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Chartroom II Bistro

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British, Scottish
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Oban | Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, Arduaine PA34 4XG, Scotland
+44 1852 200233
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Langoustines were on the special board when we visited and they were fantastic. Views down the loch and over to Jura are splendid too.

Thank rcspeirs
Norwich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Went to the gardens (lovely and well tended) and popped in for a bite to eat. Had Loch Melfort Ale which was very nice and a slice of carrot cake which was the best we have ever tasted. The service was good and friendly. The views from the large window were stunning and the young waitress we spoke to was... More 

Thank nono323
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We only had soup in here: reason, everything else was a full meal except plain sounding sandwiches. The soup was served in a small bowl. It was supposed to be a Ayrshire ham hoc hand lentil. To say it was watery is to oversell it. It really tasted of absolutely nothing. I took it back and it was replaced by... More 

Thank vince092
Isle of Wight
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37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after a visit to Oban, we should have researched more but we were tempted into the The Chart Room Bar & Bistro because of its perfect location. Great views, nice outside seating area. However, that's where it ends, service is mostly average, food tasteless and uninteresting. Crab sandwich had no flavour at all and served on a plate... More 

Thank tonyiow
London, United Kingdom
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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Popped in for a snack after garden visit. Enjoyed sitting outside admiring the view and watching out for the hungry chickens running around the garden area. Food was fine, service was fast, value was good.

Thank TechnoProf
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Stopped here for a coffee and it was a goooood coffee, what amazing views from the bistro..will definetly be back to sample some of their food which looked really good and the cakes looked good as well. Might even stay here if we get a chance, the sunsets from here I m sure will be amazing on clear nights.

Thank Smallbur
Bude, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

If you like fish and chips (according to people sitting opposite they were good) then I couldn't recommend. My husband ordered a crab starter and I had scallops. The crab was grim-it was off and we drew their attention to it. I was shocked they insisted it was fresh, much better to have whisked it away discreetly and moved on....... More 

Thank Suzanne H
GlasgowHugh, Owner at Chartroom II Bistro, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear of your and experience dining with us and have taken your comments on board. Obviously staff should not quibble with customers when they complain about something, but freshness of our seafood is an absolute. We get through so many kilos every day and we have strict labelling and stock rotation in place - indeed we... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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126 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a lovely evening of dining and music. The quality of the food and service were excellent. The views over the loch are spectacular and the monthly Friday night music supplied by several local musicians is worth a visit. We will be back next year.

Thank Sportygirl1959
York, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Fine food severed by welcoming staff, on the terrace overlooking the stunning Loch Melfort and the Islands.

Thank julian s
Derby, United Kingdom
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126 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We just had drinks here after visiting the glorious gardens on a very warm sunny afternoon. The relaxing terrace was full of people enjoying the food, drinks sun and far reaching sea views. We only had drinks and ice creams but all good. Nice menu of local well thought out food, but we didn't eat here on this occasion.

Thank Paul F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oban | Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, Arduaine PA34 4XG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Arduaine
  • Phone Number: +44 1852 200233
For garden enthusiasts, sailors or just those wanting an informal place to have a meal and refreshments, the Chartroom II provides a wonderful balance of spectacular views, casual dining and delicious food. Our legendary langoustines are served daily, along with scallops and mussels. All our food, including Highland Beef Burgers and Beer Battered Haddock are home-made and our policy of buying food locally wherever possible applies to all our dishes. Vegetarian options are also available. The Chartroom II directly overlooks Asknish Bay with wonderful views out to Shuna, Jura and Scarba as well as Skerries.

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