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Cow Shed

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Raemoir | Banchory, Banchory AB31 5QB, Scotland
+44 1330 820813
09:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very nice lunch at the Cow Shed. Tasty food and a nice ambiance. Service was good and we will go back.

Thank Jacky H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meet up with a group of friend for our annual post-New Year Sunday lunch. First-time visit for some of us. I was pleasantly surprised by the modern and spacious interior. The welcome was warm and friendly with all our tables attended to quickly. Food (roasted beef) was reasonable good and average. Enjoyable Sunday lunch but was slightly let down by... More 

Thank Roberto N
Badenoch and Strathspey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very surprised to read a few recent critical reviews as that most certainly has not been our experience on several visits - lunch & dinner. Nice relaxed environment with comprehensive menus. Food well prepared & presented by friendly staff and despite being a bit out of Banchory it can be busy at lunchtimes so best to book a table to... More 

Thank 4wheelman
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1st time visit to fish and chip shop was superb with more than generous portions had to que but not to long to wait service was very good

Thank 520albertf
Woking, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tucked away in Banchory, a lovely restaurant. Adequate parking. has a takeaway fish and chip shop at the side. The food is lovely. I had the game pie. It was delicious and very good value. Ales were excellent. Service was spot on! Very helpful staff. Would definitely go again. Definitely try the chips....fried in beef dripping! Yum!!

Thank MDuhra
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We called this evening to order take-away food. This goes to a voicemail where you select option 2 for take-away (we did). A young lady then answered saying, 'hello', no identification or welcome. We then asked to pre-order food for us to collect and were told, 'you can't do that at weekends', we then asked if the take-away was busy... More 

Thank KeenVacationerUK
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had lunch here recently, food was delicious, plates for main course cleared but no offer of dessert or coffee! Eventually asked for bill as they obviously wanted to clear up. This was a shame as staff had been very pleasant.

Thank Mgscm
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went to the Cowshed for a corporate night out to learn how to cook our food and then eat it. It was a great experience - the chefs were excellent instructors and the food was amazingly tasty. Everyone had a great night out doing things they were not aware they could do!!

Thank kenlB1578ZE
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends on the 30th December. Apart from a couple of others tables we were the only ones there and the last to leave. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was good. We had a mix of starters ranging from prawn cocktail to chicken liver pate. All plates were cleared. For main most of us... More 

Thank hlmcallister
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you want the best fish and chips in the area head to this great place. Chips are crisp, nor greasy and the fish in Panton crumb just a bit different from the normal battered fish. You will not be disappointed.

Thank George C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, After-hours
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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?