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Diggers Restaurant, RSA

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1 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7773
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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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  • 30
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  • 2
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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
Good food and Warm Welcome

Came here for dinner one night. It's quite a small RSA but take some time to have a look around after signing in as a temporary member. There is a lot of historic military regalia inside and it's worthwhile to take a moment in there. The beers and drinks were very reasonably priced and the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Came here for dinner one night. It's quite a small RSA but take some time to have a look around after signing in as a temporary member. There is a lot of historic military regalia inside and it's worthwhile to take a moment in there. The beers and drinks were very reasonably priced and the food is honest and homely.... More 

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Russell
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The RSA in Russell has provided us with amazing food over the last year, fantastic value, excellent variety never had a bad meal, such a shame we are losing Mark the chef, it won't be the same place for us anymore... Wishing you all the best Mark we will visit you in your new restaurant and review it asap.

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Brisbane
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sign in as temporary members and you immediately feel like a local. Very very well priced drinks and great food.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had seen reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to try the RSA, what a warm welcome, great atmosphere good honest food and well priced beverages

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Alton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ate here on the strength of the reviews and loved it! We ordered steak and lamb shanks. The quality and quantity was excellent. The drinks prices were very reasonable too.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Friendly people. We had the scallops between us first. Then a pork shoulder with yummy mash etc and a half sized fish (gurnard) and chips with salad. What a lovely meal. You can eat inside or out and the drinks are really cheap too, because it's a club, I guess. Would highly recommend. This will be the only place we'd... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It doesn't look like much but this Returned Servicemen's Club is a gem! Good food, very friendly staff, and a down home atmosphere. If you're tired of tourist menus, this will refresh. Just sign the book at the entry to establish your temporary membership (no fee), step up to the small bar for a drink, then over to the kitchen... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had a very good meal here - worth walking back from the sea front to the RSA to find this place. Service for both food and drinks were excellent and staff were very welcoming. The smoked fish salad was very tasty as were the prawns and rice. Would certainly eat here again if we return to Russell.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We spent 5 days in Russell and on the last night had a meal at the RSA in Russell after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor. We shared the potato and cauliflower fritters to start, shared the pulled pork and the chicken fettucine for mains and had the apple shortcake for dessert. These were some of the best meals we... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were hosting friends during a holiday recently and couldn't get in to any other restaurant. Having had previous delicious meals with locals at the RSA we went there. The lambs fry is heavenly. The scallops and coriander flavoured slaw accompanying them were also . The meals were large well cooked and the service fantastic despite them being very busy.... 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 4 - 18

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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