Review: Eating at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant in Oban

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The restaurant’s facade. Looks pretty chic.

Apart from the Oban Seafood Hut which I described with great enthusiasm, I had a good experience eating at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant in Oban. It was enjoyable – S ordered a whole bream while I had scallops. They were delicious. Apart from the scallops, we had oysters as well for starters, which were as fresh as the ones we had at the Oban Seafood Hut. The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant’s menu is pretty comprehensive – do check it out.

Starters – what else but oysters!

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We had oysters for starters. They cost £5.50 for 3. I wished we had ordered more.
waterfront fishouse restaurant oban seafood
Sweet potato fries? Yumm. £3.25 – which is pretty affordable compared to Singapore.

I’m a big fan of sweet potato fries – and since I’m on holiday, why not.

Mains

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The whole gilt head bream – £18.99

It was served with tabbouleh salad and sweet potato fries. It reminded me of the fish restaurant in Alexandria where we had good fish dishes too. It came with sweet potato fries as well.

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Chargrilled Isle of Mull Scallops – £19.50

The scallops came with a pea, leek and pancetta mash, tomato pesto and lemon drizzle. They were so I smooth and fresh. It was one of those melt-in-the-mouth experiences. We typically get scallops in Singapore without the pink bit, and I thoroughly enjoyed this, both the pink and white bits.

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I love the decor – the drawings of the fishes on the wall. It was drawn with great technique, I started to wonder if it was done with a stencil or a sticker, but I think it’s drawn on with chalk.

Drinks

waterfront fishouse restaurant oban seafood
What other gin and tonic should one drink in Scotland, than The Botanist.

The ambience in the restaurant was so comfortable, that we stayed on for drinks. S had a wee dram, and myself, The Botanist Gin and Tonic. It was my first time having The Botanist, and it was so goood.

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If I’m not mistakened this is a Lagavullin – 16YR – £5.50

The Travelling Squid’s Take

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy seafood over a glass of wine in an air-conditioned environment, I’d recommend eating at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant in Oban. It’s not directly facing the sea, but that does not mean you don’t get the seaside vibe. The decor is casual and airy, and as your fellow diners bite into succulent seafood on their plates, it’s hard not to get caught up and yearn for more oysters and scallops. To end of the meal, there’s no better way to end it off with a ‘wee dram’, or a gin and tonic. Highly recommended. Make a reservation if you’re planning to go during peak hours.

Eating at The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant in Oban

  • Address: 1, Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, UK
  • Menu: waterfrontfishouse.co.uk
  • Phone: +44 1631 563110
  • Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm.
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