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“Top Notch Food and Service”

The Hawthorn Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 94 Restaurants in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$32
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Enjoy fresh, seasonal, local produce in a peaceful countryside setting. The Restaurant is located in the village of Benderloch, 9 miles north of Oban.
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Top Notch Food and Service”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Excellent meal with fantastic blend of tastes - the Pork Belly and Scallops was a perfect meal with properly cooked scallops and delicious pork belly. The Goat Cheese appetizer was also very good, and our server Hayley with her Edinburgh lilting accent was totally charming and attentive. The restaurant was very un-prepossessing from the outside, but very nice inside.
The White Coffee ice cream for dessert was a total hit with our group.

Visited July 2014
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Thank David-Tripolot
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Rasa B, Owner at The Hawthorn Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for your comments - Hayley was delighted to get a mention! I am pleased that you enjoyed the flavour combinations too. All we aim to do is to serve well cooked, seasonal food in a professional and friendly manner and are so glad to hear you thought we got it right.
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Surat Thani, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
“Book...Now!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Just occasionally, you can visit a restaurant and have a meal, the quality of which is so good that you almost feel sad when the last mouthful has disappeared! This was my experience at The Hawthorne Restaurant. It's not the easiest place to find but don't give up because if you don't go you will really miss out on a meal that you will want to tell all your friends about.
Everything about this restaurant represents quality. Service is first class and the food is frankly exceptional. I savoured every mouthful and the combination of flavours really was a treat. I'm not sure how often the menu changes but if trout is still on the menu then I can certainly recommend it and having sampled the belly pork as well, I would happily order that dish.
Make no mistake, visiting this restaurant will give you provide you with an experience you will not easily forget. If you are visiting the Oban area or live within driving distance then book a table...NOW! If on a future visit to the UK, we get the chance to visit the Oban area, then we would certainly visit again.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Suratrichard
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Rasa B, Owner at The Hawthorn Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for the extensive review and comments which we found very moving - it is evident that you have eaten in many places and are quite a connoisseur! Receiving feedback like this is the best reward for all the hard work and effort we put in to the restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and hope to welcome you back one day.
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Cinderford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“homely dining”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Recommended by Gary at An Struan. Just a short stroll from An Struan GH, we were welcomed and shown into a relaxed homely dining area. We chose fish and chips which was lovely, as after a 6 hour drive we didn’t want a fancy affair. Many people eating there who all looked to be enjoying their meals.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Peter59Bristol
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Rasa B, Owner at The Hawthorn Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We aim to offer a wide range of dishes, whether it is a light fish supper or a full 3 course meal. I am glad that you found the atmosphere relaxing and enjoyed what you had off the menu.
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Broughty Ferry
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70 reviews
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“Very Impressed”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We had dinner here a few weeks ago - first night for the new owners. The staff were excellent as was the food. We only had a main course and opted for the haddock and chips which was so beautifully presented on a board with two small dishes containing pureed peas and home made tartare sauce. If my memory serves me well this was extremely reasonably priced. Everything was absolutely delicious. We hope to return soon and sample some of the more upmarket dinner dishes. This visit was simply for a quick bite but we were most impressed. Hope they do well. I am definitely going back soon.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank wilmaBroughtyFerry
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Rasa B, Owner at The Hawthorn Restaurant, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thank you for the feedback and I am pleased you enjoyed the fish and chips. We use fresh Scottish haddock and a batter made with local Oban Bay Brewery beer - an unbeatable combination in our opinion and I am glad that you agree! Hope to welcome you back to the restaurant soon.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“first class!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were camping at the seafield campsite just a 5min stroll to the restaurant. The food and service were fantastic and the building has so much character. had lunch then booked for dinner! We had steak, scallops with belly pork all cooked perfectly folowed by a classic sticky toffee pudding with a slight twist! fab
We had they had a good selection to cater for children we turned up late for our table but they staff were very pleasant and nothing was a bother. Definate treat but have to say why cook in a camper when you've got somewhere so perfect on your doorstep! We intend to be back soon! lovely location even better food!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank jane h
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Rasa B, Owner at The Hawthorn Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. The restaurant is located on an old farming croft and certainly has a lot of character. We are conveniently located within walking distance from many of the campsites and guest houses in and around Benderloch. I am glad to hear that you all enjoyed your meal. As mentioned, we welcome families and have a children's menu available. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
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