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Hone's Garden

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10 York Street | 10 York St, Russell, Russell, New Zealand
+64 22 466 3710
12:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think Hone's Garden is probably the nicest place to eat in Russell. Delicious wood fired pizzas plus a really nice atmosphere in the garden, particularly at night.

1 Thank Bazza76
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

A must visit for a relaxed dinner after a big day out. So Good we went twice out of 3 nights in Russel. Friendly staff, lovely garden.

Thank findsamsaunders
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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69 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is easy to walk by and not notice the walkway to this restaurant. We loved the casual atmosphere, Service was prompt and the pizza was the best we have eaten for ages.

Thank Esther A
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeking out behind the main street. Superb pizzas and a great choice of beers. Laid back vibe, perfect for a sunny afternoon...

Thank Sue C
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hone's garden is one of those wonderful local places that also has the atmosphere to go with it. Wonderful grass roots atmosphere with excellent basic fare. Delicious pizza.

Thank Margaret O
Waiheke Island
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A casual eatery with a distinctive south Pacific feel. We were recommended this place by clients and we werent disappointed. it was a quiet Tuesday evening and easy to get a table, my only disappointment was that the salad needed to be refreshed - seemed like it had been made a few hours ago. Otherwise the food was great and... More 

Thank JeanandWayne
Russell, New Zealand
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the slight rainfall we visited and enjoyed pizzas at this newly upgraded decor restaurant. My husband tried their steak which was cooked to perfection. Great place to chat and meet visitors from around the world as the informal setting encourages this. We shared our large umbrella with a couple from the UK.

Thank Mediguru1
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely surprise as we walked down the side path into this secret garden! While we didn't eat the pizzas looked and smelt amazing! We stayed for hours trying the different ales and enjoying the great ambience, chilled music and lovely environment. We loved this place and would be regulars if it was on our doorstep! Highly recommended!

Thank Hanlou1082
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Los like its had a real makeover in the last little while. Good selection of thin crust wood fired pizzas plus a range of alternatives. Reasonable drink offereings. Really nice to dine al fresco

Thank dog m
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to Russell previously, and came across this food place while walking around the township. Brilliant food and really fast service. We recently went back to Russell and knew we had to visit there again. They have made renovations to the outside area and it's a great atmosphere. Food again didn't disappoint, and the service was super quick.... More 

Thank lilsmit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 York Street | 10 York St, Russell, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 22 466 3710
Enjoy authentic wood fired pizzas & meats, salads and local seafood in Hone's sheltered garden. A great place for a casual meal, families with children or a beer in the sun.

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