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2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland (Formerly Rascals)
01631 570347
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood

Nice menu, especially recommend the sea food which is delicious. Staff very friendly, we had a really nice time at the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
IrisG255
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

visited sat 25th arpund 7pm, food was nice but nothing exciting and took a while to make even though they where not busy. staff where friendly enough apart from when i asked for another knife as my one was dirty and sticky and i got a look as if to say its no big deal nor was i offered an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really good lunch, fish was absolutely fresh and properly cooked, tapas were good too. Would go back. Shame about the decor tho. Also seems their extractor fan was not working as the restaurant smelled of hot fat. Their outside tables are nice with a good view. Very reasonable, and good value for money.

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice menu, especially recommend the sea food which is delicious. Staff very friendly, we had a really nice time at the restaurant.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Olive Garden is located next to the waterside in Oban. We had dinner there on two occasions. We chose fish and it was superb. The service was first class and we would highly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Average restaurant, but we found that the service was quite good and friendly. So we had a good evening. We had some seafood which was quite good actually. Amother good point : they accepted us after 8:30pm with children, which is not the case in all restaurants in Oban ....

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went on a Sunday for lunch and had crab and lobster risotto to die for.....delicious, well made with large pieces of crab and lobster in the rice. Well worth the price and beautifully presented with a whole crayfish on top ! Worth a visit, quiet and relaxing !

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ok, we went on a miserable, very rainy evening. But, when we went in and saw how few people there were in the restaurant, we wondered if this place wasn't such a good restaurant. Others were fully booked. I guess the relatively new Weatherspoons right next door was having an impact. We had the lobster/crab bisque which was ok. I... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We received a nice welcome on our visit. Considering this is in a tourist town, I was pleasantly surprised by the prices, they were very reasonable. When our meals arrived, the portions were great and cooked perfectly. I could not fault anything. The staff were friendly and very efficient. The restaurant was fairly busy, this did not affect the service.... More 

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Darvel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The menu had a big choice but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the cooking considering the vast choices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice restaurant to eat in, good food at a reasonable price. Free canopies to start with which was a nice touch. Staff were helpful and friendly. The restaurant was quiet only about 6 tables of people when we were there so plenty of staff to help. We nearly walked past as it looked closed and it was only because my... More 

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Additional Information about The Olive Garden

Address: 2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland (Formerly Rascals)
Phone Number: 01631 570347
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Pasta

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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, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, 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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