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Buchanan's Bistro

Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
+44 1330 826530
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (28 reviews)
“casserole” (6 reviews)
“fish platter” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good and interesting/unusual because of its local and eco type credentials. Bread with soup sometimes a little hard. Only criticism really is that the restaurant is a bit noisy when full, with little in the way of soft furnishings to deaden the sound....More

Thank And1176
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We always enjoy our time thoroughly at Buchanan's. We usually come with our Toddler and it's a place where you feel welcome with little people. Also, we are both vegetarian and the menu has always plenty options for us. We will visit again :)

Thank bbtomas777
Reviewed March 23, 2018

We usually visit Buchanan's once a week, it is the perfect place for us to relax and have cake and coffee while waiting for our son to finish his rugby training. Last night we hadn't had dinner and shared their Spanish board, which was absolutely...More

Thank Ali M
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited before and enjoyed the experience . This time not so much . Food not so good , service slow , and certainly no customer interaction . I think simpler mains , that are more ample in portion size are required, whilst the presentation of...More

Thank Yvonne R
Reviewed February 28, 2018

The staff are super, service is excellent, food is delicious and imaginative. Well worth a trip. Thank you for having us Val and Calum

Thank ragambro
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Surprised because I’ve driven past so many times and it’s kind of out of the way. The food is excellent. I had hearty South American spicy soup with quinoa and three different types of corn. My Charlene had parsnip, apple and coconut soup which was...More

Thank James E
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem in Banchory. The care and thought that goes into the creative dishes that are cooked and served here is excellent. Personally my favourite is the fish platter. The coffee is the best in Banchory also. Val and her team...More

Thank Renae T
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

We had an early tea before a 6.00pm presentation from V&A Dundee. There was an excited buzz in the restaurant. We have eaten here twice and both times the food was excellent. Local produce, freshly prepared with interesting twists. We had spicy jack fruit stew...More

Thank Suzy H
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Friendly, welcoming bistro as part of a cultural centre. Locally sourced food of a very high quality mainly prepared and cooked on the premises. The sharing platters were particularly good as was the home brewed beer. Great lunchtime stop.

Thank MattyOakmere
Reviewed December 20, 2017

Can't comment on the food, which I am sure is very nice, but being in the vicinity, decided to go for a cup of tea. I was alone and the restaurant was busy but not full. After a considerable wait when no one seemed to...More

Thank ednabee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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