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Duke of Marlborough

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good, four stars, although the oysters were thin, small and badly opened with shell in two out of six. Service was two stars: we were shown to a table in a corner at the back of the conservatory by the guy on reception duty, but he apparently didn't let the waiters know we were there so we waited... More 

Thank 4m0rgans
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We. We're a group of four, our table was reserved and although the restaurant was busy service was efficient friendly and knowledgeable All in all a very good experience at reasonable cost at least for New Zealand

Thank Alan750
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice lunch. My husband had west coast whitebait. We found this a little on the small size for a lunch. But as we are from the South Island we have better access to whitebait so tend to get bigger fritters at restaurants. Otherwise service was good, view great. Oysters yum!

Thank 650rachaels
Bacolod, Philippines
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch at two pm. The restaurant was still very busy at that time. We ordered fish and chips as well as rib eye steak. Both our meals were disappointing. During our six weeks holiday in NZ this restaurant was at the lower end. The fish and chips did not match the fish and chips we had... More 

Thank tuna4444
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dad used to go here a lot 30 years ago, and i always remember him bragging about how it was the best fish and chips he ever had and that the staff were amazing! So I really planned to come here with my partner and get fish and chips and call my dad over in Canada while eating, but... More 

Thank Ricalabonita
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch for 5 on the deck, he food was great and the kids were also well looked after. I was particularly impressed by the size of the kids burgers! My burger was great as was the fish salad. Well worth a visit.

Thank Matt_nz1
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the amazing history this hotel offers. The view and food are outstanding. Highly recommend making a reservation and request a table outside if the weather is warm. I had the Fish & Chips and one of the best I have had. Great service and the food came quick.

Thank SueCY9439XR
Horsham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had some refreshing drinks whilst sat outside watching the ferries come and go. Menu and food looked very good but we needed to move on. If we had time we would definitely have eaten and enjoyed.

Thank carefree2017
Cartagena, Colombia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to the Duke quite a few times and have given it an excellent report. Sadly the last time we visited we had a problem. We wanted to go for brunch, but the sign outside said that the bar and restaurant would not open until 1130 hrs. The staff said that we could sit in the patio until they... More 

Thank Jane P
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My lunch was very ordinary, I elected not to pay for it. A lunch of BBQ squid consisted of a very small handful of pieces of squid on a massive serving of rocket. I refused to pay for a bowl of rocket. A very disappointing lunch. I would not recommend this venue for lunch anyway. Staff didn't even offer to... More 

Thank Marlene N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?