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Potarch Cafe & Restaurant

| Royal Deeside, Banchory AB31 4BN, Scotland
+44 1339 884468
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“surf and turf” (2 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Royal Deeside, Banchory AB31 4BN, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

,Tough stringy chicken with tasteless watery sauce,only table available was too low to eat off,very uncomfortable,Waiting staff not interested in complaint or in taking it further.My wife had the chicken I had haddock which was edible but far from the quality normally associated with this...More

Thank bikerbill70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with coffee....delicious start to the day. Food was good. Coffee was great. Nice touch having the fire crackling away.

Thank Gitta6
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

My son took us here for lunch on Sunday and I'm glad he did as I'll definitely return. My son had paté with oatcakes and side salad to start which he said was very good, my husband had mushroom and port soup which was very...More

Thank ATraveller72
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This place had changed considerably since the last time I was there as it's had an update both in the interior and the menu. Nice food selection with mains and lighter snacks. I had a nicely presented open sandwich and my companion had a goats...More

Thank Gill G
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Excellent food and great area to visit, very relaxing next to the river. Staff are friendly, great home made cakes

Thank yve2011
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal, lovely place, lovely kids play area but very slow service! Cullen Skink beautiful! They have got it so almost right just a wee tweak and this would be my no.1 place to eat!

Thank Leanne R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Having eaten many times over the years in the 'old Potarch' we came with open minds to try and see what the reburb had done in terms of food and ambiance. So it was mid summer and no coal fire, but that was a brilliant...More

Thank Colin F
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

We can assure you that the wood burning stove will be back in operation for the winter months; we hope to welcome you back for a traditional Sunday roast soon!

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Very pleasant surroundings and all food beautifully presented.Local produce a speciality. Wine list not all available and white wine and sparkling water had to be chilled in freezer

1  Thank Sheila M
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your meal, apologies that your wine/sparkling water was not chilled sufficiently, we hope that our staff were helpful and attentive!

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We called in for lunch mid-week and ordered starters only - we only wanted a snack. They were delicious and portion sizes were generous. I ate the salmon fish cakes from the specials menu: delightful. Son and husband had open sandwiches which were also tasty....More

Thank Helen B
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your 5* review!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Popped in for Sunday Lunch, we had not booked and were lucky to get a table. Nice menu selection, we went old school and chose Roast Beef and it was very nice.

Thank FET186487
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we really appreciate it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Royal Deeside, Banchory AB31 4BN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 884468
Potarch Café & Restaurant has a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. We aim to consistently offer a wholesome menu using local, fresh and seasonal produce. For our younger customers we also have a large children's playarea which includes a sand pit, wendy house. We also have outside decking with seating.
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