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Diggers Restaurant

1 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7773
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
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New Zealand
$$ - $$$
1 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our campsite suggested we go here as they were having a fritter evening! I don't think they knew what a fritter was! Totally inedible!

Thank Shootingstars R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great venue, the staff were friendly and assisting, the meals were the best. Recommend this to anyone visiting Russell

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 8 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
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...More

Thank Fantastic4NZ
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Yani M
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Janet F
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
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Tanya W
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Debbie D
Are you open for dinner on a Tuesday night please?
23 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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.