In Scottish Gaelic, Oban (An t-Òban) means ‘little bay’, which is very true of this little town with its big personality. Oban is just an hour away from Tyndrum and makes for a great day out – especially for foodies.
Where is it?
Oban is a little resort town in Argyll and Bute but is the largest town between Helensburgh and Fort William. Hop on a ferry to head over and explore the beautiful isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa.
As a perfectly pretty seaside town surrounded by bonnie shores and countryside, you can definitely expect top-notch seafood here, too!
The ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’
Otherwise known as the ‘seafood capital of Scotland’, Oban has a wealth of local produce from its surrounding waters. Take advantage of the local produce in a choice of many independent eateries – from chippies to fishmongers, we’ve compiled a little list of the best places to grab fresh seafood in Oban.
Oban Seafood Hut (Green Shack)
Known for it’s great price and quality, this place offers the freshest seafood served right from the Pier at Oban’s famous Green Shack. Lobster, scallops, crab – all cooked fresh as you wait or packed ready for you to take home and enjoy in your self-catered accommodation at Tyndrum Park. The perfect place to get a taste of Scotland! ?
Ee-Usk is a world-renowned Scottish fish restaurant situated in the heart of Oban Bay with gorgeous scenes over the islands of Kerrera and Lismore – Ee-Usk truly offers fine dining with a view. Shellfish is 100% locally sourced, delivered out of the water daily and prepped and cooked on-site. They offer a huge selection of mouthwatering wet fish such as halibut, squid and monkfish.
The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant
Situated on the south pier in Oban and showcasing the best of Scotland’s Natural Larder for over 20 years, The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant offers the finest fresh fish and shellfish from the West Coast of Scotland. They understand the importance of comfort when enjoying locally caught fish with views over Oban Bay.
The Oban Fish & Chip Shop
Takeaway or dine in, you can’t go wrong with a chippy! Especially at The Oban Fish & Chip Shop; as a place popular with tourists and locals alike, it’s certainly a must-visit to satisfy that fish & chippy craving when visiting any seaside town. Fish featuring on their ‘Catch of the Day’ board is sourced locally and brought fresh to the shop every morning by Watts fishnonger ob the South Pier of Oban.
Oban is a vibrant seaside town with a flourish of delicious foods to discover – Oban must see the top of your To Do list when you stay with us at Tyndrum Holiday Park.