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“Thanks for the memory, Sally”
Review of sally's restaurant

sally's restaurant
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Russell
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Woombye, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thanks for the memory, Sally”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Being 75 years old, I've had many fine meals. Some stand out, not only in terms of food, but in ambience, the company you are sharing, the occasion, the location, the setting, sometimes,the surprise factor, perhaps even the unusualness. For instance, huge delicious prawns piri-piri in Beira, Mozambique, succulent raspberries at Meikle's Hotel in the then-Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe), snails in the same city prepared by a Belgian chef who had fled Katanga, beef cheeks in Hobart, Tasmania. Joining my memorable eclectic group is Sally's Restaurant in Russell. All the elements were in place when my wife and I -- celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with a three-week holiday in New Zealand -- happened upon Sally's Restaurant in Russell. And upon Sally, a nursery-rhyme kind-hearted grannie look-a-like running a restaurant with chef daughter Tracey who served up a superb meal that could not have been bettered. The prawn entree had a touch of chilli and garlic that complemented the prawn without overcoming.it. I've never quite believed tales of steak "melting in the mouth". Now I'm a believer. My creme broulee melted equally joyously. Add smooth service and a big dash of friendship -- little wonder I look forward to sallying back to Sally's.

  • Visited February 2013
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Longford, Australia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food! Ok service.”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went to Sally's restaurant recently and the food was lovely. The Seafood Chowder was fantastic! The view overlooking the water is lovely too. Our service on the night though wasn't great, whilst the meals came out quick it was the general attitude of the waitress we had which was off putting. Good for a quick meal but if you want service go somewhere else.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sunderland
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“ideal place to relax”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We found this restaurant a great place to relax and have a cup of coffee and a delicious bacon and egg toastie . Situated near the water, you can watch the boats and all the water based activities .
Service was great and and the staff were very friendly .

  • Visited March 2013
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Redmond, Oregon
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Casual dining at the Harbor”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We discovered Sally's by accident but were glad we did. The food was tasty and reasonable, and the service was truly friendly and helpful. I would recommend the fresh seafood especially, but my wife would rate their Affogato as "out of this world." Meeting Sally and learning about her passion for Russell and her delightful restaurant was an added treat!!

  • Visited March 2013
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“The place to visit”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Had heard a lot about this place from our daughter.We were treated to a night out here and what a treat it was. We met both Sally and her husband Graham. The experience was one to remember and recommend to others. They were very pleasant people and their staff couldn't do too much for us. Of course the food has to be mentioned as well. It was lovely. We left at the end of the evening with lovely memories of our visit to Sally's and of Russell. If ever we have a chance to visit again we will. Thank you Sally and Graham.

  • Visited March 2013
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