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Russell's Restaurant

Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
+44 1397 712335
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (11 reviews)
“brie” (5 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and me are walking “The Great Glen Way” and we had found from the TripAdvisor this place to have dinner on our second evening. It came up well recommended and we booked the table. As soon as we arrived (6-45pm), we ordered our...More

Thank Olga J
caraSpeanbridge, Owner at Russell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are naturally disappointed to read your review on Trip advisor. For some reason when you arrived you seemed to be rather unhappy and this lasted throughout the evening. On arrival you were seated in the lounge where you ordered drinks and were given the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves with a gourmet meal and Russell’s restaurant was recommended by good friends. Two days before arriving in the area we emailed to ask what gluten free vegetarian dishes were available and Glen the chef replied immediately with some mouth watering...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food and great hospitality. Visited twice before and great on each occasion. Very relaxed setting but very high quality. Robert is a great host and Glen a fabulous chef.

Thank MGMcC1608
Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at Spean Lodge we ate at this restaurant and it was so worth it. The food is excellent and the ambience so welcoming. The menu changes very regularly but if you go I would suggest that you have the Marmalade Pudding with Oatmeal...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by welcoming and professional staff. All of the food was scrumptious from start to finish (appetizers, main course, and dessert) and the service was impeccable. Russell's Restaurant is a sparkling gem in Spean Bridge.

Thank Blanca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved everything we had to eat at this delightful restaurant. The mussels and seafood medley was simply divine. Lovely ambience too and great service. Can highly recommend.

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After amazing starters - trio of fish and figs with blue cheese - the rib-eye steak was cooked to perfection but sadly the scallops with monkfish was not quite right. The fish wasn’t off or anything, it just didn’t taste right. The service was variable....More

Thank edm1887
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly good food and atmosphere in a small place like Spean Bridge. Happy to recommend this place to other travellers

Thank Tveitdal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food with Scottish specialities on menu. Very welcoming and lovely ambience in restaurant. Good service.

Thank Sorrelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed pre and after dinner cocktail/drinks. Food cooked to perfection. Lovely menu choices both for dinner and breakfast. Hope to return and enjoy Glen’s cooking. Robert amazing host great ‘banter’ and friendly staff. Definitely recommend!!

Thank maz28Cheshire
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11 September 2017|
Response from Greg D | Reviewed this property |
Their website indicates 2 courses for £32.50 or 3 courses £38.50
21 July 2015|
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Response from DotJohn | Reviewed this property |
We don't know because we don't have a dog and we didn't see any dogs. You should get in touch with the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
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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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