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The Hawthorn Restaurant

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5 Keil Crofts | Benderloch, Oban PA37 1QS, Scotland
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Scotland uk
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 a must for people visiting the area. Will definitely return next time we are over... More 

1 Thank Islander1000
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

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 good without exception, with particular mention for the scallops and pork. Our visit didnt experience... More 

1 Thank Fifer7
Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
Saint Louis, Missouri
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113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
Oban, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Excellent food and excellent service. Very quiet place but that can be nice when out for a meal. Great value for money. I usually get the steak and it's always up to an excellent standard and cooked the way I like.

2 Thank Aylay95
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended by Barcaldine Castle. Very deceiving from the outside! Excellent food with good service, and full of locals (always a good sign).

2 Thank Martine W
Glasgow, Scotland
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Having read the reviews and the menu I had high expectations for this place. The dining room is well laid out and the service and staff are first rate. We shared a starter of liver parfait which came with some excellent home made bread. We also had some complementary Cheddar and leek bread which was so amazing we asked for... More 

2 Thank ronans12
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

From the menu I thought I was in for a fantastic meal. I don't know if I was just unlucky as most reviews of this restaurant are excellent, but my meal was not quite up to the standard I would expect from a restaurant with such good reviews. I had a starter of tempura scallops in a caramelised leek sauce... More 

Thank Chris E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice evening. The location is nice, tucked away in the countryside about 15/20 mins from Oban. The service was great. Very attentive and on the ball and super friendly and chatty. When you look at the menu, there is lots of choice and great sounding dishes. We did enjoy our meal but it had a couple of... More 

1 Thank gastronaut2010
754rasab, Owner at The Hawthorn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Garstronaut2010, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad you found the service attentive and "on the ball", which is what we aim for. I understand, however, that you were not completely satisfied with your meal, which is unfortunate, as a lot of previous reviews give excellent feedback of the said dishes of... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

There were six of us in the party for dinner. Service good. Food good. Problem with dessert but quickly rectified and not charged. Will definitely recommend this restaurant. Our first visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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: 01631720777
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?