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Russell's Restaurant

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European, British, Scottish
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Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
01397 712335
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommend this restaurant by our hosts at Spean Lodge and we are glad they did as the food was excellent. Just about managed 3 courses, all of which were exceptionally well cooked and be staff were very pleasant.

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Malta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to this restaurant is a must for any discerning visitor in search of good food, excellent service and a warm ambience. It was recommended us by the Heathers who turned out to be the friendliest of hosts at the B&B we overnighted in. We hope to return soon.

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Thank christianfarrugia
Attard, Malta
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb! Warm relaxing atmosphere. Very welcoming. Food cooked to perfection and very attractively presented. It is better to book not to be disappointed. Ample parking close by.

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Thank Christine M
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just superb ! The starters, the mains, the desserts and wine were all so delicious. The host and staff were excellent. The ambience is just fantastic. Our party of five walkers highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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Thank John B
Moffat, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here for a birthday meal, the food is amazing, cooked to perfection and very well presented. You are welcomed by Robert and taken through to the lounge where you can have a pre dinner drink while looking at the menu, we chose the pigeon breast starter which I have never had before it was superb, then... More 

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Thank ecandjml13
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poped in for a meal and managed to get a table everything was really good the staff and the food well worth a visit

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Thank michael2020clitherow
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had walked from Fort William to Spean Bridge and I was tired and a little cranky. The restaurant had booked me an early reservation, since I was hungry. What an incredible meal! Oh my gosh! I had the fish trio appetizer and the salmon and Thai crab cake. I had a glass of wine and the Heather ale. The... More 

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Thank Amandalsfl
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is incorporated in Smiddy House and the food is the best, so superbly cooked and presented by the host Robert and his very able assistant Helen. We were made to feel very special and this place exceeded our expectations completely.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at a B & B just outside of Spean Bridge, we popped into town and found this restaurant. A real gem. Excellent food and service. We were made very welcome and we shall revisit when we are in the area again.

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Venice
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I was at a loss for words after sampling the complimentary soup and looked forward to the main course. My husband and I found the food to be delicious, far exceeding our expectations. We also had dessert which was mouth watering. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant. The chef is amazing, the service is first rate and the staff very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$43 - $57
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Spean Bridge
  • Phone Number: 01397 712335
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?