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The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT

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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

As locations go, it’s hard to beat: find a spot on the terrace to watch the ferry chugging across the loch and stay the night to wake up to the fabulou...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When can we return?! We enjoyed every aspect of our stay at The Pierhouse. Beautiful food, comfy bedrooms with stunning sea-views, delightful staff and the selection of gins & whiskies were a delight to explore each evening!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience, the food was absolutely perfect. The staff were great and very helpful making sure your having the best dining experience. I can't wait to revisit during the summer months to take advantage of the views during daylight hours.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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ThePierhouseHotel, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 917rich Thank you for the lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. We are incredibly lucky with our location on the water, and we do have a great view over to the Isle of Lismore and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to what I used to believe was the best seafood restaurant in Scotland. We were dissapointed on this visit, why? - service was muddled and dishes were late - items like sides were forgotten, seasonal vegatables was a 5 cm...piece of stewed kale on the side - the seafood platter was always a star dish the langoustines were great as was the oyster, the salmon 2 ways was pretty dire. - my wife had the fish pie, really messy quite bland Great shame after spending £150 on a substandard meal with a long drive out of Oban to get thereMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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ThePierhouseHotel, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nigel C Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, however I am sorry to see that you were disappointed with your recent visit to us. As you are a previous guest you will know that your most recent visit is not...More

Reviewed 30 November 2021

Excellent meal and service from soufflé to langoustines . Staff so friendly and efficient and all ages of the table of 7 birthday party enjoyed from 25 - 90 years young!

Date of visit: November 2021
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ThePierhouseHotel, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2021

Hi Angela T Thank you again for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your recent visit to The Pierhouse. Do please come back and see us again soon! Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager

Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

Absolutely five stars. We had such a lovely weekend. The food was amazing, the room absolutely spotless and the service and friendliness and efficiency of the staff was amazing. I’m recommending this hotel to everyone I know. Our break, postponed by the pandemic, was just...what the Doctor ordered. There’s nothing negative at all to write about the PierHouse Hotel. Such peace and tranquillity. We loved our weekend and can’t thank the management and staff enough for our great weekend. We had a beautiful lunch there about seven years ago and always wanted a stay. Thank you PierHouse Hotel. Our batteries are energised.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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ThePierhouseHotel, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2021

Hello fionamU3480FR What a lovely review - thank you so much for taking the time to leave this for us. I will definitely be sharing your comments with the whole team. We hope that you will come back and see us again - but don't...More

Reviewed 24 November 2021

I wrote a fairly critical review of the Pierhouse after various unfortunate meals over the summer. Having been away for three months we decided to try again and I have to say that the food has improved significantly as has the service. This is possibly...due to a less fraught atmosphere than during the exceptionally busy summer months but whatever the reason I’m delighted that our local is much more on form. The only reason it doesn’t score 5 is the slightly restricted menu.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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ThePierhouseHotel, Owner at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2021

Hello devonhall We are so pleased that you decided to come and eat with us again. We hope that we continue to see you in the coming months. Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager

Reviewed 12 November 2021

An almost flawless integrated experience from beginning to end. Design, furnishings, decor, menu. And to my delight - champagne by the glass available ! The cheddar cheese soufflé was indeed a wow moment.The bouillabaisse superb. Lovely authentic service. But please would you change your water...supplier to a Scottish brand - such an obvious flaw in an other wise flawless experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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ThePierhouseHotel, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2021

Hello TrekkingWhiteTiger Thank you so much for the feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit. In response to your comment about the water - we do normally offer a choice of waters from Strathmore (which is of course a Scottish brand), however...More

Reviewed 1 November 2021

We had a fantastic meal (langoustines, mussels and cheese soufflé) with delicious mocktail (feragaia, bramble, ginger beer) and fine local beer (River Leven). The service was at the same high level as the food - friendly, helpful, amusing and not pushy at all.m

Date of visit: October 2021
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ThePierhouseHotel, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2021

Hi Dawn C Thank you for the wonderful review. I will be sure to pass your comments on to the whole team. We hope you'll come back and see us again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager

Reviewed 21 October 2021

My husband arranged a three night break at The Pier House this week. We enjoyed fabulous food,; we relaxed in front of the log burner in the snug with drinks from the well-stocked bar and were looked after extremely well . David, the restaurant manager,and...his staff couldn’t have done more to make our stay such a memorable one; the birthday cake plate was a lovely surprise and , given the fact we’d made only a passing mention of the occasion we were celebrating, evidences the sheer skill of the Pier House’s team . We will hurry back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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ThePierhouseHotel, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

Dear jameswatsond Thank you for taking the time to leave this review for us. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We do hope that you will come back and see us again in the not too distant future -...More

Reviewed 13 October 2021

We were welcomed in to the bar area to have our evening meal. We had booked table for 2 with our dog coming along too. He was throughly welcomed too. Despite problems with the ovens which would have justified the restaurant closing they had reduced...the menu to ensure that all hot offerings could be grilled. Our meal was outstanding - from first to last course. The seafood was fresh and delicious - highly recommend Great value Charming and entertaining staffMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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ThePierhouseHotel, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2021

Hi seancarrie1 We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit, and thank you so much for leaving us this great review. We did have issues with the kitchen, but our wonderfully versatile kitchen brigade were able to juggle the menu to allow us...More

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The Pierhouse Hotel - RESTAURANT is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4