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“Go visit....good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Diggers Restaurant

Diggers Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 22 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $17
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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.
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Go visit....good value”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Came here for dinner and left very full and satisfied. Meals were of good value for money, and tasty. Staff friendly and service was really good-coming to check to see if everything was ok and if we were enjoying our meals. Have been here a few times and will most likely be back again next time we are up that way.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank littlecheese3
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Herts
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food.......”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Excellent food, good service and prices much better than nearby restaurants, but the ambience was not the best. A fellow guest, without a by-your-leave, sat on our table, not at, but with his back side on our table to talk to people at the next table. So if your only consideration is good food at a reasonable price, this is number one.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Martinscott
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Wellington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best in BOI”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The service, people and the food are the best we have found in Bay of Islands.

Fish and chips, and nachos were great and people were very nice.

Highly recommended!

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Thank Friday013
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A gem in Russell. ”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Was a rainy day in Russell, so therefore no outdoor seating for any of the eateries along the strand, and even then we were completely uninspired by the restaurant menus claiming to be fine dining and completely overpriced. Stumbled on the RSA at the advice of a knowing and honest local. Jackpot. Friendly service met with incredibly delicious and fresh seafood. Salt and pepper squid was perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned. Beer battered fish was a delight to eat with a light and crispy batter. Delicious side salad and chips. Chef came out to check that food was ok, very friendly and genuine. Would go back in a heart beat. RSA is a must for those not interested in the hype of Russell yet want real food.

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1 Thank Mel B
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Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic family casual dining”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We arrived with a family party of 9 adults and 6 children. We were greeted warmly, and found that the menu catered for all age groups. Our small children enjoyed their cheese toasties and fries which were delivered in double quick time. We ordered a variety of meals including steak, fish, oysters, scallops and squid - all were pronounced very good. The premises were uniquely New Zealand, with an exhaustive collection of NZ wartime and history memorabilia. We were impressed by the cleanest rest rooms in our experience. Non-members are welcomed. When every other food outlet in Russell looked overcrowded, we had plenty of room, fast service and a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank TaiMarilyn
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