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25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They told me around town that it was the best coffee in town, they were right. Also good for breakfast or lunch. I think some friends went for dinner, they liked it also. Great spot.

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Thank oklima
Concord, North Carolina
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into Sally's for a bite of lunch after a cruise to the Hole in the Rock. We were greeted and our order made at the door. We chose a table looking out on the harbor. The view was great as well as the curried vegetable soup!

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Thank Gardencook
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sally offers a good range of excellent quality, breakfast, lunch and dinner. All fresh and delicious. Sally bakes two or three scrumptious desserts each day. Try some of her baking with a cup of coffee. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very casual. Great views of harbour too.

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Thank HPerry_10
Leicester, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite this place having decent reviews my thoughts turn to experience and under traveling reviewers, sorry, no offence to anyone's opinion, but really!! This place is an absolute dive of a place, it's so basic, a cheese toasty, is what it says, two pieces of the cheapest bread with cheese slices x 2 slapped between them, slightly warmed??? Unclean unkempt... More 

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sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this review

We have an extremely large menu offering 25 different dishes. Prices ranging fron A cheese toasted sandwhich at $5.00 to an open Steak Sandwich at $25.50. Choose wisley at the next restaurant. Have a wonderful holiday. New Zealand has alot of positive beautiful wonderful restaurants to visit. Sally More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of sailing around the Bay of Islands we had a relaxing afternoon tea at Sally's. The waterfront position was the perfect setting to enjoy the beautiful view of the Russell Warf and surroundings. I enjoyed one of the best clam chowders I've had, which was paired with a glass of crisp NZ Sauvignon Blanc. My partner enjoyed... More 

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Thank Vannary11
Perth, Australia
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84 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an ordinary cafe. The staff were very attentive and helpful. However, the bread for the salmon sandwich was very dry and unbuttered. My husband's toasted sandwich was OK: nothing special. From our experience, we wouldn't rave about the food.

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Thank Lesley18
Napier, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing meal. The `world famous` seafood chowder was milky with a few cut mussels. The fish and chips were soggy and awefull. Its hard to believe they can serve such awefull seafood next to the water!

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Thank Riani A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went here this Arvo for a drink and some food. Great location and nice staff. Prices for food seemed high so we expected great food. We were sadly disappointed the chicken burger was a poor homemade version with cheap salad leaves and random carrot cuttings chips were over salted and unbeatable. it was not worth $20 each meal at all.... More 

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Thank TAADMIN-S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Best food in Russell. Baked by the lovely Sally. Lovely spot by the beach. Close to the ferry. Just turn right off the wharf.

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Thank Lyn H
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped at Sally's every morning for our coffee which was always good, though not always hot. One lunchtime we partook of Sally's seafood chowder and I rated it second only to Sunima Christchurch in quality.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7652

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