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The Olive Garden

2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland (Formerly Rascals)
01631 570347
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Ranked #25 of 72 restaurants in Oban
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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English first
Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Just got back from a 4 day break in Oban and dined at the Olive Garden twice.....lovely food...nice place..young girl who served us first night was fab...really looked after us...second time we went for lunch n even tho it was relatively quiet our service wasnt as great but not terrible either! We waited longer for our food but wen it... More

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Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Called here for lunch yesterday and the young lady who greeted us couldn't seat us in the almost empty restaurant. Her colleague who did so gave us menus and disappeared behind the bar. We sat for nearly fifteen minutes watching food being delivered to the few occupied tables but no staff came near us to take our order. We left... More

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Glasgow
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It was terribly slow service in the Oban Olive Garden. I wouldn't come back & I would not recommend it to anyone, if it got better service it might be a bit better but the food isn't even the best either...

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Oban, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

After seeing the menu advertised through-out the town I was eager to dine in this restaurant. My boyfriend and I are big fans of pasta dishes so decided to go as soon as we both had a night off. Sadly this restaurant did not live up to our expectations. Firstly the service was substandard. Our waitress did not smile once... More

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Scotland, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We visited the Olive Garden on a day trip to Oban. The restaurant was lovely, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We chose the tapas and every dish we had was gorgeous. Nice seated area outside too. Would come back on next visit to Oban and highly recommend this restaurant

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Ate here twice in three days! Quite quiet both times but enjoyable none the less. Staff very attentive, good selection on menu to suit all tastes (including two fussy children). Not got the views but is definitely worth a try!

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ordered a take away from here as we were staying in a B&B and wanted a quick dinner. The food was prepared promptly, came with napkins and plastic cutlery and was simply delicious. We had two pasta dishes- an penne picante and parpadelle Olive Garden, with a side order of chips (carb overload, but needed!. It was all piping... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I visited here in July 2014 and the food was delish. The waiters were very friendly and helpful and the meal was worth every penny. £22.50 for a whole lobster which was cooked perfectly, was obviously fresh and one of the best fish dishes i have had. Child friendly and well priced. Recommended highly. The rest of my party too... More

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Oban, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Returned to the Olive Garden having had a good meal there before. Glad to say if anything it is even better. The Tapas Menu, especially the starter selection, is great value for money. Many thanks to the attentive staff. A vast improvement over the 'noisy neighbours' and their bouncers. Thanks again.

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Langley Mill, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great food served daily, tappas served till 7pm £8.95 for 3 dishes per person from the tappas menu great seletion to choose from main dishes very wonderful and rather filling and for a drink a jug of sangria with fresh fruit goes down a treat

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