The Russell Restaurant

15 Ludlow Street Navan, Navan

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52 reviews
3 stars - based on 52 reviews
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CAPACITY
50 people

CUISINES
Coeliac options, European, Kid's Menu

FACILITIES

Wheelchair Accessible Will cater for children Allocated smoking area Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Parking available Accept major credit cards Coeliac options available Veggie options available Will accept party bookings Separate function room available

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The Russell Restaurant

colettefarrell806
Meath
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:62%

Reviewed 07th September 2017 (visited 2 September 2017 )

Fab food. Staff extremely helpful. Great value for money. Will definitely be back for another visit.

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wheredidhudsonsgo
Meath
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 25th January 2014 (visited 30 November 2013 )

heard it was taken over by 'The Loft'..........oh dear. The only half decent non ethnic place to eat in Navan is doomed.

The Russell Restaurant

laineymg
Meath
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 22nd March 2012 (visited 18 March 2012 )

Table booked for 8pm, seated at table at 9 p.m. Lots of other people sitting around waiting for periods of over 40 mins also. On arrival (after booking our table 4 days before)..we were told there would be "a bit of a wait" Had we known it was going to be an hour, we would have gone to the pub but as there was no time frame given and staff did not seem to be too concerned or apologetic, we assumed it would be 15/20 mins wait. We were offered drinks, which I assumed were going to be complimentary- but they were added on to the bill at the end of the night. The drinks we were offered did not arrive for 20 mins- barmaid very busy. 2 more of our group asked for drinks and they too had to remind the barmaid – she was very apologetic, but clearly run off her feet. At 8.40, when I enquired about the wait and pointed out (again) that we had booked a table for 8pm, we were told there would be another 5/10 minute wait and that we could order food. We were seated at 9p.m. Starters arrived quick enough and main came at 9.40. Food was fabulous and portions were great. Between the group of us, we ordered a number of things from the menu and every one was pleased with their order.Table service was good and staff were friendly but busy, -place seems to be understaffed and very badly organised. Several other people were waiting for their tables when we arrived and it looked like they had been sitting around for a while also. We were all waiting at the door which kept opening and closing – drafty. Fab food- but seriously overpriced given the poor service/chaos regarding bookings. Some honesty regarding waiting times and a complementary bottle of house wine would have been appreciated.

The Russell Restaurant

tall paul
Meath
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th September 2011 (visited 3 August 2011 )

lovely restaurant for a fancy night out / occasion! the decor is fab. food is very tasty. and beside the palace bar and club so you dont need to walk far wit a full belly.

The Russell Restaurant

LondonTown
Cavan
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th September 2010 (visited 18 September 2010 )

Visited the russell two weeks ago, on a Sunday night. We made on prior booking as we thought it would be quite. Actually the restaurant was full but we were informed a table would be free in 20 minutes so we waited. The restaurant is a chic boutique" celtic tiger" type restaurant with quality cutlery and seating. The wine menu is extensive and the house wine( i forget the name) was good. We ordered off the early bird menu which lasts until 9.00pm on a Sunday. It was 2 courses for €25.00 seems a bit pricey but was worth every cent. I had the fishcake which was very nice and the selection of breads on the table complimented it. For mains I had the Russell burger which was fabulous. The fish was also very good. No dessert was had. Others at the table had steak. Cooked perfectly. Only note on the food was the champ which was slightly too buttery for my taste. Overall a very positive night, Only draw backs was the heat in the restaurant which became uncomfortable while eating. Also while waiting in the door area i noticed one of the waitresses( lady at the bar) looking not very pleased with the tip left by one table, a bit snooty but she is just trying to make a living too.

The Russell Restaurant

Bovril101
Meath
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th September 2010 (visited 4 September 2010 )

I went to this restaurant with a party of 10. We were seated and had to look for someone to take our order. Starters arrived at the table nearly 75mins after we were seated. Food could have been hottter. The food was average for what they charge. I have had a lot nicer. At the end of the meal when we requested the bill we were told if we buy one round of shots the second would be free. On a bill of nearly €500 a round of free shots was the least they could do. It was a bit irish if you ask me! Wont be hurrying back.

The Russell Restaurant

thespoon66
Meath
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 25th August 2010 (visited 12 August 2010 )

i enjoyed my 3rd visit to the russell recently. great to see the restaurant so busy. everything was lovely. food could have been a bit hotter. the decor is fab. the ideal place for a fancy get together.

