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Duke of Marlborough

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shoulder” (28 reviews)
“calamari” (56 reviews)
“fish and chips” (86 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On a rainy winters afternoon we caught the ferry to Russell and had a lovely afternoon on the deck. The heaters were on and we were warm and comfortable. Menu choices were such that we could choose easily to accommodate our requirements. the staff recommended...More

Thank Katrina P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner at the Duke as part of a weekend getaway from Auckland. The food was fantastic, the service was attentive but not over the top,and the view was gorgeous. Nice for a date night or if you have a group dinner. Would recommend...More

Thank BradfromSydney
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the oldest hotel in Russell and dining in the historic dining room is a step back in time. I enjoyed the local fish and chips. Both the food and service were excellent. It was a wonderful evening meal.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the history, love the scenery, love the food, love the service. A great destination for lunch or dinner, for friends or family. More than happy to accomodate for my young nephew and niece. Burger and fries are top notch - generous serving.

Thank meganstericker
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch of freshly caught local fish for lunch. Staff were helpful and friendly. Would recommend.

Thank Alan-NZ2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is split into a few buildings. Along the waterfront is a restaurant with bar which served us fantastic HUGE meals and one street back is the pub pub with friendly bar staff and good beer on tap, plus live music. We could only...More

Thank mobogo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, beautiful room and delicious food. We ate here two nights. Highlights were the roast lamb for two with a mount of delicious vegetables and the seafood risotto. Nice bar, too. Options in town were limited in off season, but this was a good...More

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great atmosphere and such pleasant service. High quality meal and great wine list. We hadn't booked but were lucky enough to get a table. Would highly recommend dining at the Duke and soaking up the history of Russell and New Zealand

Thank Navigator703630
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to eat with fantastic and attentive staff. The Meals are fantastic but the Desserts were a let down and I tried them all. I don't want a deconstructed Crumble. I want a proper Cake slice. Both Desserts were tasteless but the Cheese...More

Thank evie0scar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner with expansive menu; excellent attentive staff; and a great area of local history on display. Very interesting photography in a delightfully old colonial building.

Thank 741colmay
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Questions & Answers
28 January 2018|
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Response from 542Jane_R | Reviewed this property |
No dress code except for the usual, shirts and no bare feet. They definitely have vegetarian. My Aunt is one and she lives in Paihia and goes to the Duke often enough. Have fun. It's relaxed and friendly.
28 January 2018|
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Response from Meredith M | Reviewed this property |
It’s a pretty casual place so I don’t think there is a dress code. It’s a Tavern with salads and such so vegetarian items likely available
13 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
Average prices
US$13 - US$36
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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