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Duke of Marlborough

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Contemporary, Pub
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35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
+64 94037829
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Lovely birthday dinner

Our first visit to "The Duke" Great service, lovely food and atmosphere. Had a drink in the bar before being shown to our table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our first visit to "The Duke" Great service, lovely food and atmosphere. Had a drink in the bar before being shown to our table.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Apart from our delicious wine dinner was a disappointment. Our slow cooked lamb was rare. ..... How could that be? My seafood pasta was tasteless and lacking seafood. The Panacotta was average but the ratio of panacotta to rhubarb was wrong.... So little panacotta... So much rhubarb. Thank goodness for the setting and wine.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The warm, ambience on a wet and windy day makes a visit to "The Duke" most enjoyable. Fire glowing in the hearth, lots of interesting old photos on the wall and bookshelves crammed with books ,I just love the atmosphere. The food and coffee never fails to leave one satisfied. Great selection of wines. Always take our visitors there after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had an outstanding time at the Duke last night as a family ... Service was fantastic, setting brilliant, busy and friendly place to dine and soak up the atmosphere! Children had cheeseburgers which where good old fashion burgers with homemade chunky fries that they both wolfed down! Backed up with a Spider! (Coke & ice cream) Hubby had chowder... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a great time for lunch here. The ambience was lovely and warm for a cold day. And the food all round the table was very good

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I wanted something healthy but the menu seemed to have a lot of deep fried options or meals with the bulk coming from bread. I opted for the burger and just left the fries and bread on my plate - disappointing in this day they don't have a dish which caters for those who prefer a lower carb meal.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We came to town unknowingly, the night before the 'Birdman Festival' and the place was packed. The Duke nevertheless found a corner for us and treated us royally despite being as busy as could be. Attentive service, good food and tremendous wine service. We were impressed.

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Quite expensive for a cheeseboard $30.00, lovely selection of cheese but for the price not a lot had to ask for more crusty bread too. Lovely staff good service nice warm and homely..Stately

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are after a great dinning experience then the Duke is it.Great location and fantastic food.The setting is wonderful and full of atmosphere.It is a bit pricey but it is worth it .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went for lunch here and sat in the covered verandah with a great view of the bay. My soup was good and calamari lunch main was also nice. We thought they overcharged the size of the calamari when we received the bill. The view of the bay is the best part of a visit here

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

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  • 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, Pub

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