Food & Wine

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 



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.



The Swordy Bar & Bistro

Located within the Swordfish Club, just a short walk on the same road as Busby Manor with outstanding views over the Bay.

Good quality food and always receiving great feedback from guests.  If you do a Fishing Charter or get lucky fishing off the rocks they will also cook and prepare your catch.

Open Tuesday – Saturday from 4pm


JFC - Just Fish & Chips

Fresh Fish in Paihia and next door to Busby Manor Resort (after the Stone Church)

Since opening we are receiving great feedback from guests.

Eat inside where they have a fully licensed Bar and an eco friendly fish and chips on the beach setting with meals arriving wrapped in "newspaper".  Takeaway also available.

Marsden Estate

Fresh produce is continually sourced from around the region and the superb local food is served on the terrace, shaded by grapevines, overlooking the lake, gardens and vineyard. 

Open for Breakfast and Lunch daily.  Dinner is available Friday and Saturday evenings.

Cellar Door open daily 10am - 5pm

Terra Restaurant

Upstairs and overlooking the Bay, this is a new favourite of ours.

Using global cooking techniques and the unique ingredients of the stunning Far North the menu changes with the seasons and when new produce becomes available.

Highly recommend if you're a foodie or wanting to celebrate a special occasion.

Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery

Peaceful dining whilst looking out to beautiful views. 

Wine Tasting experience from your table and a mouth watering menu.   

Shuttle available from Russell Ferry Terminal.

Winter opening weekends only.

PhatHouse Brewing Co.

PhatHouse Brewing Co is a lifestyle brewery and bar located in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

All beers on tap are brewed on location.

They have local wine and cider available and delicious flame fired pizza.

They also play some pretty good music! 

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.


Pizza Shack

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

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.

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.

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.

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.



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 

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!!!


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


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.

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.

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

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.


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.

What's on offer at Busby Manor