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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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OBAN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three of us visited on 20th February at 6 p.m. and were shown to our table with a view of the bay. I had soup to start and then a steak, my wife had no starter but had Indian seafood curry, which was just introduced to the menu that night, she thought, in her words, 'absolutely superb', my cousin also... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Your comments have been passed on to our staff. Our seafood curry that was on that night was the first time we have had it as a special. We are very pleased to hear it went down well. The whole sweet pepper, chilli and lime seabass that your cousin... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here after a few suggestions - problem at this time of year in Oban is it's very quiet!! We were amongst a few in here the staff were good with the meals being ok - had the squid and pork to start - we had about 3 squid pieces and a luke warm belly of pork on shredded... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us Chris, we appreciate all feedback as it helps us to continually improve. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not the most positive one. We have passed your comments on the food through to the kitchen team. We have also made the front of house team aware... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food what we ordered came well presented and taste was just divine. Highly recommend this lovely seafood restaurant.

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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 review us. Wow! we are extremely happy to hear you describe our dishes as 'divine'. Your comments have been passed on to all staff. We hope to see you again some time. More 

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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All 5 of us went for different fish and every choice was "the best" ; we also shared so we could try all options - and as far as I can judge here - each meal was absolutely delicious. Friendly staff, fast service - place highly recommended.

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

Thank you kindly for recommending us Ewa, and for taking the time to review us. It really pleases us to hear that every dish our tried impressed you all. Your comments have been passed on to our team. We hope you come back again to try some more of our creations. More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here during a flying visit to Oban! The lunch and early evening menu was just £13.99 for two courses which were both fantastic. I had the Cajun crispy prawn cocktail and grilled haddock. Staff were friendly and attentive - would definitely recommend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's very nice to hear that you enjoyed your whole experience with us from the service to the dishes. We hope to see you again some time in the future. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant serves the best seafood I have ever eaten. Can't say better than that, anyone visiting Oban should come here, overlooking the ferry terminal. Ate salmon pate, and seafood pasta with langoustine, mussel and haddock. Spoilt.

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

Thank you Jon for taking some time to review us. Funilly enough, the two dishes that you had are actually my personal favourites from our menu. We are very glad you enjoyed them, and hope to see you again some time to try some of our other delicious creations. More 

Erskine, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us went here and tried the early evening offer of two courses for 13.99 and this was well worth the visit, greeted and seated quickly, the views from really anywhere in this upstairs restaurant are good out across Oban bay. Good choice of starters from which we all chose the Cajun crispy prawn cocktail this was very good,haddock... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It's very nice to hear that your party all enjoyed the visit. We are very proud to be able to boast the view that we have from establishment. Lovely to hear that our spin on the prawn cocktail went down well! We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

inverclyde, scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a lovely meal at the Fishouse in Oban. The staff were friendly, chatty, well-informed and honest, which we really liked. Oyster starters were absolutely delicious. All main courses were great (clean plates all around the table!) In our opinion this place is suitable for kids too. I guess it depends what sort of food your... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are pleased to hear your family all enjoyed our dishes. The hake is a very popular dish with customers and staff, and one of my personal favourites. Your comments have all been passed on to the staff as they all strive to give each customer a lasting positive experience. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your in Oban for the night, The Waterfront is an great place for seafood and a lovely dining experience.Highly recommended!

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

Thank you Ben for taking the time to review us, and for your reccomendations! We hope that your positive experience will lead you back to Oban again some time to visit us again. More 

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

Excellent food!!! Worth trying the chowder. Staff were very friendly, meal was good value for money. Would recommend this restaurant for any seafood lover.

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

Thank you very much for your kind review Gillian. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your experience with us. We love the chowder too! Your comments have been passed on to the staff as well. We hope to see you back again some time soon. 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
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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