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Top bar recommendations from locals

Bar
“A must if you have time to sit back and spend some time at an icon of Russell's history. Great food options, stunning views, in the hub of Russell, on the waterfront. Its character filled, check out the old bar, inside the hotel.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The best location for dining or just having a drink with killer views over the bay. It is situated at the end of the Paihia Warf.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful food service great loverly sun sets. Book early as its a very popular restaurant.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great place for a special occasion dinner. Watch the sun set over the distant horizon as you sit 100 yards from the beach. The Duke is the oldest pub in all of NZ and has some interesting old photos.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great location. Right next to the Stone store, looks out to the old PA site and the river. Sit out on the deck and have a fabulous meal and a wine or three. Only a 8 minute drive away.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the LOCAL. Only a 2 minute drive away or a 30 minute walk along walking track. Great pub food at a really good price plus Karaoke night on Wednesday if your feeling brave!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Easy listening music, live entertainment, food, popular spot for locals after work.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“The local pub and very kiwi. Very friendly bar staff, pool tables, darts, sport on TV, betting facilities, gaming machines.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Great little outdoor drinks place across from the bay. They also serve good munchies. Good place to enjoy a glass or two!”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“The best cake cabinet in town! Playground for the kids and a golf course for the big kids. Dog friendly so take the pooch, the paper and relax. ”
  • 1 local recommends