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The Hawthorn Restaurant

) #5 of 68 Restaurants in Oban $$ - $$$ British, , European
5 Keil Crofts | Benderloch, Oban PA37 1QS, Scotland
+44 1631 720777
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 Keil Crofts | Benderloch, Oban PA37 1QS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in the fabulous Seaview Campsite at Benderloch, so this restaurant was an easy stagger home. Homely and welcoming, this single storey cottage was the perfect place to catch up with old friends. The service was pleasant and helpful. Not in your face, but...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have passed The Hawthorn Restaurant many times as we stay at the Tralee Caravan Park. we often eat out on holiday but I have an aversion to calling into restaurants, cafes, potteries etc etc that are up a long private drive, frightened that we'll...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little restaurant by accident while on our way back from visiting a beach close by. We were pleasantly surprised by this wonderful little place. The food was tasty and affordable with a lot of choice on the menu. The atmosphere was very...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back to Oban over the bank holiday weekend with my wife and visited the Hawthorn on a couple of occasions ,we went for the a la carte menu on the Saturday evening each course was to a high standard as always and it was clean...More

Thank Leithbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We revisited this restaurant after a number of years away and the current Chef/ owners have done Andreas proud. Well worth a visit if you enjoy delicous food and first class service.

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Thank raydarbee
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We struggled to decide between the Hawthorn Restaurant and another eating place, and we so glad we chose the Hawthorn. A pleasant rural outlook, with plenty of parking, attentive service and a good menu. For something a bit out of the way, it was a...More

1  Thank Maera_Sirius
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to try the Hawthorn restaurant whilst In the area and so glad we did. Lovely warm welcome in a beautiful setting. I know the chef and managed to get a wee chat with him which was nice. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented...More

1  Thank Islander1000
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Four of us went here as it was close to our B&B. The restaurant is quite small which lends a comfortable relaxed atmosphere and decor design includes stonework sympathetic to the cottage building. The service is excellent, friendly and efficient. The food was really very...More

1  Thank Fifer7
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The welcome was warm. The food was excellent. The steak we had was cooked to perfection. Loved it. We will definitely be back.

1  Thank Janice M
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Four of us ate very well here at dinner. First, it was not far from the Barcaldine Castle, our hotel for two nights. Seafood, meat, a very nice menu and everything was well prepared. Sort of like a sweet bistro or trattoria.

1  Thank Arnie R
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Is it dog friendly?
26 June 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from 754rasab | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. I am afraid only guide dogs are allowed in the restaurant. Best regards, Rasa
Leslie F
coming to Oban next week is it best to book a table or can you just up
27 October 2015|
Response from 754rasab | Property representative |
Booking is always recommend to avoid disappointment. Please note that from the following week (November) we go into the Winter operational hours which are Friday to Sunday only. If you require any further information please... More
Christine E
Is the restaurant open on Tuesday 30th December and is it possible to book a table for six? Thanks
26 December 2014|
Response from 754rasab | Property representative |
Good evening, the restaurant is open every day until the 4th of January 2015. If you require any further information or would like to reserve a table please call us on the telephone number provided.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Keil Crofts | Benderloch, Oban PA37 1QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 720777
  • E-mail
Enjoy fresh, seasonal, local produce in a peaceful countryside setting. The Restaurant is located in the village of Benderloch, 9 miles north of Oban.
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