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Hone's Garden


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. Authentic wood fired pizzas, local craft beer on tap and boutique NZ wines in a relaxed, sheltered tropical garden.
US$8 - US$20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a couple of generous pizzas which were exceptional. Mine was the beef carpaccio on a decent gluten free base. The setting is a lovely cool tropical garden with a friendly laid back vibe. A great escape from the heat and hordes.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank zemizemizemi
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were recommended this Pizza restaurant, it being a wood fired pizza place. We ordered our pizzas, mine a Ham and Pineapple, my husband a parma ham, caramalized onion& buffalo mozzarella. They were very tasty but they could have been more generous with the toppings....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank HelliwellsOnTour
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pizza, salad and beer battered chips enjoyed by all delicious, not sure why someone had written worst pizzas ever. Best chips and pizza we’d had for a while, all in a very beautiful setting. Well done.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank waimara
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read really great reviews about Hone's Garden and so ventured there for dinner last week. It is tucked away down an alley way and once you arrive you are greeted by a mini tropical oasis. Super friendly staff and really efficient service. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Emma P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As time was short I had a takeaway pizza from Hone's Garden today plus a local beer. The wood fired pizza was great, so much better than those offered by the pizza chain outlets. The price of NZ$30 for the pizza and drink wasn't cheap...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Grant W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So happy we stumbled into this small treasure while visiting Russell. We ate in fancier restaurants, but this was my personal favorite. Wonderful fish tacos, with large pieces of very fresh fish in a tempura-like batter lightly spiced with Indian spices, with chunks of fresh...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sharonbO1822UL
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked with the restaurant in the early afternoon regarding dining there and were told we could not make reservations....so far ok. We visited their website and decided we'd like the "Big Salad"....still ok. We got there, found a spot to sit....still ok But here's...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GoodLuckCanuck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in you’re in Russell and searching for a relaxed, low key, ‘comfortable as your own back yard’ place to eat... definitely try Hone’s Garden. My wife’s pizza was one of the best we’ve had so far while my fish and chips (usually greasy everywhere...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DDutch01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to find a restaurant with a difference. We had the pizzas which were great. When we advised them one of our party was gluten intolerant they were very careful to establish the degree of intolerance and provide the pizza Base required. We did not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SimonB779
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Russell, a lot of the options felt - well a little stuffy, so we came to Hone's as it had a different vibe, and stumbled across it as you can access it from the waterfront down this small alleyway. Alot of the area...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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