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Russell's Restaurant

Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
+44 1397 712335
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (8 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Smiddy House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 363 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was tasty and great. The portions were right sized and well cooked. The wine list was fine with a good variety. The price level was balanced taken the quality and service into consideration. Absolutely recommendable.

Thank Bente F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on holiday at Invergloy lodges and booked a table for Dinner it was superb.Four of us all had different things all were delicious.Robert was so friendly and makes time to make you welcome.The meal was so good we booked for a return visit...More

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want high-class food in tastfully decorated surroundings and wish to be warmly welcomed with a personal touch - then this is the restaurant for you!

Thank m k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard great things about this fine restaurant and I had booked to dine here far in-advanced of our trip to Scotland. I spoke to Robert over the phone and when we turned up, it was Robert that was our host. He had remembered...More

1  Thank FowlPlay87
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very welcome return to Russell's Restaurant. Robert and Glen really do know their craft and produce beautifully cooked and presented food in lovely atmospheric dining rooms. The staff are superb discreet, but attentive. We were luckyenough to have Beth and Robert taking...More

Thank blackfaceewe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us arrived without reservations but we were accommodated with style. The food was really good especislly the palette cleaning sherbet but it was the time given and manner of the manager and staff thst stands out, a positive shout out to the lady...More

Thank Loo99car
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here when staying at Smiddy's B&B which shares the building. Food excellent. We loved our evening meals and the breakfasts were outstanding, the best of our trip around Scotland. Good service throughout from Robert, our host, and very well trained staff in the...More

Thank Aitku
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank wendyedmond
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Four of us were staying at Fort William and booked in for an evening meal at the Smiddy; we were welcomed by Robert and settled with drinks in a cosy lounge whilst waiting for our table; our dinner was delicious from starters to the very...More

Thank Sue M
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Hello, Do you allow dogs in your restaurant. We will be walking with our dog and would like to know if she is welcome. Thanks!
22 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
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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