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sally's restaurant

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Chowder
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25 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
(09) 403 7652
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 15
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch and a view

Had lunch here, 4 of us. Nice food and friendly service. We sat out the front and watched the harbour comings and goings. Good range in their menu. The cafe is situated in a hotel or fishing club and the only downfall is that the carpet stinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had lunch here, 4 of us. Nice food and friendly service. We sat out the front and watched the harbour comings and goings. Good range in their menu. The cafe is situated in a hotel or fishing club and the only downfall is that the carpet stinks.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

On a cold wet day Sally's is just the place to come for a hot bowl of home made soup or a toasted sandwich. The menu is not exciting and the service was adequate but the warm environment and the view over the bay was more than enough to make up for any disappointments. And the coffee was great.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Sat by the window and watched the harbour over a nice glass of wine and mussel fritters so so nice - packed with mussels too .

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Absolutely delicious home baking. Their slices were amazing. try the lemon meringue slice or the frangipani/blueberry slice. Great location & service from friendly staff.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

On a wet and cool afternoon in July we popped into Sally's for a late lunch. The fish chowder was great and served with nice bread. To finish we shared a piece of freshly cooked cake, generous portion, with good long black coffee. Service great and view, even on a wet day, to die for! Enjoy!!

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really wanted a slap up breakfast and Sally's came up trumps! Very friendly staff. On the seafront. They do lunch and dinner as well and was always full when we went by.

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prescott,arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had lunch here prior to Bay of Islands boat tour and it was quite enjoyable. We managed to get an outdoor table, next to building so weren't pestered by seagulls- but enjoyed watching other diners across the street fending them off. Fish and chips and seafood pasta (perfectly cooked) were very good; good menu and service. Would return.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited this cute little restaurant on our first night in Russell. Service was great,very attentive but not over bearing staff. Me and my boyfriend both got the fish and chips, and we weren't disappointed! It was a massive portion but they don't sacrifice quality for quantity. The fish was well cooked and the batter was crispy. I couldn't possibly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Friendly service and really good coffee. We enjoyed the carrot cake, big serve with yoghurt. Sat at open window looking out over water. Feeling very chilled

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a Trip over to Russel and found Sallys cafe while walking, decided it looked like a nice place to get some Brunch, How wrong we were... The Big Breakfast I order was the most unimpressive looking meal that looked like it had been thrown on the plate. 2 peices of bacon cooked to a crisp, 2 pieces of plain... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: (09) 403 7652

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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