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“Excellent food and service”

The Russell Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 66 Restaurants in Navan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
meath
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

its been a while since i visited the russell and i have to say a massive improvment on my last visit, the staff were friendly and helpfull without being overbearing, and the food was excellent standard.i had scallops to start which were slightly under cooked to my taste but tasted lovley and the pork belly for mains which was very nice. my wife had duck to start, she had to stop eating as it was huge and she loved it but had to leave room for the mains which was chicken stuffed with cheese and other stuff she said it was delicious and her garlic potato was perfect. the place is beautiful inside and out. its normally much busier than it was this visit and i find they take too many booking to make a good dining experience, but this time spot on. keep it up and we will be back very soon.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank johnnygmeath
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English first
Navan, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

The staff are a bit pretentious but food is very good

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2 Thank healyea
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“table booked for 8, main served at 9.40pm. Over priced. disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

Table booked for 8pm, seated at table at 9 p.m. Lots of other people sitting around waiting for periods of over 40 mins also. On arrival (after booking our table 4 days before)..we were told there would be "a bit of a wait" Had we known it was going to be an hour, we would have gone to the pub but as there was no time frame given and staff did not seem to be too concerned or apologetic, we assumed it would be 15/20 mins wait. We were offered drinks, which I assumed were going to be complimentary- but they were added on to the bill at the end of the night. The drinks we were offered did not arrive for 20 mins- barmaid very busy. 2 more of our group asked for drinks and they too had to remind the barmaid – she was very apologetic, but clearly run off her feet. At 8.40, when I enquired about the wait and pointed out (again) that we had booked a table for 8pm, we were told there would be another 5/10 minute wait and that we could order food. We were seated at 9p.m. Starters arrived quick enough and main came at 9.40. Food was fabulous and portions were great. Between the group of us, we ordered a number of things from the menu and every one was pleased with their order.Table service was good and staff were friendly but busy, -place seems to be understaffed and very badly organised. Several other people were waiting for their tables when we arrived and it looked like they had been sitting around for a while also. We were all waiting at the door which kept opening and closing – drafty. Fab food- but seriously overpriced given the poor service/chaos regarding bookings. some honesty regarding the delay and a complimentary bottle of house would have been appreciated. If you are going, I suggest booking early in the evening!

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank PayandSay
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meath
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“was disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

service was very slow and menu rather limited how ever staff very nice

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank ringonavan
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Navan, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

food was nice but not worth the price for the meal.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank Jackie S
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