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Duke of Marlborough

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
11:30 - 22:30
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a beautiful meal. Couldn't fault the presentation nor the yummyness. Also enjoyed a quiet drink in the bar on another afternoon. Nice display for history on the wall. Keep up the good work.

Thank paula4157
Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great dinner and an afternoon simply grazing enjoying the great views. Staff were as always extremely friendly and helpful, a joy to come back to on our regular return visits.

Thank Mark H
Miranda, Australia
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had been here a few years ago and loved it then so decided to go back and found it even better this time. The food was excellent as was the wine and the service. Together with its location at the beach, would definitely recommend eating here.

Thank Jill A
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great lunch at the Duke for an 80th birthday. The seafood chowder was popular as was the fish and chips. Great meals. Best chowder we've had in a long time. Relaxing atmosphere and the service was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely return next time we're in Russell. Thanks for making a special day all... More 

Thank Paul C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good position, welcoming staff. Very busy both times we went. Lamb delicious and enormous portion, would do two small eaters. Steak tough and a bit tastlesss.

Thank maggieann70
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sat outside on veranda. Delicious meal (lamb rump) with great accompaniments followed by gorgeous desserts. Friendly staff. Topped off by a fabulous sunset and view of a stingray cruising along the beach edge,

Thank brobat
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

D of M in Russell was our first stay in NZ outside of Auckland. Having now travelled to Whitianga, Whangamata, Rotorua, Taupo and New Plymouth I now realise how good the food was. Really good lamb and brilliant fish. Thanks for the meals.

Thank Ian C
Lancefield, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful building with great service and food in an amazing setting The chowder was very filling and enjoyable with large chunks of assorted seafood, and the calamari fresh and flavorsome We would love to return and stay here overnight and intend to in the near future Well worth the visit

Thank William B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were 5 minutes late for lunch menu but super awesome guy let us order anyway. Food was legit awesome, best burger ever, served with a side of wit and great personalised customer service came back 10 mins later for round two waitress overestimate to serve outside in a non service area. This place is a must for a Russell... More 

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Hong Kong
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a fantastic colonial style history that is evident in decor and design. Friendly staff and quite a unique environment. Food was excellent. Wine choices were good. No need to order a side dish with mains as they are good proportions.

Thank LawrenceTk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?