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Reviewed 2 February 2024 via mobile

Banchory has very few quality dining experiences and we waited with baited breathe to see what would happen after the refurbishment at Tor Na Coille. Decor is tasteful, the food high quality. We ate Turkey with all the trimmings in the Greedy Goose at Christmas...and were extremely impressed with every aspect. So much so that when they advertised a Tapas night with Live Music we didn’t hesitate to rebook! No wonder it sold out within days. The food was delicious and menu varied. We were a little disappointed to have been seated in the bar - not the Greedy Goose - and nowhere near the live music which we missed entirely as we were in a neighbouring room out of ear shot. The musician left at 9:15 so we didn’t even have an opportunity to move through with drinks and sample this aspect of the evening. Many guests left before we had barely started eating our food and we were left eating alone in the bar with ambience somewhat lacking. We were served at our table by 4 different waiting staff throughout the evening at various stages. We found the hospitality somewhat lacking. When we booked a taxi and asked what time the bar closed we were told “whenever we can get rid of everyone”! The waitresses were attentive but all looked like they would rather be elsewhere. Overall a fab meal but service could do with upping its game. Maybe incentivising experienced front of house with a higher rate of pay? And £32 for a bottle of Prosecco…ouch.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

A very enjoyable dining experience at the newly refurbished hotel. We had a couple of tasty cocktails at their smart cocktail bar. We were taken to our table for our three course dinner which was excellent. Nice goats cheese starter for my wife and I...had scallops. For mains we both chose the venison dish which was lovely. We would have liked three slices each instead of two as it was so well cooked. Can’t grumble though. For dessert my wife had parfait and I had a lovely pear dessert. With wines and dessert wines it was a lovely relaxed evening. Great to see an attentive front of house team too. Thanks all at TNC. You get a big recommendation from us.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

The food was fantastic, Dad loved the beef rib, said it was best he’d had in a long time. I loved the extra vegan menu. Everyone was lovely, the service really was outstanding.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

We’ve just moved to Banchory, and are delighted that it’s got a restaurant as good as The Greedy Goose, in the Tor-na-coiled hotel. We’ve eaten at the restaurant three times in as many weeks. First time, I thought I’d give their burger a try. Wow....It was cooked to perfection. And the addition of the pulled brisket on the top of the pattie elevated it to another level. Best burger I have ever eaten. And I’ve had a few. The last time we were there we had the roast turkey, with all the trimmings. Again, it was cooked to perfection, with a great selection of veg, including parsnip, carrot, cabbage, and crispy roast tatties. Delicious turkey gravy as well. The waiting staff have been great too. As has, Rammi, one of the owners. It’s fab that a fairly small town has such a high quality restaurant, and the fact that, unfortunately for us anyway, they have no spaces available for Christmas Day lunch, is testament to how good this place is.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

Lovely friendly welcome into beautifully decorated restaurant with warm ambience excellent attentive service and delicious food particularly enjoyed the vegan options vegetable skewers on a bed of couscous very tasty thank you Rami and staff for making a special occasion a memorable one we will...be backMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

Well Worth Going. Myself and a friend went the the new restaurant The Greedy Goose at this hotel, the restaurant bar area has been renovated to high standard. Lunch was delicious, very big portions and the staff were polite, helpful and attentive. The atmosphere was...a bit quiet until background music was put on. The price was very good for what we had. Would we go back Absolutely. My only criticism would be the toilets, they were clean but very dated. After speaking to management they are slowly renovating rooms which if anything like the new cocktail bar it will be good.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Having decided to have a short break in Royal Deeside we chose this lovely hotel. on arrival the staff that greeted us were very welcoming and gave us all the information we required at this time. Our room [28] was on the second floor and...unfortunately the lift was out of service. this wasn't an issue as we were able to carry our cases to the room. This may have been an issue for anyone who was less able. Our room was very clean and well appointed. Bathroom large and, again, very clean. All interactions with staff were very pleasant and informative. A staff members gave the impression that they thoroughly enjoyed working there. They told us that the hotel was under new management and that all previous staff had been kept on as employees. My wife had spoken to the new owner who had outlined the renovations they were going to be undertaking. The staff members said they were looking forward to being sent on courses to help them make the guests stay even more pleasurable. The food from breakfast to eating in the restaurant was very enjoyable experience. Food well cooked, presented with great service from the respective staff. I can safely say we shall be returning to see how the refurbishments have gone. Thank you all for a wonderful stay.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

Visited the restaurant for the new Sunday carvery. And new menu. We were a party of 9 . We all ordered the carvery which was a choice of chicken and beef or a sharing platter of both. The quality of the food was second to...none. Beautifully presented . Staff were very attentive. Would highly recommend coming here . Food on a different level of taste and quality. Restaurant was busy so I’m not the only one who will be recommending the foodMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

Visited with my daughter and mum as a treat for my mum's birthday. We ordered the bread selection with butter and oils to share for a start. My mum and daughter had the fish and chips and I had the roast chicken with bacon, mash...and a sweetcorn puree. We ordered a side of onion rings too but we didn't manage to finish these as we were full! The food was delicious and well presented and our waiter was very friendly and efficient also. Another enjoyable visitMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023 via mobile

From the moment we were welcomed by the friendly and helpful receptionist we realised that all of the staff wanted to make our short stay a happy one.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023

Excellent experience at this old country house hotel. Staff were welcoming and friendly, rooms were comfortable and well furnished and breakfast was very good. Great value for money.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

Enjoyable one night stay with evening meal and breakfast. Food was excellent, room was very clean and well presented. All the staff were very friendly and professional. Enjoyed a few drams in their lounge in front of the fire. All very chilled and relaxing. Only...slight issue was the blinds in the bathroom….not convinced they were not see through! However I’m sure I’m wrong!!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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tornacoille48, General Manager at Tor-Na-Coille Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2023

Thank you so much for your positive review. We really hope to see you again. I will check which room you were in and double check on the blinds. Kind Regards Clare

Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

Hi just back from a night break at this hotel the rooms were adequate as was the en-suite the dining service was first class and the food was exceptional and tasty definitely return

Date of visit: October 2022
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tornacoille48, General Manager at Tor-Na-Coille Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2023

Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us, we really hope you return soon. All the best! Kind Regards Clare

Reviewed 19 September 2022 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here - although they were busy & had a wedding on, service was friendly & efficient. Food was delicious as ever & they catered to any special requests without any problem at all. Thank you so much for a lovely evening

Date of visit: September 2022
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tornacoille48, General Manager at Tor-Na-Coille Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2023

Sorry its a bit late but thank you so much for your positive feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know your experience. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards Clare

Reviewed 8 August 2022

Super pleasant staff in all areas of the hotel, really well kept and rooms were cozy. Food is excellent and the hotel is well situated with a quick walk into town. Big thank you to everyone who looked after us with genuine pride and professionalism.

Date of visit: August 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
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