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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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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hadn’t been here for a great many years; such a pity as it is excellent. We ordered from the Lunch and Early Evening Menu; my husband opted for the soup which was vegetable and coconut followed by haddock while I had the chicken and instead of the spiced carrot and pea risotto & homemade blush tomato pesto accompaniment, had chips... More 

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Thank 298sunshine
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here on our last night of our break in Oban. Lovely food in a very nice setting. Service was very good and food was reasonably priced and of high quality.

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

Thank you Ian for taking the time to review us. Thank you for your feedback on our food and our service. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here and hope to see you again some time. More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We received excellent service and recommendations from the friendly waitress and waiter, and consequently loved the oysters and smoked salmon pate, followed by perfectly cooked grilled trout, with polenta and asparagus. The sunset views across the bay were beautiful and added to a wonderful evening. We definitely recommend.

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

Thank you very much Catriona for taking the time to review us. We are very happy to hear that you were impressed by not only our dishes, but our service too! We all work and train very hard to ensure our customers leave with a positive impression of our establishment. It's great to hear that its really paying off. The... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited a couple of times for lunch and early evening snack. Good menu and reasonable prices with very pleasant service.

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

Thank you Denis for taking the time to review us. Thank you for your feedback on our food and our service. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here and hope to see you again some time. More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My previous solo visit was excellent. This one with a friend was disappointing. The food was less imaginative than before and the execution/presentation was nothing special. In short, very average.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciatte all feedback and your comments have been passed on to our kitchen team. We are sorry your second visit was not as impressive as the first and we hope it does not deter you from coming back again. More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are on holiday in the area and followed the TripAdvisor recommendation for this resturant and we were not disappointed. Hot smoked salmon pate and smoked mackerel were fantastic. Great wine list and fabulous service. 100% worth a visit!

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

Thank you for your review Kellie, and for your recommendation. We are glad to hear that you seem to have been impressed with all aspects of your visit. The salmon pate is one of my personal favourites. Come back and visit any time you are on holiday in this area again. More 

Central Scotland
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant last week with my wife while on a break in Oban. The restaurant is at the ferry terminal and upstairs from a Chinese restaurant. It was very quiet wehn we visited, which was fine. The staff were very attentative and helpful. The menu was mainy seafood as you would expect from the name. Plenty choice... More 

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

Thank you for your review Andy, and for your kind comments on our front of house team. We work and train very hard to try and ensure all customers leave with a positive impression. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your smoked haddock and scallops. We hope to see you again some time! More 

Motherwell, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

although i enjoyed my meal of scallops on a bed of squash and black pudding my wife did not enjoy her surf 'n turf as she felt the dressing was a bit overpowering. the special chips though were excellent

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

Thank you Robert for taking some time to review us. We are sorry to hear that your wife did not enjoy her salad as much as you enjoyed your scallops, we have passed your comments on to the kitchen. We hope this does not put you off coming back again. We will still have our Fishouse Fries on the menu! More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went into the Fishouse on an evening. The set menu looked great, but we missed it, so opted for a sharing platter. It was wonderful and with a couple of sides more than enough for two.

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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. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The Taster platter for two is a very popular choice, and adding a few sides does indeed make for a lovely meal with lots to choose from. We hope to see you again some time. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly the service was excellent with a warm welcome to an inviting looking restaurant. The front of house staff were superb and tentative. Our only issue was with the quality off food. It wasn't cooked with any skill or passion. It seemed rushed as we received look warm (cold) starter then bland main courses to say the least. Hope this... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very happy to hear that our front of house team has impressed you with their service. We are sorry to hear you were not fully happy with your experience. We appreciatte all feedback and are currently investigating this matter as this is not a common occurance. We hope this... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?