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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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Kilchrenan, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lunch for six because of the three birthday girls. Fabulous lunch, chowder to die for! All six of us really enjoyed the dishes we had. Good extensive menu. Local produce a big plus. Attentive service from the staff. A sunny Sunday overlooking Oban Bay, provided a great backdrop, with the ferries plying in and out of the harbour. We'll be... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip included a sail to Mull, with time for lunch. Not fancying the EU-phobic chain nearby, we found the Fishouse with wonderful views. We had the lunch menu which was superb value - unfortunately they'd ran out of mussels, but my haggis (which they did without cheese for me) and coley were superb - the sauce was excellent.

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1 Thank Bryan M
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bryan, firstly, thank you for taking the time to review us. Secondly, thank you for choosing The Waterfront Fishouse for your meal. If I remember correctly you guys sat next to the window to enjoy those views you mentioned. We are glad we could accommodate your choices, we try to make as much of our menu available to as... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was excellent and friendly! The food was amazing and the fish is very fresh and there is a great selection of wines. The stone sea bass and the scallops are a must. I was very happy to pay for what is such a very good quality food and service

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1 Thank Jacobo G
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much Jacob for your review. The Bass and Scallops are very popular dishes here at The Waterfront Fishouse. We are glad you enjoyed the whole experience here and hope to see you again to try some more of our creations (and perhaps wines also). More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

fantastic food at great prices will be back again as the food tasted so fresh and staff were so friendly and helpful

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1 Thank petermason994
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Peter, thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the whole experience here at The Waterfront Fishouse. We look forward to seeing you again when you come back to taste some more of our creations. More 

Oban
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal with great friends tonight- squid, scallops, prawns, steak all fantastic. Staff are superb, well trained, friendly, attentive. Restaurant has great atmosphere. This is the Best Restaurant in Oban. *****

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1 Thank Becsbs14
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We do all strive to leave every customer with a positive lasting impression of our establishment. We hope to see you again some time soon. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No scallops, no oysters, no mussels, restaurant cold, no atmosphere; chowder lacked depth of flavour; squid starter overcooked lacked flavour and overpriced; steak fine but plate too full of chips, cooked tomatoes and onion rings; hake OK but pasta tasteless and undercooked; expensive for what we finally ate. Will not return.

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1 Thank Penguin61
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate all feedback as it helps us to continue improving and points out areas that we may need to work on. Sorry you did not enjoy your experience here. I have discussed your issues with the kitchen team as it is not usual for there to be so many issues. However, we ensure... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to this excellent restaurant. My wife and I sampled the early evening menu and I must say it was simply superb. We could not fault it at all. The young ladies who waited on us were very pleasant and polite. Normally we try different places and compare, but in this case we will return very soon and maybe... More 

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1 Thank John M
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you John, it is nice to see we have made potential regular customers out of yourself and your wife from just one visit. We are glad to see you took advantage of our Lunch and Early Evening menu, it is something we are very proud of. We look forward to seeing you again some time soon. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal while waiting for the train. The food was beautiful and the excellent young staff are a credit to the place. Very strongly recommend.

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1 Thank Michael H
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Michael. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you also for the kind comments about our staff - although they are now debating who it is that looks the youngest.... :) We hope to see you again next time you are in town. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get a table on a busy Saturday night. All staff were really attentive, obviously well trained and seemed to be enjoying themselves. I had lovely fresh Oysters with lemon and Tabasco followed by really tasty and huge Scallops. My wife had fish and chips main course and the fish looked so fresh.

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1 Thank PDF001
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Thank you also for your very kind words on our Front of House service. As a team we strive to give customers the best experience we can from the minute the enter our establishment. We are glad we could accommodate you. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Sleaford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! This restaurant was fab. We came here with friends. We each had a starter which was quite big. I chose to have fish and chips, oh my word I have never had a fish quite that big. It was so filling, but was so delicious. The surf and turf salad looked divine and was enjoyed immensely by a friend.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that we seem to have impressed your whole party with each of our dishes. The surf and turf salad is a firm favourite amongst customers and staff alike. We hope to see you again some time to experience some more of our creations - and of course our fabulous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $31
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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
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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