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Buchanan's Bistro

Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
+44 1330 826530
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (22 reviews)
“casserole” (5 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Friendly, welcoming bistro as part of a cultural centre. Locally sourced food of a very high quality mainly prepared and cooked on the premises. The sharing platters were particularly good as was the home brewed beer. Great lunchtime stop.

Thank MattyOakmere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't comment on the food, which I am sure is very nice, but being in the vicinity, decided to go for a cup of tea. I was alone and the restaurant was busy but not full. After a considerable wait when no one seemed to...More

Thank ednabee
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Buchanans is one of the very best places to have a coffee and enjoy great food. The team that work here are really friendly, service is great and you are made to feel welcome. Try some of the selections from the menu, also try the...More

Thank RozzaDog
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Flew in for a coffee and a snack after the dreaded grocery shopping. Great value, nice and welcoming, decent selection, will definitely be back.

Thank CourierNo1
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is my favourite place ever. The food is so lovely and with a lot of vegan options ! would definitely recommend for a lovely lunch on a sunny day - the cafe is so beautiful and the view is amazing.

Thank LucyHarris87
Reviewed 28 October 2017

When we were eventually seen at the front door, we weren't even given a smile. Got the feeling they would have preferred we hadn't come. We had to ask three times for menus. The lady who took our order was friendly, but after we were...More

1  Thank DylanKia
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Sat down with friends for coffee and cake. After about an hour an older member of staff came over to the table and very impolitely said, "hi, but how much longer are you planning on staying here for? We have a group that want this...More

1  Thank louise1350
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Was taken there when I was visiting my mum in Banchory. Really interesting and delicious home made food. Nice variety of choice for vegetarians. I did find the menu a little confusing but I am sure if you asked that the servers would assist you....More

1  Thank TeenyBognorRegis
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous homemade food, with a wealth of choice and flavours. Service was fantastic! Will definitely be back.

Thank Pip_876
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely homemade food, made from the best ingredients. Great service and made to feel welcome from lunch, dinner or just a coffee and cake atmosphere and venue good. On the level so very good for wheelchair users.

Thank louisemilne24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: +44 1330 826530
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