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The Bank Bar Bistro

££ - £££British, ,
516 Durham Road | Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6HU, England
+44 191 487 9038
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“black pudding” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (12 reviews)
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British, Wine Bar, Bar, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
516 Durham Road | Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6HU, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tried this restaurant and bar for the 1st time and was impressed. My date and I decided on the tapas. The portions were a nice size and very tasty especially the prawns. The bar has a nice atmosphere about it and the food was lovely....More

Thank kevinoftm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been here several times before and enjoyed tapas and cocktails in the beer garden. But this is the first time I'd had a main meal. I chose the petite fillet steak in peppercorn sauce and my friend had the chicken and halloumi burger. They...More

Thank Quinn1713
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of an October order of 50% off the food bill so visited last week. We had tast starters followed by lamb shanks, gamberoni & chicken supreme. All were very good & obviously good value. A couple of bottles of red helped the...More

Thank Ros896
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Table of 14, who wont be back, wont recommend the place to friends. Slow taking drinks order, we waited patiently for food once the order was eventually placed. Seemed to take an age, that was in reality an hour wait. During the wait, while dehydrating...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I have found a real gem in low fell. The first floor restaurant at the bank is absolutely fabulous for informal dining too. We had an eclectic mix of delicious tapas and burgers. The cocktails are great and atmosphere is up there. The staff are...More

Thank paulcarmichael
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the Bank on recommendation and was not disappointed. Had the special 2 courses for £12 and was impressed by the value, no short measures here.... Maple slow roast pork starter was substantial followed by cannelloni......partner had spring rolls and samosas to start followed by...More

Thank jan s
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

It is a while since we have been so thought we would call in for an early tea. Staff were most welcoming and we were quickly seated. The menu offers a good selection of pub food and at £12 for two courses it seemed good...More

2  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We visited this Bistro this evening and what a lovely surprise!!! The decor inside was unique and very clean.. The service was second to none, the staff were very pleasant and really friendly and helpful, which nowadays is a real surprise! The menu was extensive...More

Thank Kenskye
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

my partner and I love the tapas and quality wines here. refreshing as the staff go that extra mile with a big fat welcome and hospitality! Apart from there ‘secret’ lush Prosecco garden they have a fabulous first fooor restaurant/Lounge for weekend brunch and gin!

Thank paulcarmichael
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Tapas lovely, but being charged £8.50ish for a lemonade, and a lime cordial is a bit steep, literally more expensive than 2 cocktails

Thank Megalomania8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$64
British, Wine Bar, Bar, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Durham Road | Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Gateshead
  • Phone Number: +44 191 487 9038
  • E-mail
The Bank Restaurant and Bar is set in the former Grade 2 listed Lloyds Bank building in the heart of Low Fell high. In November 1841 Tomas Wilson, a poet of considerable repute in Gateshead, opened the Literary Rooms on Durham Road. Created by architect Thomas Oliver of Newcastle and build by Thomas Liddell of Lowfell, the upper section of the building was used as a school for the local children until the opening of a new school on a site at Kells Lane in 1895.The building was taken over by Lloyds Bank which closed in the late 1990's. The Building has now been recently refurbished and opened as The Bank Restaurant and Bar. Providing a New Chef, New Menu and great staff.
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