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The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

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Chowder, Seafood, British, Scottish
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1 The Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 1631 563110
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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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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
Excellent restaurant to enjoy a fish dinner on Oban Docks

I had opportunity to enjoy a dinner at this restaurant beginning of August, which I do definitely recommend. Booking is necessary, otherwise it is difficult to find a table ( especially during the peak season). We had an excellent dinner with a variety of local see food. Each course was well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Maurizio V
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had opportunity to enjoy a dinner at this restaurant beginning of August, which I do definitely recommend. Booking is necessary, otherwise it is difficult to find a table ( especially during the peak season). We had an excellent dinner with a variety of local see food. Each course was well prepared and of high quality. Just one note: We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing food!!! Definitely try the grilled oysters and mussels. Waitress was lovely and friendly, thank you all for a great night! :)

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous seafood, impeccable and attentive service, and considering the quality, reasonably priced. Get there early (by 6pm) or get a reservation. Kids get half price half orders, and they have a "bargain" menu until about 7pm (can't remember exactly). I would eat here regularly if I lived here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A super fresh lunch with good food excellent service and fair prices. A must for fish lovers in Oban.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

That is the award that Pawel, the restaurant manager, said they had gained last year. The service and the food were excellent, so it was probably well deserved. Pawel runs a very busy place extremely well. We had scallops, a large portion and the South African wine went well together. Dzenkuję and we will be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We called in at the Waterfront on our way to our Oban holiday accommodation. It was lunch time on a Tuesday and half full. We were sat at a table for 4 (2 kids) by the window overlooking the sea. The staff could not have been nicer, the food was incredible and we all loved it. There isn't a kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here on a Saturday night and got a table with an hour and 30 minute turnaround which was fine as had 2 children with us. Ordered food and drinks quickly and the food arrived seconds after the drinks. Very quick service and I didn't feel it was just to get is turned around quick as all the other tables... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Glad to hear at my B & B that this is where they go for a treat. Seafront restaurant with good views and well prepared fresh fish. I ate scallops with black pudding, salt and chilli squid and Scottish cheese, all great. Service very friendly too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to slip in without reservations on a very busy night. Excellent salmon and sea trout. Service was to a very high standard and accommodating.

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

Thank you very much for leaving us such a good review. At Fishouse we pride ourselves on the quality of food we provide and the level of service the customer receives particularly on the busy weekend nights. I would definitely recommend booking at the weekend, as we are almost always fully booked, to ensure you get the best experience possible.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The views here are great and the quality of the raw materials is good but the restaurant needs to up its act to do justice to itself. Service was pretty amateurish, eg. I ordered coffee with our puddings and the coffee arrived before the puddings. We had the early evening menu. I had the mussels, which were sweet and juicy,... 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: Chowder, Seafood, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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