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The Hawthorn Restaurant

$$ - $$$British, , Seafood
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, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Keil Crofts | Benderloch, Oban PA37 1QS, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant two visits to this restaurant; excellent meals, warm welcome, very attentive and courteous waiting staff. Pleasant atmosphere and ambience. Would certainly recommend.

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Thank ayagill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In absolute terms, average plus; when reputation and price are considered, poor. No one seems to be paying attention to the details, and the food was not all that good. I ordered a two-styles of salmon appetizer and asked if the smoked part was hot...More

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1  Thank gakpa
754rasab, Owner at The Hawthorn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. While we appreciate the feedback, I would like to respond to some of your points raised, which we feel is an unnecessarily harsh criticism of our highly-rated establishment. It is true that your salmon duo...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local food to reasonable prices. The team is very friendly and makes dinning to a nice experience.

Thank Andreas I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant because of the reviews it has and it being in the Michelin Guide. My wife and I came away very disappointed as the food we had did not live up to what we have had at other restaurants on our holiday in...More

3  Thank macc36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now recommended by Michelin guide. Evening dinner here on a Saturday night. We knew it would be good due to the number of high reviews, but it was better than we hoped. Four of had different starters, mains and a couple of deserts, all to...More

Thank Bobscutt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The scallops are wonderful, fine dining at a great price. We definitely recommend the Hathorn. Thanks again!

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Thank clayton409
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the Regency Hotel and was thrilled and blessed to discover Hawthorn Restaurant attached and part of the hotel. There is an expense budget menu to suit any discerning business traveller and if you fancy pushing the boat out the a la carte menu...More

Thank Mark C
754rasab, Owner at The Hawthorn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Mark, thank you for a cracking review, but I very much doubt this is meant for us. Just to clarify, we are not in any way affiliated, or are by any means part of the Regency Hotel (wherever that is). Our restaurant is located in...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very comfortable with excellent service and a nice selection on the menu to choose from. Would visit again when next in the area!! Well worth the trip out from Oban.

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Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff, great service and fab food. We had a lovely anniversary meal here and would recommend it to everyone.

Thank rachel1022016
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Visited The Hawthorn for dinner and it was an excellent choice. The resturant is slightly off the beaten pad but is well worth making an effort to visit. The food here is excellent, using only ingredients in season, and offering a finished product ot the...More

Thank John M
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Questions & Answers
27 June 2016|
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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
28 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
27 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
USD 13 - USD 33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
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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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