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Duke of Marlborough

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Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 94037829
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great outlook with the lunch being solid enough but not special. Dinner may be different as the menu looks more expansive.

Thank TP1111
San Marcos, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Start your meal with their clam chowder then have the lamb shoulder and select one of the desserts on the menu. The meal was delicious and the service great. This old beauty makes you feel as if you had stepped back in time to an era when meals were savored, the company adored and the surroundings enjoyed.

Thank schneeflocken
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice going here and getting out of the cold with a roaring fire in the background... They cater to kids as well which was a plus for us... Staff is friendly and efficient... We kept coming back for the 3 days we were in Russell! Definitely a must go!!! The burgers are amazing!!!!!

Thank Lisa V
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the squid on baby spinach leaves with feta was ok my partner had the soup which was nicely seasoned and my friend had the chowder she found it to be bland, the service to be pretty good, considering it was quite busy Beautiful old style hotel been renovated. Would go back so warm and comfortable!!!

Thank voodieedi
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you, The duke and all your wonderful people. Great breakfasts , warm surroundings and a totally "off-the-hook" dinner that will go down as one of my top 5 ever !

Thank hartey122
Truro, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very lovely hotel/pub in excellent location. Lovely people/owners and very good range of drinks and great food. Must visit if in Russell

Thank duncanaw
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dining experience commenced with the prompt and courteous welcome, the dining room decorated the past events and a menu that enabled choice without being overwhelming. We look forward to our return in the near future.

Thank 49garyjm2016
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off in Russell after a boat trip to cape Brett. Enjoyed a fabulous evening here, we hadn't booked but we were lucky and managed a table overlooking the bay at sunset! The food was lovely as was the wine. Staff were busy but very pleasant. A perfect ending to an amazing day and just made the ferry back across... More 

Thank Viewmytrip
Sydney, Australia
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222 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Service was very friendly and informed. The food was good without being outstanding but given Russell is very small there is not a lot on offer.

Thank janwholeboxndice
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with our children here today. It was very lovely. We ordered 2 seafood chowders, beers, wine and calamari. Kids had fish and chips. Service was reasonable and friendly. Abit pricey, but great location and view. Very historic interior. Reminded me of an English granny's dining and living room. Relaxed atmosphere, lots of quiet and we'll behaved kids!

Thank Apple27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 94037829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?