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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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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic food

Stunning restaurant and stunning food the staff are so friendly and waiter on your every needs, top class food the next time I am in Oban I will 100% be visiting your restaurant keep up the good work. STUNNING.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Danny W
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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning restaurant and stunning food the staff are so friendly and waiter on your every needs, top class food the next time I am in Oban I will 100% be visiting your restaurant keep up the good work. STUNNING.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The five of us enjoyed our meals. We had the fish n' chips, Hake dinner, sea bass ravioli, and haddock with risotto. All the meals were well received! The (dessert) sticky toffee pudding was excellent!

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

Thank you for dining at Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant and for taking the time to share your "Great Seafood" experience with fellow dinners.I have passed on your feedback to the kitchen and the waiting staff, this is the kind of feedback they love to hear.We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your menu selections and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is undoubtedly one of the best fish restaurants in Scotland and possibly in the uk.....the service is of a very high standard,charming staff and the food was fantastic and of a freshness and quality which could compete with any fish restaurant anywhere in the world...we were served by a charming and very knowledgeable waitress "kirsty mclean" who was faultless...this... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a this review on Trip Advisor. Our menu has a huge variety of dishes, all of which are freshly prepared to order by our talented kitchen team. It is lovely to hear comments that directly reflect this! I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Your comments about our front of... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We need to visit several more times to work through the menu. However, the fish and chips were great, the chowder was amazing and the ambience and views are lovely.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review The Waterfront Fishouse. We appreciate all comments and feedback and are delighted that you had such a great meal. We are very lucky to be positioned on the pier in Oban and have the freshest seafood right on our doorstep. Again I would like to thank you for your wonderful review and... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful meal,the best fish,oysters and scallops we have eaten in a long time! Very recommended also for good value and atmosphere,good service too!!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor. As we have recently re-opened we are so grateful for everyone’s feedback and comments. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon! Many thanks again for your review! More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was really busy when we had arrived and we had to wait 15-20 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. I did see them turn away people that did not have reservations so should make one if you plan to visit. The 4 of us ordered quite a lot of food and wine - we mostly ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice food and the staff are very well trained. The manager and greeter were excellent. Recommended

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

We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave us a wonderful 5* review on TripAdvisor of your most recent time spent at the Waterfront Fishouse. Our team are delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If I am ever lucky enough to return to Oban, I will be sure to book another table at this restaurant. Seafood sooo fresh and expertly prepared! Also recommend the Tablet ice cream --- the vanilla portion plays perfectly off the sweetness of the Tablet in it. The whole experience here made it one of my best meals in Scotland.

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

Thank you for dining at Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, and for your "Local seafood, local hot spot" review. We appreciate that you came to dine with us for the first time. We look forward to your next visit to Waterfront Fishouse where the seafood is the freshest and the service is outstanding. Many thanks! More 

San Francisco
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Although this is not the place for a quiet dinner, I am not sure there is a place in the lively port of Oban that is quiet. We had an excellent dinner- delicious - much better than their sister restaurant farther down. Delightful and attentive staff. Recommend

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

Thank you for dining at Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant and for taking the time to share your "The Best" review with fellow dinners. Our entire team appreciates your excellent review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the fresh delicious seafood and that the service was the best in Oban. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Fishouse,... More 

GLASGOW SCOTLAND
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a local landmark & no wonder! Delicious food(not all fish)very pleasantly served by attractive young staff.We had the Early evening menu which was more than enough,believe me.Plenty of variety of both food & wine. Our tip - we arrived at 5.35,there was one other couple there.5.45 - nearly every table taken!So,moral is get there early!!!otherwise,there's quite a wait.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Waterfront Fishouse. We are very pleased to hear your great comments and we appreciate every bit of feedback given to us. We believe that our Lunch & Early Evening menu is great value for money and its wonderful to hear you say so too! We look forward to seeing... 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 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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Scottish

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

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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