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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best seafood we had during our trip in Scotland. Very friendly waiters. Great view, make sure you get a table next to the window when making the reservation.

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Shepparton, Australia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great menu choices. Friendly staff. If you don't like fish there are plenty other options. Lovely views over the bay and great fun watching the ferries come in and out. Everything we ate was lovely.

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Òn my last visit to Oban this restaurant was coxed for several month to have repairs due to storm damage. Thankfully it was open this time and thee food and sevice was again ex Ellen. It is always busy here so I would advise anyone yto book a table in advance

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our favourite restaurant in Oban. The seafood was fresh and the food was delicious!!! I highly suggest booking a table during the evening.

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Cornwall, UK
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Waterfront was ok but lacked atmosphere.Given the location I think the potential for this place is enormous so I was disappointed. I have eaten far better seafood in Cornwall where I happen to live... perhaps I am spoilt! The steamed mussels, which are traditionally served in a wine and cream sauce, were served in what tasted like thick Heinz... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Given how popular this place seemed to be (even on a Sunday night) I think my husband and I were lucky to secure an early evening booking and a table overlooking the waterfront! We were able to choose from the early evening menu which is £13.99 for two courses, we found that the choices on this menu were varied and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5* review on TripAdvisor about your recent experience with us. I am delighted to read such lovely comments and how you and your husband enjoyed your meal thoroughly. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again! More 

madison, wi
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice friendly restaurant on the waterfront. Fish was fresh with very large portions. They have a large wine selection. Would recommend

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor. I am very glad to read you enjoyed so much; friendly staff, the view, fresh fish and our wine selection. I hope you find the time to come and dine with us again soon. More 

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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a treat indeed. We hadn't booked and arrived just before the ferry did fortunately as it soon filled up for a Monday lunchtime! The food was excellent and choice good. Service was good and the view from the window (when the ferry had left again!) breathtaking. We had small children with us too and the restaurant was very... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking your time to write us a review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed so many different aspects of your experience here with us at The Waterfront Fishouse. I hope you find the time to come and dine with us again soon! More 

Wolverhmpton
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I managed to get a table when they opened at 5.30 but it is advisable to book as the restaurant quickly filled up. I had fish and chips which were delicious batter was very light and chips were not greasy all. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and if you are in Oban certainly give it a try . Linda Hollins

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your fish and chips, as it is one of our most popular dishes on our menu. I hope your find the time to come and dine with us again soon. More 

Colorado
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a busy place that felt quite chain/corporate. Dishes were simple and good enough, but nothing was very special. The dining room was very new looking and attractive and service from the very busy staff was adequate. If you're looking for a basic seafood place that is fairly large and impersonal, this is probably as good as any in... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback regarding your recent dinner with us here at the Fishouse. I am very disappointed to read that you felt that our restaurant was similar to that of a 'chain'. Our meals are prepared and served by passionate, well trained local chefs similar to the management and service that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $31
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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