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The Olive Garden

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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland (Formerly Rascals)
01631 570347
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Olive Garden restaurant is situated right on Obans busy Railway pier...
The Olive Garden restaurant is situated right on Obans busy Railway pier, the transport hub of the town. At the heart of The Olive Garden is the kitchen, which is exactly as we think it should be. With an open hatch allowing guests to watch our team of chefs in action, you can see the passion and care which goes into each and every plate as your food is lovingly hand prepared and cooked fresh in front of you using only the finest locally sourced and authentically imported ingredients.We offer a wide selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes in a relaxing, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Able to cater for anything from a romantic dinner for two in a cosy corner to parties of up to 100, The Olive Garden is the ideal venue for any occasion. Children are more than welcome, and we are able to offer half portions and gluten free options on request.We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family Baptism

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal on Sunday. It was a buffet and I found the selection very good. I chose the salmon as my main course together with a good choice of vegetables etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
GraceW1997
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Perth, Scotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Take a trip to The Olive Garden next time you're in Oban. Lovely fresh food, a wide variety to choose from and very pleasant surroundings. Price are good and the service is excellent. What more can anyone ask for!

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Oban, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Yet again a wonderful meal here! Starter of langoustines was huge and delicious! Our main courses were steak, which was a huge plateful of steak, chips, salad, homemade onion ring stack...... Having just come home from Dubai where a steak and chips cost a fortune and was nothing like this my husband thought this was way better!! My main was... More 

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Perth, Scotland
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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal on Sunday. It was a buffet and I found the selection very good. I chose the salmon as my main course together with a good choice of vegetables etc.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went into this restaurant for dinner. We picked this because as I don't eat carbs, we went for the carvery option. Spoilt for choice. It was all help yourself except obviously for the neat which was carved by the chef. I mentioned I didn't eat carbs and got an amazing plateful of beef, gammon, pork and beef. I was full.... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

last night we had a family celebration at this restaurant. What a great choice of venue this was. The food and service was great. Nothing was too much trouble and it was good value for money. I have never eaten in this restaurant before, however after last night I think I will be eating here more often. Very family friendly... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I popped into the Olive Garden for a quick lunch before catching the train - it is right next to the Railway Station ( and the Ferry Terminal ). First impression was poor but the staff were very pleasant and I decided to stay and eat. The decor is poor with bad lighting but it was clean. I was also... More 

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Eaglescliffe
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44 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The snacks we had were good but the climcher was the excellent free smoked salmon. Service was friendly and the place very clean.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we booked a table at the Olive Garden because the seafood restaurant next door was closed for refurbishment (putting the roof back on). Surprisingly for an Italian restaurant, they also do a VERY GOOD LOCAL SEAFOOD menu. The starters were unimpressive, but the mains were exceptional. My wife had the langoustine - 11 big fresh langoustine really tasty and perfectly... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

the Olive Garden was very accommodating for our large group, which was to be 17 but ended up being 14. Nevertheless they coped with the wide range of ages and tastes, working with our changes of mind again and again. The food was tasty, hot and the menu varied as we all had different tastes and dietary requirements. Recommend the... More 

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Rutherglen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had a great burger, but too much on the plate but that's better than too little! Didn't dislike anything.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland (Formerly Rascals)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: 01631 570347

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Olive Garden restaurant is situated right on Obans busy Railway pier, the transport hub of the town. At the heart of The Olive Garden is the kitchen, which is exactly as we think it should be. With an open hatch allowing guests to watch our team of chefs in action, you can see the passion and care which goes into each and every plate as your food is lovingly hand prepared and cooked fresh in front of you using only the finest locally sourced and authentically imported ingredients.We offer a wide selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes in a relaxing, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Able to cater for anything from a romantic dinner for two in a cosy corner to parties of up to 100, The Olive Garden is the ideal venue for any occasion. Children are more than welcome, and we are able to offer half portions and gluten free options on request.We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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