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Russell's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
European, British, Scottish
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Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
01397 712335
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was all good, tasty and well-presented. The staff were efficient. Happy to recommend to anyone staying in Spean Bridge.

Thank Dawn C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant excellent food good choice of wine excellent service , lovely surrounding, good value for money , it goes back to days gone by, you are directed into a small sitting room, drinks are served ,whilst you peruse the menu, as the meal is cooked and ready you are led through to the dining room. Wonderful treatment, cannot praise... More 

Thank Mason198517
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprising quality in the little village of Spean Bridge. Lovely sitting room for pre dinner drinks, very clean & cosy. Appetizer selection was varied, we had Cullen Skink Soup a seafood chowder that was well balanced with mixed seafood & new potatoes, and scallops on haggis, very nice combination. Our mains was venison with red cabbage & creamed potato perfectly... More 

Thank HoldfastHarbour
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit here whenever we are in Spean Bridge. Food is lovely, different but always enjoyable. Robert as front of house is perfect as is his supporting team. Glen in the kitchen must be a genius to manage so many different flavours at the same time. the rhubarb pudding was gorgeous. You must try this restaurant.

Thank dilc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a great start to our mini break touring the west coast.The food and accommodation was fantastic and we had a warm welcome form our hosts We will be back and recommend it to our friends

Thank Waterside C
Lancing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the the restaurant with another couple.Drinks were served to us in the lounge and then we were shown to our table and very soon after that given a menu. We found Russells had a friendly atmosphere and the food was delicious

Thank bernieforbes
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is the second time I've visited with Russell's and once again they exceeded my expectations. The food was incredible as ever, the local venison was perfect as was the cheese soufflé. Robert gave us a great welcome and was a fantastic host as usual, and the service we received from the other waiting staff was also top notch. The... More 

Thank 415george
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We were greeted by Robert who showed us to a table in the lounge where we ordered drinks and chose from the menu. The mood was relaxed and we were not put under any pressure to rush. The food was truly excellent and I highly reccomend the Scallops with black pudding. Delicios. All in all a true 5 star experience.

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Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I'm a bit sad that we visited this after a long day of walking the Great Glen Way. We got there a bit early and had a few beers in the lounge before dinner. Our host was very gracious and helpful. The food was delicious, but we were so hungry I wish we'd had more time to enjoy it! The... More 

Thank mks2x
Scottish Borders
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219 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Russell's Restaurant was an absolute surprise for us. Recommended by our nearby guesthouse, Spean Lodge. Robert and Glen have the most wonderful restaurant, the beautiful Interior design of which compliments their fantastic menu and wine and drinks list. A very warm welcome from Robert and Molly and a delicious refreshment before dinner allowing plenty of time to peruse the extensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$43 - $57
European, British, Scottish
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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?