Eat & drink your way around Oban & Lorn

Enjoy the Seafood Capital and a Taste of Spirit too

Oban, known as ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland,’ is the place to sample seafood from the coastline of Argyll & the Isles.

From award-winning fine dining to family-friendly gastro pubs to the freshest fish and chips, there's something for all tastes and budgets.

Tuck into a sensational seafood platter while you savour incredible views of the islands.

Oban has some great wee cafés. Kick back with a fresh coffee, enjoy the views and watch the ferries to the Hebrides coming and going.


Seafood Capital of Scotland

Whether it's seafood, whisky, chocolate or ice cream, our larder is overflowing with delectable edibles!

Oban IS the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland,' so you will find some of the finest seafood in the world here. The secret is the cold, pristine waters that offer up a huge variety of top-quality fish and shellfish, including oysters, mussels, langoustines, prawns, scallops, crab, mackerel, haddock, herring and squat lobster.

The best way to enjoy this bounty is at the source, fresh from the local fisherman and prepared simply, to let nature’s taste shine through. 

Seafood isn’t for everyone, but there are plenty of other goodies to experience. Award-winning restaurants and pubs serve Argyll venison, beef, duck and lamb, in addition to seafood. Varieties of cheese, preserves, fresh produce and smoked goodies round out the quality menu available here. 

And there’s something special about the whisky produced in Oban, the pure water, the pristine environment and the smoky peat combine with skills that have been passed down through the generations to produce world-class beverages. 

From fish and chips on the pier to a Michelin-listed restaurant meal with a view, there is something for everyone’s taste in Oban!

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The Pierhouse Hotel & Seafood Restaurant

Hidden away in the quiet village of Port Appin, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, surrounded by the spectacular raw beauty of the magnificent west coast of Scotl...

Port Appin
PA38 4DE

Tel: 01631 730 302

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Food from Argyll at the Pier

Run by Argyll's food producer co-operative, our team have direct links to the ingredients they use and the products they sell. Our menu features tasty snacks...

Ferry Terminal
PA34 4DB

Tel: 01631 563 636

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Creagan Inn

Pub on the beautiful west-coast, showcasing the best of Scottish produce and hospitality.

Nr Oban
PA38 4BQ

Tel: 01631 730250

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Hinba Coffee

62 George Street
PA34 5SD

Tel: 07956 73913

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Waterfront Fishouse

60 Railway Pier
PA34 4LW

Tel: 01631 567415

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The Mantrap

2 Argyll St
PA34 5SG

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Cafe Shore

80 Station Road
PA34 4LN

Tel: 01631 563076

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The Oban Inn

1 Stafford Street
PA34 5NJ

Tel: 01631 567441

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The Whisky Vaults Hotel

3 Tweeddale Street
PA34 5DD

Tel: 01631 566722

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Claredon Hotel

1 Shore Street
PA34 4LJ

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102 George Street
PA34 5NT

Tel: 01631 569900

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Aulay's Bar

8 Airds Place
Airds Crescent
PA34 5SQ

Tel: 01631 562596

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Local Producers

Don’t miss the Food From Argyll Café at the Ferry Terminal at Oban Pier. This former passenger area has been transformed into a fabulous space serving up local produce and Argyll’s finest foods.

Enjoy coffee, cakes, rolls, soups and hot dishes featuring Argyll produce as their key ingredient to eat in or take away.

Local Producers

Taste and buy wonderful products that are baked, grown, caught, reared, smoked, distilled, cooked and made in Argyll & the Isles.

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Food From Argyll

Food from Argyll is a group of passionate producers striving to bring good food to their customers.

As a co-operative organisation they are working together to achieve common goals and develop the area’s unique natural larder.

Find out more about this Regional Food Group.

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