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The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

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1 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 1631 563110
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Had our 1 year wedding anniversary meal here on Monday 24th October . Brilliant friendly staff and the food was superb , really good choice and cooked brilliantly , many many thanks

Thank Carl R
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seafood chowder and stone bass fillet on bed of smoked salmon mash. Perfect heartwarming food on a cold October night after a bracing walk into town around the harbour.

Thank Audouin1
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is obviously popular, because there was a long line to get a table. However, the wait was only about 20 minutes. The service was excellent, and the fish was cooked by an expert. Portions were very hearty, and the view of the waterfront and the city made for a very serene dining experience.

Thank jal2n
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table here on a Friday night. Very busy but the staff were organised, professional and friendly. My starter was phenomenal! Salt & chilli squid with Asian style pork belly, fantastic!! Main was fine, 'Surf & Turf' but the turf is strip steak, still delicious, just not quite what was expected. Service got a little slow towards the end... More 

Thank Stacey M
Harlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Starters were fine. My Indian themed main course was quite tasty, but not a lot of 'meat' on the fish. My husband's surf and turf was not warm, we returned it, and another was supplied, again not hot. Very friendly service.

Thank Sarah I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good meal, staff very friendly, The portions very good and the view of the harbour was just right

Thank Keith G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked up and it was quite steep to get to. You can drive and there is a car patk. Once there the place is lovely and the view..well..just stunning! So glad we went got some great pictures and learned something!

Thank Animalmad1311
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant with locals and tourists alike, and for good reason. Our dinners were very good, and service was good. Value for money is good.

Thank Poxbox61
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my wife on a whistle stop tour of Scotland. I had the special starter of pigeon breasts and king prawn which was beautiful. My wife had the hot smoked salmon which was delicious and a really good portion. We both had the local trout dish which was also very good. Staff were attentive and didn't keep you... More 

Thank Mark O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fish and chips here are possibly some of the best we have ever had. For us now it's going to be a firm fixture on our list when we visit Oban again. The menu is nice and simple offering a range of well prepared local food

Thank Narmitag

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $31
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 563110
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?