About us

Delivering great-tasting, award-winning food direct to your door for almost 50 years. 

Fine food from the north east of Scotland

The north of Scotland is an area renowned for its natural beauty, friendly people, and of course, delicious food and drink. From wild deer roaming free in the glens to the freshest seafood landed at the UK’s busiest harbour in Peterhead, it’s a great place to be for anyone who loves great-tasting food.

 

At Donald Russell, we have a passion for food that we love to share with our customers. Based in the small community of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, we are a family-owned business with a team of around 220 people who go above and beyond to share their knowledge of and passion for quality food and friendly service.

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For over 40 years, we have been the trusted choice of some of the very best restaurants and hotels around the world, as well as being awarded a Royal Warrant. During that time, our passionate commitment to traditional quality means we have also grown into one of Britain’s leading suppliers of fine food.

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We care about attention to detail

We love food. It is important to our lives and expresses our care for those who are important to us and we know you feel the same.

We are a supplier to luxury restaurants around the world, and proud holders of a Royal Warrant for almost 40 years. Our exacting standards and attention to detail run through everything we do. From our team of experienced Butchers here in Aberdeenshire to our in-house Chef, everyone shares our commitment to getting everything right, every time. 

We demand high standards of provenance and preparation with all our products and ingredients, so you, your family, and your friends will always enjoy superior quality and superb taste, delivered to you to enjoy in your own home. 

''Our Butchers use their finely tuned senses of sight, touch and even smell to decide the precise moment when each cut is at its absolute pinnacle of maturation. It all adds up to a lush tenderness and seriously rich flavour that simply can’t develop otherwise.''

Mark Farquhar, Head Butcher

We believe in quality you can taste

We are famous for our 'big four' steaks; fillet, sirloin, ribeye, and rump; which come from the best British beef fed on green grass and traditionally matured for up to 35 days for superb tenderness and rich, rounded flavour. Our lamb graze on the hillsides and our corn-fed chickens roam free, because we know that taking care is what makes the difference for superb taste.

 

In addition, we have a range of exclusively Scottish beef and pork – certified as Scotch so you know the quality will be high. We also have some Scottish specialties ready to deliver across the UK, from classics like Lorne Sausages and Haggis, to salmon, smoked in the country’s oldest smokehouse, and genuine Arbroath Smokies. 

 

Our passion for quality extends across our wide variety of foods, including Scottish venison and game, fish and seafood from the coast of Scotland, traditionally cooked cured meats, and delicious ready-made Chef’s meals from our kitchen. Everything is made from the finest ingredients, and is flash-frozen for freshness and to avoid food waste. 

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''It's one of my suppliers I never have to worry about, every week the product is the same. At Chewton Glen we're all about quality and service, and Donald Russell share those same values."

Luke Matthews, Executive Chef at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

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We care about the world around us

We’re also passionate about safeguarding our beautiful surroundings, home to so much of what we enjoy. We work with local suppliers whenever we can to ensure that we keep our environmental impact as low as possible.

 

We’re also constantly revising our processes and packaging to make everything more efficient and to reduce our reliance on plastic and non-recyclable materials. 

We are proud to be the choice of top restaurants and Chefs around the world, including:

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