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“Good food, friendly service and nice views”
Review of Butterfish

Butterfish
Ranked #6 of 30 Restaurants in Russell
Price range: $10 - $49
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Russell quite late and were pleased to find Butterfish still serving food thanks to the friendly and very obliging restaurant owner. We settled down with nice views of Russell and enjoyed an excellent fish and chips meal. We were so impressed that we made another visit to Butterfish a few days later. Unfortunately our return was not as successful and my prawn linguine had a lot of excess liquid which affected my enjoyment of the meal. Russell doesn't have many restaurants, but we are sure Butterfish must be one of the best offering an interesting variety of good value food and great views of the waterside and the sea beyond.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thank tintin630
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Reviewed 22 April 2024

Super super busy but food came in great time and it was amazing 👏 🤩. Great coffee too. Every meal our table had was really nice and they use all premium products, nice thick cut bacon 🥓 and poached eggs perfect. So thank you.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank Nick B
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Reviewed 21 March 2024

On a whim we took the ferry from Pahia to Russell just as the sun was setting. Wise decision especially when we stumbled on Butterfish. We had a wonderful meal while watching the sun go down. The staff were lovely, very polite and caring and the food was exceptional. Couldn't ask for more.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank Pat J
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Spent 6 days in Russell in Feb, and all the staff at butterfish treated us (with my niece initially, then solo) as friends from the word go! Food, atmosphere, view, location (oh, and the Pinot gris!) , all awesome. Reasonably priced and, as a solo (older) traveller, felt comfortable and relaxed. Now back home in Uk, with very fond memories of my time in Russell. Thank you all at butterfish..

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

On a slightly rainy evening in Russell it was lovely to still be able to sit outside for dinner under the sheltered area at Butterfish, enabling us to enjoy the view and watch 'the world go by'. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was very nice and reasonably priced. We loved the Vietnamese lamb lettuce cups, butter chicken spring roll and mushroom gnocchi. Recommend this place and look forward to returning one day.

Date of visit: February 2024
Thank ChristineB472
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