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sally's restaurant

25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7652
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (29 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Sallys offers very good value for money. We are often in Russel and most of the time we have dinner here or a coffee with the homemade cakes. You can sit outside over the street direct at the beach. Food and service are excellent. Sallys...More

Thank MichaNZ
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped at Sally's place the first time for coffee and the lady greeted us at the door, being most accommodating. So we decided to go back again for a meal. It was a beautiful evening and the staff were attentive and although busy, communicated...More

Thank JeanandWayne
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Service was rusty the decor dated but the chowder and a glass of Sav. Watching the sun set by the water made up for any of that.

Thank Hanlou1082
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This place cooks home-made food, and is in a great location, facing the water. Our lunch was very delicious but took so long to be delivered. As a chef, I know it doesn't take too long to prepare two toasted sandwiches when there is only...More

Thank Neville B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

After taking a boat tour we stopped off in Russell to have a walkabout and lunch. We decided to lunch at Sally's. My husband loved the toasted sandwich ( ham and pineapple.) I ordered the burger and chips. Unfortunately I didn't care for the burger...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The same prices as The Duke on the same road, but not nearly as good. Totally avoid this restaurant if you want anything other than burgers and chips.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here with friends. It is very casual. The meals are quite generous. Dinner time is very popular. Great waterfront location.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent and a little off the beaten path for a cafe type menu. We had the Tomato Mess and the Pancakes with Bacon and Banana. Both were most appetizing and quite filling. Don't go to this restaurant with only half an appetite!

Thank Rickberlet
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had breakfast lunch and dinner here (on different days) All were very good. The service is great and the location perfect. Will be back

Thank pgb-gargunnock
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This restaurant is beside the water with a great outlook. The menu was at a good price, and the food well-cooked (the steak particularly good). Staff were friendly and efficient.

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We have a group of 8 people from the USA on a tour in March and we would like to see a menu if possible. We ate lunch there with my brother and his wife last year and it was great, but we would like to inform the group what they could order. Thanks Sally. This is Sally B
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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