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Duke of Marlborough

35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
+64 94037829
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Ranked #3 of 16 restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We went for dinner on Saturday night over Easter. Overall it was a nice night out. We booked earlier on in the day just in case but the restaurant still had a few spare tables when we arrived at 7.30. Service was fairly good. Food options were varied with good meat and fish options. My girlfriend struggled a bit with... More

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Hong Kong, China
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here on a busy night so after eating sensational entrees were a little disappointed in the cooking of our fish. I think it was because the kitchen was getting smashed (there are an amazing number of tables here when they have all dining rooms firing) so i would reserve judgement until another visit. Would definitely go back as... More

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Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I'm a local and the Duke keeps Russell Town a happening place to visit. The new owners are doing a stirling job of keeping the Duke 'authentic' but at the same time a casual, pleasant place for lunch, afternoon break with snacks, dinner - with a touch of class! Excellent place for weddings, special occasions - beautiful place to be... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Had dinner there two nights in a row. Very enjoyable. Elegant presentation,delicious food, generous portions. Friendly , helpful staff.

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La Condamine, Monaco
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20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

For those of you who have been to the 'Duke' in days past, it is true, it has been through many changes. There was a day when it was the old traditional put. Well, those days have long gone with new management which keeps an eye on good traditions while catering for more elegant dining, with stunning sea view in... More

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Springfield, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I stopped here for a lunch on a wonderful sunny day. We sat outside with a grand view of the Bay of Islands and with a vantage point of watching people walk by. We ate lightly with a few salads, the help was attentive, the food well prepared, the beer and wine tasty.

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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

OK so here is the bottom line. Great seaside setting near the harbor dock. Nice menu selection including some fun items. The batter fried "chips" (fries for the Americans) are fun and different. This day they had a mushroom blue cheese which was excellent. They offer fish & chips based upon the fresh fish of the day which was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have very well behaved preschoolers and were delighted with the warm welcome we received! A great kids menu, high chairs, baby change table. Great food and drink choice for the adults. Lovely fresh food. Clean premises. Highly recommend!!!!

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Boston
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43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We came twice, once for dinner and once for a drink. The location is perfect, right on the harbor. The decor is historic and attractive inside, but sit on the verandah and watch the sunset if the weather is good. One evening it was cool so the plastic drapes were down making it very comfortable; the other time they were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We met some friends and had dinner at the Duke of Marlborough. As we booked late our table was inside and the restaurant was quite humid with little air flow. The food was delicious across all courses. We had seafood and steak and everyone commended the flavours, quality and quantity. This is not a cheap location but is worth the... More

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