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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Biggest portion of fish and chips ever!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Rach B
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Sally's Russell has excellent menu, good wine list, very generous serves and most enjoyable ambiance. We enjoyed some local seafood, freshly cooked bread and lovely views. Staff were friendly and very professional. Would recommend a visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We made late afternoon sightseeing to Russel. We choose Sally's Restaurant to have light meals and drink. It is a great spot at the waterfront. We had outdoor table looking out over the bay. The drink and the food were fine. The service was very pleasent.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Have visited Russell a few times but never eaten at Sally's so was keen to give it a try. It is in a great spot on the waterfront and we were able to find an outdoor table looking out over the bay. Service was pleasant and responsive. The food we ordered turned out to be very ordinary however. We both... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We always book at Sally's if we have family and friends visiting to ensure a relaxed and happy dining experience.Sally's does special occasions as well .We booked her to cater for our wedding Oct 2014 and it was beautiful and tasty from oysters to mussels, fruit and small bite size hot dishes laden with a variety of eats to tempt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a late afternoon lunch and had it served outside. Food was generous and tasty. The location and views from the table made the stop worth it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Expected more with this cafe classic... than two pieces of thin-slice white sandwich bread, under toasted and containing a mere sprinkling of filling. I would have at least liked the option of grain bread for starters and more melty and moreish.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had lunch at Sally's in Autumn 2013 and enjoyed the experience so as we had a visitor this month we decided to take them to Russell and have lunch there again. Sadly the experience this time was not good. The seafood chowder tasted good but apart from a couple of prawns and a solitary piece of mussel meat there... 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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