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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Diggers Restaurant

Diggers Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 22 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 17
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Tweed Heads, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We were told to have lunch at the RSA as the food was nice. Well the person did not do it justices as it was one of the best meals I have had during my stay in the Bay of Islands. Have been telling everyone to go to the RSA for lunch or dinner as the meals are great. I had a Thai prawn salad, mum had salt and pepper calamari (melt in your mouth) and Scott had steak and salad. All the meals were prefect for a very small place.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Diane W
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012 via mobile

It was so good that we ate there two nights in a row and we all cleaned our plates both nights.

I really liked the style of dining, with bookcases lining the walls.


I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!!!! SERVICE WITH A SMILE! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!! FAIR SIZED MEALS AT MORE THAN FAIR PRICES

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1 Thank Mrme2002
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Northland, Northland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best food and service in our NZ holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We have eaten from North Cape to the Bluff on our NZ holiday and were offered the best food and service at Diggers Restaurant at The Russell RSA.
A homely friendly atmosphere, almost like someones home and food to delight the harshest critic. We can warmly recommend to one and all. Great to see a kids menu with such nourishing options.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jenny H
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

This is such a friendly place with fantastic food, the RSA has some wonderful members who looked after the four of us in every way possible. We had a great afternoon evening here.

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank BigSnapper
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Alofi, Niue
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great place to eat in Russell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We were led to Diggers having read the reviews on here after being disappointed by one of the other Restaurants on the Strand.
We were not disappointed by Diggers...friendly, helpful and professional service, every one of our party of five loved the food, including our 2year old daughter who they were particularly helpful with bringing her food out ahead of the adults.
The homemade chicken pies went down a treat, the lambs fry was cooked to perfection, and my king prawns were exactly as they should be with a very well balanced dressing.
This RSA restaurant is a real gem, if we return to Russell we will most certainly be returning to Diggers.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Emma S
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