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The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

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Chowder, Seafood, Scottish
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1 The Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 1631 563110
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Set in idyllic Oban on the North West coast of Scotland, Waterfront...
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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  • 699
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  • 264
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 22
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Once again excellent food, excellent value and great location.

been here before a few times and each time delighted with the quality of food, excellent staff and service with a great view of the ferry's coming and going. Without doubt one of our first choices of restaurants when in Oban. Little to add apart from that we will certainly return when next in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
ianx17489
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Deal, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Deal, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

been here before a few times and each time delighted with the quality of food, excellent staff and service with a great view of the ferry's coming and going. Without doubt one of our first choices of restaurants when in Oban. Little to add apart from that we will certainly return when next in Oban. Highly recommended. (Make sure to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After reading some of the reviews we decided to try this establishment. It was a complete letdown. We felt rushed and the food was all very bland. It was like let's fill the plate and they'll be happy. It would also be better if the seating was a bit more spacious. Would not recommend.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Professional and warmful welcome. Comfortable place where we enjoyed staying. We were first asked to have a drink at the bar before being seated at a table with a view over the port. Very tasty seafood plates at reasonable prices: an fantastic creamy seafood chowder as a starter, followed by wonderful generous portions of trout fillet from the neighbouring Loch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great food and even better service! Wonderfully fresh and tasty seafood (and sticky toffee pudding!), and exceptional service - nothing was too much trouble for the manager and waitresses. Would not hesitate to return!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent location with views out onto the bay and sea - get up real close and personal with the docking ferries that look like they are headed straight for your table, excellent. Service very friendly, good choice of seafood and fish and all very nicely cooked. Would return.

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

By far the best seafood restaurant ever - the quality and freshness were outstanding and very reasonably priced. For starters we had the trio of sefood (scallops,crab and mussles with a side of oysters) - Languistine and smoked haddock with a pea risotto on a wholegrain mustard sauce for mains. No room left for dessert - Highly recommended. The staff... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The seafood was amazing. We booked on the afternoon of Saturday on a May bank holiday requesting a window table. The staff pushed the boat out to accommodate our request and after a short wait came up trumps. Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Booking recommended as it got extremely busy and they had to turn people away.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

2 of us 'pitched up' at 7.30pm hoping to get a table and after a couple of minutes wait we were able to get a nice table near the kitchen servery - not that, that is a problem - it helps you select your meal! One of us has a seafood pasta starter as a main and the other has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were recommend to this restaurant by the people at the B&B we were staying at. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We had the lunch and early evening menu for 12.99. The Prawn Cocktail was large and very good. The Wee Haggis Pot was delicious and just enough as a starter. Our main meals were delicious and nicely prepared. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Turned up with no reservation. Although the restaurant was full after a 5 minute wait Pawel seated us at the best seat in the house. Amazing food and service from pawel and his team. It was so good that we have booked in again for tomorrow night. Thanks guys 😃

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 The Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 563110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am

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