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The Bank Bar Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

British, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene

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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.
US$5 - US$64
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
British, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

me and my partner felt very welcomed and Jason our waiter was so lovely and welcoming, the food was lush and definitely recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank myamcnee
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Went to the bank on Saturday night 12-01-19 for my wife’s birthday with family and friends. It wasn’t busy upstairs with only 2 other couples in but we had a nice table for 6 . The only waitress was very nice and attentive . We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank S840FOdavida
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Not a bad place, we used to really love it - it had that extra class the other bars on Low Fell didn’t offer... But over the year the standards have slipped - nice wine but it’s served in a cheap IKEA glass (no style...)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank spike79
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Myself and the Mrs took our Mam's here for the first time for Sunday Lunch. Couldnt fault the food or service, the beef lunch was beautiful. The treacle pudding with custard and ice cream afterwards was stunning. Excellent value for money, we will most certainly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Scott6187
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Tried the tapas; fish cakes very good, Thai curry too sweet, all other options of a decent standard and served promptly. Wine reasonable value. Would have received 4 stars but for arrival of very loud group who were just drinking and not mindful of us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Toonyloon
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Favourite place when me and my friend get chance for some girly time, love the tapas menu, cocktails are unreal especially if on offer and the steak night is lovely if you fancy upstairs in the restaurant, in the summer the beer garden is a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 338debbied
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

If you have a loyalty card system then you should process it correctly and provide a receipt showing up to date information. Also the manager is not very friendly or helpful at all. X

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank molloy953
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This place is still the best place on Low fell for a Sunday lunch well nice and the beer is very good

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davebbbbb
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kevinoftm
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Quinn1713
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