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Buchanan's Bistro

Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
01330 826530
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Ranked #10 of 29 Restaurants in Banchory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chatham, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I have eaten here several times with family. Love the fact that this is attached to the Woodend Barn and so is accessible to events there including live music, theatre, comedy,etc. Restaurant specializes in home baking and cooking, as well as organic and healthy foods.Also has large selection of beer and wines.Patrons are encouraged to linger and books and free... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Drive-by lunch for two on a busy Sunday afternoon. The second visit this year. We thoroughly enjoyed an excellent meaty casserole/mixed vegetables main and soup/nibbles combo's. The accompanying basket of mixed homemade breads ensured that all plates and bowls were thoroughly cleaned! The chocolate cake desert was a tad dry - reflecting perhaps a dairy-free recipe? However, a good coffee... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited here last weekend and was feeling hopeful upon reading the menu as the place appeared to be trying very hard to be 'fancy/hip' with their choice of produce and cuisine. However, asides from the 40 min wait for a bowl of soup (which tasted fine, but was £1.25 a bowl overpriced), followed by another 25 mins after that for... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My partner and I love coming here for a weekend lunch. Food here is of great quality and staff are very friendly. the views and layout of the place is spectacular. Service can be slow at times but it can be forgiven given the laid back atmosphere of the place. Great place to bring a book and sit with a... More 

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Banchory, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Good and imaginative food with mainly locally sourced ingredients served in a bright, modern, relaxed environment, with wonderful views from panoramic windows. The young staff are helpful, if a little giddy at times. This is a successful attempt to provide something a little out of the ordinary in this part of the country. Attached to a lively local arts centre,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Bit of a wait for some food at the weekend but when it came it was good. Staff were great. Lovely building.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Arrived at 11.45 am. Ignored by three waiting staff. Tables seemed to all be reserved. Sat at a tiny table, having first had to wipe crumbs from stained chairs. Ignored. Waitress finally appeared. Asked for menu- no menus ready. Ordered two drinks- 10 minute gap between getting them. Had to put teapot and jug on floor and milk on a... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Been a few times now during the day and what a lovely place. I had the costal board this visit, and the flavours were delicious. The bread brought to the table is always tasty, though I could happily eat the whole bowl to myself! I've had the soup previously and it was just as good. Cakes look and taste amazing,... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Ate here for the first time in a couple of years recently and, while enjoying the food and the slightly redesigned layout which has taken away a 'library/sofa' area to allow more tables (this may not be recent.....), was a little disappointed at the limited menu and, by past standards at least, higher prices. I appreciate the ethos is good... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Wow! What an experience dining at Buchanas Bistro was recently! I have never had such intense flavours when eating out - ever!!! For a start I couldn't decide between Twice Baked Cheese Soufle and Fish Board. I wasn't feeling particularly hungry and wished to eat a light meal only. My very attentive waitress suggested I have the cheese soufle as... More 

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

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