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Cow Shed

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Raemoir | Banchory, Banchory AB31 5QB, Scotland
+44 1330 820813
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When driving along the road on last Sunday afternoon 27th November,we saw a sign for "The Cow Shed" that said serves simple food,I said to my husband I don't think much of the name but when we came to it we stopped & went in I was surprised to see a modern Restaurant. We were greeted by a young lad... More 

Thank deedee03
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Won't get long winded here Very lack lustre atmosphere food not a lot to write home about staff do try but room for improvement one male was a tad rude and not very engaging with the paying public there are many other places to eat in the area just as good if not better for half of the price,,, tried... More 

Thank David C
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the Cowshed for the first time in several years. The layout and food offering have changed, but it still disappointed. On a night when one might have expected the restaurant to be busy, we arrived to find only three tables were occupied. The place still lacks atmosphere. We were shown to our reserved table but there was... More 

1 Thank unbakedalaska
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the 3rd attempt I have had at dining at the Cow Shed. My wife and I arrived at 2pm to be told that they had stopped serving food but the chef would stay back and cook for us. The staff are the biggest problem here not very helpful at all then my ordered a latte and a scone... More 

1 Thank 520albertf
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am infinitely more positive about my second visit to The Cow Shed and I hope my review will reflect this. My negative observation from my first experience was that the restaurant lacked a bit of identity and did not know what it wanted to be. The restaurant seemed soulless as a result. This time I feel the Cowshed is... More 

1 Thank James M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food and attentive staff. Good for lunches or that special meal on an evening out. We have been there several times and will go back again.

Thank beavic63
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I vaguely remember visiting The Cow Shed a couple of years back and thinking it was a little too posh! I'm not saying it's not lost it's flair now but it certainly seems a lot more friendly! The food is amazing, we have been twice within 6 weeks and the menu has changed, between visits, but there has been something... More 

Thank PTW1903
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Visited this restaurant last night and have to say it was a fantastic experience this time. The staff were extremely friendly, the food was excellent. In fact the cap pave was potentially the best cut of meat I have ever had! Well worth a visit.

Thank Michelle M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Visited with family and also friends for Lunch and Dinner and was always a good experience and their Takeaway is simply delicious 👍

Thank Isobel C
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Stopped here for lunch on the off chance & was pleasantly suprised, will be back. Great food & great service.

Thank skdaskgskg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raemoir | Banchory, Banchory AB31 5QB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: +44 1330 820813
The Cowshed is a family owned and managed business. Our philosophy is straightforward: "choose local seasonal ingredients carefully and cook them as simply as possible. Whenever possible we source local ingredients, thus supporting the Aberdeenshire community and providing a showcase for quality, fresh and seasonal Scottish produce. Since opening in 2010, the Cowshed has changed its style of food and service. We now offer a larger and simpler food menu which includes a mix of customer favourites, traditional Scottish dishes and daily specials, sandwiches, paninis, coffee/tea, cakes and bakes. Something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day. As a proud member of the Scotch Beef Club, we serve Scotch Beef PGI. With traceability and unique assurance which begins on the farm of birth, Scotch Beef is high on quality and high on taste.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?