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The Bank Bar & Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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As the name might suggest, this venue was once a bank, but don't imagine a transformed local branch of Northern Bank this is a grand, towering building with ornate ceilings and has been restored to its former glory, encompassing some original features, and with the original bank vault located behind the bar, it gives a very unique style and decadence.Its history that props up the bar here at, The Bank - quite literally. These days, it's well worth investing some time in a bar where you can bank on a friendly welcome, good company and a fine pint. The Bank Bar attracts a loyal band of regulars as well as a city-centre mix of shoppers, passers by and students, many of them lured in by the promise
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, International, European, British, Pub
FEATURES
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews burger sweet potato fries chicken goujons salad delicious meal beer garden function room from start to finish member of staff big portions staff were so friendly couldn't do enough top class booked a table food was amazing lovely atmosphere bite to eat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family had original been told to leave from another restaurant due to the having no table for us and the one we were already sat at was reserved. I first rang ahead to the bank to check if they could sit the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ceala P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal with very attentive staff... especially fiona. would highly Recommend. Chicken caesar salad was to die for.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Garry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called to the bank, Newry tonite. Food delicious, friendly staff. Always guaranteed a good meal at the bank

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pris120673
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We first ordered drinks which took ages to come. The staff needed to be reminded a number of times that we had even ordered drinks. Cocktails certainly not of the highest standard. Some tweaking required! 🍸Food service was good and meals good quality.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aoibh_nnh
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

3 Excellent meals tonight, Curry, Steak sandwich, Burger, with sides all beautifully prepared and served. Great service from Fiona and lovely atmosphere . Declan

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DecNewry
Reviewed 17 November 2018

yes, we can certainly say that. A good thing we had booked a table. As early as it was in the evening, the place was really full, not only the tables, but also the bar. The are lots of choices on the menu. All the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank BB1Tampa
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Plenty to choose from on the menu. Six of us in total, all choosing different things - hake, tempura chicken, few other I can't remember, all happy with their choice of main and sides. Great location in the centre of Newry. Reasonably priced too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Colm B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My only reason for not giving 5 stars, is they don't have tomato juice. A small point, but I do like a bloody Mary.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank killeavypete56
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I visited here with a few work colleagues on Friday. First impression - We were in the place for a while before deciding to go find a table ourselves. No one came near us - Very poor service! There was a great menu - our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Janet Y
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We were here on Friday night we didnt book, it was really busy but we still got a table, ive been here before and food has been lovely, but Friday night was amazing makes me wanna go back to it now just thinking about how...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Clare1605
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Response from MartinM7425 | Reviewed this property |
If say you could phone this establishment and buy a voucher over the phone. Ask them to post it to your friends in Newry. Hope this helps. M
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