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Raemoir, Banchory AB31 5QB, Scotland
01330 820813
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Cow Shed Restaurant & Cook School serves modern Scottish cuisine in a...
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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  • 47
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 20
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and lovely waiter

After getting off to a shaky start ,as there was no-one available to welcome and take us directly to our table, we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. The interior of the restaurant is spacious and modern, tables are well spaced so you would never be sitting to close to other diners. The view from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
shonaf186487
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Northants, UK
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132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant. We stopped for lunch on a Saturday and really enjoyed the linguine dish. Very professional welcome and service... At the end of our week in Ballater, on a gloomy day, we headed there for lunch again, on a Friday, arriving at 14:29, knowing they stopped at 14:30. We were again welcomed, despite cutting it so... More 

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milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had no booking so walked in hoping to get a table, we were met by a very smart and polite young man who was a most excellent host who quickly got us a table. He was friendly and attentive throughout our meal and made the whole experience very enjoyable. The food was very good, not expensive and good portions.... More 

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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Came here with high expectations as per general reviews. Starters of smoke salmon was great but our main course of beans of aubergine and the Fish and chips were incredibly poor. Excellent service however but really terrible food for the price.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After getting off to a shaky start ,as there was no-one available to welcome and take us directly to our table, we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. The interior of the restaurant is spacious and modern, tables are well spaced so you would never be sitting to close to other diners. The view from the restaurant is beautiful, I had... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have been to the Cow Shed on four different occasions when we have had family come up to visit. The restaurant itself is in a beautiful location and is very well decorated. For some of the older members of the family they love coming here due to the comfort of the seats and also the large spacing which makes... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When is a steak pie not a steak pie? When it's a stew with a square of puff pastry placed on top! Very underwhelming. It has the makings of a great venue but seems that the food is style over substance. Shame as I had very high hopes

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were in Bancory to visit our son,and were here for dinner with our son and his girlfriend and his girlfriend's mother. We all had various starters and main courses and then delicious desserts. Then coffees etc. I would say that we all enjoyed what we had with no complaints at all!

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Westhill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The setting is lovely, the restaurant itself is an enjoyable place to eat, the food could not be faulted (though very thin fries are not my preference) and the service was excellent. I am a coeliac(wheat allergy) which makes the choice of food difficult at times, however the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting me with what dishes... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had an excellent meal - the beef was delicious and oh-so-tender - and the service was equally good. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and the view from the restaurant is stunning.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

On the night we were there, there was our party of 4 and another couple arrived shortly after us. We were informed tat it was fully booked the following evening. However, the waiting staff (one young girl) was excellent, not pushy at all but there whenever she was required (an art form not learned by some more experienced waiters). The... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Raemoir, Banchory AB31 5QB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: 01330 820813

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.
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

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