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Raemoir, Banchory AB31 5QB, Scotland
01330 820813
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Ranked #12 of 29 Restaurants in Banchory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Cow Shed Restaurant & Cook School serves modern Scottish cuisine in a relaxed dining environment. Our restaurant is simple in design, with stunning views out over the Banchory countryside. The service efficient and discreet allows diners to focus on the food being served. Our seasonal menus are based around superb local ingredients, cooked to perfection. Our menus are balanced to allow diners to enjoy and experience all three, or four, courses - that is the way we feel a true dining experience should be.Our chef/director has over thirty years experience and has worked in a range of five star hotels and top michelin starred restaurants throughout the world. He now brings this flair and passion to the North East, leading a small team of enthusiastic chefs who make everything on site - from the bread you start with to the petit fours to complete the meal.
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English first
Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ok so we had a deal with itison vouchers for xmas 3 course meal. You go in and the place looks impeessive. You get to your table and sit down. Seats aren't very comfortable but there seems to be a few maybe 8 comfier seats at other tables? The place was quite cold and there wasn't really much atmosphere. My... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went here for lunch, had to choose our own table as there was only 1 waitress on the floor. She came over 5 minutes later to ask if we wanted water. We both said no as we wanted juice....but after sitting there for a further 10 mins and we hadn't even been asked if we would like to order other... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

No need to book for Sunday Lunch, but recommended booking after 4pm for evening meal. Restaurant set in beautiful surroundings just outside Banchory, fantastic views of the countryside from the stylish comfort of the restaurant. Service impeccable, offered a choice of still or sparkling water for the table. We chose to go for the 2 course sharing platter, hubby had... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Lunch was a most enjoyable experience from the moment we entered this restaurant. The setting is stunning with outstanding views over the surrounding countryside which obviously creates the right ambience to enjoy a meal. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and our meal was absolutely delicious. Little extra touches included beautiful home made bread and ice cold water which... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went to the cow shed for a family wedding was a fantastic day. The food was outstanding really tasty best food Iv had at a wedding. The wine is very good great selection the staff are very friendly a helpfull. Great bit for sitting outside would be lovely in the summer great views on the drive there to. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Must recomend the Cowshed as a delightful place to have lunch. Simple menu with beautifully cooked food. Lovely setting with large windows looking over the countryside. Simple but sophisticated decor. Nice atmo sphere. Excellent service from Kevin Simpson - even carrying thing to no from the for us. Food resonably priced for the standard. Would definitely go again.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the second time myself and family have visited the Cowshed in the past 3 months and on both occasions the food and service have been excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I visited recently for a family celebration and I honestly couldn't fault it. The standard of service and quality of the food were both excellent. Everyone was very welcoming, knowledgable and friendly. A good variety of options on the menu and a well balanced wine list. Certainly worth the money. Superb.

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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My mum had been talking about this restaurant for a while, so when a voucher deal for a two-course lunch for two popped up recently, I knew whom to invite. There were very few diners in the restaurant on the day we had our lunch and it was a bit soulless but we were impressed by the lovely decor and... More 

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely meal there yesterday. Attentive, friendly staff in relaxing surroundings. The lemon sole was worth a special mention. Would definitely return.

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Additional Information about Cow Shed

Address: Raemoir, Banchory AB31 5QB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01330 820813
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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