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Refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827. Located on the waterfront of Russell in the Bay of Islands, the Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers an outstanding restaurant, accommodation and event venue. Holding New Zealand’s first liquor licence, this historical beauty has been lovingly restored and offers her visitors a great place to relax, unwind and watch the world go by. Come and visit us in Russell – stay for lunch, stay for dinner or stay the night.

Wheelchair Accessibility Comments

  • Jim’s Favorite Russell Island restaurant.
  • Without question the best restaurant / bar on Russell Island and right on the waterfront.
  • Located within a beautiful historic hotel with a fascinating history.
  • Steep ramp at entrance so you may need help.
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom although door is difficult to open.
  • WARNING; Hotel has no wheelchair accessible guest rooms. All rooms are up a flight of steps.

Dining Experience

Wonderful restaurant

Restaurant Entrance Accessibility

Step free or easy ramped entrance

Steep grade at entrance

Restaurant Overview Accessibility

Step free or easy ramps on main dining level

Many available tables

Bar Area: reasonably accessible

Wide clearance between tables

Restaurant Bathroom Accessibility

Step free accessible restroom

Wide clearances in restroom

Restroom very clean

Additional Details

  • WJAR Rating:3
  • Price:$$$
  • Neighborhood:Russell (Bay of Islands)
  • Opentable Reservation:Make a Reservation >
  • User Rating:4.2
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