We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Russell's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Scottish, British
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
01397 712335
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Russell's Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 294 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 256
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Impeccable restaurant and perfect meals

This restaurant has a set price menu for two or three courses. All of us enjoyed every single dish. We particularly liked the pate and the chef came out to discuss how it was made. The rooms are cozy, the food is Devine and the service perfect. We would go again for that special night

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jxkennedy
,
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has a set price menu for two or three courses. All of us enjoyed every single dish. We particularly liked the pate and the chef came out to discuss how it was made. The rooms are cozy, the food is Devine and the service perfect. We would go again for that special night

Helpful?
Thank Jxkennedy
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We booked a table here after hearing great things about it while on holiday here ( Invergloy riverside lodges, also fantastic! ) we visit the area every year but have never eaten here. What a mistake that has been ! We were given a warm welcome even though it was a very busy night. Service was excellent and the food... More 

Helpful?
Thank johncraigs
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We returned here 5 years after our first happy experience at Russell's restaurant. We were again greeted in a friendly manner, treated to a special meal, clearly made from high quality produce, and looked after throughout the night in a luxurious, cosy atmosphere. Thank you, Robert and all at Russell's

Helpful?
Thank michelleaus2015
Glasgow
Level Contributor
53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Glen and partner Robert operate what is surely one of the finest restaurants with rooms in Europe. The attentive service and excellent food and wine make every moment a real pleasure.

Helpful?
Thank Veteran44
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
167 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We stay in Fort William once a year and always make sure that we visit Russell's at Spean Bridge. The whole experience is amazing, from being greeted and seated in the lovely lounge for aperitifs and to browse the menu, to the gourmet experience of the meal itself and then to rest, replete, back in the lounge for coffee and... More 

Helpful?
Thank JGleave
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We booked a table here after intensive research on TripAdvisor due to the good reviews and we weren't disappointed. Although we ended up being an hour late for our reservation, the staff accommodated us. The menu was really interesting and the food and drink was all well presented and absolutely delicious. There a lovely warm relaxing atmosphere that is high... More 

Helpful?
Thank 297933
South Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wow! I work in an unusual capacity in that I travel the world staying in 5 star hotels and dining in 5 star restaurants. My recent move to Scotland has left me wanting in the way of a good restaurant. While one can certainly find a good, wholesome meal... one does not always find such a lovely, sophisticated meal as... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank GolfguyVivigirl
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The warm welcome, mouth watering menu and delightful ambiance made our visit to Russell's at The .Smiddy, Spean Bridge, a wonderful, memorable experience. Our delicious dinner was the best we've eaten for a long time, many thanks to Glen, Robert and their staff, we'll be back!

Helpful?
Thank wendyedmond
Hampton, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of dining here. Both the food served and the service was superlative. It probably was the best place we ate while in Scotland for two weeks. The fish dish that I had was cooked to perfection and my husband had the risotto and loved it. He also had the liver pate and said it was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank carolk5404
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A regular diner here at Russell's, the reason we keep going back is because you can't fault it. I have eaten in many fine dining restaurants but this is a fine dining experience without it being to stuffy,staff are knowledgable and very attentive without being in your face! Had many celebration dinners here, but last night was for my sons... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank GMorrison1

Travelers who viewed Russell's Restaurant also viewed

Spean Bridge, Scottish Highlands
Spean Bridge, Scottish Highlands
 
Fort William, Lochaber
Spean Bridge, Scottish Highlands
 

Been to Russell's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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: Scottish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Russell's Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Russell's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?