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Duke of Marlborough

35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
+64 94037829
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Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 7 having a birthday dinner at the Duke on a recommendation of friends. We are glad we booked (Sat night) as it was busy and we had a fantastic table on the deck which was a great spot to take in the view and sunset. From the birthday greeting my wife received on arrival to... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Nice view is all you get and you can get it for free right outside. Food was tasteless, oily and lacking in flavour whatsover. The calamari was edible but soggy. The fish and chips was dry and too oily and the baked fish was drowning in a sea of butter. Disappointment overall. All that for $80.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wonderful meal. We had the lamb for two. thought it was a bit dear but we couldn't finish it and we tried. It was so well cooked, so tasty. Dessert was very nice two.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had dinner twice as well as breakfast. Dinner was excellent both times, have the slow roasted lamb, cooked for 11 hours, you won't be disappointed. Breakfast was adequate.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Superb meals, beautifully presented. The service is excellent It is a long time since I experienced such excellent service. You could not fault any of the staff - they were top notch.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Loved this place, the staff were friendly and helpful. there room we stayed in was very comfortable and no problems with noise. The meal in the restaurant was very well done. Loved the Maori pictures on the wall and the other pictures of the Duke's past. Have started telling all my friends and family about the great service etc, definitely... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We caught the ferry across to Russell during the day for lunch as we had heard that this was NZ first pub, we sat outside on the veranda which has blinds around it, food was amazing, my hubby had the burger and I had the steak sandwich, both were beautiful and served with generous servings of chips, food was certainly... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Well worth the money. This restaurant had excellent food and service. The surroundings were relaxed and we ate to the sounds of a talented singer.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a very lovely meal in the restaurant of this hotel, very tasty and great chefs,efficient friendly waiting staff too.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The waiter we had on the Thursday 2nd October was excellent New all the wines that matched the food we ordered, he was an English fellow, just made our night very enjoyable.

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