Eating Out In Oban
Oban has an wide range of eating places with all establishments offering a choice of vegetarian meals.
Eating Out In Oban
Eeusk on the North pier is probably the best (01631 565 666), which has a sea food restaurant and a separate pasta place, Piazza, both on the North Pier (with a red roof). The north pier is built upon an old ship that was sunk underneath it to provide additional berthing in 1870’s.
Others are:YuWu – Chinese menu with large portions, Shannigans – Mexican, Mondo’s – Italian, Irish Bar, Take-away Fish bar on the McBrayne ferry terminal (reputedly the best around). The fish and chips shop opposite Oxfam is excellent, and they even do excellent healthy meals, such as humous salad, lamb stew etc.
Most places stop serving food at 20.30, often even earlier out of season. During busy times we recommend that you book, and during quiet times, check that they are open.
Taynuilt Hotel – 01866 822 437
The Taynuilt Hotel now offers superb ‘fine dining’, with a range of whiskies, gins, real ales, etc. If you book in advance and use our discount vouchers from reception, you will get a 20% discount off the food prices.
25 minute walk. On the A85 at the turn off into Taynuilt village.
Brander Lodge – 01866 822 243
They serve bar meals for lunch time and dinners up to 20.30. Please ring for details.
5 minutes by car. From Taynuilt turn left onto the A85 towards Crianlarich, through Bridge of Awe and it is signed to your right past the petrol station and caravan site.
Falls of Lora Hotel – Connel – 01631 710 483
A wonderful atmosphere, particularly in winter by the fire.
10 minutes by car. From Taynuilt turn right onto the A85 to Oban. As you come into Connel, you pass the school on your right, and it’s immediately on your left.
The Lochnell Arms Hotel – 01631 710 408
Lovely food in a fabulous setting overlooking the falls of Lora, Mull and the subset. You can also eat outside, both lunches, afternoon tea and evening menu’s. Good food, booking recommended, particularly at weekends. Child friendly.
15 minutes by car. From Taynuilt turn right onto the A85 to Oban. Go under the old railway bridge in Connel, then turn left on the Fort William road. Cross the old railway bridge, and it’s next left, then second left.
The Oyster Inn– 01631 710 666
Also goes by the name of Glue Pot or Ferryman inn. The glue pot is more the pub, while the Oyster Inn is relaxing dining, beautiful views from the dining area. You can sit outside here as well.
10 minutes by car. From Taynuilt turn right onto the A85 to Oban. Go under the old railway bridge in Connel, and it’s almost immediately to your left. For the parking area you take the left turn towards Fort William and then left again to park behind the Inn.
Ardanaisaig Hotel– 01866 833 333
Expensive dining with superb food. For that special evening ask to have a table with view over the loch (you may be better off booking this in advance). Sample menu on their website. Very affordable for exquisite afternoon tea with scones.
30 minutes by car. From Taynuilt turn left onto the A85. After 500 yards turn right signed to Kilchrenan and Ardanasaig. Turn left at the Kilchrenan for Ardanaisaig, and the hotel is at the end of the road.
Taychreggan Hotel– 01866 833 211
Not quite as expensive as the Ardanaisaig, but excellent nouveau cuisine. All tables have a view over Loch Awe. Sample menu on their website.
30 minutes by car. From Taynuilt turn left onto the A85. After 500 yards turn right signed to Kilchrenan and Taychreggan. Keep going right past the Kilchrenan inn, and you come to the Taychreggan.
The Frog – Dunstaffnage – 01631 567 005
Very nice to sit outside overlooking the boats, with a walled area that’s safe to let young kids run around.
15 minutes by car. From Taynuilt turn right onto the A85 to Oban. Through Connel approximately a mile further on your right.
Further afield, but best for pub food is the Bridge of Orchy Hotel (01838 400 208). Particularly convenient if you are driving the Glencoe circuit clockwise. The only pub we know of in Scotland that doesn’t have a deep fat fryer! Excellent kiddie meals as well, and a play area.