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25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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Noosa, Australia
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had breakfast here with friends. It is very casual. The meals are quite generous. Dinner time is very popular. Great waterfront location.

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Thank Andrew T
Medford, Oregon
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is excellent and a little off the beaten path for a cafe type menu. We had the Tomato Mess and the Pancakes with Bacon and Banana. Both were most appetizing and quite filling. Don't go to this restaurant with only half an appetite!

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Kippen, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had breakfast lunch and dinner here (on different days) All were very good. The service is great and the location perfect. Will be back

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is beside the water with a great outlook. The menu was at a good price, and the food well-cooked (the steak particularly good). Staff were friendly and efficient.

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Brussels, Belgium
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a visit of the beautiful and quiet Little town Russell, the former NZ capital, I decided to have a coffee at the fascinating beach bay. Hotels almost never serve a good strong coffee, so I very much longed for a real tasty one. My expectations were met for about 90 per cent by the served cappucchino, and the last... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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613 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday and it was very busy but we were served quite quickly. There are tables out side and it is a good place to sit and watch the world go by. Coffe was very good in a decent sized cup, the scone was big enough to share. The main meals looked tasty to

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N.S.W. Australia
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159 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first evening we sat outside overlooking the beautiful bay. The second we had to go indoors, however a helpful waiter noticed after we had ordered that a table had become free outside so ruched us out there clearing it to make way, now that is attentive service. My sister in-law had calamari for the first time she enjoyed it... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sally's is in a perfect situation - seafront, views, historic centre, close to jetty. Sitting there is a real pleasure. However the meal (lunch) was disappointing - the open sandwich featured a couple of very thin slices of plastic-wrap ham on two chunks of bread with a bit of salad and the salt and pepper squid was un-seasoned. Enjoy the... More 

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Opua
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Sally's many times and every time I am disappointed with the coffee, which this time was tepid, too weak and too much milk for a flat white. I noticed all some of the cakes etc were not covered and other sweet treats were covered with mesh closh-like MESH domes. The four of us found our scones,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky little restaurant with miss matching plates. There is vegetarian food as well as things for the meat eaters, We ate here after a boat cruise around the island. We had fish and chip with a salad, I had an apple crumble and it was so good. There are quite a few homemade style yummy cakes to choose from as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?