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“beautiful sunset”

The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 94 Restaurants in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$31
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
denny stirlingshire
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“beautiful sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

had dinner in this restaurant with friends and the food and service was only surpassed by the most breathtaking sunset that you could view out their windows

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank liz s
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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you for your review on the Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant. Im glad you enjoyed both your meal and our service. We are very lucky were we are situated to have such breath taking views and on such an evening as you would have experienced yourself it would surpass anything! We hope to see you again soon in the near future.
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“Good food at reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We went for early evening meal and at £11.99 for two courses was really good value. We had a seat by the window looking over Oban bay which was lovely although rather warm. Most of us had fish and chips which was really lovely although we were defeated by the amount of chips as we had all had a starter.

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Our lunch and early evening is a very enjoyable menu at fantastic value. Our panoramic windows offer a wonderful view over Oban Bay for all our customers to enjoy. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and hope you will return next time you are in the area.
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Oban, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Others had told me that it was good and we were not disappointed. Good food, although not cheap. Efficient friendly service and it was noticeable that the staff all got on well together.

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed both our menu and service. We hope next time you chose our restaurant and visit again.
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“Great waterfront lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

On a very rainy Scottish day, we found refuge in the Waterfront Fishouse. We had a lovely lunch with very nice service, good food, with a great view. A diverse menu, we went for the wee haggis pot and the stramash and the fish and chips. A restaurant we can recommend.

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your experience at the Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant. Our Haggis Pot, haggis topped with mashed potato and mature cheddar is a fabulous dish on our lunch and early evening menu, 2 courses for £11.99. Next time you should try our Fishouse Fishcake, our homemade hake fillet and salmon fishouse with wild leaves and rocket mayonnaise to start. We hope to see you again if you are in the area.
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“Just reading the menu is a joy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Another corker. On the railway pier by the ferry terminal, up a floor so a great view of the harbour (NB only 3 tables by the windows, so specify on booking).

Informal, bustly, and a menu that reads really well in its own right, and then you have the specials of the day...

We had cold/hot smoked salmon rilettes with oatcakes. Genrous portion, deftly flavoured. I had oysters - half raw, half grilled with honeyed bely pork. Yum. Oysters were on the small side but perfectly formed and that lovely sweet iodine tang.

My main challenged me NOT to order it: hot smoked rainbow trout from Bute with sauteed potatoes in a sort of light mustardy dressing, a fried duck egg, black pudding, and home made brown sauce. Gosh it was every bit as good as it read. From the specials, pan fried Scrabster landed hake with sauce vierge and a saffron and pea risotto with walnut pesto. Really confidently done.

Strongly recommend this place. Informal, buzzy, family atmosphere, jeans kinda place but with serious, respectful cooking of squeaky fresh local ingredients. Yum. Sweet waiting staff too.

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Waterfront F, Manager at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely review on the Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant, our staff also enjoyed reading your blog about our restaurant! I'm glad you found our menu such a joy! Our customers really enjoy our oysters however they may wish them to be served we offer natural oysters, grilled oysters and deep fried oysters. Our oysters also can be chosen with a variation of sauces and dressings. Our Richie's of Bute rainbow trout intrigues a lot of our customers and they are never disappointed. We hope that you will come visit our restaurant again and try some more of our dishes available on our menu including our daily specials.
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