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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Sally's a few times on our travels to the Bay of Islands, so we tried it a couple more times. Sadly the quality of the meals didn't seem to be consistent. I had the calamari which was lovely and tender and the asian soy and ginger salad that accompanied it was fresh and tasty. My husband... More 

Thank foodlover27264
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected more from the reviews we had read. Food was just ok for the price. If you stick to the seafood you'll probably be ok. Burger was dry, chickpea dish dry. Left disappointed after desserts were

Thank Paulasboys
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food atrocious service. We waited over an hour for our meal. Tis left us impatient and spoilt what should have been a good evening.

Thank maggieann70
sk1pro, Owner at sally's restaurant, responded to this review

Hi And how are you today? I have done alot of investergating as I was very shocked that you say you waited 1hour for your meal. We write the time on every docket when the order is taken and nobody has waited one hour. Can you please tell me when you were at Sally's Restaurant ? What name your booking... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant and cafe right by the water in Russell. We popped in for coffee one afternoon and returned for lunch the next day after some sea kayaking. Wow! I had the shrimp open sandwich, my wife had the seafood chowder and the kids both had fish and chips. Also ordered half a dozen oysters. All the food was fantastic... More 

Thank king_of_muffins
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 is our place.

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

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 well about our meal and the delivery of it. We enjoyed our choices and would... More 

Thank JeanandWayne
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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225 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 one other couple in the restaurant.

Thank Neville B
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 seasoning and the patty had a mushy texture. It's a nice little restaurant with open... More 

Thank Cheryl C
Surrey, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
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?