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sally's restaurant

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

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  • 213
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  • 158
    Very good
  • 37
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  • 21
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  • 15
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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
Really Nice Place Right on the Waterfront

Excellent food and service, a really nice place to sit and enjoy the sunset over the Bay of Islands.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dr_Abby
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an ok meal here although it was not a gourmet meal and we found the calamari a bit cold & tough but the fish chowder was delicious altogether it was a relaxed meal with an excellent view from the outside tables.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service, a really nice place to sit and enjoy the sunset over the Bay of Islands.

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Murwillumbah
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

dirty tables , chewy fish, seemed like frozen fish fingers but told by a rude waittress they get it in fresh/local.. Salad was bland.What a waste of a location to not provide a modern fresh meal.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last week my husband and I enjoyed dinner at Sally's . Sally is an excellent host and she specially gave us a table so I could hear lapping water and the warm evening sun. The food was excellent and the service perfect. Later in the evening Sally and her husband sat at a adjoining table and we so enjoyed chatting... More 

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1 Thank Aileen K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing to fault this place. Great food, views, staff, host and wine. Garlic bread is ridiculously good. Unbelievable actually. And they adapted a dessert to suit is and it was a knock out - we only wanted the banana fritters for four! Don't hesitate to go.

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1 Thank TickyTogs
Manukau, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Made a booking. Sat in the sun by the water, waiter offered us water and went to get it and forgot about us. 20 minutes later another one came up to see if we wanted drinks. Not a great drinks selection either. Main courses were luke warm at best.

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Thank SkippyWasRight
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled in at sunset and place was full and bustling yet the staff made time and an effort to welcome us in. Seamless service with humour - impressive as several staff members (3+ )served us and we enjoyed the service from them all. Well done to the team! Food yum scallops super, fish and chips delish crispy batter. To... More 

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Thank megnicholas
New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sally's restaurant was closed for a wedding when we arrived but she smuggled us out some very generous slices of cake and coffee which we enjoyed at the beachside tables ... A very pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

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Thank DeesTravelling
Ashburton, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, what a shock. After two pots of tea served extremely courteously and very quickly in this beautifully situated restaurant, we availed ourselves of the toilets. We were shocked and offended by the gratuitously officious and offensive request not to make a mess there and if we did to clear it up. It matters not what previous experience of toilet... More 

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Thank gehdev
NSW. Australia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here twice on our recent trip to Russell. Great range of cakes and treats, good coffee. Great views. Service was very good, even with a cruise load of customers arriving at the same time as us!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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