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Russell's Restaurant

Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
01397 712335
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $43 - $57
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Serving outstanding cuisine with fresh local game and a selection of seasonal produce, Russell's is an AA award winning restaurant incorporated with the Smiddy House at Spean Bridge near Fort William. Once you have experienced the fine dining in our relaxed environment you may be tempted to stay a while!
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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Our kind hostess at Crolinnhe Guest House secured a last minute booking for us at this very good restaurant. The food was good, the service attentive, the propietor most welcoming, and the decor charming. Cannot be faulted.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Been here every year on an annual trip to the area for at least 6 years. Over the years I have been left feeling it never achieved the level I first encountered. As a result I had decided that this would be the last time for a while if I felt the same, so you can say I was setting... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First impressions while seated in the lounge and chosing the meal is that of visiting your favourite relative - it's so welcoming and cosy! However, a favourite relative would have to go some to match the cuisine . . . My venison was superb, best I've eaten since Auberge Du Lac a good 4 years ago, being tender, full flavoured... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Russells is the restaurant incorporated in the Smiddy hotel. Checked it out on Trip Advisor and thought we'd give it a try mid-week. Lovely menu with some tasty ideas. Scallop starter with duo of sauces gorgeous - probably best I've tasted. We all had steaks - ( medium rare a little overcooked ). Accompaniments lovely. Portion size just right -... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The dinner was out of this world and the breakfast the best I have ever had. Try the black pudding.I tried but could not find anything to fault

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

An absolutely stunning meal with excellent service and a really superb menu. We were all delighted by it. The welcome is warm and we ended up having a few after dinner drinks with and chats with some of the other diners in the cosy sitting-room who were delightful company. We could not speak highly enough of this, four of us... More

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This restaurant was a treat, deserving of all the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. A formal yet homely setting, the staff were professional & friendly, finding the fine balance between a good conversation and efficient service. Our three course meal was divine, offering the something special that's worth the extra cost.

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Newton Mearns, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Excellent service and food. Best meal I have had in a long time. I eat out in restaurant's a lot in the city but this little gem is very special. The scallops were amazing.

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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The last thing we expected to find during a 2 night stay in little Spean Bridge was an exceptional restaurant, but that's just what Russell's proved to be. The locally-sourced food was of the highest quality, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. The host was attentive and informative, the young staff were well-trained, pleasant and efficient. We wondered initially whether... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Outside of New England, it is hard to find a rural spot with gourmet food this good in the US. The owner chatted us up, we were served a great martini in the bar, then dined well. The Dover Sole was a standout, as was the dessert.

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