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Irish, Bar, International, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews burger chicken goujons soup from start to finish food was amazing cooked to perfection beautiful meal top class saturday night gary function
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food, wonderful attentive staff and a great ambiance, very keen prices too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Very disappointed in the food. Ordered a combo burger. It was supposed to be 8oz. Well I don’t know what scales they measured it on but they need a new set. When asked was everything ok we said no. That the burger was small. Took...it back to kitchen thinking it was kids burger and brought it back saying it was 8oz. Price of kids burger £17.95More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Eight of us rolled in for dinner on a last minute, unplanned visit, and it has been a long while since we’ve been. The menu choices hadn’t changed very much but the prices have sure increased by 20% 30% in most cases and I’m cynical...enough to think that it’s not wholly justifiable. I do understand some costs have risen but suspect some price gouging too. We had a range of food: beef and chicken burgers, steaks and a vegetarian. Now pasta and vegetables have not risen 30%. Nor have spuds. The food was excellent, with one annoying exception - the baked Alaska. It was far too granular sugar loaded, the ice cream was mean and poor tasting, there was very little raspberry coulis, the sponge wasn’t spongy and still worse it had frozen sliced strawberries within. Clearly the dessert was in the freezer to go to the hot oven in its iron skillet and it woulda worked but for the science. Baked Alaska works as the meringue insulates the ice cream to keep it frozen while the outside browns. So the frozen sliced strawberries benefit from the insulation and also stay frozen. Just stop putting strawberries into a dessert to be pre frozen and add to the dessert post cooking. I won’t knock a star for this as it’s easily remedied. The service was tip top and the servers were real attentive. One of the attractions of places like this was that you got a bargain so you went more often but those days are gone and now with prices coming much closer to the top notch places like Fitzpatricks while the food offerings aren’t commensurately better it’s more likely that folks will go there so price gouging can be counter productive.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Absolutely gorgeous meal at the bank. The service was excellent we didn't have to wait long before someone gave us another drink. They have these lights you turn over that go red for service excellent idea! Very efficient. The girls were lovely. The food was...outstanding we got salter chilli chicken with the most beautiful chips. Will be back loved every minute. Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Visited the Bank on a Tuesday evening, every where else was closed. I Ordered the salmon which was average, my wife ordered a chicken dish which was also average.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Afternoon tea on the afternoon of 9th August 2023 Could not fault it... Fresh Food Relaxing Comfortable Ambience Service was outstanding Thank you for making a group of friends soecial

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Steak poor quality and grossly overpriced, whilst service was good the ambeance was terrible, couldn't swing a mouse much less a cat, they appear to have squeezed seating to a contortionist degree.avoid

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

We had our wedding party in the bank on the 1st April and honestly we were so happy with everything. Moya went above and beyond to help out with decorating the room and checking in with us throughout the day. The food was amazing too!!...Highly recommend for any function. Lauren behind the bar was also second too none! 5 stars.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023

Had a great time at a function, buffet was great, most of the bar staff was very helpful and welcoming, however was very off putting seeing a particular female staff being very belittling and right out rude to other staff members. Disappointing end to the...evening.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

I have visited the bank more than 10 times now, the food is absolutely delicious . The staff are lovely sometimes a little slow on service, but usually good a service and happy staff. Will visit again

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

We visited the Bank bar on Sunday 6th November. The food was absolutely delicious, we had chunky veg soup to start and as a very fussy eater I have to say it was the nicest soup we have ever tasted. The mains were a chicken...burger and chicken goujons we could not fault anything and believe me we are very hard to please when it comes to food. Service was excellent staff couldn’t do enuf. 10/10 for the whole experience.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Danielle was excellent. Patient, kind, helpful all with a smile and excellent attitude. Thanks Danielle for helping us enjoy a wonderful meal.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022

I Googled Seafood Restaurants in Newry as I fancied seafood chowder. It was on their menu online & hanging up just at the entrance door. I was quite disappointed to be told that their menus had been updated with no seafood chowder. I ordered a...burger & it was absolutely delicious. A fraction on the spicy side for my taste but with garlic mayonnaise I didn't notice. The chips & bacon were yummy. Food are much the same as in Drogheda but the wine 🍷 is a lot cheaper. Very friendly StaffMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

Unwelcoming atmosphere and staff Arrived Monday at 10pm for a few drinks with my wife.  Staff looked like we were inconveniencing them by asking for a drink. They state closing time on their website & Facebook page is 1am yet music was turned off at...1015 pm and staff started to noisily clear tables making the other people sat down to hastily finish their drinks. I asked at 1025 what time closing was and I was rudely told NOW!!! Needless to say I won't be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

We called in to ‘The Bank Bar and Bistro’ for some lunch today as we’d heard such great reviews about the chef, Michael Mc Camley. It was ABSOLUTELY fantastic….total taste sensation!! Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Bank Bar & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5