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“Perfect Wedding Venue”
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Banchory Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Banchory
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We attended as guests at an all day wedding May 25th.
The setting was beautiful overlooking the river dee, with breathtaking scenery perfect for wedding photos.
Every window looked out onto a stunning view.
The staff who served the wedding reception should be highly praised, very good service, efficient, no waiting between courses.
The food was of a very high standard, piping hot, cooked to perfection.
Perfect Wedding for Lynne and Ash.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Took 3 guests out for dinner Saturday 24th May expecting to get a nice meal how wrong was I. Got a nice welcome from a waiter then it all started to go wrong.. Ordered starters the menu said broth it should have been renamed barley soup because that was what it was with only 2 pieces of diced carrot in it(no exaggeration ) . Pate was so bitter it totally put her off, not sure if it was the butter all round it,but we never said anything at that point thinking it would get better, how wrong could we have been. Chicken arrived cold, in fact very cold along with the vegetables on the plate. 2 of us put it back but other just said she would eat it as by this time she had been totally put off by her starter, but left most of it. It said on menu chicken with braised leek,mustard sauce I thought it was a leek and mustard sauce but there were no leeks to be seen waitress took it back and apologised 30 mins later my husband and I got a new freshly cooked chicken with 2 baby leeks on top, it was slightly warmer. Decided to order sweets which you couldn't think anything could be wrong with that. Sticky toffee was lovely but apple crumble was so hard it maybe should have said apple crunch. 3 scoops of ice cream cost £6. I just gave up complaining as it was embarrassing for our guests. The waiter took the price of the 2 chicken off but that's not what we went there for. Lovely staff but that was all.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Moira G
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

About 40 ladies met here to have our Luncheon and not only was the service very good, but the location of the restaurant was excellent! We were literally on the river bank and were able to take gorgeous photos with a totally scenic background. The wait staff was attentive, the food was served in a timely manner and although we were not guests at the hotel, the entire experience convinced me that I had to bring my out of town family here on their next trip to Scotland.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

at wedding at the banchory lodge and have to say the service was terrible .tables were littered with glasses and no table service for evening guests.the ladies toilets were a disgrace .they obviously were never checked during the whole day and run out of toilet roll very early on.was so looking forward to our first visit but will be our last.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had not dined here for a while as the standards were quite poor but against the advice of friends who warned us, we decided to give it another go. Big mistake! The only upside is the setting on the banks of the river. The downsides, where do I start. The décor is very old and tatty and appears not to have seen a refresh in years. The food (there was a number of us having dinner) was really poor across all of us (you would have hoped they could have got at least one dish to an acceptable level). The soup was cold (and I mean cold), the salmon was undercooked, the side dishes were cold etc etc. It went from bad to worse.
Very disappointing, we should have listened to advice and give it a (very) wide swerve. next time we venture to Banchory we wont be dining here.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed over at this lovely hotel this past weekend for a wdding party and have absolutely no complaints whatsoever. We were staying in the annex building in the showpiece room (room 30) which was 1st floor with stunning views over the river. This room was big with loads of space and Sky Sports on the TV which suited me as I could watch a bit of the golf whilst my wife got ready.
The setting of the hotel down by the riverside was stunning and we would definately come back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

very disappointed with quality of meal. Been a few months since our last visit, which then was great. I hear they have a new Chef and unfortunately the food just wasn't up to expected standard, Fish and chips was just too greasy and the steak very fatty. Even the speciality coffees were weak, like hot water with whiskey and just not right. Shame, won't be rushing back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Banchory Lodge

Address: Banchory Lodge Dee Street, Banchory AB31 5HS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banchory
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Banchory
Price Range: £68 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banchory Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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