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Russell's Restaurant

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Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
+44 1397 712335
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Fuerth, Germany
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to have a special night out. The service, atmosphere and food are just great. On a blustery autumn evening it was good to be welcomed in the cosy atmosphere of the lounge for a drink before we were shown through to our table for our meal. The food was beautifully cooked. Venison done exactly as... More 

Thank scottishfraser
Stirling, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening at Russell's. It is a warm and cozy place and we enjoyed the wood pigeon breast and the venison a lot! Be aware that you can take a 2-courses or 3-courses menu but there is no "à la carte" and you'll have to take at least the 2-coursed menu, don't be surprised! Quality was very... More 

Thank Thomas C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well established now in Spean, this is a really enjoyable place for dinner. It is cosy and comfortable with an excellent menu with helpful advice from Robert, one of the two owners, the other being the Chef. Good place to meet and chat with other locals from a wide catchment area. Very good pigeon breast starter, following by monkfish and... More 

Thank Sotontraveller
Kinlochleven, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful relaxed atmoshphere, friendly attentive staff and a fantastic meal, thanks to all the staff especially Robert and the chef, that was one of the best meals we have had eating out and it made for a memorable night for my husbands retirement.

Thank angalinha
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a lovely place this is. We booked a table based on other TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The menu is not enormous, but what they do do is exceptionally good. I decided on the chicken which was so tender it was like cutting through butter. My husband had a steak and he said it was wonderful. If we'd... More 

Thank Fifi582014
Bromley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great hospitality from Robert who is very attentive. His partner is the chef whose food was a culinary delight. A well stocked bar / wine list plus superb food with very good service - a great combination

Thank charlesabey
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300 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

So pleased we'd done some research and read about Russell's before our recent visit to Spean bridge. It is a fantastic place! The menu, the food and the service are all excellent! The scallops, the wood pigeon , the pate and the fig and Brie starters were all wonderful and the mains of the venison and the rib eye steak... More 

Thank WalkwiththeDog
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have been several times now and fined the food the best we have had in the highlands. This time is no excption a friendly host, clean well decorated room and fantastic food a welcome haven on our trips north and an excellent bast for the north western munros.

Thank ralphjkemp
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were staying down the road and was in need of some food so booked a table here. Gets booked up quick in the village so best book well in advance to when you want to go. Friendly staff and lovely inside. The dining areas aren't cluttered and tables set lovely. We had 3 courses and it was brillant. Food... More 

Thank Nikki G
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place and Robert is an exceptional host. We stayed one night on the Great Glen Way. We had a lovely dinner and a special packed lunch! Thank you Rober and Glen!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 43 - US$ 57
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +44 1397 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?