The Russell Restaurant

nimhairtinciara
Westmeath
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd August 2010 (visited 26 July 2010 )

Recently visited the Russell for a family celebration...which we had tried to celebrate here a few months before but it took over two hours to seat us and the staff were so rude that our party left at 11pm with a voucher from the manager.Reluctantly we returned last week.The service was terrible (thankfully not such a long wait as previously) at one point when we asked to order dessert the waitress came over and told us she'd come back when she was ready but she had two other tables to serve!!!The food was horrid,except the starter...the main course was over cooked and tough, the crumble on the dessert wasn't cooked at all!!!Will not be going back to this restaurant it has dropped its once very high standards.

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rurz23
Meath
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st July 2010 (visited 24 July 2010 )

A terrible experience, which really disappointed me as this used to be a great place to eat, but I have been here twice in the last year and neither experience was a positive one. When we arrived we were seated but it took over 40 minutes to take our order. The starter was nice, but the steak i got for the main course was very dry and the sauce was bland, and I had to ask them for a portion of vegetables. The dessert, rhubarb crumble, was not cooked and had to send it back, which I have never done before. The waitresses all ignored us and served every table before us. We felt like we were not important and they didn't want us there, which is a bad business venture in today's climate. I would never go back there again.

The Russell Restaurant

msamanda
Dublin
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th June 2010 (visited 14 June 2010 )

amazing. from deco to service to food. BEST TAPAS RESTAURANT IN NAVAN.

The Russell Restaurant

stuffed02
Meath
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th May 2010 (visited 10 May 2010 )

was ere again and taught it was time i wrote a review. love this restautant. its very classy, very friendly staff. food is amazing, tink the chef has changed. we eat loads and loads and were not rushed out. wine was been topped up so we ended up drinking alot. well done to all. best steaks in navan.

The Russell Restaurant

amateur critic
Meath
13 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th May 2010 (visited 20 March 2010 )

This was my first timevisiting here after passing it on my way to another restaurant on a previous occasion. on entering the russell i was pleasantly surprised with the decor and friendly atmosphere. we were seated after a few minutes and our drinks arrived quickly but from then the service was less prompt. we had only one round of drinks as we werent ask if we would like more and when we ordered off our waiter he must have forgotten. the menu is a bit disappointing as there isnt much choice but the seafood gratin starter i had was fabulous. the main course of cod was extremely bland however and tasted less than what ive cooked myself at home. we had a nice evening and it was possible to have a quiet chat with your loved one but i wont be returning for the food

The Russell Restaurant

princessr
Meath
22 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th February 2010 (visited 12 February 2010 )

this is my favourite restaurant in navan and i find it is usually faultless, however my recent dining experience was disappointing. As a main course I had the russell burger which i found dry and tasteless.my friend had the seafood gratin which was delicious however. I definatly won't be ordering a burger here again!

The Russell Restaurant

calero
Meath
19 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th February 2010 (visited 9 January 2010 )

Probably the best Restaurant in Navan (great atmosphere) which is why you generally need to reserve well in advance. Extensive menu although some of the dishes are a little rich for my liking and on the expensive side, as are the wines. I had pork mains and it was nice enough and my other half enjoyed the fish dish. We shared a dessert - generous portion. Service reasonably efficient given how busy they were. However, they would need to reduce their prices by about 30% to tempt me back !!

The Russell Restaurant

AllyDick
Meath
26 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th February 2010 (visited 6 February 2010 )

This place is always packed. It can be very hard to get a table if you haven't booked.I finally got there last night. I dont understand what all the fuss is about. The decor and the atmosphere of the place is lovely. However the food doesn't live up to the hype whatsoever. We went for an early bird last night. The food was only average. I had potato skins for starter and they were bland. I had the Russell burger for mains and it too was only alright. My wife had potato and leek soup and found it tasty. She then had sirloin steak which she described as tough. The greatest crime as I see it were the microscopic portions of veg, chips and garlic potatoes. There were four of us and there was one small bowl of chips to share around and two tiny portions of turnip and broccoli. We asked for more garlic potatoes and another miniscule bowl was given to us. I know this is early bird but for god's sake, give us a break ! The desserts were really nice. It was €30 per head for starter,dinner and dessert. That is pretty reasonable, provided you are not still hungry after you are finished, which we almost were !

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