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sally's restaurant

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25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

On a wet and cool afternoon in July we popped into Sally's for a late lunch. The fish chowder was great and served with nice bread. To finish we shared a piece of freshly cooked cake, generous portion, with good long black coffee. Service great and view, even on a wet day, to die for! Enjoy!!

Thank Peter N
Yateley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Really wanted a slap up breakfast and Sally's came up trumps! Very friendly staff. On the seafront. They do lunch and dinner as well and was always full when we went by.

Thank Sandra W
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305 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Had lunch here prior to Bay of Islands boat tour and it was quite enjoyable. We managed to get an outdoor table, next to building so weren't pestered by seagulls- but enjoyed watching other diners across the street fending them off. Fish and chips and seafood pasta (perfectly cooked) were very good; good menu and service. Would return.

Thank sueprc
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We visited this cute little restaurant on our first night in Russell. Service was great,very attentive but not over bearing staff. Me and my boyfriend both got the fish and chips, and we weren't disappointed! It was a massive portion but they don't sacrifice quality for quantity. The fish was well cooked and the batter was crispy. I couldn't possibly... More 

Thank Rach B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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280 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Friendly service and really good coffee. We enjoyed the carrot cake, big serve with yoghurt. Sat at open window looking out over water. Feeling very chilled

Thank jackirmic
Morrinsville, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Had a Trip over to Russel and found Sallys cafe while walking, decided it looked like a nice place to get some Brunch, How wrong we were... The Big Breakfast I order was the most unimpressive looking meal that looked like it had been thrown on the plate. 2 peices of bacon cooked to a crisp, 2 pieces of plain... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Sally's Russell has excellent menu, good wine list, very generous serves and most enjoyable ambiance. We enjoyed some local seafood, freshly cooked bread and lovely views. Staff were friendly and very professional. Would recommend a visit.

Thank MooriMary
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1,242 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

We made late afternoon sightseeing to Russel. We choose Sally's Restaurant to have light meals and drink. It is a great spot at the waterfront. We had outdoor table looking out over the bay. The drink and the food were fine. The service was very pleasent.

Thank Darnel-HDI
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Have visited Russell a few times but never eaten at Sally's so was keen to give it a try. It is in a great spot on the waterfront and we were able to find an outdoor table looking out over the bay. Service was pleasant and responsive. The food we ordered turned out to be very ordinary however. We both... More 

Thank JudyA888
Russell, New Zealand
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We always book at Sally's if we have family and friends visiting to ensure a relaxed and happy dining experience.Sally's does special occasions as well .We booked her to cater for our wedding Oct 2014 and it was beautiful and tasty from oysters to mussels, fruit and small bite size hot dishes laden with a variety of eats to tempt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, 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?