Probably my only dissapointng meal/restaurant during my stay in Oban.
The trip across from Oban on the launch is fun and part of the charm so no issues there.
However, went downhill from there really.
No one really to meet/greet you - you find out later on that if you've got a reservation your name is on a card on the table; not sure how you are supposed to know this as a first timer?
We found out someone was using our table, still, no problem, have a drink at the bar. The lady running the bar then proceeds to totally ignore us for 3 or 4 minutes whilst doing nothing other than noisily hurling empty wine/beer bottles into a bin. Eventually she started chin wagging away with another waitress so I asked if we could order some drinks (that is exactly what I said) - to which she shot us a 'what do you think this is, a public bar' glance. Well yes, that's exactly what it is missus so how about you look after your customers. We did get chatting to her and she was a nice lady, her second season whilst doing some sort of veterinary course - she just needs to be a bit more customer/service focused or stick to looking after animals.
On to the food; distinctly average I've got to say both in terms of choice and quality; totally edible but nothing elegant or delicate. I guess we just felt like we were eating as opposed to dining ie. lacking a sense of occasion.
The dining room did also leave a lot to be desired; the main door was left open so whilst no doubt wait staff going back and forth to the kitchen were warm, we were left chilly with a breeze whistling round our ankles. It's basically an upmarket scout hut in design with quite rickety, patio style wooden furniture.
Half way through our mains, we spotted that we were 10 minutes away from the launch leaving (which would have stranded us for another hour) so we made a dash for it - the lady on the bar was very accomodating in processing our bill which was great.
I can see this place is handy if you are staying on a boat at the marina - I totally get that. Just can't see that its worth the trip over from Oban when there are so many other better choices.
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