On the whole Oban eateries seem to be mainly of a fish 'n' chips or burger nature: this may not be entirely true, but we were only there a few days and didn't get far from the waterfront area.
Sometimes, though (well mostly, actually) you want something a bit more. Thus, it was a relief to discover, almost by accident, the modest Juicy Roast in Argyll Street. The decor is indeed, errrr... unpretentious, basic even, rather like an old-style transport caff; and the menu is limited, essentially roast dinners - meat (beef, pork, or turkey, and not in mean quantity either), roast spuds, and two veg. There's also soup if you want it (carrot & coriander when we were in) and a sweet (apple crumble). And that's it: a small menu, but freshly prepared real food, nicely cooked, and at £5.50 for the roast dinner, a marvel of cheapness among the overpriced fishnburgers.
We had a chat with the owner, who had had a letter from Trip Advisor telling him that people had recommended him, but he didn't really understand what that was all about. We put him straight, and suggested that he make use of it in his advertising - bigger sandwich board on the front, replace the awning so people could see where he was. A nice bloke, serving a good product at an excellent price - he deserves to succeed.
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