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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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Vaxjo, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and a nice restaurant. Next time that I'm in the high lands I will definitely go back to Russell's.

Thank Sandrasadvice
Leicester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great welcome from Robert with our drinks in the very comfortable sitting room, followed by a superb meal. Every course was delicious and imaginative, Glen's cooking is fantastic, Lochaber is so lucky! Russell's never disappoints and serves the best food in any restaurant we go to all year - and as I always look at the puddings first on... More 

Thank wendyedmond
Naples, Florida
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was so good. We enjoyed drinks in the parlor. I especially enjoyed my Singapore-sling. The meals were all so delicious from my duck egg appetizer to my tender succulent steak. The complimentary sorbet was to die for. If only I could dine with Robert and the staff at the beautiful Russell's Restaurant every night! Thank you so much Robert... More 

Thank Jill W
Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a real gem and would not be out of its depth in Edinburgh or London. Sadly we were only there for one night but the attention to our needs was way beyond expectations. My wife has special dietary requirements but, completely unfazed, the whole team, from owner, through chef and waitresses all made it their business to... More 

Thank John T
Elgin, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with friends at Smiddy House on the first night of our cycle ride along the Great Glen Way from Fort William to Inverness. So glad we chose this. First class service from the moment we arrived until our departure this morning. Complimentary coffee and cake on arrival and Robert and his staff made us really welcome. Rooms really comfortable... More 

Thank George M
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 3rd visit to Russell's and I have to say the food is excellent. It is on a par with any restaurant I have ever eaten in, the quality, taste, variation of dishes is superb. The service is outstanding, Robert and his team are attentive but not invasive, the balance is perfect. Would recommend this eating experience to... More 

Thank markyboy55
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Robert and his team could not have been more welcoming nor pleasant. The menu was beautiful and the food first class. What a find!

Thank alliearran
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best B+B ever Robert our host a gentle man was very attentive and charming, I adore him, and Glen' s food was to die for, the room was beautifully decorated with a very comfy bed, I would rate our stay there a 10 out of 10. Not to stay or eat there is to miss out, we will be booking... More 

Thank formulatrix
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Arrived at our B&B on Good Friday and asked for a couple of suggestions about where to have an evening meal. Choose Russell's as it was a 5 min walk. We made the right choice - what a fantastic meal. Robert was great as were the rest of the staff. Meal was something unexpected though and rates amongst the best... More 

Thank Lawrie J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The best food within at least a hundred mile radius in my opinion. There is always a lovely warm welcome and the menu is sublime! We visited on sat evening and it took a while for us all to decide what to have because there was so much choice & everything sounded interesting. The food is always delicious as well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$57
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?