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Duke of Marlborough

€€ - €€€, Seafood, European
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (75 reviews)
“calamari” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 1,227 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though the staff were very busy with cruise ship people, the service was incredible, the food amazing. You must try the smoked fish salad and banana tarte tartin yummm

Thank Elise T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not an overly enjoyable experience. It was sub par food - after taking an hour to get to us from placing our order. Watching others come in after us to get their orders before ours and having wrong dishes placed in front of us. My...More

Thank MTB_city
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staff were excellent..unpretentious but efficient. Food was amazing. And spectacular views. Very busy but with a bustling atmosphere...and plenty of staff!

Thank Bobbim55
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning view, great location, awesome building with great historic photos, capped off with firstclass menu and food

Thank Murdoch D
Reviewed 1 week ago

.. but what a place to have beer and chips.. Must be the most relaxing, beautiful pub in New Zealand. Great range of indoor and outdoor seating - all right on the beach front. Service was excellent and friendly, good range of beers, chips were...More

Thank Gmoney484
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a beautiful dinner on the verandah of the hotel - next to the roadside. Our meals were extremely impressive - well presented - beautiful taste - service Service was excellent - staff very friendly and attentive.

Thank alan r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant service from our waitress. Food service was slow so we nearly missed the last ferry at 9. Having arrived at 5.45 p.m with a reservation for 6.30 p m. Most food was really good though some over salted.

Thank Kinloch_Lodge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight at this hotel, and the on-line reviews of the restaurant were promising, so we also booked dinner. Initially, we were planning on having lunch elsewhere, but the Duke of Marlborough had such a great view from its lovely veranda overlooking The Strand...More

Thank IntrepidTorontonian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh My Goodness.............. absolutely superb. Food, ambiance, menu choices, waiters, service....... cannot fault any of it. While the restaurant was busy we were never completely neglected or had to wait too long for food or wine to be delivered to our table. The whole experience...More

Thank Kfit2go
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent wait staff, lovely food delivered in a timely manner. Fresh fish, not too many options but a platter of local oysters - who can resist them.

Thank Colleen B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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 9-403 7829
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