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Top Choice Seafood in Oban

Ee-Usk

Bright and modern Ee-Usk (how you pronounce iasg, Gaelic for fish) occupies a prime pier location. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow diners on two levels to enjoy sweeping views while sampling local sustainable seafood…
Seafood in Oban

Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant

Waterfront is housed on the top floor of a converted seamen’s mission, and the stylish, unfussy decor, bathed by the summer evening sun, does little to distract from the seafood freshly landed at the quay just a few…
Seafood in Oban

Oban Seafood Hut

If you want to savour superb Scottish seafood without the expense of an upmarket restaurant, head for Oban’s famous seafood stall – it’s the green shack on the quayside near the ferry terminal. Here you can buy fres…
Castle in Oban

Dunollie Castle

A pleasant 1-mile stroll north along the coast road leads to Dunollie Castle, built by the MacDougalls of Lorn in the 13th century and unsuccessfully besieged for a year during the 1715 Jacobite rebellion. It’s ruin…
Distillery in Oban

Oban Distillery

This handsome distillery has been in operation since 1794. The standard guided tour leaves regularly (worth booking) and includes a dram, a take-home glass and a taste straight from the cask. Specialist tours (£40) …
Sweets in Oban

Oban Chocolate Company

Specialises in hand-crafted chocolates (you can watch them being made) and also has a cafe serving excellent coffee and hot chocolate (try the chilli chocolate for a kick in the tastebuds), with big leather sofas in…
Cafe in Oban

Little Potting Shed Cafe

Up a side alley off Oban's main street, this sweet spot has wooden tables and an excellent choice of vegetarian and vegan savoury and sweet bites. The vegan breakfast is also tasty, the coffee is good and strong, th…
Pub in Oban

Aulay’s Bar

An authentic Scottish pub, Aulay’s is cosy and low-ceilinged, its walls covered with old photographs of Oban ferries and other ships. It pulls in a mixed crowd of locals and visitors with its warm atmosphere and wid…
Pub in Oban

Oban Inn

It's a pleasure to see this four-square 18th-century pub open again after some years closed, with its solid walls, flagstone floor and roof beams in the cosy front bar. It has Fyne Ales on tap, making it a prime spo…
Scottish in Oban

Coast

With a stylishly casual contemporary interior, this place in a former bank offers well-integrated plates with a focus on local game and seafood. Dishes are presented with flair but don't stray into pretension; the f…