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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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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately after having a meal here, nothing else quite came up to par. The staff were lovely, the food even better. Think if we stayed in the Bay of Islands longer we would have been the size of houses!!!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely staff, cozy and comfortable with food that, whilst not cheap, is worth every cent. This place is a must if you are visiting Russell!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were staying in Upua on the mainland but took the ferry from Paihia to Russell - it takes about 20 minutes to cross and costs NZ$12 - a pleasant crossing!as you arrive into Russell you cannot miss the Duke of Marlborough Hotel - it is across the road from the ferry! Its claim to fame is that it was... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely food in this wonderful hotel, stunning view.service very good and friendly staff. Would certainly recommend this place

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great atmosphere when combined with wonderful food and excellent service is always a good look. We also spent about half an hour looking at the old photos hung on the walls of the restaurant and adjacent bar. A fascinating place and well worth visiting - certainly the food is at least as good as any large city in the world... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here with our neighbours last weekend.My wife and I shared the tomahawk steak which was cooked to perfection.The service was great,all in all great location,good food and wine. Look forward to our visits to Russell,thanks Anton for a wonderful night.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had lunch here. The food (mainly seafood we ordered) was delicious. Great location, good service, interesting history. Also a great book case if you had time to stop and read.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have never had a bad meal here, the Goveners Burger is a great choice if you're hungry with possibly the best chips in the world!

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Moerewa, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My family was visiting from Auckland so my sisters and I went to the Duke of Malborough for lunch. What a great place beautiful views, gorgeous meal,awesome and wonderful service thank you very much to Qwayd and Tim who made us feel welcome. Absolutely a great place to dine. Cant wait to go back for dinner!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family and I had dinner here last week. The hotel and restaurant are in a beautiful setting on the harbour shore. The staff and service were excellent - impeccable. My tempera oyster entree was delicious - crispy, fresh and juicy. The bouillabaisse main was bland and disappointing - the fish, hapuka and tarakihi, were cut way too small and... More

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