• Eeusk

  • Oban Bay

  • Poppies Garden Centre and Cafe

  • West Coast Seafood

  • Oban Bay

Oban

2With so many fantastic fish restaurants in Oban it’s no wonder it’s known as the seafood capital of Scotland. The area has a long association with the bounty of the sea – the name Oban comes from the Gaelic for Little Bay and it’s where the fishing boats land their catch fresh from the sea!

Just a few of the best eating places in Oban are listed below.

Coast – Coast is a contemporary restaurant housed in a former bank building. Opened in 2004 by Richard and Nicola Fowler Coast the restaurant has AA Rosette and Michelin Guide recognition – it is definitely worth a visit. Coast brings together the best from both the land and the sea in a creative menu offering local shellfish, fish,  Scottish meats and game all prepared by Richard and his dedicated chefs.

Eeusk  – The MacLeod Family have built Eeusk into a restaurant of world renown. Serving 100% locally caught shellfish, Lobsters and crabs from the rocky coast of Luing (sounds ling) and Langoustine, mussels, and oysters from the cold clear water of Loch Linnhe and Scallops from the Isle of Mull.

Cuan Mhor is a lively bar and restaurant on the main street in Oban with outside seating.  Creatively designed with local reclaimed materials including Ballachulish slate and timber beams from the lighthouse pier it has a unique highland character. The extensive menu is available all day and there is a wide choice to suit all budgets.

Piazza is an informal Italian restaurant on the harbour’s edge, next to Ee-usk and also owned by the MacLeod Family its a great place for pizzas and pasta and the sea views are spectacular!

The Oban Chocolate Company – fantastic cafe with beautiful views across Oban Bay. Step in and smell the relaxing aroma of chocolate as the chocolatiers work away in the factory.

Bossards Coffee Shop – Bossards Patisserie was established in 1989 in Edinburgh by its present owners Heinz and Sylvia. They sold the shops in Edinburgh 2003, moved to Oban and in 2005 opened the present shop in Oban. Today its a small friendly patisserie and coffee shop selling all their own home produced breads, cakes, soups, quiches and delicious sandwich fillings.

Poppies Garden Centre & Coffee Shop just north of Oban is a popular spot for morning or afternoon coffee or a light lunch. The tearoom/restaurant is a family friendly environment with fresh, healthy, seasonal, wholesome homemade food grown and produced where possible in Scotland. There is a gift shop brimming with gorgeous gifts and homeware and a garden centre.