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Duke of Marlborough

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is located in front of the sea, between boulevard and the sand, has amazing view of the bay, it is really awsome, the food is good bot you have to visit it.

Thank Adolfo M
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not chicken but fish! The cheek area of a groper fish, in a tempora batter with a rice noodle salad. I had 1/2 oysters as a starter and was served very delicious VERRRY fresh meaty shell fish. All while overlooking the very calm waters of Bay of Islands on a wonderful crisp winter's day!

Thank Marg H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The coolest restaurant in NZ. Beachfront paradice with wonderful food and drinks. You must, must, must go there if you are anywhere near "the Bay".

Thank Redbush64
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a fabulous early dinner , Fire was on ambiance was brilliant view was spectacular and Chris our waiter was excellent

Thank terina2013
Karlsruhe, Germany
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been there for lunch during the winter months where it was one of the rare open restaurants in Russell. The waiter was very kind and polite. My wife ordered Fish and Chips and she was quite happy with it. I ordered Cesare Chicken Salad which was ok but totally different with my experience in Germany.

Thank Alavirad
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure if it was because of the BOI Jazz festival taking place but our meal was a bit of a let down. We both ordered the seafood bouillabaisse. Even though it was really tasty it was a very small serving of the actual bouillabaisse. The seafood was well cooked though the king prawn tasted of freezer.It came with... More 

Thank molly00741
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff food and surroundings just perfect we had a warm cosy table for two and were treated like the only people there when the restaurant was actually full.Will definetly go back

Thank Glenda T
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Russell on a cold and rainy day and could not have found a better place for lunch. The dining room in the Duke was warm and the staff friendly. The room was furnished with mismatching old fashioned chairs and decorated with pictures showing the history of the Duke and Russell, these were also in mismatching frames. The warm... More 

Thank Ian M
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful old building with a fascinating history, great waterside location, fabulous staff and delicious food. Warm, welcoming and the perfect place to eat when in Russell.

Thank raems3
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food beautifully presented. Waiter wasn't overly friendly but did his job. Good atmosphere. Old style decor tasteful. Accommodated my friends wee dog.

Thank Keren C

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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, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?