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Duke of Marlborough

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35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
11:30 - 22:30
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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were visiting Russell with family, and had just walked to the flagstaff and back,so stopped for lunch. The sea food chowder was divine, also the beef burger and the seasonal veggies. There was a great selection of wine and beers as well, and the staff were very friendly.A young Indian man was very helpful and got my phone working... More 

Thank sherylb531
Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Duke of Marlborough is a must do for any traveller to the Bay of Islands. Whether it's Lunch on the deck or Dinner inside, you will be transported to another time. An unparalleled setting, steeped in a rich history. Great food great service, just do it.

Thank Chardnuts
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is situated in an historic hotel with a somewhat decadent history - it's worth reading about it's past in the back of the menu. In an idyllic location on the pohutukawa lined beach looking across the sea to Paihia, visitors have the option of catching one of the passenger ferries which chug backwards and forwards between Russell and... More 

Thank josied1
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

YUM! What a nice spot and delicious food. We had the burger and it was so nice! I have thought about it ever since. The staff were so lovely as well, so that always makes the experience much better.

Thank breejm
Russell, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are always a little biased as locals, but the Duke never fails to keep us from going back. The new dessert menu is amazing, Mother's Day meal was a real delight and the service from the two young ladies was fabulous. Only thing left on my mind are they coming out with a something for the mains to match... More 

Thank macs2my
Whakatane, New Zealand
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great seafood chowder, great location and staff with a very nice wine list. I must visit when in Russell

Thank Peter G
Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's so nice to go out for dinner as a couple, on holiday, to a highly recommended place, for a special occasion, with no agenda other to enjoy the ambience, food, and wine. We were not at all disappointed; in fact, we absolutely loved it. We were given a special table overlooking the water and when a tour group were... More 

Thank Peter S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited for lunch, the staff were amazing from the minute we arrived, friendly, attentive and provided amazing summary of the highlights of the menu. The lunch menu had a great range of options, including plenty of gluten free choices. Once we had made our menu choices our waiter recommended a wine match which turned out to be a... More 

Thank CDomb
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Dukes on a recommendation and we were satisfied with our lunch. The food was fresh and well prepared. The choices on the menu are limited and rather gourmet. Not quite what we were expecting from a pub, but worth a visit.

Thank boourns23
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at the Restaurant recently, we both ordered Seafood Chowder as I had recently read a review up about the famous Seafood Chowder in a magazine. It was very disappointing, very little seafood and lots of croutons. In fact I would have to rate that as one of the worst I have had, due to the... More 

Thank Okeregirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?