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25 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
(09) 403 7652
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Wonderful chowder

Best place in Russell. Had the chowder three days in a row and simply delicious oysters. Do not miss it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Tom E
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Best place in Russell. Had the chowder three days in a row and simply delicious oysters. Do not miss it!

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Bruton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Rudely told to leave one restaraunt as they were not accepting walk in diners but found this gem just along the beach. Very welcoming, food great, service brilliant, beer selection very good, view very good and you can see the sun set really well. Short ferry ride across bay and very reasonably priced. Met the chef who hails from Oxford... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Every year for the last 26 years when we are holidaying in the Bay Of Islands we look forward to our night out at Sally's. Either Sally her husband or daughter always take the time to chat and make you feel like a local. The meal never fails to impress as does the wine list and even the dessert wines!!!... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our last night in New Zealand, popped in to look at the extensive menu, and booked a table, glad we did because it was very busy. The beer was good, the lamb was to die for. The dessert was unreal, The staff excellent. We asked on the off chance if we could have the window seat, which they made available.... More 

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Nassington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Having had such an excellent dinner the previous night in the Duke of Marlborough, Sally's had a lot to compete with but it rose to the occasion and served us with an excellent dinner. My bluefin in beer batter was delicious and my wife's halloumi salad was also very good, she claimed. She followed it with a zafagato which was... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had dinner here with friends but unfortunately it was very quiet on the evening we went. However the staff were friendly and efficient, and the food was good making it a pleasant experience.

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Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Nicely cooked delicious fish. Very good service. Quite pricey but not too much more so than most of NZ restaurants.

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New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I came here for lunch and ordered the calamari, my friend ordered the mussel fritters and we had a side of fries for the table. The food was very tasty and was delivered to the table very quickly. We sat outside across the street from the restaurant, on the waterfront. It's a lovely spot just watch out for the seagulls... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Most people who visit Russell arrive by passenger ferry and don't stray more than 400 yds during their visit! If that is you then Sally's is the place for you. A prime spot right on the beach, great views across to Paihia/ Waitangi, good food and wine and superb people watching. The very definition of relaxation. Surprising how many people... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We came here for lunch. What a great place to sit and people watch if you are lucky enough to get an outside table. Right on the main promenade of Russell. Service was very good and friendly. The food was very good as well.

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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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