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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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Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the kids here for a night out on Holiday. Great food and great staff, really engaged with the kids and made out meal so much easier. Excellent food really enjoyed the deconstructed apple pie

1  Thank TheSandsWaiheke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can sit inside or out, but the view is worth sitting outside. Food delicious and plentiful. Service excellent and staff were very friendly.

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us called in for lunch and it was great We all sat outside in the covered area with efficient heaters on out backs. We've been here a few times and it is good to see the staff now a re just lovely and...More

Thank Anne255371
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the ferry from Paihia to Russell , I booked the dinner online on the website . I had the most delicious chicken and my husband shared the slow cooked lamb shoulder which was superb . It was well worth the visit . Excellent...More

Thank SGT1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel and we had a nice dinner in the dining room by the windows overlooking the water. The dining room is nicely decorated and the food and service is very good. They also have tables outside on...More

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast and very reasonably priced. Staff very helpful. Beautiful surroundings. Would definitely dine here again.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

So how often do you go out for dinner and have wonderful food, great service and the wait staff make you laugh? We had Alastair as our waiter. Highly recommend him. He had a great sense of humour and provided a very enjoyable dining experience...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant, the staff are fantastic, they were all friendly and attentive they are a credit to the hotel. The food and wine were excellent too.

Thank Joyjoy57
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Loved the old interior of this restaurant. Good selection of dishes and prompt service. We noticed a lot of waitresses “milling” around with nothing to do and felt a bit rushed to order and got asked 3 times how our meal was. Only negative though....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We were staying at the hotel for 3 nights and had reserved a table for dinner on our first night. The restaurant was bedlam with a constant procession of trained and untrained waiting staff coming in and out carrying chairs, taking chairs out, and generally...More

1  Thank chris53kualaLumpur
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Shruti K
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.
Shruti K
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, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View
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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