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“You can't beat a good Kiwi cook up”
Review of Diggers Restaurant

Diggers Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Russell
Price range: US$4 - US$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 Bay of Islands New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“You can't beat a good Kiwi cook up”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Took my 92 year old Dad for a RSA dinner after reading other local reviews and we were not disappointed. Modest surroundings keen prices for beers and great food, what more can a couple of old buggers want.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Russell, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place badly situated”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The food at Diggers is first class and the price is very reasonable but where this restaurant is lets it down.
The situation of being inside, at the back of the local RSA makes this not a memorable experience.
It is set out like a cafateria from the 70's.
it is really let down by the lack of ambiance.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank 639Morgan
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Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Meal, Great People!”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

While on holiday in the Bay of Islands I went to dinner at the Diggers Restaurant RSA in Russell with my family. I was very impressed with the quality of food and the reasonable prices. The meals where large and delicious. I had the fried scallops and the lightly spiced calamari/squid which was beautiful and my family had the steak that was cooked to perfection. The staff were very polite and friendly and I would suggest a family meal here anytime.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Hendrix G
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and so reasonably priced. Service was so friendly and welcoming. Definitely my favorite place to eat in Russel!

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Thank Alex G
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good value”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Food in Russell can be mediocre,and expensive,or both! Not so with "The Diggers" very good old fashioned value for money ,good food , pleasant staff,you left the place feeling you hadnt been ripped off.These guys are really trying.Eat here!

Visited March 2014
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