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Duke of Marlborough

35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (28 reviews)
“calamari” (53 reviews)
“fish and chips” (79 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:30 pm 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the type of hotel you want to come back to and there were several sets of repeat visitors when we were there. We had Room 1 which had the premiere position and was spacious with a good bathroom. The dining room had lots...More

Thank GloucestershireLeo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Polite staff; prompt service; the chicken Mediterranean salad was very tasty. Nice seating outside on a sunny day. Would recommend for a nice lunch.

Thank Spinner915
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went first for lunch and the next day for coffee. Every member of the staff with whom we interacted was a delight. Our meal was delicious and served promptly and the setting, looking out over the harbor, was beautiful. We also enjoyed walking around...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only went for drinks because they were really busy, so if you want to eat here call ahead. The staff was nice about letting us sit outside until their reservations arrived (which was nice because it was only a half hour). All the food...More

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The setting on the waters edge and the atmosphere were 5 star. Service although very attentive by serving staff was slow, I think mainly because the kitchen simply could not cope on the busy night we were there. However drinks service also slow. Quality of...More

Thank steben
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had heard this was a lovely place to have lunch so had high expectations. Unfortunately, a meal never eventuated as we found the menu a bit OTT and when I asked if I could have the Hapuka without the extras (because...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a sumptuous meal at this classic old hotel and restaurant !. They also have a quaint , stylish bar with big Chesterfield chairs. We had the mouth watering 'Eye' Fillet, Tuna (huge portion) and Lamb...all excellent ! Would have given 5 stars but...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning view matched with delicious food. The wait staff are all really professional and friendly too. Very well priced, would highly recommend.

Thank Mouseyandhorsey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food presented in a luxurious way and very delicious. Scenery stunning even on a drizzly evening. Prices towards expensive but well worth it. Cheaper options on the menu too. We had slow cooked lamb and the beef. Really tasty.

Thank nz0064
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since our last visit 2 years age they have added an enclosed balcony. The food is superb especially the slow cooked shoulder of lamb. They also cater for gluten free. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The views are to die for with a...More

Thank Glynis K
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Questions & Answers
Shruti K
28 January 2018|
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Response from 542Jane_R | Reviewed this property |
No dress code except for the usual, shirts and no bare feet. They definitely have vegetarian. My Aunt is one and she lives in Paihia and goes to the Duke often enough. Have fun. It's relaxed and friendly.
Shruti K
28 January 2018|
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Response from Meredith M | Reviewed this property |
It’s a pretty casual place so I don’t think there is a dress code. It’s a Tavern with salads and such so vegetarian items likely available
13 November 2017|
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Response from DUKERUS | Property representative |
Hello Janice, You can find our menu and wine on our website under the eat and drink tag Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
Located right on the waterfront in Russell. Serving up delectable delights for lunch and dinner the Duke of Marlborough Restaurant is at the heart of this historical hotel. The menu showcases locally sourced seasonal produce, presenting a new take on classic favourites. Dine inside, on the terrace or in the garden.
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