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The Olive Garden

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2 Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland (Formerly Rascals)
+44 1631 570347
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Sumner, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived shortly after they reopened for dinner (5:00pm), we were greeted promptly and shown to our table. Water and menus with the evenings specials were presented shortly after. Our answers were answered patiently thoroughly. We tried lobster and crab bisque for starters, a prawn special (can't pronounce the name), the scallop entree. My girls split a pizza. We all... More 

Thank jessibee83
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

restaurant did a 50% off main meals between certain times. Good quality food set in nice surroundings. All in all good food, reasonable prices and attentive staff compliment the dining experience. Would recommend.

Thank frac38
Oban, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a nice lunch go here. Everything fresh and piping hot.I had the carvery which was very tasty and my wife had the salmon which she enjoyed very much.The restaurant was nice and warm and staff were very pleasant.

Thank jimgrout1_11
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal for my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary. Not our first visit and it's always our first choice for a family meal. The staff are fantastic, a real credit to Joan and Colin. We had the Sunday carvery today and the food was extremely varied and catered for everyone's tastes. Thanks again and we will of course... More 

Thank dubgirl0706
Oban, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Relaxing warm family atmosphere with a very chilled no pressure vibe. We both enjoyed the seafood both starter and main.I was able to have a dairy gluten free dinner without comprising on anything. Oh and I'm also in a wheelchair which wasn't any problem which is so refreshing to enjoy the space and good facilities for my night out. The... More 

Thank whitedog41
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Visited last week for evening meal. Starters were excellent, especially the smoked haddock fish cakes. All 4 mains were cooked to perfection, with the risotto and beef stroganoff particularly outstanding. Well done the chefs! Service was excellent and with 50% off mains - great value for money.

Thank Scot E
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were on a bus tour and it was a wet day so limited for scenic walking. We needed to eat early and we were looking for a decent fish restaurant. The waiter kindly let us in before opening time and served us wine. We didn't want a huge meal so saw on the menu there was Tempura Scallops, a... More 

Thank pammietennis
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I went here with a large party of friends for Christmas lunch. While the price was good, the food was not and I left here feeling very, very disappointed. We went here on Sunday 18th December and there was no special Christmas lunch, instead we had the usual carvery that's provided on a Sunday. I had Salmon en croute, which... More 

Thank Emma M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Had dinner tonight at the Olive Garden restaurant in Oban. First impression as we entered the restaurant, was a friendly warm and well furnished establishment. Service good, food excellent. Amenities spotless, I will definitely be back, and recommend this restaurant.

Thank Janis G
Oban, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Just been for Christmas lunch but check out the pasta and Pizza in this great restaurant. Prices are great and the service splendid from the family run team.

Thank Benderloch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?