Food & Wine

Duke of Marlborough Hotel since 1827

Located on the waterfront of Russell offering great food and a relaxing place to watch the sun set and then catch a ferry back to Paihia.  The oldest hotel in NZ and it has been fully renovated.

Chocolates - Newport and Makana

Newport Chocolates in Russell is my all time favourite. They are a special treat.

Makana Confections, Boutique Chocolate Factory is located across from the Packhouse Market in Kerikeri.  Most Guests head over after the Market.

Makana Shop & Factory - you can see them preparing chocolates in the factory area.  Their Macadamia Nut Brittle is truly scrumptious and you will be provided with a sample and Truffle on entry.  Additional samples available on request. 

Cafe - serves a selection of Desserts, light meals/snacks and real Italian Gelato 


The Old Packhouse Market - Kerikeri

Majority of stalls indoor so can be enjoyed whatever the weather.  .

Saturday Market (the popular of the two with over 60 stalls)

The bakery sells some of the best Sourdough bread I have ever tasted! 

Hold out on breakfast as there is lots to tempt you including great Coffee, Hangi, Fritters, Pies & Pastries. 

Fresh veges, plants, wine, meat and smoked fish available plus a great selection of art and crafts. 

Sunday Market

A more relaxing vibe with less stalls than Saturday, including a variety of eclectic vendors with a mix of new, vintage, arts, crafts, holistic remedies, children’s entertainment & thrift stalls.


Helena Bay Art Gallery, Café and Sculpture Garden

An hour’s drive from Busby Manor, this is a great spot for lunch while taking in the views of the Bay.  The fully licensed cafe provides something for everyone: a terrific menu, great coffee, a large range of cakes all made on site.

Take your time browsing the Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, showcasing a wide-range and eclectic selection of Kiwi art, interior and jewellery.

Recommend heading there/back along the scenic coastal via the vehicle ferry.

Charlotte's Kitchen

The Owner of the Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell opened another restaurant of great quality at the end of Paihia Wharf next to the Ferry Terminal.

Their menu offers a varied selection of food options, the signature dish being the pork knuckle (pre-booking recommended). The handcrafted gourmet stone baked pizza's are delicious.

Live "perfect for dining" music on Wednesday & Saturday.



CBK - Craft Bar & Kithen

On the Wharf next to the Salt Air Helipad, CBK specialises in Craft Beer and Stonegrill.

The full menu definitely has something to suit everyone.


Just around the corner from Busby Manor, Thirty30 specialise in house-made burgers and source some of the best New Zealand Craft Beer.

Live music on Friday/Saturday and Jam Night on Sunday.



Rainbow Falls Tea House

A New Zealand Villa dating back to the 1920’s, located next to the Rainbow Fall's Carpark and surrounded by a beautiful traditional English garden setting.

The perfect place to sit back, relax and have breakfast, morning/afternoon tea as well as offering light lunch.

Darryl's Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely 2-½ hr cruise up the Waitangi River to the gorgeous Haruru Falls.

Marvel in the tranquil surroundings, rich with abundant bird life and historical points of interest.

Dine on a scrumptious meal as the sun goes down and experience a unique charter widely promoted as a calm water cruise. Enjoy a relaxed and sociable atmosphere.

Back up onto the Falls for a beautiful photo opportunity with a backdrop of Waterfalls behind you and the sun setting.

Book through Busby Manor to receive free corkage 

Kombucha & Ferments Brewery

Situated  just down the road from the gorgeous Haruru Falls you’ll find The K4 Brewery

Pull in and buy your favourite fermented foods straight from the place where they are made

If you’re curious, they will show you around the brewery and explain the fascinating process of fermentation

Also offer a full tasting experience to showcase everything in their range of products

Foodie Tour

If you're a foodie you'll like this tour

Experience cuisine that is all locally sourced, produced and owned

With a couple of scenic stops along the way and a local guide educating you about the amazing history of the Bay of Islands you will visit;

Local Winery – Taste up to 7 different wines
Makana Chocolate Factory
Ben’s Oysters
Haruru Waterfalls
K4 Kombucha

Ask us in the office for more information and availability 

Pizza Shack

Located on the waterfront, they have fantastic tasting Pizzas and a "create your own" option using fresh tasty ingredients. Takeaway available.

Wine Tasting

Northland has a rich history of wine-making, with the area's first vines having been planted in Kerikeri by Samuel Marsden. The first wine from these vines was made by James Busby.

We can provide a Map of the Wine Trails or book you on one of the locally run Wine Tours.

Contact the office to discuss the options available.

Delhi 6

Delhi 6 Indian Restaurant is located  upstairs above the four square on Williams Road and has recently been refubished. Parking is right outside the door and staff are excellent plus the food is always tasty. If you ask for Indian hot you will get Indian hot!!!


El Cafe - Lunch or Breakfast

Just around the corner from Busby Manor. Great for lunch or breakfast and serves excellent Columbian coffee, healthy smoothies and cold drinks.  Wide selection of burritos and South American cuisine.


On the waterfront of Paihia and recently opened in Russell. 

Green's has a Thai Chef and Indian Chef, never fail to please and the food is excellent.  Takeaway service available.


Located along the waterfront from Busby. Good location for breakfast.  Varied lunch and dinner menu. 

Every Sunday there is live music, happy hour 3pm-6pm and Sunday Roast on the Menu.

Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurant and Bar

The Dock: Outdoor large Verandah area for summer eating and drinking while looking out over the Bay. Glass balconies and umbrellas to provide comfort and protection on windy/sunny days.

The Aquarium: Indoor Aquarium, Bar and Restaurant for a more intimate dining experience.

Ex Servicemens Club - Legends

This club is accessible to anyone with affiliated club membership.

It is a large complex and serves simple food like battered fish, steaks and roasts.

Live music alternate Fridays and Bingo on a Tuesday


Jimmy Jacks - Rib Shack -

Frequented by locals and families as it offers value for money. Huge platters with a variety of food.  Known for their delicious Ribs.

Deals on daily with Tuesday being their 2 for 1 Rib Special

What's on offer at Busby Manor