Russell restaurants

Top Choice Contemporary in Russell


Serving an imaginative take on Kiwi classics (lamb, beef, seafood), the Gables occupies an 1847 building on the waterfront built using whale vertebrae for foundations. Ask for a table by the windows for maritime vie…
Pizza in Russell

Hōne's Garden

Head out to Hōne's pebbled courtyard for wood-fired pizza (with 11 different varieties), cold craft beer on tap and a thoroughly easy-going Kiwi vibe. An expanded menu features tasty wraps and healthy salads. Antipa…
Cafe in Russell

Hell Hole

Bagels, baguettes and croissants all feature with the best coffee in town at this compact spot one block back from the waterfront. Beans are locally roasted, and organic soft drinks and artisan ice blocks all combin…
Pub Food in Russell

Duke of Marlborough Hotel

There's no better spot in Russell to while away a few hours, glass in hand, than the Duke's sunny deck. Thankfully the upmarket bistro food matches the views, plus there's an excellent wine list and a great selectio…
Cafe in Russell

Newport Chocolates

The delicious artisan chocolates are all handmade on-site, with flavours including raspberry, lime and chilli, and, our favourite, caramel and sea salt. It's also a top spot for divinely decadent hot chocolate and r…
Cafe in Russell


It's a little old-fashioned but this little cafe is a sure bet for an eggy breakfast, toasted sandwich, seafood chowder, burger or fish and chips. Secure a seat at one of the waterfront tables and keep an eye out fo…
Indian in Russell

Spice Route

Set back from the street in an old wooden house, this dependable restaurant offers a massive list of subcontinental favourites, including lots of vegetarian options. Ask for a seat in the garden rather than the brig…
Fast Food in Russell


In the depths of winter, this humble coffee counter is the prime local gathering point and the best bet for your morning cuppa and muffin. In summer it does a steady trade in ice-cream cones, smoothies and milkshake…
Thai in Russell

Tuk Tuk Bangkok

Thai fabrics adorn the tables and Thai favourites fill the menu of this casual, bar-like place. In clement weather grab a table out the front and watch Russell’s little world go by.
Supermarket in Russell

Four Square

The town's main grocery store occupies a prominent 19th-century trading store on the waterfront.