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25 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
(09) 403 7652
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 175
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  • 120
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 14
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Good meal out

We were very grateful that Sally's took our table of nine after being turned away from the Duke of Marlboro early in the evening, even though both had the same kitchen closing times and were equally staffed and equally empty. Our meals were very good, all the food was fresh, but half of us felt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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VT
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were very grateful that Sally's took our table of nine after being turned away from the Duke of Marlboro early in the evening, even though both had the same kitchen closing times and were equally staffed and equally empty. Our meals were very good, all the food was fresh, but half of us felt our meals missed a little... More 

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salisbury
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here after being out in the bay all morning and it was bloody delicious! It is a the place to go when in Russell it was full of locals & tourist it was very busy but the kitchen handled all the orders easily! The food came out only after a short wait and it was hot and lovely.... More 

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Maidenhead
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We were recommended the hotel by the B&B we stayed in and liked it so much we returned the following night! All the food we had was excellent and the service prompt and very friendly. It is located on the waterfront in Russell so you can dine and watch the sun setting over the harbour - highly recommended.

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Groombridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Went to Sally's on a recommendation and we were not dissappointed. The menu is not extensive but that meant the food was that much better. The position is excellent and we had an outside table looking across the street to the sea. The atmosphere was great but best of all was the lovely lady who looked after us, keeping us... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

One thing which is always impressive in my book is the way a kitchen will sieze the opportunity to make someone happy. In our case one of our companions fancied seafood. There were prawns and scallops on the menu, but the combined price was close to $80 and probably more than she'd eat. Another wanted a small portion. In somewhere... More 

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Brisbane
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The seafood chowder is fantastic. Sure the other food is too but I can't get past the chowder to try any!

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Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Enjoyed a great meal here at the weekend with a table right by the water. We shared the scallops and these were the best scallops we have had in a long time. Great size and full of flavour. My husband had the fish of the day and I went for the fish and chips. Great portions and great taste. I... More 

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Difficult to write this review as it should really be a 5* First the positives the food was superb my wife had the fish of the day which was cooked just right with a very tasty sauce. Being a Northerner I went for the Sally Super Special Special which was special and the best fish and chips I've tasted. What... More 

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wales
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116 reviews 116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

our lovely Italian/American waitress looked after us well. We had the fish of the day which was with delicious crispy 'potato' cakes( had loads of bits like tartare sauce) . This was really tasty. I had a lemon posset which was great and my friend had an affrogato which had a very large liqueur with it. Great place to eat.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fantastic location, very friendly staff who were very welcoming to our toddler. Provided colouring pencils and paper, ensured Master 2's food was served quickly and we as a result had a lovely relaxing and yummy meal with a very well behaved toddler. Sat outside by the beach so great for the little one to stretch his legs while we finished.... 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 0 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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