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“Exeeded expectations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bank Westminster & Zander Bar

Bank Westminster & Zander Bar
Ranked #2,983 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$40
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Westminster
United Kingdom
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772 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Exeeded expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

A group of us ate here whilst staying at the Rubens (as their restaurant was full). We arrived without reservation, we had a drink at the bar and then sat for dinner. The device was overall good (however they did forget a colleagues side order). The food was of a good quality and considering the locastion , good value. Will definetley consider returning.

Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Wareham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Standard”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We chose to eat here whilst staying at the adjoining St James Court Hotel. Attractive décor and interesting design/location overlooking attractive courtyard. The service was attentive and the menu offered a good selection. The food was good but not quite outstanding, a little expensive but this was expected from the location. Taking into account the convenience factor with our stay at the hotel we were satisfied with the overall experience and for us it provided a good choice.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“good location and reasonably priced cocktails”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

The bar is in a good location, central to Westminster but just off the beaten track enough not to be hideously busy. There is a good selection of reasonably priced cocktails and the waiting staff are friendly and helpful. I went here last night with some friends after work and our waiter was lovely - not too pushy giving us time to make our choices realising three women were going to take their time choosing their drinks whilst catching up on the gossip! However this approach didn't seem to go down too well with his boss who kept walking past us, glaring at us -probably for not drinking fast enough - then gesturing to our waiter that he should come over to us. Our waiter was attentive enough without this - had this happened once I would have said I had imagined it but after 4 or 5 times it began to feel intrusive. Apart from that the cocktails are good but annoyingly the bar nibbles seem to be on ration. On the three occasions we have been here we have noticed this. When we have asked there is always some mysterious problem in the kitchen....common guys just open a bag of crisps!
This is a handy place if you are in the area but I wouldn't make a special trip.

Visited March 2014
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Perfect for business lunches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

We visited for a business lunch and the setting, quality of the food and service were good. Quite expensive but that is as expected. I had the mushroom risotto and my friends had the special fish of the day, sole. Admittedly we arrived late and the restaurant was virtually empty but service was friendly and attentive.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good, but not good enough, especially for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

The best thing about this restaurant is the location overlooking a lovely courtyard, and the waitress service which was impeccable. However, my two big gripes were the speed which was painfully slow, and the steak I ordered coming medium when I ordered blue rare.

We dined on a Tuesday, and the place was pretty much empty, perhaps 1/4 full, and yet each course too forever to arrive. I don't like to rush my meals, but 20-30 minutes between courses is really too long.

Secondly, in a restaurant that specialises in meat and steak, it is simply unforgivable to overcook a steak. Worse, when I told the waitress, she said sorry but did not offer to exchange it. On reflection, it would have taken too long anyway, maybe she knew that!

In either case it is a real shame, as the starters and desserts were very nice, but really for the prices being charged here, I'd expect much, much better.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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