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25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a few times now and always make sure we visit Sally's at least once for lunch. The food is great and reasonably priced. You do need to go in order and pay for food and drinks before you sit down. Table service would be better although not a huge deal. Good kids menus available as well.

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Thank David-A-Frazer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute, rustic family-owned place with timeless, romantic view. Sit outside but have a jacket to shield the wind. Met the owner who is a delightful host. Service was a little slow, especially since we were one of only three parties there at 8:30pm, but that's part of the charm. This town only has 850 people living in it, so help... More 

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Thank Chip B
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for an early morning Americano - beautiful view over the bay - friendly staff and great surroundings.

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Thank Maria O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a lovely evening with my fiance. I mentioned to the waitress I felt like a yummy salad as it was extremely hot. She helped me design my own add my own extras and it was delicious. She gave great advice on the dessert menu and we chose the biggest chocolate thing on the menu. Her energy levels, smile,... More 

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Thank us3boys
sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind wordes. Have a great year. Giovanna still has another three months of work. She is a very lovely person. Thank you again. Sally More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value delicious big breakfast and nice coffee. Only let down by taking the order and not writing the whole order down. One of us left without eating sadly.

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

So sorry your waitress let you down. I am glad you enjoyed your food. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sally More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the big breakfast for $20. It was something I could have slapped together better myself. Poached eggs (which were ok), two slices of toasted white sandwich bread, two small dry sausages, some watery tinned baked beans, packaged butter sachet and potatoes. Would have been perfect at a truck stop but I expected much much better in a tourist destination... More 

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Thank chow018
sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this review

So sorry we were not up to expectation. We have a great selection on the breakfast menu. Please return and try other options that may be better suited to you taste. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sally More 

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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a place we visited for coffee, a breakfast and for lunch. Good variety of food and helpful cheerful staff. Table next to the waters edge on a windless day is a real treat.

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Thank Ken L
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, friendly staff and good food. Definitely recommend for lunch :) even when the weather is a bit off.

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Thank 202rochelleb
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here a couple of times but wouldn't return again the menu is unusual - the service rubbish and food just OK - there are many far better places to eat in Russell

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

Hi Brian, Thank you for your review. Sorry you were not happy. I work each day and am only to happy to dicus a complaint as we don't receive many but you did not approuch me. Please return and have a chat. Sally More 

Melbourne
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've had many coffees at Sallys on past visits to Russell, I was a little disappointed with our recent lunch. My husband's Seafood Chowder was like a soup, it lacked substance. My toasted sandwich was OK, if anything too much cheese and my son said his burger was average, though I was impressed at how much salad was on it,... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am a bit confused. Chowder is soup. I am glad that you received to much cheese better than to little. The burger is one our most popular dishes always receiving great feed back on great burgers. The BLT is a new addition and evey body really enjoys the new addition.... More 

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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
Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?