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“Excellent Value, excellent meal”
Review of Diggers Restaurant

Diggers Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Russell
Price range: $4 - $18
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
Russell, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Value, excellent meal”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Hidden away in the RSA, Chapel Street, Russell is Diggers Restaurant. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a member. You can be assured of a friendly welcome by Amy, Rob, Sous Chef Joshua and all the staff. The food is excellent and presented beautifully. Tables all have proper table clothes, all fresh and clean. Nothing is too much trouble for this team.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Rozlyn W
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English first
Russell, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Always consistently good”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant ever since Rob and Amy started over two years ago and have never had anything but the best of food and service. The nearest to a home cooked meal you could wish for. Portions are large, with plenty of vegetables and a great menu to select from.
Tables are always spotless and lovely ironed white cloths. Even on busy nights the service is good. Recommend that any visitors we have to stay try this restaurant first and most times they just keep on going back as they say the menu is so good and they want to taste more dishes.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank 441MaureenR
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“yummmmmmm!!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

The food, service and hospitality is absolutely wonderful we look forward to going there everytime we visit Russell. It is important that we support our local RSA's.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Janet F
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Cool place”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

The food was great, the beer was great, everyone was really friendly. As a US Army vet, it was cool to see the NZ equivalent of our VFW. I know NZSAS and other NZ units are helping us out in Afghanistan. Cheers guys.

Visited January 2014
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Thank dave g
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best steak in Russell”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal with the family tonight, it was busy but the standard of food leaving the kitchen was nothing short of fantastic, hats off the the chef!
I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good honest food without all the pomp of a fancy place.
Good on ya!

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank simons534
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