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All 73 Oban Restaurants

The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

1 The Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 (0)1631 563110
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Ranked #7 of 73 Restaurants in Oban
Price range: $23 - $31
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Set in idyllic Oban on the North West coast of Scotland, Waterfront Restaurant offers sumptuously fresh fish and seafood in a cutesy boathouse-style setting. Whilst enjoying stunning views over Oban Bay, guests can sample fine local catches, delicious fish classics and an impressive world wine list. Luxurious delicacies are served from the Waterfront oyster bar, as well as nautical-themed cocktails and international beers from the bar.
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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Annoyingly good. The service was relentlessly cheery & efficient. How do you cook sea bass like that? Crisp skin, perfect inside. Used to think I was good at cooking fish - this just rubbed my amateurish nose in it. Worth every penny. Clinically clean modern interior which shouldn't be able to carry off the chilled atmospheric vibe, but it does.... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I have been using the Waterfront since a friend recommended it to me ten years ago. Whenever I have been near Oban I have enjoyed visiting it. My latest visit was as rewarding as those previous in that the large fish was so fresh and accompanied with chips and salad. Already looking forward to my next visit.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Ate here one evening on short trip to Oban. Although we had not made a reservation the staff were welcoming and the food was lovely. Not a restaurant I would bring children to but lovely for quiet adult dining. My husband ordered a second drink and the waitress forgot to bring it. When we reminded her she was very apologetic... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We have been to this place before and has a good rep in the area. We checked (spoke to member of staff in afternoon after reading menu outside) there was a children's menu and went on Saturday 18th Oct for the early evening menu offer. We were shown to our table, given a menu (with no further info about it)... More

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Forsinard Sutherland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had excellent meals at this restaurant. Set menu very good and also the al a carte menu excellent. Service very good and staff very friendly. Enjoyed all the meals we had there.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Over all we were disappointed with our dinner at the Waterfront. In fact it was the worst meal we had in the area .It was not that it was that bad ,other than 1 desin Oban.sert, it was just not quite good enough.The mussels were not as large and fresh , the cheese board had only a small number of... More

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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295 reviews 295 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Our B&B hostess highly recommended the Fishouse Restaurant and she made reservations for us. We had decided on an early dinner which was to our advantage because we were able to take advantage of the early bird special, which really could not be beat, price wise, plus, we were given a seat by the window, adding to the ambiance. The... More

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A good fish restaurant; the upstairs has just been renovated and the downstairs is in the process of being done out. The food and service was very good.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Despite the restaurant being quite busy on our arrival, we were given a table with a view of the harbour, which was considerate. Service was first class as were the mussels (plumpest I've ever eaten and a most generous portion!) I chose as a starter and my main course,... More

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North Yorkshire
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We made our reservation based on tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The ambience was perfect for a fine dining experience and the service very good and not at all hurried. I had an iced tea cocktail which I could have had two of but the wine was on it's way! I had piri piri prawns as a starter which... More

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