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Duke of Marlborough

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Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Pub
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35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
+64 94037829
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Dining options: Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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 setting felt special

I visited here mainly because it's a well known restaurant, it has great position on the waterfront.We were seated outdoors,had good service but did feel the portion size I got was a little small and still felt a little hungry and needed a coffee

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jillyjon
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited here mainly because it's a well known restaurant, it has great position on the waterfront.We were seated outdoors,had good service but did feel the portion size I got was a little small and still felt a little hungry and needed a coffee

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uk
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay in Russell & we thoroughly enjoyed our meal both times. The waitress we had was utterly charming and very attentive. The meals both times were delicious (but not cheap) and the the tables outside all have a wonderful view.

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Thank fido0
Banbury
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a 'must visit' establishment with a fabulous waterfront location. We really enjoyed an afternoon drink there. However, when returning for an evening meal we were told that the 'all day menu' was not available and were forced to order larger, more expensive meals than any of us really wanted. The meals arrived in under 5 minutes and it... More 

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Thank OrdyBanbury
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really poor service from long wait for pre dinner drinks. chasing up our wine and lack of any attention from waitress. House speciality of lamb shoulder cooked well but vegetables and potatoes had too much garlic which became the dominant taste. Pretty poor all round.

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Thank Charlie L
Dunedin, New Zealand
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is superb, really just superb. It has everything you want: delicious food, an excellent wine list, helpful service, and the best view ever.

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Thank Dr_Abby
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Third visit to the duke and the worst. The bar bistro bit has gone so it is all restaurant. Which means a higher price tag. But the food - looked good - was lacking flavour. Service was good. Hope it improves in the kitchen for next time.

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Thank TickyTogs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely outside space in tiny russell on waterfront. Good service and food. Would recommend for relaxing summer meal.

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Thank Bluemorpho0304
New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had booked a table for 10. The waiter, Ricky G, has had 35 years experience in some of Auckland's most prestigous restaurants. It is very evident. He contributed his knowledge of the menu and wine menu. This resulted in a varied menu that suited all members of our party. Must be one of the best restaurants I have ever... More 

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came across from Paihia especially to lunch at the DoM. We werent disappointed. Great ambience and views from this historic location. The tree-lined and laidback seaside village feel are a world away from Paihia. We had fish'n'chips which was beautifully fresh, light and tasty. Definitely recommend for the character, great vibe and location alone.

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Thank aidsnang
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hey view is wonderful-seriously doesn't get much better. We enjoyed our entrées- Cockles full of the right flavours. The duck, Tuna, and the chicken really lacked seasoning. But staff very polite.

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Thank megnicholas

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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: Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children

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