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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Royal Chef

41 Combie Street
PA34 4HS

Tel: 01631 570889

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Go Naked Veg

51 Stevenson Street
PA34 5NA

Tel: 01631 358200

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The Whisky Vaults Hotel

3 Tweeddale Street
PA34 5DD

Tel: 01631 566722

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Unit 1
Kilmartin Court
Station Road
PA34 4NU

Tel: 01631 567183

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George Street Fish Restaurant & Chip Shop

15 George Street
PA34 5RU

Tel: 01631 566664

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The Pokey Hat

13 Stafford Street
PA34 5NJ

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MacGillivrays Seafood

3 Railway Pier
PA34 4NT

Tel: 07733 080339

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Cuan Mor

60 George Street
PA34 5SD

Tel: 01631 565078

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Aulay's Bar

8 Airds Place
Airds Crescent
PA34 5SQ

Tel: 01631 562596

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Gelato Burger

14 George Street
PA34 5SB

Tel: 01631 565828

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The Little Bay Cafe

9 Stafford Street
PA34 5NJ

Tel: 01631 569583

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62 North Pier
PA34 5QD

Tel: 01631 563628

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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