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Banks Bar Bistro

The Old Granary Bank Street | Bishops Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AE, England
+44 1489 896352
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“souffle” (5 reviews)
“hake” (7 reviews)
“baked cheese” (4 reviews)
British, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Old Granary Bank Street | Bishops Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AE, England
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a family lunch party to celebrate my 40th here, in the upstairs room. It was brilliant. The staff were really helpful and efficient, and very patient with our younger guests! The food was delicious: good quality, well presented but unpretentious. Suitable alternatives were...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Such a tasty and enjoyable Sunday lunch!! The flavoursome Roasted Tomato soup with Rosemary is delicious especially with the warm bread ! Both the roast beef and the roast chicken were great- served with lots of lovely vegetables . We even managed a good portion...More

Thank DHR236
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Went here for a works Christmas do. The food was lovely and the presentantion and service were wonderful BUT there weren't anywhere near as many vegetables as I would have liked. The meat was plentiful but definately not enough vegetables

Thank happylady02
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Sleepy little town on a Friday early in September. Table booked for 7.15 pm table ready . Restaurant is quiet but it is early. Service with a smile. Food is very good , portions are more than adequate.good choice on the menu. A very nice...More

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I took my Mother for dinner here and we had a most enjoyable evening. We couldn't fault the food, especially learning a lot of local produce is used, and the service was impeccable. Charlotte looked after us so well and made us feel very welcome....More

Thank ndochniak
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Wanting to celebrate our 39 th wedding anniversary with a meal out we decided to try Banks. Having eaten out in many establishments world wide we were very impressed with our first visit . The staff were very smiley and professional. The starters , I...More

Thank ElizSouthampton
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Expensive and awful - food poor and when complained ignored - only 2 couples in restaurant so ambience limited

Thank MrsC47
Peter H, Owner at Banks Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Mrs Clayton , you have never visited Banks recently. So cannot respond to your complaint. I have also noted your reviews for other establishments .

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Every element of this visit was well above norm - we visited Banks today and had the great pleasure of being served by Charlotte. The food was outstanding for all courses and I am comparing with London restaurants which I frequent regularly. There is no...More

Thank 3Frames
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed- great food and fantastic service . Love the cheese soufflé and steak. Highly recommend.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I think this is 3rd time we have eaten here over last year. Food was again very good, service is pleasant and helpful and atmosphere on a Thursday evening was lively but not too loud. One of us ate from the set menu and that...More

Thank Rolin22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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19:00 - 21:30
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19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Granary Bank Street | Bishops Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1489 896352
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