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All 76 Oban Restaurants

The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

1 The Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 1631 563110
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Ranked #7 of 76 Restaurants in Oban
Price range: $23 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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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Kilmartin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Used to come here as a kid when it was the 'fishermans mission', and a great treat that was too. Skip forward 40 years and here i found myself climbing the stairs to the same building, could not be more different, looks fab from the foyer which was always a problem with these square boxy buildings of their day. The... More 

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The building has changed over the years, I'm glad you could still relive your memories from a childhood. Lobster Ravioli is a personal favorite of mine I think its the shellfish sauce! The Whole Sea Bass marinated in Ginger Chilli and Lime is a very popular dish also, you chose well! We will be looking... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After eating here previously I was keen to come again. My salmon roulade starter was lovely as was my partners muscles in a curry sauce. For main I had the langoustine special and I was a little dissapinted. I was given plenty of langoustines but the only accompaniment was a mountain of very plain fried potatoes. As quite a pricey... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Myself and some friends, who were going to the cinema, had tried to get into the restaurant below this one but as it was fully booked, staff offered us table upstairs at the Waterfront. On arriving we told the serving staff we did not have long as our film started in about an hour. All the staff were brilliant and... More 

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. I'm glad we could help you make your film! Our Fishouse Scampi is normally only available on our summer menu as fresh langoustines can prove difficult to source in winter with the typical west coast of Scotland weather, you must have struck lucky!!... More 

Clovis, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We picked this place by happenstance. The food was soooo good. Best mussels ever. Great value and service. I'd definitely recommend.

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again if you are ever in the area again. More 

Fishers, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Very well prepared and served in a lovely atmosphere. Good service. The seafood chowder was outstanding.

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. The seafood chowder, creamy chowder with the daily catch of local fish and shellfish with fresh herbs and chunks of potato is loved among many of our customers here at the Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Dropped in here for lunch when on a business trip to Oban. Value is incredible (£12 two course lunch) & service was excellent.! We had a huge portion of the biggest mussels I've seen in years as the main…..to die for! Will definitely visit again, perhaps in the evening. The stairs may be a bit daunting after a glass of... More 

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our early bird menu is very popular amoungst our customers including a starter and a main for £11.99, with the option to add a desert for £3 for those who like to indulge! We serve our Local Mussels, in white wine,shallot and garlic cream sauce with crusty bread, as a... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We had early dinner. Good deal, good views and good food beginning to end. I like smaller venues but will be back.

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Waterfront F, General Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate it, Its fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us so much - looking forward to having you back already! More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went here for family dinner and loved it very much - nice view to the ocean , excellent food ( oysters grilled with Parmesan , Isle of mull scallops) and wine, friendly staff. next evening we had dinner downstairs in Chinese restaurant ( just opened) which belongs to the same owners and again enjoyed our dinner . Both places are... More 

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Waterfront F, General Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! Im pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us - we love having families in! See you again soon! More 

Crossgates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You should try this restaurant if in Oban. Food was amazing despite having differing courses. The waitress also knew her job and made the dining experience great. Worth a visit

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Waterfront F, General Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Im so pleased to hear that your waitress made your 'dining experience great'! We place a great deal of emphasis on staff training and its great to hear its paying off! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a a review More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Was very lucky to grab a window seat on a beautiful evening. Was able to take in the lovely view over the harbour as I dined. The baked fish was simple and delicious. I would make the journey from Glasgow purely for that dish alone. The rest of the meal was equally tasty and the service was spot on. Not... More 

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Waterfront F, General Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your meal and service with us. If you ever venture to Oban again come and see us! More 

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Additional Information about The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

Address: 1 The Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1631 563110
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish

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