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Russell's Restaurant

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Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
01397 712335
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Serving outstanding cuisine with fresh local game and a selection of...
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent dinner and service.

On recommendation from the owner of the BnB we were staying at, we booked at Russell's. A wonderful experience. Food was excellent, creative and tasteful. Wine list very good selection, and the service was exemplary. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

On recommendation from the owner of the BnB we were staying at, we booked at Russell's. A wonderful experience. Food was excellent, creative and tasteful. Wine list very good selection, and the service was exemplary. Highly recommended.

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Helston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A jewel in the highlands indeed. I didn't expect to find the quality of food and attentive service we got here in the highlands to be honest! A very warm and quaint establishment that could be mistaken for someone's private lounge on first appearances, but very tastefully decorated, if not ever so slightly twee! The service is commendable, very warm,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant was suggested to us by our travel company, Absolute Escapes. We expected some tasty food but we were not expected this feast! The food was some of the best our family has ever had. Our multi-course meal was outrageously tasty. We all agree that this place deserves all the stars and all the accolades. The fact that this... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I took a party of three to dine here during a recent visit to Spean Bridge. We chose Russell's on the basis of the reviews on Tripadvisor and we were delighted with the food, service and atmosphere. We booked in advance and considering it was a Tuesday evening we were surprised at how busy the restaurant was so I would... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

you will have to try hard to find better food. Cooked to perfection. A real jem in the highlands of scotland.

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Shotts, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went to russels for the first time on sat evening the food here is amazing hats off to the chef the quality and service was excellent the ambiance lovely decor also lovely best meal on our week long trip will definitely be going back 5 star.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were thrilled to get a last minute booking at Russell's. It was the perfect evening. A drink before we were taking to our table so we could look through the menu, nice breaks between courses, lovely wines to choose from and absolutely delicious food. Russell's is a 'must visit' if you're in the area. It was the perfect place... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My two friends and I had the best afternoon tea ever.!! The welcome the comfort and the service absolutely top class. Fresh proper tea, delicious sandwiches and cakes to die for. We will definitely be back and very soon

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Lisburn, N. Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Booked Russell's on line for 7:00pm on Friday 3rd July 2015. Arrived on time and my wife and I were lead into a reception room with seats and tables. The charming waitress asked us if we would like to order a drink. We decided to buy a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. She returned promptly and served the wine, all very... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Mixed seafood starters were great, especially crab tart. My sole stuffed with crab was light and tasty. The lamb with Stornoway black pudding was first rate. I have to say it's the best black pudding anywhere! Desserts were the highlight this time. My cheesecake was brilliant, whilst others' marmalade pudding was lovely too. Will go back again, of course!

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Additional Information about Russell's Restaurant

Address: Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
Phone Number: 01397 712335
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Spean Bridge
Average Prices: USD 43 - 57
Cuisine: British, Scottish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Spean Bridge
  • Phone Number: 01397 712335

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 57
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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