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Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
01330 826530
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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You can tell a lot about a place with the importance it places on bread. At Buchanan's I sampled the daily special soup of spicy sweet pepper (home made on the premises) and it came with three different types of freshly baked bread (also baked on the premises). It is this attention to detail in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Ian A
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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Montrose, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You can tell a lot about a place with the importance it places on bread. At Buchanan's I sampled the daily special soup of spicy sweet pepper (home made on the premises) and it came with three different types of freshly baked bread (also baked on the premises). It is this attention to detail in both the quality of the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic location, friendly staff, good choice including veggie options, fantastic food; excellent bread......

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had dinner here a few weeks ago now with my in-laws. I was really delighted with the quality and standard of the food we had. I had a fish plate and it was really delicious. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and I would highly recommend paying a visit for dinner and not just a coffee!

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Lovely food, homemade bread, salads & great atmosphere !! You can browse a selection of books from the local book shop, lovely jams & chutney's for sale too.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited on a Thursday evening for dinner with a friend. I had the goats cheese tart, and my friend the risotto. Both very good, and served with a lovely selection of home made salads. Had my favourite bread, olives and dips too, which I always have here. The bread is very tasty, and I love the dukkah mix they make... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent food. Val and staff make wonderful food that is a little different. Enjoy a coffee and scone , a light lunch or dinner all are great value.

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Brilliant cakes and scones. Lovely and cosy with the heated floor. They also do lovely meals with the menu being a "bit different" but yummy!

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Tarland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

First the good news, the food was very tasty, we had the seafood platter for 2, the mussels were the star of the show. For dessert the chocolate cake was lovely and moist. Secondly the slightly disappointing news, it's a bit over priced and/or under served. The platter for 2 would have been fine for 1 person. Thirdly the very... More 

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went with friends and had a lovely evening. The atmosphere in the Bistro is so warm and welcoming. Menu was very interesting and certainly different. Food was beautifully presented by knowledgeable and friendly staff. There was no rush we could take our time and enjoy the ambience. Would return time and time again even if just for a coffee and... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A gem of a restaurant, attached to the excellent Woodend Barn music and theatre venue. We keep going back and are never disappointed with the quirky and delicious dishes, always made with the best of Aberdeenshire's local produce. Great for a meal or for a snack and a cup of tea or coffee. As if that wasn't enough, the owner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: 01330 826530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, European

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