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Local cuisine, Quick Bites, Bar, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Authentic wood fired pizzas, local craft beer on tap and boutique NZ wines in a relaxed, sheltered tropical garden.
$8 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Bar, Pizza, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews pizza fish tacos kumara fries salad ham calamari casual dinner great atmosphere outdoor setting on tap quick service new zealand toppings bases beer dough yum
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

Big props to the staff, finally a front of house welcome that was warm and genuine. Service was great. As was the food. Wish we had found this little gem earlier. Other Northland establishments take note! #Backbone Banter

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 25, 2022 via mobile

We went for a quick pizza takeaway. And we were nearly stranded there an hour because of such good and friendly staff members. The pizzas were great the cider and beer, also excellent. I could completely recommend this unpretentious restaurant

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 24, 2022

We only had drinks here but the vibe is very friendly & welcoming. Will definitely return to eat next time we are in Russell.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 24, 2022

First time visit and we were pleasantly surprised what was hiding behind the fence. What a cool little place, with great staff. We sat outside at a table and really enjoyed our scrumptious kumera fries, they were delicious. Pizza was good, wine was good and...everything was reasonably priced. This place is very well done and a nice surprise in the middle of Russell. Worth a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 18, 2022

Unreal little spot. Unfortunately the weather was horrible but it didn’t dampen the dinner experience. Front of house such a nice dude, New Zealand beer tasty as expected and most importantly, Pizza was delicious and as good as anywhere I’ve been in a long time....Big props teamMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 26, 2022

If you are RUSSELL you must have a meal at Hones garden. The food was lovely and the service great I had the best calamari ever. Small dog into the courtyard and had an amazing dinner stop it is obviously a very busy place and...I suggest you don’t leave it too late in the evening. The pizzas was the best ever.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 20, 2022

We went here for a casual dinner during our stay in Russell. The pizza was one of the best I've had! Calamari was equally as good. Such a cute setting.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 11, 2022

Went for dinner, busy but great service. Pizza was amazing, great base. Salt & pepper squid perfectly cooked. Casual atmosphere but nothing casual re food and service. Will be back!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 27, 2022 via mobile

Service was amazing. Staff are awesome and do a great job. Only down side was the food was average. We had the prawn cocktail, fish tacos and pork tacos. All pretty basic. The pizzas did look amazing though!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 16, 2022 via mobile

Really good experience. They should be proud of there service and food. Fish taco was 10 times better than the pop up restaurant around the corner

Date of visit: February 2022
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Yes, Hone's Garden offers takeout services.

Hone's Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4