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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%
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“cakes” (33 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (46 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was warm and cosy with an open fire providing respite from the very wet evening. Meals were good without being spectacular. Seafood chowder was hearty and perfect for the weather. Main meals of lamb and Hapuka were tasty and nicely presented. Service was...More

Thank Kay P
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Visited here last week to find no longer Sally's owner has sold and retired. Just had a take away coffee.

Thank Trisha826
Reviewed 1 March 2018

When visiting Russell, Sally's looked a welcoming place with some seating outdoor. Ordering inside and paying upfront is a good idea in my opinion. Sat down outside and 10-15 minutes later we had our order. Wasn't an extensive meal, but we enjoyed it.

Thank RoelR
Reviewed 22 January 2018

It was a blustery cold day for our visit to Russell, and Sally's was the ideal place to recharge with warm comfort food and coffee in the homely atmosphere of a provincial kiwi town remembered from my youth. The food was hot and delivered promptly...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A short visit from Whangarei to Russell and was surprised to see the fabulous new make over at Sally's. It's bright and vibrant and fun! Food looks amazing, we only stopped for coffees and cakes this time which were great. Staff were lovely and accommodating...More

Thank Nick B
sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you Nick for your kind words. I have to tell you that I sold Sally's Restaurant on the 28th August 2017. Amy and Colin Saunders have done a great update fabulous colour and lovely plants. Colins food is amazing. Thank you for your support...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Hubby and I went into Sallies for lunch as the Duke of Marlborough was closed, the cafe was fairly quiet but still waited 25 minutes for our lunch, I ordered the Chowder as it sounded nice and fishy, hubby ordered fish and chips, when it...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Called here during our stay in Russell having been recommended Great location on the waters front with seating outside and also under the trees on the waters edge Seafood chowder very good, service somewhat lacking in warmth, there was a regular flow of customers but...More

Thank DavidvPerth
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This was a real lesson in not judging a book by its cover. The dates and plain looking establishment was full of lovely staff with efficient service. The food was a simple menu but every item we ordered was super tasty. I'd go back for...More

Thank madcollins
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Nice setting to sit and watch the world go by while enjoying lunch. Great cakes and excellent coffee. Recommend the pancakes.

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Attended the Russell birdman yesterday. Hubby and I had Eggs Benedict usually costs $16-$20 locally- $22.50 Poached eggs were very runny and undercooked, bread dry, bacon dry very disappointed will not go there again.More

Thank Belinda W
sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Hi Belinda, What a fantastic day in Russell it was on saturday definatley worth the trip across. We bake our bread each morning so I am wondering if you were actually at Sally's. I was at work all day and you definatley did not come...More

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19 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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