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The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

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££ - £££
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
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1 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 1631 563110
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the waterfront on Saturday night without a reservation but it was bot an issue. all the staff we came into contact with were very pleasant and knowledgeable. Food was very good and tasted very fresh and the suggested wine complemented the meal very well.

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Thank inspector777
Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We see this is not the first time you have reviewed us, so thank you kindly for taking the time to do it again! We are glad to hear you have enjoyed this visit as much as the last, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Northants
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My visit to the fishouse was for an evening meal with some local people, the restaurant was great very well apointed with wonderful views across the harbour, the food was fantastic very tasty, plentiful and very reasonabley priced. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and could not do enough for you. I would recommend this restaurant to every fish... More 

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

Thank you very much Nigel for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience here with us. We have to agree with your comments on our views! Something we are very proud of. Your comments on our food and service have been passed on too all of our staff. We... More 

Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perhaps an "average" review is a tad harsh, as some aspects were quite special. The view across the harbour to Mull takes a lot of beating (even when the ferry arrives to hide the view!), and the mussels I had for a starter were amongst the best I've tasted. Unfortunately, the hot smoked mackerel didn't work so well for me... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback based on your recent visit to the Fishouse. We welcome all feedback to ensure we are always improving and motivating our team. We are pleased to read that you were impressed with our lovely setting and the service provided to you from our friendly staff. We are... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our second night in Oban we came here. What can I say.... the staff, food and ambience of this Resturant was excellent. The price of our meals was not too expensive but not cheap either. Well worth every penny.

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

Thank you Sharon for your review, and for your kind words on our staff, food and ambience. We strive to give every customer the same positive experience and it's good to hear our hard work and training are paying off. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at The Waterfront Fishouse and look forward to... More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spotted this unlikely looking restaurant next to ferry terminal and managed to blag late tables for 14 persons. Food and service throughout most impressive with faultless presentation and exceptionally tasty food. If you are in Oban this place is not to be missed, but be advised to book early.

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

Thank you Steve for your review, we were more than happy to accomodate your large party and pleased to hear you enjoyed your whole experience with us at The Waterfront Fishouse. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Oban. More 

Malvern, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Post Christmas storms but cheerful greeting. It was, of course, dark but I had been before (10years ago) and knew the view was stunning. I had the scallops to start with a glass of Chardonnay. PERFECT! The haddock and chips was also great (but too much) Attentive aervice with a smile All in all a great visit and highly recommended.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Yes the weather was indeed grim before Christmas !!! The Scallops are a very popular choice and what better way to wash them down than with a nice crisp Chardonnay, good choice!! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your food and service, we have a great team here at the Waterfront Fishouse and look... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was our first stop on our trip to Oban and was it worth the trip alone, yes it was amazing food friendly staff and what a wonderful venue. I had fish and chips and tempura king prawn cocktail both were absolutely delicious. If you are in Oban make sure that the pay these guys a visit.

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

Glad to hear you enyoyed your meal with us Thomas, especially our Cajun Prawns which are proving to be very popular since our winter menu started. It's always good to be reccomended by someone who has had the "Fishouse experience" and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Noosa, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch was delightful and scrumptiously delicious! Smoked fish pate came with just enough salad trimmings and baguette style bread followed by the best lightly battered haddock fish and chips. Accompanied by a local beer it all went down very well.

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

Thanks Dale, glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us here at The Waterfront Fishouse! Its always great to have feedback especially when we smoke our own Salmon right here on the premises. Our local Ales are very popular especially with our Fish & Chips. We hope to see you back again. More 

North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up as a solo traveller without a booking a got a table at the window...bonus! Even better next to a radiator...double bonus! The oysters to start, £5.25 for 3 I thought was a bit pricey and I got grit/ shell in two of the three but it happens...nice flavour not too overpowered by saline. Main was sea bass...in my... More 

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1 Thank Elaine S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at the Fishouse on New Year's Eve as part of a large group, the food was excellent as was the service. Food and drink menu catered for everyone and staff were great at dealing with last min changes. As a after dinner treat can highly recommend the espresso martini!

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

Thanks for your kind review, Nick. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us here at the Fishouse. The Espresso Martini's were part of our Christmas cocktail menu and proved to be very popular. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Oban. 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
US$23 - US$31
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?