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“Quiet Thursday evening visit, lovely food.”
Review of La Banca - CLOSED

La Banca
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Visiting the area from afar, had this place recommended.

Went looking for it, and left feeling happy that we went.

The restaurant was very quiet, only 3 or 4 tables in use - our telephone booking wasn't needed. Decent service if nothing amazing, seated quickly and given menus. Food arrived, very tasty and good in quantity too. Paired with a good beer, couldn't really fault it.

Overall, nothing amazing, but very pleased that we took the recommendation and the time to find it. Clean, pleasant, good food and reasonably priced too.

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Thank Erimus2011
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Went with another couple. The service was pretty friendly and fairly prompt.
Cant say anything bad about the food. The portions were fairly good and the quality was good, the seafood had been cooked very well.

HOWEVER....we were visiting falkirk for a wedding so maybe not sure of how this place works however at around 9pm a singer appeared. It was hideous - no harm to the girl but she wasn't amazing and the volume was more than intrusive. People actually left, you could barely hear yourself. I felt so sorry for the folk who had just ordered food.

We would return but not on a weekend evening if this is standard.

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Thank tracy w
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Nice comfortable seating in a big Spanish theme bar, Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Great way to try Spanish food if you have not had it before with their 5 tapas for 2 priced @ just £10 menu. The Main menu is also well priced and has a large choice

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1  Thank Pedro-Galashiels
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Not a patch on when visited earlier in year..sangria could be a tad stronger. not impressed with
garlic butter dips(not very spanish?)
staff were pleasant but seemed out of sorts as wasnt too busy @19:00hrs.
slightly disappointed

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1  Thank banski33
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I was part of a party of 40 booked into a private room, seated a 2 very cramped long tables. We paid £30 for a 2 course meal plus 2 cocktails, including a cocktail making class. The first course turned out to be bread and dips - garlic mayo and oil and vinegar. We had 2 dessert plates of dip for a whole table of 20 and had to ask for more of both items. The tapas were tasty and varied but again not plentiful and we had to pass each dish around all 20 people. The cocktail class then started. The waiter was very knowlegeable but we struggled to hear him, he would have benefitted from a PA system and a bit of help. He demonstrated 9 different cocktails but only worked with around 4 people each time so you can do the maths and work out how long all that took! He ran out of ice and glasses and the strawberry mojito became a pineapple one. The order for the second cocktail was taken at 11.15 (we started at 7.30) and my taxi was booked for 11.30 so one of my local friends got the benefit of that! I liked the idea of this package but it needs much better planning and organisation.

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1  Thank dollarite
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