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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding

We had a superb meal here on the last night of our Scottish touring holiday. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome and were seated in a beautiful lounge to peruse the menu and order drinks. The menu was based on a choice of 2 courses for around £27 and 3 courses for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
187061Margaret
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had a superb meal here on the last night of our Scottish touring holiday. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome and were seated in a beautiful lounge to peruse the menu and order drinks. The menu was based on a choice of 2 courses for around £27 and 3 courses for around... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The warmth, professionalism, service, variety of menu (fresh food) and most of all quality of food. Would not hesitate to return.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Menu was excellent and touches like the apple sorbet between courses make a difference. It is priced accordingly though and there's no budget minded option.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Robert ,one of the owners welcomed us ,was attentive throughout the evening and answered our questions. Our problem was that we liked everything in the menu ! The Scallops ,mussels etc were simply superb. We would strongly recommend Russels ,the imaginative menu and expert cooking made this a meal to remember. We will return .

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Crossford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Amazing menu!, freshly cooked foods, just fabulous. It is difficult to order as there are so many options. Fabulous atmosphere, Robert is an excellent front of house host and Glen is an amazing chef

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Houston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Spent two nights at Smiddy's with my sister and her husband who were visiting here from Canada. This is not our first visit but we enjoyed it so much on previous visits we just had to go back. Once again we were not disappointed. The accommodation was perfect and the breakfasts and evening meals were much enjoyed by all. Look... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had a lovely evening at Russell's. There was one other guest in an otherwise deserted restaurant. Drinks in the inviting lounge before 3-course dinner (mussels, salmon and cheesecake). Not exceptional but proper quality food nonetheless and I particularly enjoyed the mussels with lemongrass. Enjoyed my conversations with the other guest, although we did not share a table. The waiter,... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Wednesday night dinner at Russell's - why not? The 'Grill Menu' available on Wednesday and Thursday nights at the moment is outstanding value for money. The quality of food and service was excellent - as always😃 Thank you Glen and Robert!

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Fort william
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Having been before I was sure we were going to have a wonderful meal. I was not disappointed . The menu was excellent with something for all. 3 had the goats cheese salads with Apple and walnuts and 3 had the soup, beautifly served. Fresh bread also home made is kitchen trade mark also my favourite. Main courses were hot... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We never tire of visiting Russells Restaurant at Smiddy House in Spean Bridge. From the cheerful and helpful welcome from Robert and the front-of-house staff through to all the attention to detail from Glen and his team in the kitchen, you are sure to enjoy a delicious top-notch meal on a par with the best restaurants in the country. Make... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?