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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (28 reviews)
“calamari” (58 reviews)
“fish and chips” (90 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Duke of Marlborough is a stately and historic building with a large porch on the bay side. Breakfast is buffet for $20.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LDavidMarquet
Reviewed today

First of all, the place is beautiful, elegantly furnished, and truly fine-dine. Our expert waiter guided us through the menu, making sure we ordered enough and not too much. He knew the details of how each menu item was prepared so we would be well...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BobLDallas_TX
Reviewed yesterday

The food, wine, service, ambience and view at the Duke is incredible. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Paihia/Russell. We ordered the Jerk Chicken and fresh seared Tuna and they were both so well made and prepared and bursting with flavour. Even though the restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank natasha476
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful, historic hotel. Took a friend for her birthday ... our meal was amazing and so reasonably priced. The staff did a special candle for the birthday. All staff were lovely and helpful

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karen559
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and interesting decor. What a great spot for a relaxing meal or drink. Tables avaialble across the road on the beach front.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ianc4813
Reviewed 1 week ago

In May this year, we booked 3 nights in November, for a front balcony superior room to celebrate my 70th and our 45th wedding anniversary. On arrival we were given a side room which needed updating and had a very small shower/toilet. We paid 235...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely dinner here. Booked on line. Shared the excellent lamb shoulder, recommended by many other reviewers. great friendly service. Good atmosphere, well presented popular restaurant with historic attraction. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wizzid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat on the terrace with a Mojito and ice cream before getting the boat back to Paihia. The service was good and the food around us seemed very well presented (amazing looking fish and burgers!) Lovely view of the bay.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ShrimpUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious buffet breakfast both continental and cooked. Beautiful view. Waitress forgot about our tea we ordered and the bartender brushed me off when I followed up and told me he's sure the waitress hasn't forgotten. But she only remembered when I asked her again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dee H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to a late lunch & afternoon with a view and drinks, arriving perfectly as large groups were leaving. After approaching staff we’re werr invited to sit in the relaxing leather lounge area while the table was being cleared and reset. Staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kated670
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Questions & Answers
28 January 2018|
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Response from goldy538 | Reviewed this property |
people turn up from the beach in casual clothes and relaxed.i found they also had gluten free options so im sure they will have vegetarian too!!! a really lovely place.enjoy/
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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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