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The Russell Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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15/16 Ludlow Street, Navan, Ireland
+353 46 903 1690
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dunshaughlin, Ireland
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Good food, nice decor, good price and the rudest waitress I have ever met. We simply couldn't understand why? We actually asked did we do something to upset her but simply snubbed us?!?!? Ruined our night. No manager on duty but assistant manager just smiled at us when we complained. Quite simply dreadful staff. Should not have paid for meal... More 

4 Thank JMMenace
Letterkenny, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

I wont go in to all the details but had a terrible experience in this place. The food was terrible but the managers attitude was worse. They didn't even have the manners to reply to a letter and e-mail I sent them. Never to return and will advise friends to do same.

2 Thank ssdonegal
Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Was really let down by this restaurant as I had heard good things. Staff were nice and decor is okay, however food is below average and very over priced. There is much better and cheaper in other restaurants in navan.

3 Thank Lauren8395
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

On Jan 1st my wife & I had a fab meal in what was an extremely busy Russell. But boy do these guys know how to handle Busy!! Food top class, service too despite de crowds. Top marks guys. Will be back again, the sooner de better.

3 Thank patcwhitty
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We went as a party of 8 for a family gathering. The food was fine and the service was OK but it was expensive and there is much better value and food in Navan. Disappointed 😞

2 Thank Bindus
Slingerlands, New York
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Tried the Russell on a recommendation from our B&B host. Upon arriving without a reservation, we were told it would be. 30 minute wait. They suggested we go across the street to the pub for a drink, they would come across the street and let us know when our table was ready. Back in 30 minutes, our table away ready... More 

5 Thank bballbstop
Kells, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Went to the Russell on wed 30 Dec and the place was crazy busy ..8 in our group but the service was still very good and the food we all agreed amazing.there is a great atmosphere in the Russell and it might not mean much but after this its now my no 1 in navan and there are some fine... More 

3 Thank tommyowens96
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We arrived to the Russell to find that they hadn't booked in our table, they eventually found our reservation, much to our relief! The whole thing was handled so well, we weren't left to feel it was going to be a problem at all. We were seated and relaxed in no time. We ordered from the early bird menu, a... More 

4 Thank ScreenqueenIreland
Navan, Ireland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

This was a busy night and a good test for any restaurant. Boy did they pass with flying colours. Compliments to staff, management and owners. All were good humoured, pleasant, courteous, efficient, obliging and 100% on their game. They were fully aware and noticed what needed to be done without anyone telling them. I cannot remember seeing a restaurant run... More 

3 Thank Pat K
Enfield, Meath, Ireland
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

I had not visited this restaurant before. Booked dinner for two on a Sat evening. As soon as we arrived we were greeted and shown to our table. The menu was varied and interesting. We both selected the Prawn Starter. It was very good. Few places can cook prawns properly , they are usually overdone. Not the Russell , cooked... More 

5 Thank Travellslow18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15/16 Ludlow Street, Navan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Navan
  • Phone Number: +353 46 903 1690

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