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Duke of Marlborough

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Contemporary
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35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
+64 94037829
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best seaside setting in New Zealand,quality food,

Atmosphere,atmosphere,sunsets,yachts,small,ferries,dingys rowing to shore directly infront of The Duke ,strolling visitors and locals parading along the waterfront.I won't elaborate on the food,Its consistent,it's tasty.Just go.Best time is when the evening fades into the bay.Did I mention their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
elliot j
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Noosa, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Noosa, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere,atmosphere,sunsets,yachts,small,ferries,dingys rowing to shore directly infront of The Duke ,strolling visitors and locals parading along the waterfront.I won't elaborate on the food,Its consistent,it's tasty.Just go.Best time is when the evening fades into the bay.Did I mention their take on the seafood chowder!! Bon Appetit

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

would recommend this restaurant. Lovely setting overlooking the bay. Good choice of food which was really well presented

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Christchurch New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Food is top end for pub food, extensive menu with tasty food all dishes well presented and plentiful. An efficient and friendly operation even during extremely busy periods

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

we had a great dinner here for five. A step back in time in the beautiful dining room with views out over the Bay of Islands. Attentive staff serving high quality food.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Took the ferry from Paihia over just to eat here! Mum and I had the same meal, beef, grass fed, with wine for mum and a cocktail for me. Oh. My. Goodness. I hadn't eaten meat in months due to bad quality meat in Auckland, but this Beef was to die for! And eating on a deck watching the sunset... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not the first time, and it will not be the last, top restaurant, extensive menu, in and old and well established hotel. Dine inside or out, enjoy the atmosphere and watch the world go by, recommend lunch or dinner. very good wine list, and the food is always fresh looking and tasting, if on a budget, then fish and chips... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Having heard so many good things about The Duke of Marlborough we made sure we could get a booking. We were looking forward to a special night. The restaurant is very busy but we got a great table and enjoyed the female vocalist playing on the veranda. We ordered the Shared Seafood entree, this would have been bloody amazing had... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was a special occasion for us and the restaurant surpassed our expectations. Right by the water and the menu was superb, NZ fillet was tasty and perfectlt cooked. The building is beautifully maintained in mostly original state. The lovely waitress brought us her own supply of chilli to accompany our meal. Excellent in all respects.

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Reno, Nevada
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48 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As the first licensed public house in New Zealand we figured we had to give this place a try. It has a very pleasant atmosphere and we had good service on their front porch. The food was quite good too.

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Whangarei
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had lunch and dinner at the Duke- excellent service and wonderful food as is always the case here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 94037829

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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