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Saulmore Shore By Connel | Saulmore Shore, Connel, Oban PA37 1PU, Scotland
+44 1631 565718
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was sceptical as first but this place is great. Both food and service were of a good standard, although with a great view. We stopped by on the way home after holiday and I wasn't expecting much, but I'll certainly be back if I'm in the area again. We were there for breakfast, portions and taste were good, and... More 

Thank John H
Oban, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited today with friends for lunch, very welcoming as usual, happy to let us wait for friends to arrive before ordering food. Salads were tasty and filling, coffees lovely, but the Portuguese tarts were very disappointing! They had been kept in the chill and consequently the flaky pastry was more like soggy rubber! We did mention this to waitress, so... More 

Thank Penny A
Bochum, Germany
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never expected to find such a great place to eat hidden behind a garden center! Went there because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor and weren't disappointed: The afternoon tea for two was excellent, the gourmet fillet sandwich on freshly baked bread was also delicious. Everything is homemade, service was quick and staff friendly. Strongly recommend this place!

Thank winkelding1708
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Poppies with family and friends and from the moment we arrived we were made welcome by the friendly staff. The service was excellent as was the food. The presentation was very nice and the helpings were very good. The restaurant was lovely and bright with great views of the Loch. The seating was very good and not short... More 

1 Thank CameronMacRae
Leeds, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last full day in Oban and as the weather forecast was not that good we decided to come here for lunch. My wife and I both opted for the seafood Platter, with other in the party opting for the salmon with salad and the roast beef with salad - everyone was delighted with their choices. None of us had opted... More 

1 Thank BillC1961
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch as we were staying in nearby Oban. There is a small garden centre and gift shop attached to the cafe. We ordered a latte and a cappuccino and toasted sandwiches. The coffee was good and strong. The sandwiches were tasty and the bread used was very tasty. We were too full for any cakes but they... More 

1 Thank JanineHam
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delcious lunch, great view, friendly helpful staff and quality plants and garden items to buy. Best in the area

Thank Karen H
Dingwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a heavy night in Oban, we were looking for the perfect sunday cure before facing the long drive back to Aberdeen and the dreaded monday. Poppies delivered on all accounts. The staff seemed like very friendly people and served us with a smile. The breakfast menu is ace and definitely has something for everyone. Two members of our group... More 

1 Thank SeanFerguson
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had been looking forward to coming here on a rare day off work having seen great reviews. When we arrived it was pretty busy but there were tables free. We were approached by a member of staff who asked if we wanted a table for 2. When we said yes, she offered to put 2 chairs... More 

Thank Howard N
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee and choc brownies. V. friendly staff. Highly recommend if you're near Oban. If you are not, you should be!!

Thank alastairbyres

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cafe, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saulmore Shore By Connel | Saulmore Shore, Connel, Oban PA37 1PU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban  >  Connel
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 565718
2013 SCOTTISH BAKER OF THE YEAR WINNER!! Good soup guide & GTN Great Garden Centre Award. Popular Coffee House restaurant attached to Poppies Garden Centre and Gift Shop with spectacular views and comfortable surroundings. All of our delicious menu from seafood platter to macaroni and cakes are freshly cooked on the premises. Fresh ground coffees & extensive tea menu. From Poppies With Love x.Open 7 days, ample free parking.

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?