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Duke of Marlborough

35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shoulder” (27 reviews)
“calamari” (50 reviews)
“fish and chips” (75 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

Seated in the garden bar which suited us fine, told menus would follow, but no. Made our orders at the bar, then sat in the sun and waited, after nearly an hour, a free plate of bread arrived with apologies, 'something had gone a bit...More

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fully booked on a Monday night when we went on spec. Food looked very very Good but we had to settle for drinks and highly recommend Pale Ale. Loved this place and if had longer would have booked for another night. If only going for...More

Thank kevinsmith51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the duke for a quick lunch and we weren't disappointed. The food was well above average for a pub. We had the marinated prawns and the Cajun chicken burger - both were nicely presented and delicious. The beer wasn't bad either and...More

Thank lauriecrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the Christmas holiday we stayed in Russell and were told that we had to give the Duke a try. The atmosphere is very nice and the tables on the patio are spectacular and may have one of the best views anywhere. Sit and have...More

Thank Amaranth1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughters (8 & 3 years old) loved it at the Duke calling it "very fancy". The food was yummy and the service was excellent. The food came out very quickly and the portion sizes were generous. It was lovely to be able to sit...More

Thank Meredith W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two very good meals here - a steak dinner and a burger and fish/chips lunch. All the food was quite good - especially the fish/chips which was made with fresh local snapper. We loved the harbor view as well. And, of course, the...More

Thank Chele32789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on New Year Day. Very very busy, but service still excellent and food amazing. It was very pleasant seating outside. The seafood chowder is something not to be missed. All other dished cooked to perfection and very tasty. The waiter is friendly...More

Thank VL2017Apr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday, 3rd January, as part of group. We were walk in customers, and there was a queue but we dis not mind at all as owner and staff all very welcoming. Food was great, andservice was awesome. Worth returning!!!😍

Thank Myli O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a rainy day when we stepped into this very busy restaurant, all tables were occupied and there was a cue from the reception to the front door of the restaurant. After patiently waiting in line we were greeted by a bloke and he...More

Thank Carmelo09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been here for a drink only on a previous visit and this time pre-planned by booking a table for lunch. This meant we got a good table at the front of the deck, with a great view for people watching and seeing the...More

Thank lcj1031
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12 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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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