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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Pulled off the Norwich road to find a coffee stop and the town of Eye was the nearest. Free parking in the street so that was a good start then walking through the town entered the first café and asked if they were dog friendly...since we has a tiny pup with us, No was the reply. Walking a few yards more and crossing a street we cam across "The Bank" now it seems an art centre and café so in I went to ask the question, are you dog friendly YES the lady replied welcome. On the counter a selection of home made cakes a proper coffee machine crisps etc. Inside the spacious building plenty of seated and nice and warm, four artists painting and drawing. The table had a menu of which is in the photos we chose apple pie and custard.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

This is a lovely place for lunch - there was a real community buzz, with a craft club at one table. The food was great and reasonably priced and the people who ran it were kind and friendly. So nice to see local, independent cafes...like this doing well.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

We stopped here on a rainy lunchtime last week with our Standard Poodle. This is a really friendly cafe. The menu is limited but the food is very good. Our Poodle was offered a fresh bowl of water when we arrived. Very good experience.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

They do lovely home made soups, cakes and paninis here accompanied by good coffee or tea. They also have interesting exhibitions from local artists and photographers as well as a small gallery of local crafts for sale.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Came in with friebds and had an lovely time, great atmosphere, the staff who served me were very kind polite and chatty. Gentle music in the background was very suiting to the place and the goodness was amazing- would recommend !

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

A gem! Old fashioned atmosphere and home cooked food.. great combination! Mostly sandwiches and panini s, made with home made bread, modern but fresh combinations. I had soup made the vegetables grown in her garden.. wow! Original (courgette and basil) but so so good! The...bread with it, was baked by her 84 year old mum.. years of baking experience to make a modern well flavoured sour dough. I was so glad we went to Eye for lunch!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Ellieurs1, Manager at The Bank Eye, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again. The Bank Team

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Although the lad serving was very polite the selection of cake was poor and the cups etc were pretty tired looking.The whole place needs a good tidy up and clean. I would not go again.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Ellieurs1, Manager at The Bank Eye, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Hi I am so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at the Bank Arts Centre. However as the Cafe was closed at this time, that may be the reason for the chaotic nature of your visit. We are under new management, and...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great place, great and polite staff for a great price! They offer a variety of food ranging from toasties to soup! Also an art exhibition which has many great images, along with a store!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Ellieurs1, Manager at The Bank Eye, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely compliments. We have re-opened for 4 days a week - 10:30 - 3:30 pm, run totally by volunteers, showcasing local suppliers and arts, and crafts. The Bank

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Popped in for morning coffee when passing through Eye. The young man who served us was very friendly and helpful, not only did he make very good drinks, but also told us all about the history of the building and even invited us to look...at the old bank vault downstairs which is now used as a recording studio. Nice mix of coffee house and art gallery in an informal setting.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Ellieurs1, Manager at The Bank Eye, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Do come again and see the exhibitions, and enjoy the coffee The Bank team

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent place for a small group business meeting. Service was prompt and courteous. I had a delicious bowl of the award -winning soup. The pancakes looked delicious also. I noticed that you could also buy art materials and gifts in the shop, and art work...from off the walls. A gem of a place, in a picturesque town, hidden away off the beaten track.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Recently revamped, tea and coffee high quality with sumptuous home made cakes and cookies. Worth a visit for other events as well; music, yoga, pottery, shop, exihibitions etc. a social hub for all ages

Date of visit: January 2017
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Management response:Responded 30 January 2017

Many thanks for your review - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

On a freezing -4 day what better than a warming heat ting soup. A very large bowl was produced with not one but two rolls and more than enough butter to cover them for less than £5. The art work on the walls was a...pleasant distraction from the weather topic and with very pleasant and welcoming staff/owners a great place to eat and defrost. They also host open mic nights and bands. Look forward to returning on my next visit to Eye.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Ellieurs1, Manager at The Bank Eye, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your warm words. We hope to see you throughout 2018 and beyond. The Bank Team

Reviewed 15 January 2017

I went into the Bank and enjoyed a delicious bowl of hot soup for a reasonable price. As a lunch time stop I found it pretty good, I must say however that I have been to the Bank for one of the evening live music...venues,and this is when the Bank really comes to life. I think anyone visiting has to consider that the majority of the staff are volunteers and might not have the same experience as other more established places, it is a community project and a work in progress. Go for a visit and if you like it tell them and if you don't tell them, that way they can grow into something great.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Management response:Responded 18 January 2017

Thank you for your review Andrea W. You are quite right that we are a not for profit, community interest company and very open to thoughts and feedback. We are largely run by volunteers. We serve breakfasts, lunches, teas/coffees/hot chocolate and cake 6 days a...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

Had an absolutely fab meal at The Bank today. Really enjoying the new menu. I visit the Bank on a regular basis and always enjoy good coffee, super cakes and good food, surrounded by lovely art exhibitions and friendly and helpful staff. Thank you to...all of you and keep it up!More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Management response:Responded 18 January 2017

Thank you Sally. We love to see regular and new faces at The Bank and we're glad that our new menu is a hit! The hard work many volunteers put in over the Christmas period to spruce up the building has gone a long way...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This establishment is a former bank and a new Community Group have turned it into an arts venue keeping all the beautiful wood panels etc that were originally in the building! I have been here to see a stage performance where the cafe is transformed...into a Theatre - Magic! I've been here to a knit and natter group but this time I came in for tea and cake with my husband! There was a lady enjoying a late lunch whilst sketching, there were another couple having lunch and another couple came in as we were leaving! There is a special board which has some tempting meals on it. A very special unique place in the centre of a dear little town!More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Management response:Responded 18 January 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon - maybe for lunch or another tea & cake afternoon! Thanks, The Bank

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The Bank Eye is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5