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Duke of Marlborough

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35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
+64 94037829
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 259
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  • 194
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  • 52
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  • 27
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great views

Service efficient and lovely views overlooking the bay and lots of comings and goings. Food was good and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal however the menu was a little old style - it would be nice if they could offer more of a shared type of menu but definitely worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
HappygirlBrisbane
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Brisbane
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Brisbane
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Service efficient and lovely views overlooking the bay and lots of comings and goings. Food was good and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal however the menu was a little old style - it would be nice if they could offer more of a shared type of menu but definitely worth a visit.

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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

4 of us had a fantastic meal, 2 steaks, 2 lamb, you couldn't fault the venue the staff and the food. Very reasonable, for 4 with wine aprox £30 per head. We had a great last evening in Russell here, they made it very special for us and I would highly recommend this restaurant, some out door eating on the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Maybe it was a perfect storm, but we had the most amazing dinner our first night in New Zealand. We sat outside on the covered deck, the sunset was amazing and the food even better. The staff was spot on with their recommendations and we never wanted for anything. Great menu with amazing options. We had the lamb for two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice dinner with absolut great dishes ( tunatartar, oysters, pork with risotto and tuna steak. excellent deserts followed by a stunning sunset. One of the best I've ever seen in my life! !! What a dinner!!!

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We caught the ferry from Paihia for a leisurely lunch. The food was great, the drinks were great, the service was great, the location was fantastic. We wished we were staying longer in the BOI so we could've come back for dinner.

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26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Can't fault this place. Had a really good evening meal, seated outside on the deck with all the views. Staff were very friendly, good humoured and attentive. When a period of rain came along all diners were moved quickly and with minimum fuss. The food was well cooked and presented and very tasty.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

*unwelcoming, apathetic, useless rude staff *stodgy, overpriced, overcooked food *lacklustre experience overall An embarrassing and unfortunate choice to put our overseas guests through. Ugh.

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Bonn, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

After a day of beach-hopping, we had a gorgeous meal at one of the outside tables. Service was wonderful. Food was out of this world. The fish here is absolutely WORLD CLASS and cannot be missed. Also loved the calamari appetizer with the peas and feta (get the big portion, trust me!) Hands down our best meal in Bay of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

'The Duke' is well regarded all over the Northland as the traditional landmark in Russell. The grand decor in true British style, is matched by the excellent service and cuisine, and a notable wine list. Dining here is an event to remember. Absolutely everything we sampled was excellent, but the best was the slow roasted lamb shoulder for two. Relatively... More 

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Auckland
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44 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

No visit to the Bay of Islands is complete without a visit to the Duke of Marlborough, whether it be just for drinks or coffee or snacks, or a full blown meal. We both opted for the latter, and had the delicious slow roasted lamb that came with potatoes, and we managed to opt for cauliflower instead of beans as... More 

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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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