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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
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 NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
130 helpful votes 130 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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