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Oban Inn

160 Front Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-4165
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Price range: $27 - $55
Cuisines: English, Canadian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gate Street
Description: Since its beginning in 1824, the long tradition of the Oban Inn dining experience has been enjoyed by generation after generation of our returning guests. Savour "Four Diamond" creations combining Oban classics with modern gastronomy focusing on the region's fresh ingredients married with the outstanding harvest of Niagara Wines as chosen by our sommelier.
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Peterborough
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is my third time at the Oban Inn and 10th visit to Niagara on the Lake. I love coming to NOL for the great chefs who know how to elevate the outstanding seasonal produce of this region. My last visit was under-whelming. Decent execution but nothing memorable. In fact, my home meals would be similar. Seems like trying to... More

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Philadelphia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The service continues to be excellent. My veal strip loin and my wild field mushroom ragout were perfectly prepared. There was a nice wine list, including some quite reasonable, quite drinkable local Ontario wines. Some of the other recent reviews have suggested some slippage, but we found the place fully as good as we remembered from previous years.

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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Oban Inn Restaurant on TripAdvisor. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience and our local wines. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake. More

Lindsay, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We didn't have a reservation, but were very pleased that they escorted us to the upper balcony and provided us a perfect table! The views to the street were great, and the atmosphere very elegant. It was cozy enough that we also enjoyed great conversations with our fellow diners at the tables next to us. The food was very good... More

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Brantford, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were staying at The Oban Inn and as it was quite hot out decided to just have lunch in the restaurant. After having walked up to the main street where the crowds can be a bit appressive, it was nice to enjoy a calm, serene space to enjoy a meal. I had the Chicken Club and my partner had... More

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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us in the Oban Inn Restaurant. Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon. More

Georgetown, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We hadn't been to the Oban for many years, in fact since before they had to rebuild after a fire. We were delighted to find they had restored the Inn to its previous high standards, with its charm intact. Dinner was wonderful, well presented and with suitably efficient, non-intrusive but attentive service. We were entertaining guests from the UK and... More

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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Oban Inn as your choice to dine and with visiting friends. We are glad to hear that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again in the future! More

Manama, Bahrain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Highly recommend this hotel and restaurant. Restaurant decor and setting was beautiful and the food superb.

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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit at The Oban Inn. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Oakville, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was the first visit to Oban Inn for lunch. My friend and I go to the theatre and like to enjoy a nice meal before hand. I was tired of the crowded downtown Niagara-on-the-lake so decided on the Oban Inn as they were off the main street. The restaurant and Inn are quaint and beautifully decorated. We had reservations... More

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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you sharing with us your lunch experience at the Oban Inn. We value your feedback. I am pleased to let you known that the portions for the fish and chips were increased shortly after your visit. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thank you again for... More

Essex
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great restaurant in a wonderful location in charming Niagara on the Lake. Could not fault the food or the wines (mainly from the region, who outside of Canada would have thought it?) and it has a good and deserved reputation for consistent quality. Would have liked to have stayed there, perhaps another time.

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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you sharing your experience at the Oban Inn Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We strive to provide all of our guests with great food, service, and the wonderful wines of the Niagara Region. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back both as a guest in the restaurant... More

Oakville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is the second time I have been to the Oban Inn Spa for their therapeutic massage. You leave feeling absolutely relaxed and noodle-like. The Spa has all the ammenities, and you can shower afterward and leave feeling like a new person. Recommended, I'll be booking another one soon on my return trip to the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant with friends for dinner and we were not disappointed. The dining room, although small, did not lack atmosphere and it was lovely having a table overlooking the pretty gardens. The food was freshly prepared and presented elegantly. The wine list extensive and the Staff very pleasant and attentive. If we visited Canada again, we would love... More

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Ian S, General Manager at Oban Inn, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you sharing your experience at the Oban Inn Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We strive to provide all of our guests with great food, wine and service. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back both as a guest in the restaurant and in the hotel. Please do... More

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