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“Disappointing valentine's meal”

The Old Bank Brasserie
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Ranked #47 of 434 Restaurants in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$38
Cuisines: Bar, British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Swindon, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Disappointing valentine's meal”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

Husband and I ate here for valentine's meal after seeing the menu which looked very appetising. Sadly we're very disappointed! Had the salmon shared starter- lots of brown meat, soggy bread and cheap prawns. Husband had lamb for main, more fat than meat and v v pink. I had the steak, very nice but veg had clearly been cooked in microwave. Dessert however was v nice, very surprised considering rest of meal. Red wine served in cheap glasses and was still cold. As for service was ok but appreciate they were very busy . Overall I would sum it up as disappointing meal which we got changed a fortune for.

Visited February 2014
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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“Good burger and helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Early dinner for two choosing the build a burger and we couldn't fault it. Service was efficient and our waitress very helpful. We'll definitely return.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic venue for a party!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

I arranged my wife's surprise birthday party at The Old Bank in Old Town Swindon. It could not have been better. The staff were amazing! They arranged everything with great enthusiasm. Even offering to put up any banners, balloons, etc we wanted.
On the night, they made every effort to ensure we were happy. The buffet food was fresh and tasty. The DJ was provided with plenty of bar staff, so there was no long queues.
As it was a Saturday night, the agreement was we could have the whole top floor to the party until 9.30pm, but before letting others onto the floor, the manager came up at around 10pm to ask us politely, if it was ok! I thought that was a great touch.
Will definitely be arranging other events here.
Thank you to all at The Old Bank!

Visited February 2014
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of a few great restaurant/bars in Swindon.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

I love this place. Great food, great service and great cocktails. I had a suprise party here and the food and atmosphere was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
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Swindon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

Had lunch at The Old Bank today with friends and we all really enjoyed our meals. Waiting staff are always very friendly and standard of food excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
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