Eat & Drink in Oban
Oban is known as the ‘seafood capital’ of Scotland and Oban Bay Hotel consistently features a daily catch on the à la carte menu alongside many dishes, layered with complex and original flavours combining traditional Scottish food with a modern twist.
There is a significant offering of mussels, scallops and oysters all of which are caught in Oban. The hotel has a great relationship with the local fishermen and the nearby family-run Inverawe Smokehouse - a traditional smokery, fishery and country park.
For those who prefer something different to seafood, the menu has plenty of choice, including the best meat steaks in the west, where possible sourced from the Crerar Hotels' own home farm, grass-fed herd pedigree Lammermuir Luing herd.
Whether you choose to eat in our restaurant, lounge or bar, you’ll have views across the bay and up to the Highlands, a great opportunity to take in the glorious west coast landscape. Menus change seasonally to make the most of the local produce available, including on our Young Diner’s Menu so that the whole family can try our recommended dishes.
- All day food
- Sun Lounge with sea views
- Traditional Sunday lunch
- Locally caught seafood
The Grill Room welcomes hotel guests and local diners from 6.30pm each evening. Seating 90, it is a large enough space to gather with a big group or take up a cosy corner for an imtimate meal for two.
The Grill Room showcases the very best of the west coast’s local produce. It takes its name from the Spanish ‘Josper Grill’, which is used to sear steaks – beef and cauliflower alike – at high temperatures, sealing in the flavour.
Both fish and meat dishes are represented well across our three course daily changing menu and the à la carte menu. Our à la carte menu gives varying choice and you can rest be assured that every care and attention is made as chef prepares the dish from raw, fresh, wholesome ingredients. If you ask us, all dishes are best enjoyed with a glass of wine from our hand-picked wine or a local gin.
Breakfast offers the chance to set yourself up for the day with a wide selection of breakfast items from yogurts and cereals to eggs and smoked Scottish salmon.
We believe greatly in locally sourced ingredients, high quality and seasonal produce for our menus, which means occasionally dishes from our advertised menus may be unavailable.
Head chef Steven Cameron has transformed the Rannachan Restaurant in Oban Bay Hotel. Throughout his 30 year career, Steven has developed a creativity that is evident at the restaurant. The daily changing menus at Oban Bay Hotel reflect his commitment to using conscientiously produced farmstead ingredients and fresh seafood.
The sun lounge runs the entire length of the front of the hotel so has impressive views of the bay and Kerrera beyond. It’s the perfect place to unwind with a good book or a wee dram while watching the sun set. Afternoon tea is also available here, and a log fire keeps the lounge cosy in winter months.
The Atlantic Bar serves classic bar meals from midday until 9.00pm and stocks an extensive selection of Scottish ales, with local Loch Fyne ale on tap. As with all Crerar Hotels, Oban Bay Hotel has our own whisky menu featuring a selection of 65 traditional Scotch malt whiskies ranging from the smooth Speyside Macallan to the peaty Lagavulin of Islay - whisky fans will be in their element.
Our wine menu has been created by our very own master of wines, Tarquin de Burgh, and offers an excellent choice from creamy Italian whites and fruity rosés to warming reds, all available by the bottle or 175ml/250ml glass.
We also offer 25 Scottish gins including Botanist Islay, a limited edition gin made with 31 botanicals (22 of which are native to Islay, including wild Islay juniper) and produced by the Bruichladdich distillery in Islay, and Hendricks, which is infused with rose and cucumber and made in Girvan, South Ayrshire.
Lunch Stops at Oban Bay Hotel offer groups a picturesque location to enjoy a two or three course lunch, consisting of quality Scottish produce, whilst enjoying the wonderful views over the bay.
Oban Bay Hotel is conveniently close to the train and ferry terminals and can be easily found on the esplanade.
Available 7 days a week, 11 AM - 5 PM in the Rannachan Restaurant which seats up to 90 guests...
2 courses from £11
3 courses from £14
- Lentil Soup
- Fillet of Loch Awe salmon with dill cream sauce and seasonal vegetables and potatoes
- Vanilla cheesecake with berry compote
For more information or to book, please call the hotel direct on 01631 564395.
Oban is known as the ‘seafood capital’ of Scotland and Oban Bay Hotel consistently features a daily catch on the menus, such as fillet of Loch Awe salmon, alongside many dishes, layered with complex and original flavours combining traditional Scottish food with a modern twist.