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Suppliers & Staying Green

We care about the planet as well as your plate

Buchanan Bistro allotment Banchory
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Our commitment to The Planet

We love our planet and vow to do our part to preserve our eco-system and do business ethically. This means whilst we bake, knead and cook delicious organic food for our customers, we won't do it at the expense of the planet. 

Banchory environmentally friendly cafe

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and . . . Compost 

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we make sure to reduce plate waste, reuse what we can and recycle all our cardboard, glass and plastic. This is made possible by Keenan Recycling Ltd who collects all of our recyclable waste. 


As well as recycling, we also compost all of our food waste and use biomass as a renewable energy source for the bistro. 


Let's work together to close the loop!

Our straws are made from plants

We know that single-use plastic is a growing problem within our industry and so we have chosen Vegware to help us reduce our impact on the environment.


Vegware is an eco-friendly company that supplies packaging made from plants. This means that all of our napkins, shopping bags, disposable cups, spoons, forks and straws are fully compostable.


Now you know when you take away one of our yummy cakes, you can put the box straight in your food bin!

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Supporting charities

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"No one has ever become poor by giving"

Anne Frank 

For the Bistro, helping others is what we believe in. Not only do we care for our customers at home but we also try to support other people around the world. 


Ever since we opened our doors in 2010 we have donated every month to Send a Cow. The charity supports vulnerable families and individuals in Africa. So far we have donated over £30,000!

Sourcing ingredients locally

We have our own allotment where we organically grow our own vegetables and salads. This makes our menu seasonal, as we believe in using what is best when the ground says so. As well as growing our own vegetables we always try to source other ingredients as locally and ethically as possible.


keep scrolling to read about our wonderful local suppliers that help keep our menu fresh and organic. 


Our Suppliers

Our Regular suppliers are part of the bistro family. we genuinely support local producers and will always source food locally where possible

Wark Farm for organic lamb, beef & geese

Hugh Grierson Organics, Perthshire, for chickens & pork

Sheridan’s Butchers, Ballater, for locally sourced meats

Leys Estate for pheasant & roe

Great Glen Game and Brindisa for our charcuterie

Seasonal soft fruits come from Castleton Fruit Farm

Vital Veg, Megan Alban and our allotment supply our vegetables & salads


Local cheese from Cambus o May


Wines from Alliance Wines


Seafood suppliers are Tobermory Smokehouse & Sutherlands of Portsoy


Organic milk, cream and butter are delivered by Grahams Dairy


Free range Eggs are from Katy’s Eggs in Torphins 

Green Tourism

Green Tourism Silver Banchory

All of our efforts have not gone unnoticed as we have been awarded a silver green tourism certificate from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. 


The scheme had praised our organic restaurant for it's commitment to sustainability, our conscientious drive to reduce waste and our positive social and ethical choices in Aberdeenshire.


If you are looking to participate in green tourism than Royal Deeside is the perfect place as many of our fellow businesses share our green ethos.  


The Crannach Bakery at Cambus o’May, near Ballater, uses organic flours to produce homemade artisan bread. Finzean Farm shop offers a beautiful coffee shop with local preserves for sale as well as views of Clachnaben. If outdoor pursuits are what you are looking for, Glentanar Estate offers fishing, riding, scenic walks and guided tours of the estate.

If you share our love for the planet then you will enjoy reading our kitchen story

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