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The Olive Garden

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 19/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Olive Garden
Updated 19/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Olive Garden restaurant is situated right on Obans busy Railway pier, the transport hub of the town. At the heart of The Olive Garden is the kitchen, which is exactly as we think it should be. With an open hatch allowing guests to watch our team of chefs in action, you can see the passion and care which goes into each and every plate as your food is lovingly hand prepared and cooked fresh in front of you using only the finest locally sourced and authentically imported ingredients.We offer a wide selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes in a relaxing, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Able to cater for anything from a romantic dinner for two in a cosy corner to parties of up to 100,
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The seating arrangement was safe. The service was first class. The food was very good and served quickly and efficiently. The staff were attentive and courteous.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent restaurant with very friendly staff. The food was superb, very tasty indeed. Well worth a visit if you are in Oban.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had booked well in advance to make sure we could eat here during our stay in Oban. Friendly staff greeted us on arrival and we were taken straight to our table. This is a very big restaurant and the tables are well spaced out...so that made us feel very covid secure even when the place was busy. Food-wise we were very impressed, everything we ordered was delicious (prawn bruschetta, salmon & roasted veg and beef ragu pasta). Good selection of wine to go with. Service excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our second night in Oban this was the only restaurant we could book into last minute. It did not disappoint, the staff were really friendly & helpful and the food was amazing. My husband had the mussels to start & the scallops for main, which...were both delicious, I had the oven roasted salmon which was also fantastic and very tasty. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and if ever back in Oban would love to go back to eat there.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Half expected to get little and pay a lot. However, generous and delicious starters followed by a daily special of an extremely generous portion of lobster and mussel linguine surprised us . Great meal, very nice staff and very pleasant surroundings. Can't recommend enough.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful food experience on our last evening in Oban. Excellent menu with inspiring infusion of flavours. We started with duo of salmon and jambon, with sautéed potatoes and tiny sweet red peppers. This was followed by lobster and mussel linguine and sea bass on a...scallop risotto. Absolutely delicious! Lovely efficient non-intrusive service. Huge thank you to the team in the kitchen, who worked like a well oiled machine. Also felt very safe, tables well spaced etc. Altogether a wonderful end to our short stay in Oban. We will definitely be back!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked a meal from past reviews and were so impressed we booked for our second evening. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious. Beautifully presented and extremely tasty. From the salmon, mussels and salad starters to the sea bass, lamb tagine mains to...the sorbet and tiramisu desserts. A great wine selection too. The staff were attentive but not pushy and their covid cleaning could not be faulted. As a family owned restaurant they should be applauded and we would recommend to anyone. I just wish we were locals! Well done to all the staff.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, restaurant was a pleasant place to have food, staff were superb. Overall had a good time here

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for lunch as we came in on the train and wanted to take the stress out of the day wandering around finding a restaurant. Good choice, food was excellent, location is very central and easy to find, literally opposite the entrance to the...station. Waiting staff were very good, spacious interior albeit a bit dark at lunchtime, probably works better for dinner. Fish and chips were second to none!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place really is a first class dining experience from the initial phone call to the warm goodbye. My first choice to take friends from out of town. Even in this difficult climate the staff always have time to chat and are both professional and...friendly which is much appreciated , you can feel the stress melt away. You can order anything off any of the menus are know it will be good; this time round the homemade soup, mussles, fish of the day, Seabass and salmon to the super tablet ice cream and brownies. Very welcoming to families too which is sometimes hard to find in top end dining places.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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3 April 2019|
Response from joanf1629 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, Yes we do a seafood platter and a Cullen skink at lunch time. Platter is £28.00.Cullen skink starter is £8. Main is £12. Further details can be seen at our web site - the og oban Thanks
Fabiano V
28 April 2017|
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Response from jessibee83 | Reviewed this property |
Not when we went during march.. sorry so long to answer :) cheers!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Olive Garden

Yes, The Olive Garden offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Olive Garden is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Olive Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4