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“Rather pretentious and Expensive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cuanra Restaurant

Cuanra Restaurant
Ranked #64 of 92 Restaurants in Oban
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Cuanra Restaurant is fast gaining a reputation for the finest cuisine. Our highly experienced team of chefs take great pride in the sourcing of the very best of local produce. The intimate atmosphere enjoyed is accentuated by the twinkling crystal chandeliers and the breath taking views over Oban Bay to the Isle of Kerrera.
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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“Rather pretentious and Expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

This hotel is situated on Corran Esplanade and the restaurant faces the bay. We were not resident but we were being entertained to a meal by relatives. We wanted to find somewhere fairly quiet with convenient parking. Be aware that in the season, parking is a nightmare in Oban mainly due to ferry passengers who abandon their vehicles indiscriminately. This was not a particularly special occasion and we were hoping for a nicely prepared and presented meal at affordable prices. We tend to go for a main course + dessert as we find we don't need a starter. We were somewhat embarrassed when opening the menu to discover that main courses were priced from £14.95 upwards although vegetarian options were from £12 the day we were there. Most desserts were £5.95. The tables looked nice with fresh linen and the service was good. The food was nicely presented on the plate and my sea bass fillets were delicious; our host who had the same did not enjoy his, which were dry and rather small. We would not return there for an ordinary meal, only for a special occasion.

  • Visited July 2011
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Best kept secret in Oban”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2011

Had our Hogmanay Party at The Queens Hotel, and it was absolutely fantastic. The food was out of this world, I had the venison dish which was the best I have ever had, and I have eaten in a lot of different restaurants. The service was very professional and the servers were extremely friendly.
The disco after the meal was very lively and energetic; everybody was having a great time dancing and having fun. There was also live entertainment and the singer was extremely talented.
Overall it was really good value for money and we were shocked that the party was not fully booked, as it was a great night. It must be the best kept secret in Oban and hope that more people realize how great this hotel and restaurant is, and make the effort to go to Oban and check it out.

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