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“Great Food & Views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ee-usk

Ee-usk
North Pier, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
+44 1631 565666
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Ranked #16 of 72 restaurants in Oban
Price range: $21 - $48
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ee-usk is a modern glass building sitting right by the water in the busy harbour of Oban.We believe in serving impeccably fresh local seafood cooked simply. We are unable to accommodate children under 12 years of age for dinner.
Toronto
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“Great Food & Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Had dinner Mother's Day at Eeusk. The food was outstanding. Service was fair, at best. The waterside location and wall-to-wall windows gave us spectacular views. We shared a sampler platter to begin. Everything was very good but the Thai-style mussels were excellent. I had the scallops while my friends had the steak and the seafood platter. The scallops and seafood platter were cooked to perfection. The steak was nothing special. Service was amateur. We had 5 different servers through the course of the meal. Our first server couldn't remember the daily specials and giggled uncontrollably. The 2nd server told us the specials. The 3rd server took our orders after explaining that none of the specials were available. She also explained that we were the first order she had ever taken. A 4th server delivered the appetizers and a 5th the meal itself. Bizarre. Despite the amateur service the food was terrific. The place was packed yet everything was cooked to perfection. Definitely would repeat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Scrummy food and smart surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband and I ate here last week whilst on our first trip to Oban. The large menu board for this restauarnt is the first one you see on the harbour and has way more choice than any of the other display boards. It also looked the most classy!
The restaurant was reasonably busy and when requesting a window seat - there were plenty empty - we were told that they had all been reserved so were seated in the middle of the restaurant. The tables here are very close together which I feel is a major minus. We alsmost felt as if we were eating with the couple at the next table, so they could do with losing a couple of tables from downstairs and utilising the upstairs seating area (which was strangely roped off - why would you not use this area when it was busy and give customers a better seat and more space??), and it was annoyying to have people squeezing past your table when you were eating to be seated at a table beyond you - more space please!
However, we both ordered mains and the fish was undeniably fresh and tasted delicious. The service was efficient - if a little unfriendly - and it would have been adefinite plus if the staff had been a bit more attentive to drinks as it seemed to take a while to attract someones attention to get a refill.
All said, we did have a tasty and (fairly) reasonably priced meal for the quality of food and location. There`s no denying that sitting on the harbour on a lovely day is worth whatever price, but this place would definitely benefit from adding some outside seating like the place next door and giving more though to the space allocation of tables in the lower eating area. Toilets were clean and well maintained despite the fact they were busy, so that does show an attention to hygene and comfort.
We would eat here again, but only if we got a table with a bit more space.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Confusing service, must have had 4-5 waitresses but good food, with a wonderful view of harbour and a nice big bright dining room

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“Seafood Galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I loved this restaurant, the staff, the ambiance and of course the food, were all excellent. The wine was paired very well with our food and we immediately recommended this eatery to several people on holiday. I did not like the outside architecture of this building but it is in a good position at the head of the harbour with wonderful views.

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Dana Point, California
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“Good local seafood, wonderful view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Good local seafood and good service. We showed up on busy evening without reservations but were handled well with no waiting and prompt service with our order. The local scallops were wonderful, fish and chips were good. Pleasant service with good bar menu.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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