place for a casual meal, families with children or a beer in the sun.

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