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“Great Place!!!”

The Hawthorn Restaurant under new managment
Ranked #4 of 98 Restaurants in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Enjoy fresh, seasonal, local produce in a peaceful countryside setting. The Restaurant is located in the village of Benderloch, 9 miles north of Oban.
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Nice atmosphere. Good menu and excellent food.The staff arevery friendly and make you feel most welcome

Thank dixiedonkeys
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We have been attempting to try this restaurant several times, but as it was out of season it was closed each time :-( Upon my recent visit to the area (a very wet May Day Bank Holiday weekend!) We had the opportunity to eat here. It was well worth the wait. Fantastic, friendly service. The food was amazing (we ate in the evening) but we took a look at the High Tea menu too for future reference.(this looks to be very good value) Well done to Paul and Denise for their hospitality. The cosiness of the restaurant was very appealing as too the wine list.
We will be back and urge locals as well as visitors to eat here. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the soup and the shoulder of beef he had was gorgeous. Puddings delightful too! Very reasonable prices and well worth driving to. Ate also at the Airds Hotel and The Pier House in Port Appin, however The Hawthorn has more than established itself with us!

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2  Thank babylon_f
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

An absolutely fantastic meal in a relaxed setting. They take quality produce and produce quality.

We both had the same starter and main but everything we saw being served at other tables looked equally as good.

The scallop, black pudding & belly pork starter was stunning. It's a classic combination that just cannot be beat.

The main was cod topped with rarebit served on crushed potatoes, asparagus and samphire. The cod was cooked to absolute perfection and everything on the plate complemented each other.

The desserts maintained the standard of the first two courses.

If you go to one restaurant in this area, make sure it is this one.

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2  Thank JDNK
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

My visit to The Hawthorn was a pleasure...the food was expertly cooked and presented, the flavours awesome and staff very friendly and accommodating. I understand the chef and his wife took over the restaurant last year and they are proving that they have the skills required to make it one of the best restaurants in the area. I would highly recommend you give it a try if you are in the Oban area. Book ahead.

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2  Thank johnstoncaj
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We have tasted this top chefs food in the past and could not wait to sample the food again. The service is second to none, attention to detail and friendly banter makes it relaxing with seriously wonderful fresh food and served beautifully.
Highly recomended....

1  Thank steve h
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