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Diggers Restaurant

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1 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7773
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Come and enjoy relaxed dining in the warm, friendly environment of the...
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.
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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Miles & Katrina

Great atmosphere, friendly service & wonderful food. We are locals and come regularly, have tried most things on the menu & they are all very yummy!!! Very good value for money!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Miles F
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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having had beautiful meals here in the past, we decided to visit again. I felt the need to leave another review as my previous one was written when different owners operated the kitchen and now would be misleading. My meal sounded nice on the menu, but was left really disappointed. Vegetables that came with it were overlooked and the meat... More 

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Thank littlecheese3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly service & wonderful food. We are locals and come regularly, have tried most things on the menu & they are all very yummy!!! Very good value for money!!

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Thank Miles F
New Zealand
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is recommended by everyone in our family. Quick friendly service, good food, and friendly environment. We had a selection of meals and each one was great. Good portions and well presented. Definitely recommended.

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Thank NewZealandKiwifamily
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the warm chicken salad which was small for $16. Nice chicken but soft cheese with it wasn't that pleasant and far too many sun dried tomatoes for my taste. And included croutons so not sure what kind of salad it was trying to be. Kids options were the usual fried rubbish. Nice staff though and not too expensive... More 

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Thank Jen H
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to come here for Friday night dinner, food was ok, home cooked food without being amazing. The kids had fish and hot dogs, my vege lasagne was tasty. The beer was cheap as well ($5 for handle of Lion Red), also managed to play pool afterwards. If you are looking for a cheap place to eat with ok food... More 

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Thank Pete Y
Herts
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RSA is a club, but no trouble getting signed in. The food is wholesome, the staff pleasant and efficient and the prices very reasonable. The ambiance is functional. If that suits you the go for it.

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Thank Martinscott
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Came here on basis of Tripadvisor reviews. Food came out disturbingly fast. "Raw" oysters were not fresh, not in a shell, and were covered in a strange yellow sludge. The seafood platter consisted only of fried morsels. Needless to say, very disappointed. Left quickly after finishing drinks

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Thank Michael T
Temuka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Attracted by the price we decided to try it out. Hubby had the seafood platter, I had the pork belly. Both were great. Would definitely re-visit.

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Thank kinvigcat
Taree, Australia
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110 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We had dinner in the restaurant at the local services man club. The restaurant is a nice place to have a meal and mingle with the locals in the club area. It is very cheap and the meals are more than adequate. There are flasher places to eat but this place is good value for money. The staff were very... More 

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Thank grantTaree
Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It was a fairly busy Saturday night in the RSA but Diggers was not very busy, most of us opted for the Pork special which was Pork Belly, the sauce flavour was very over powering and there was lots of it. The size of the serving was excellent though and the service was lovely. We would return again to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 16

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?