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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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English first
Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent service and food, lots of atmosphere, booking essential. Parking is a little tricky. Eight miles out of Fort Willam but worth it.

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glencoe
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What can I say, just another beautiful evening spent at Russell's. We has an excellent dinner lovely starters of celeriac soup & figs with Brie salad superb mains of steak & duck then a lovely strawberry trio of desserts, very scrummy! The host of the evening Russell who gave us a fair few laughs along the way was very attentive... More

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having read other reviews recommending Russels we had to try it for ourselves. We had a very nice meal in very nice surroundings. Anyone visiting Spean Bridge must visit Russels.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have had a few meals in Russell's restaurant and each time we've been blown away with the choices. The scallops and black pudding is amazing along with everything else it's a pure treat . Suggest you try it out.

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Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

food was excellent, friendly staff. Well worth visiting. We would have liked to have stayed longer but had to catch the last train back to fort william. Will definately return on our next trip.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We didn't know what to expect and the exterior and the decor of the (overheated) lounge and dining room didn't make us think fine dining ... But we were wrong! The food was excellent, starting with beautifully fragrant bread, a leek and potato soup with blue cheese croutons which sounded plain but was delicately flavoured and absolutely delicious. My vegetarian... More

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Wakefield
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed overnight in Speen Bridge the first night of our holiday and booked Russell's for dinner and we were totally blown away by the standard of this little friendly restaurant. The menu choice was beyond expectation and I could have happily eaten every meal on every course, the black pudding with scallops and duo of sauce was a perfect... More

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Cockenzie and Port Seton, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was fine-dining of the highest quality. We had been before and enjoyed it. But our meal this time exceeded our expectations, and was quite simply one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. The quality, presentation, service and ambience were of a very high standard. This was "city quality" with value-for-money to match. (Bill was... More

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