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Scales Fish COmpany

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19 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7820
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Russell, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It used to be $14 for 2 small pieces of fish and chips to take away, 2 months ago it went up to $19 for the same, checked it yesterday and has gone up to $20.50 This is price gouging at its best

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Thank rossco2017
Russell, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Good service with a smile and great fresh fish.When too tired to cook after work you can get a decent meal here and it doesn't take too long.

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Thank heikee2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

4 tiny bits of fish in soggy batter and a cupful of chips cost us $28 was not impressed in the slightest.

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Thank Anna E
Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

Good chips, tasty fish but a truly tiny portion of it for the price. Delicious scallops, horribly let down by what I ordered as calamari which was in fact dreadful processed white fish in processed crumb. We're metres from the sea - surely if you advertise something as calamari it should be calamari! Very Unfriendly staff member in the chip... More 

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Thank Pomwi1979
Russell Bay of Islands New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Right next to the Duke of Marlborough Tavern there is just time while waiting for your takeaway to down a beer! You can also sit at Duke's tables and eat in but 50 metres away you can sit on the waterfront and watch the sun go down.

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Thank Russellite
Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

We were able to order fresh local fish, take it home and cook it ourselves or they cook it for you! We chose to have them cook it because it was fantastic!

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Thank Dawn L
New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

$8 - what a deal - right next to Duke of M pub - grab a pint and lots of tasty options with fresh fish.

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Thank Triplovers1151
Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

While sight seeing in Russell a downpour sent us looking for a place to eat and dodge the rain. We found Scales but all the sidewalk seating was in the rain. The wait staff said we could sit in the adjoining tavern, as it was all connected together. We had excellent fresh fish, and the hamburgers were not processed ,... More 

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Thank Michael R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Omg!!! The smoked fish cakes were amazing!! So moist so delicious just an amazing meal served with a lite salad. Good on you Scales for an amazing late lunch. Recommend thoroughly.

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Thank Nick G
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

Being Anzac Day they opened at 1pm.......and boy were they busy. The wait was worth it as when our fish and chips came out they were sensational.

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Thank PorroUnus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7820

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