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The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

1 The Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 (0)1631 563110
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Ranked #6 of 73 Restaurants in Oban
Price range: $23 - $31
Hours:
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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Canton, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our group of 5 had dinner here while spending a week in Oban----there are many fine restaurants there and this was definitely at the top of the list. Excellent wine list and local drafts on tap---the crab timbale, soup of the day and deep-fried cheese starters were outstanding. Really loved the fantastic Lobster Ravioli and oysters as well. Only disappointing... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We booked the early evening deal and it represented great value for money. The service is slick and the food tasty and good portion size after a day in the fresh air. Staff very friendly.

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Twyford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were only in Oban for 5 days but the food here was so good that we dined there twice - my wife had the lobster on both occasions. Would highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I both ordered haddock and chips - huge portion of fish, tasty enough but my wife's portion was so oily !! My wife actually had a small pool of oil on the table by her plate (due to oil dripping from the fish) at the end of her meal. Also the chips were more like potato chunks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a great meal here last month. We called around lunchtime the same day and were surprised to get a table for the evening. We were even more surprised when we arrived because the place was rockin' and the host was having to turn people away. We both loved the atmosphere and all of our dishes... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The fantastic service from the Polish waiter really made our lunch outstanding. We arrived as the kitchen was closing but he squeezed us in anyway. He was great with our kids and chatted pleasantly. The lobster ravioli and seafood chowder were delicious. Good to see some ambitious flavours on the kids menu - e.g mussels. I'm sad to say we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

When we booked via Internet we requested a window table and got a fabulous one overlooking harbour as sun went down. Food was delicious, table next to us ordered langoustines, what a plateful and nearly as big as lobsters! Staff friendly and attentive and charmingly informal. We left with big smiles on our faces!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely meal here. The best lobster ever. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere. The staff are very efficient and polite.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Excellent restaurant, we did'nt book but a got a seat immediately coz it was only 6pm, if going later that 6pm I would recommend booking in advance (especially if you want a window seat - lovely view out over the bay), I had a dish called "Fish Stramash" a combination of a few fishes, it was excellent.... when you approach... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our party of six were treated to brilliant service; and excellent food, that was full of distinctive, yet subtle, flavours. I would've liked to have thanked all the staff personally who helped surprise my mum by bringing over the secret birthday cake, we had smuggled in prior to our meal. When every course is a success.... you can be but... More

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