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The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

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Seafood, Scottish
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1 The Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 1631 563110
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Today
10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 625
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Exceptional!

On a 2 night stay for my girlfriend's birthday, (and on a recommendation from a family friend that lives in Oban), we booked our evening meal at The Waterfront resteraunt. By chance, we ended up having our lunch there first that same day and then after getting engaged the next night, we ate there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Neil Patrick T
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On a 2 night stay for my girlfriend's birthday, (and on a recommendation from a family friend that lives in Oban), we booked our evening meal at The Waterfront resteraunt. By chance, we ended up having our lunch there first that same day and then after getting engaged the next night, we ate there again! It was a warm environment... More 

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

Thank you for kind review. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your evening and would like to extend our sincere congratulations on your engagement again. We get langoustines delivered daily in season and in winter whenever possible. Pavel is a wonderful asset to our team and he will be touched by your kind words. We hope that next time you... More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had eaten here a few years ago, so on our return to Oban we decided to give it another go. What I like is that you can just turn up, we didn't book either time, although it may be different during peak holiday time. Staff friendly, wonderful langoustines. Fair cost. Enjoyable evening. Would return.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm pleased we were able to find you a table without a reservation, this is mostly the case in our winter season but not quite the case in our busier summer months. Our local Langoustines served cold with Fishouse Fries is a delight for anyone I have to agree! We hope that next time... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a lovely evening with absolutely gorgeous food and a great atmosphere. Definetly a place you have to go to when you visit Oban!

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

Thank you for your wonderful 5* review! I'm extremely pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and hope that you will return next time you are in the area. More 

Perth australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Scallops were so fresh it still makes my mouth water when I think of them,service was also excellent cheers!!

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

Thank you for your wonderful 5* star review! I completely agree with you our Isle of Mull Scallops are to die for! I'm glad you feel the service you received was great too! If you ever venture to Oban again be sure to pay a visit! More 

edinburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This restaurant gave us a great evening with excellent food and good service even on a day when the roof of the building had blown off at 4am the previous night. Would certainly recommend and revisit.

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you managed a meal with us before the storm damage took effect on our restaurant! We will be re-open again in March so no need to worry! We hope to see you back in the future. More 

Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a delightful Scandinavian-style restaurant with a lovely menu. Can't fault the service or food and can thoroughly recommend a meal here.

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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. We are are always happy to hear our customers enjoyed their evening with us. We hope if your ever in the area again you will come back and see us! More 

Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great value as we went at 6:30 and were able to order from their equivalent to an early-bird menu. The selection was still nice, and the food was excellent. Pleasant service and nice atmosphere. Would certainly recommend.

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

Thank you for your wonderful 5* review! I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to see you again soon in the near future. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped in the town of Oban for a quick tour of the city and its whiskey distillery. Found this gem of a restaurant sitting on the waterfront by the train station. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is superb. Highly recommended if you want a nice lunch or dinner with your special someone. Nice ambiance, great food and... More 

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

Thank so much for your kind review! I am so pleased that you stumbled upon us ans had such a wonderful meal. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip - hopefully see you again! More 

Dorking, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Quiet Monday evening visit with my wife. Two fish dishes. Hers was grilled to perfection. Mine was deep fried which needn't mean an oily mess but unfortunately it was. I was not charged for my meal and received a regretful apology. Nice pieces of fish though. Good wine and whisky selection. No interesting beers. Friendly polite service. Pleasant interior and... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback Fergus. We always encourage our guests to let our staff know at the time should there be any issues with their dishes in order for us to change these whatever the issue may be. We understand that during your meal, our management team checked with you on two occasions and on both occasions you informed... More 

Durango, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were in Oban for 2 nights and ate here both of them. Great seafood dishes for the adults and our 6 year old son loved the chicken. The seafood stew is not to be missed!

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate it! I'm delighted that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us, if you are ever back in the are you know where we are! More 

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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: Seafood, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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