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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is fantastic at reasonable price. Setting is very good and the staff very helpful. Far and away the best restaurant in lochaber

Thank David F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little restraunt with beautiful rooms Food is of high standard Staff friendly and go extra mile Near fort william In soran bridge On the a82 Parking available

Thank Jimmy S
Carlops, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed the night and took advantage of the very well priced 3 course menu. The fresh local produce put together with quality creative cooking brought a delight to the table.

Thank TheMurraysMacbiehill
Schiedam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at Russels with good wines. The Cullen Skink is One of the best we had in Scotland.

Thank Shakira1980
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly staff, nice rooms. I can't even describe how good the food was. I'd highly recommend it.

Thank Ellieyp
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Staying in Glencoe we drove the easy 45 min trip to dine here and 'yes' it was VERY worth it! The cuisine is superb, staff are attentive and atmosphere a little formal, but quite relaxed with it. ...We have been back 5 times since!

Thank Tanja C
Fuerth, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

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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
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?