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“Where the locals go for quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Diggers Restaurant

Diggers Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 22 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 17
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Come and enjoy relaxed dining in the warm, friendly environment of the local Russell RSA. We serve good, wholesome food at very reasonable prices. Dine in the Restaurant or outside in the covered courtyard. A childrens menu is available and there's even a toy box to keep the little ones amused too.
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Where the locals go for quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

All you have to do is go in and sign up to be a "member for a day" - honestly this is the best tip in the city! You will not be disappointed.

Visited November 2011
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Unpretentious, limited menu but beautifully cooked at very reasonable prices by friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

We decided to try Diggers after signing in to the RSA (Returned Services Association) club on the recommendation of our apartment hosts. The restaurant occupies one corner of the RSA club and has seating for around 40 people and you can see what's going on in the kitchen, but don't let this fool you into thinking it's a cheap and cheerful fast food outlet. The menu is not massive but there is mostly something for everyone, cooked to perfection at very reasonable prices compared to local restaurants, and by very friendly staff. We are 3 mature gents and have travelled extensively and all of us agreed this was some of the best restaurant food we have ever had. Oysters especially are highly recommended and their steak and guinness pie is to die for! Well done Rob and the staff for making us welcome every night. We were so impressed the first time we came here that we decided to eat here for the rest of our stay in Russell.

  • Visited November 2011
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

While In New Zealand in August went to Diggers restaurant and had the best Roast Beef and yorkshire pudding that you could have out side England. Food was delicious and cooked very quick service was great

  • Visited August 2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

fantastic food and wonderful service,for a small townRussell RSA would have to be the most friendliest club, to dine in ,,It has a great outdoor courtyard,and is family friendly

  • Visited October 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great Value Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

The food here was brilliant, very tasty and cooked with attention to detail. The service was good as well but the general atmosphere was lacking and some of the other customers were very scruffy and it all felt a bit odd! The food was top class but it seemed out of place looking around the restaurant. Would certainly go back for the food though..yummy

  • Visited October 2011
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