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Buchanan's Bistro

) #3 of 24 Restaurants in Banchory ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British, Scottish, European
Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
+44 1330 826530
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (19 reviews)
“salads” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
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Reviews (170)
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was a Sunday and we were looking for somewhere to eat. Saw the signs and decided to give it a try. Not a mistake.. Good vibrant atmosphere with live folk music. Good range of home cooked food and locally brewed beer. Definitely a place...More

Thank Jeffertonian
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Latest of a few visits to Buchanan Bistro. The food is superb, especially the soup (never disappoints), plenty of different and interesting choices of other things. Service is great too and the place itself has some nice art on display and deli type stuff on...More

Thank Bedders260164
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went for lunch with family during the Festive season, so our appetites were a bit jaded and it was great to be able to share a fish platter plus small dishes of gratin of cheesy leeks (especially good) and a risotto. We ended up ordering...More

Thank dacp1
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great spot to stop for a coffee on a nice day. We let the kids play outside and roll down the hill whilst enjoying an excellent coffee and delicious cake. prices are average, but the location is a big draw.

Thank haggistaster
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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, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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