The Waterfront

The Waterfront
1 Railway Pier, Oban, PA34 4LW
  • Telephone 01631 563110
  • Food served Mon–-Sun noon–-2.15pm, 5.30-–; Fri/Sat 5.30—9.30pm
  • Average price £11.50 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2011 edition.

As befits an outfit that owns two fishing boats and sets up home on the end of a pier the Waterfront's commitment to fresh seafood and local sourcing is impeccable. Flanked by a huddle of pier head shops and the Oban ferry terminal, the restaurant is based in a former seaman's mission and offers panoramic views of Oban bay. Chef Roy Stalker has a nimble touch conjuring magical daily specials from halibut, scallops, salmon, haddock and many other sparkling Scottish ingredients.

  • High point: Excellent cooking, service and views
  • Low point: Back yard could do with a bit of a tidy up
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Light Jazz
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 80
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle