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Diggers Restaurant, RSA

1 Chapel Street, Russell 0272, New Zealand
09 403 7773
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Ranked #2 of 17 restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $21
Cuisines: British, Bistro, New Zealand, Family Fare
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A friendly local club where you can get good food at sensible prices. A wide ranging menu from Toasties & Burgers to Aged Scotch Fillet & Seafood Specials. Child friendly Dinning, large outside seating area and Non Members welcome.Opening Times/ Winter: Wed-Sun Lunch 12-2, Dinner 6-9. Summer: 7 Days Lunch 12-3, Dinner 5-9.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A friendly local club where you can get good food at sensible prices. A wide ranging menu from Toasties & Burgers to Aged Scotch Fillet & Seafood Specials. Child friendly Dinning, large outside seating area and Non Members welcome.Opening Times/ Winter: Wed-Sun Lunch 12-2, Dinner 6-9. Summer: 7 Days Lunch 12-3, Dinner 5-9.
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English first
Russell , New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Hubby had the Pork and he thoroughly enjoyed it, so tender and tasty. I had the only vegetarian meal on the menu which was Spring roll and it was very good. Will definitely go back.

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Russell, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Josh prepared a truly first class steak. 100% perfect at a time of transition between the departure and arrival of a new head chef. Diggers is still serving great food. Well done.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The "old" chef has gone but the young man who is "looking after" things until the new chef comes did a really excellent dinner! Really goid fish n chips eith lovely light batter. Great fettuccine too. We'll come again. :-)

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great meal great price and cheap drinks. Its the place to be in Russell. Would recommend over the duke.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very nice pork and then the ice cream sunday was the best finish. Very good atmosphere and service from the staff, cheddar knows his stuff.

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Bay of Islands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Sad to relate that the best chef in town is moving on to parts unknown, will have to revisit when the new chef has found his feet. So sad to loose the best cook around

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Auckland,
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A club dedicated to men and women who fought in two world wars and other conflicts may seem an odd place to rave about gastronically, but the truth is we had a fantastic meal at the clubrooms of the Returned Services Association at Russell in the Bay of Islands! Basic food - I had a pork chop that covered the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Friendly staff and really good food. We were the only diners left and no issue for staff. Would recommend you visit this restaurant.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Suspend the expecations of conventional dining ambience and go with a dining room /refectory style and it will be fine. Indeed we visited (twice - a lunch and dinner) in the week before ANZAC day and took great delight in browsing the RSA bookshelves in the dining room while we waited for our meals. Which I am happy to say... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Family group of 4 adults 6 children really enjoyed great service. Arrived without reservation but was not a problem. Meals were all served at once and were delicious. Great presentation, value for money, thoroughly enjoyed eating there.

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