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Buchanan's Bistro

) #4 of 25 Restaurants in Banchory €€ - €€€ British, , European
Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
+44 1330 826530
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“salads” (12 reviews)
“fish platter” (7 reviews)
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British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first restaurant experience in Scotland and wow... The food was fabulous and made from locally purchased ingredients. I wish I could find something like this in NC! Thank you for good food and great service!

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A last minute trawl of reviews led us to eat here while on holiday in the area. Happy we did, ate salmon & salad with delicious bread. Service was friendly. Food & atmosphere excellent. Chocolate prune cake & peppermint tea to finish.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large group and we had all ordered our food in advance, unfortunately one of the main meal choices had been taken off the menu and we hadn't been informed. The alternative that was served to us was very unpleasant, a few small...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Food was excellent with good choices for vegetarians. Lemon Creme Brûlée was superb and great coffee. Staff very friendly. Will go again next time in the area.

1  Thank Carl W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The staff are exactly what you want them to be - professional and courteous. The food is exceptional. As a result we go once a week if we can.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The restaurant is situated in a lovely part of Deeside, just outside Banchory. There is a small arts centre attached - Woodend Barn. The staff were very friendly and chatty. Knowledgeable about the food and wines/spirits. We got a nice talk on the different gins...More

Thank jaydeeAberdeen
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A quick visit to check out aunties favourite coffee place. Delicioso! Wish we were staying for lunch. Will be back.

Thank David G
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is different and interesting and great! Wonderfully inventive menu perhaps a little complicated but once you have sussed it out what great choices! Modern food, small dishes to share or larger portions for a main meal , mostly locally and ethically sourced as far...More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Saturday evening dinner for a group of six friends. Soups are tasty, nutritious and the mediterranean mixed starters, delicious. The Arctic Char main is an exotic addition that goes beautifully with root veg and a great wine selection.

Thank Iain W
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Great selection of interesting foods, I recommend the mezze plate which is served with a selection of breads including a turmeric and nigella seed loaf. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, he helped direct us to some great choices. Beautiful restaurant!

Thank Teresa M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: +44 1330 826530
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