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The Olive Garden

2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 1631 570347
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (27 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On holiday for a few days in Oban we chose a restaurant serving fish dishes which was accessible with a mobility scooter. The Olive Garden fitted the bill and we were made very welcome. We chose the Table D'Hote menu at £17.50 per person for...More

Thank IanFaeFife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for the 3 course Carvery lunch on a day and a wee drive out. We were greeted by a smartly dressed man wearing a waistcoat and he was very pleasant. We then waited a short while for a table as it was...More

Thank Paula J
Reviewed 10 February 2018

good menu i had fish and chips and they was lovely the service was excellent i will definitely be back

Thank shaunclaridge
Reviewed 10 February 2018

My husband and I went recently for our anniversary we both enjoy this restaurant as the food is excellent the staff are friendly they smile and they are attentive without smothering you. The atmosphere is always relaxed and welcoming and the food is delicious.

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Beautiful meal, from an excellent menu ,served by friendly efficient staff, reasonably priced, spotlessly clean

Thank alibaliOban
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Seldom will you find such polite, we’ll-mannered, engaged and attentive waiters. (It’s not too surprising here, because it’s a family run business). The food selection was excellent and all meals met, or exceeded, expectations. Wine selection was quite restrictive, but what was available was adequate...More

Thank Glenn R
joan f, Owner at The Olive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We were delighted to read your comments and that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Once again the Olive Garden went the extra mile and served up a beautiful and professionally prepared Christmas lunch. And I made the mistake of not informing them that one of our party was a ten year old child, but they showed professionalism by rectifying...More

Thank hunteraudrey
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Really lovely restaurant with a great menu and really tasty food, their Sunday carvery is a great place for Sunday Lunch.

Thank LyndaJLSH
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We dined in here on Saturday night, the service was excellent, we weren’t rushed at any stage of our meal. A gastronomic delight from starter to desert, all of which were beautifully presented.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We went here as a group with our tour. I ordered salmon with vegetables and although it was indeed cooked perfectly, the portion was half the size that I needed to be comfortably full. The salmon filet was of adequate size but the portion of...More

Thank Sarah C
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Fabiano V
28 April 2017|
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Not when we went during march.. sorry so long to answer :) cheers!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland (Formerly Rascals)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 570347
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The Olive Garden restaurant is situated right on Obans busy Railway pier, the transport hub of the town. At the heart of The Olive Garden is the kitchen, which is exactly as we think it should be. With an open hatch allowing guests to watch our team of chefs in action, you can see the passion and care which goes into each and every plate as your food is lovingly hand prepared and cooked fresh in front of you using only the finest locally sourced and authentically imported ingredients.We offer a wide selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes in a relaxing, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Able to cater for anything from a romantic dinner for two in a cosy corner to parties of up to 100, The Olive Garden is the ideal venue for any occasion. Children are more than welcome, and we are able to offer half portions and gluten free options on request.We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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