Buchanan’s Bistro is part of the Woodend Barn Arts Centre in Banchory. This was our first evening meal there although we’d been there for lunch in the past. The space is modern, light and airy – light wood and lots of windows. The menu is fixed price – £17.50 for 2 courses and about another £3.50 for pudding. I had a fish plate as a starter – 3 different kinds of smoked salmon, anchovies and smoked mussels – something I’d never tried before – I really enjoyed them. The main course was lamb cutlet with lamb kibbeh – ground lamb with bulgar wheat, spices and pine nuts. The cutlet was cooked as I like it – very rare – and the kibbeh was nicely spiced. Small selection of veg as accompaniment.
We shared a pudding – coconut tart.
The name says it all – it really is bistro food – simple, tasty and nicely cooked. We ended up with a bill of about £30 each including wine and coffees. Recommended if you are in Aberdeenshire.
Sorry – no pics – I forgot both camera and phone.