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Diggers Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
New Zealand
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1 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7773
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Restaurant is tucked away, no frills but run by 2 delightful ladies, food cooked freshly to order so maybe a little wait but well worth it. The Seafood Chowder is absolutely fantastic and the Seafood Platter unbelievable. Reasonable prices too. Drinks can be bought from rsa bar next door and brought through. Recommend this very highly

Thank Paul K
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The patrons were welcoming and friendly and the food was good. It was walkable distance from were we were staying and the supermarket.

Thank Woofermat
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

It looks like an old fashioned RSA room, no frills so was a bit wary, but the food was delicious. My pumpkin soup was the best I've tasted in a while, hubby and son's burgers looked and tasted fab. Kids menu for my youngest was a bit average but he enjoyed it. All portion sizes excellent.

Thank Fantastic4NZ
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

A family visit to Russell saw us call in for an early evening family meal at the RSA to see what was on offer. Best move ever! We discovered Diggers Restaurant! Staff and members of the RSA were very welcoming and we were soon seated at the simple, rustic long timber tables - ideal for groups and families! In a... More 

Thank Yani M
Russell, New Zealand
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Visited with a large family.Good wholesome food at good prices.Small portions for kids.Wines at reduced prices if a member of the club.Very good for seniors as easy access for walkers and wheelchairs. Highly recommended

Thank Mediguru1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

11 of us went up to celebrate Anzac day with the Russell RSA. The night we arrived we went for a meal 2 of us had the seafood chowder. Oh boy was it yummy and all the others complimented the food that they ordered. The next day Anzac day we went out to the Rawhiti Marae for the 7am service... More 

Thank Janet F
Riddings, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

choose your glass from the cooler and have it filled with your drink of choice,pick your table and order your food cooked to your liking MMMMMMMMMM lovely.

Thank johndaviddouglas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch on Easter Sunday. We ordered a warm chicken salad and cheese burger with fries. Both meals tasted great. We also had two beers which you order from the bar. Our total bill was $38.00. I thought it was excellent value for money and great service. Highly recommend if you want good food at a great price.

Thank Tanya W
Windsor, Canada
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1,571 reviews
761 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

After the walking tour of Russell was over I stopped in here for breakfast which was kind of over but they still made it for me which was nice of them. It was very nice except the baked beans were ok, but not that great. The staff were really great and if I were to go to Russell again I... More 

Thank James A
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here and all the food was nicely presented and yummy. The menu was very varied and we were all very happy with our choices. Great welcome from the locals and a nice family atmosphere. We will certainly return and have already recommended it to friends staying nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?