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sally's restaurant

25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (30 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (45 reviews)
“fish” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 608 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very friendly family restaurant, after walking around Russell vistiting Long Beach, Flatstaff flag pole with outstanding views over looking Kent Passage. Amazing waterfront view of Russell.

Thank yachtaiwa
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Having had many good dinners at Sally's over the years we were incredibly disappointed with our experience on Friday 19 May. We were the only people in the restaurant which should have warned us that things had changed (other places full of people) but we...More

Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Chose Sallys because of the overall good reviews & the online menu suited our tastes . We visited on a Tuesday evening & the restaurant was quite empty when compared to the Duke of Marlborough down the road. Welcome was friendly from the waitress who...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

A cafe during the day and a restaurant at night- that's what it seems like although people can also walk in for casual meals at night! This was the third of the three restaurants recommended by our B&B host, the other two being the Gables...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Lovely location on the beach. The lunches were delicious although the wait was quite long. Dinner was more expensive than the lunch.

Thank jaikieceisel
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Called in to see if we could go for lunch, and it was packed. As much as I like to check out TA rated things, this was not one I would go to, too small and too noisy. Hope the food makes up for it!

Thank Keza_WA
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We have been to Sally's a few times on our travels to the Bay of Islands, so we tried it a couple more times. Sadly the quality of the meals didn't seem to be consistent. I had the calamari which was lovely and tender and...More

Thank foodlover27264
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Expected more from the reviews we had read. Food was just ok for the price. If you stick to the seafood you'll probably be ok. Burger was dry, chickpea dish dry. Left disappointed after desserts were

Thank Paulasboys
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Good food atrocious service. We waited over an hour for our meal. Tis left us impatient and spoilt what should have been a good evening.More

Thank maggieann70
sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Hi And how are you today? I have done alot of investergating as I was very shocked that you say you waited 1hour for your meal. We write the time on every docket when the order is taken and nobody has waited one hour. Can...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant and cafe right by the water in Russell. We popped in for coffee one afternoon and returned for lunch the next day after some sea kayaking. Wow! I had the shrimp open sandwich, my wife had the seafood chowder and the kids both...More

Thank king_of_muffins
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18 January 2016|
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Response from sk1pro | Property representative |
Hi, Sally B, We would love you to come and dine with us. We are open seven days a week. Yes we do have a website. Our menu is on the website. During the day you order at the counter in the evening you are served by my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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We would like to Thank you for your service over the last 19 years. We are now happy to advize you that we have SOLD. Sally and her team.
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