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sally's restaurant

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25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely view of the harbour, pity about the wind. OK fish and chips, reasonably priced

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Thank EcclestonUK
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying in Paihia and went over to Russell for dinner and visited Sally's. Tuesday night and Russell very quiet.Lovely staff member met us at the door. No one else in the Restaurant. Selected fish and chips and as I normally would choose snapper it wasn't available but John Dory was, It was delicious and also very generous serving----salad very fresh.Would... More 

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Whangaparaoa, Auckland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not what I expected going on the reviews - decor is dark and dated, best to sit outside. Large menu looked appealing but was disappointed with my food. Not much effort - the toasties are very dry and basic. Maybe a bit complacent as they have a vast amount of tourists visit this lovely town. Needs a spruce up and... More 

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Thank Pim66
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was average but quite expensive and the staff would have made our visit more pleasant had they smiled! Out of the four staff working, the only one who made you feel welcome was the young maybe European girl? Probably wouldn't go there again. With so many other options, you really need to make an effort!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had delicious hot breakfast here, and a great cup of coffee. May well be good for other meals but I only popped in during the morning. Friendly, polite and efficient staff. Good value.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Russell is a favourite holiday spot for us - every year we get here and Sally's is our everyday coffee stop - usually along with great muffin too hard to resist! Meals always great too especially the oysters!!

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Thank MamoC
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch and dinner at Sally's. The food was delicious and the service was great. Portions were very generous.

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Thank DawnBeamsley
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had coffee most mornings at Sally's. Really friendly staff. Tempting home made cakes and good coffee. Excellent views over the bay !

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Thank Tim12014
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small cafe on the main seafront, decor a bit dated inside but don't let this put you off. Highly recommend the seafood chowder - full of actual seafood (no cheating with crabsticks and vegetables) and oh so creamy!!

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Thank Katerina E
Scotland
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited Sally's 9 years ago and we're pleased to say the food is just as good now. This unpretentious restaurant is situated right on the waterfront and is well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?