We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Perfect for a quick and good lunch in the heart of Milan”
Review of Le Banque

Le Banque
Ranked #2,821 of 8,156 Restaurants in Milan
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
Description: If Domenico Dolce and Donatella Versace had a lovechild who grew up to be a leopard-skin-loving interior designer, this is the place they would have dreamed of decorating. Le Banque is an infamous dining-room-come-discoth��que located on the Via Bassano Porrone in Milan, and the Italianate interior is all plush red velvet seating, pink marble staircases, colourful LCD-lit chandeliers, dancing disco balls and vibrant VIP bling. Set in a grand former bank building, this restaurant attracts red-carpet totty, soap stars and feisty fashionistas and the chichi crowd is dressed to impress. The kitchen at Le Banque is renowned for their innovative cuisine, and wine list is eclectic and suitably expensive.
Milano
Level Contributor
141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Perfect for a quick and good lunch in the heart of Milan”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

4 mintues walking from Duomo, go to Piazza Cordusio, put you in front of the Credito Italiano (Unicredit) building and take the narrow street on its left side.
50 mt and you are there, the entrance is on the left.
Formerly a bank, it is now a self service restaurant where you can find good food at reasonable prices. 13 euro for the buffet, including water and espresso, add 3 euro for a glass of wine.
The place is big, so you are quite sure to find a table. Waitresses are kind and smiling. Decor is a little bit kitsch, but it can be an ideal place also for a quick business lunch, your guests will be anyway happy. Large buffet with cold and hot dishes, well done and nicely presented. Juices are also available for free.
A good alternative to expensive restaurants in the very center of Milan.

The place is surely open at night for dinner and as a bar and disco, but my review is based on lunch time.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank GIOPIX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

301 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    48
    108
    73
    30
    42
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never again”
Reviewed 1 March 2013

I went here on a clubnight once and I decided that I'll never come back. Firstly I heard the same songs over and over again (commercial music).. as if the dj had a playlist on repeat with 10 songs in it. Secondly the people of the cloakroom actually stole my jacket and that of a friend we put somewhere else because we were out of money and they wouldn't give them back unless we paid. Without money and with broke friends, and without the possibility of going out to a bank and returning it's a statement that it was a very annoying situation.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Julia v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“OMG !! How can still exist such a place like this in Milan, Baaad !!”
Reviewed 23 December 2012

I was here the night before write this review on Trip Advisor with My friends because I was thinking that it will be nice to meet there and have fun before I travel again.. the entrance OK it was fast 15€ for boys and 1€ for the ladys..the thing that I can not understand why for the wardrobe for each piece I have to pay 3€ a sweater + a jacket = 6€.. ok the entrance ticket is included also a free drink after you drink it to take another it costs 10€ if you take a Long Island will be 3€ more.. the place is Nice but the organization is very very bad !! they let enter everybody to the disco the only thing that you have to do is to pay the ticket and this is not good, because in the disco enter minors and young people that after are drunken and they do not respect nobody, unfortunately the situation the is unwatchable !!!!! and the security is rude and not organized at all (they don't know what to do), same the Dj I've never heard such a bad music in my life, he don't mix disco commercial music like normal club, he jump from techno to 80 to commercial to twist to techno without let even the track finish !!! hahaha I been in alot of clubs in Europe lin France, Swiss, Germany, Greece ecc and This at all is Not a Classis Milano Style Club..... for all the people who think to spend holidays in Milan, BEWARE OF THIS PLACE !!! go to Corso Como or have a nice apertive in Navigli !!

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
Helpful?
1 Thank AlexMilanAc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mirfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Beautiful building, disappointing food, perhaps it would be more suitable for the younger persons in there 20s to stop of for a drink before going on to dinner. Too noisy and impersonal for my taste.......

  • Visited March 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank borderbry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
346 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“What a shame!!! Much ado about nothing!”
Reviewed 11 May 2011

We went for an Italian Aperitivo at Le Banque and we were left really disappointed.
It's such a shame because the building is really beautiful (an old bank) and the internal Art Deco decor quite unusual (although a bit naff when it comes to sone of the details).
The cocktails were nothing special and the food quite poor. As everything is dark & red inside (including lighting, table cloths, napkins, etc), you can hardly see what you are picking up to eat from the buffet. There was no explanation about what food on offer either, so if you are a vegetarian or if you have an intollerace to any ingredient, you are stuck.
Very cold an inattentive service too.
In short: lovely building, great location, but the rest is a bit of a disaster, frankly.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank ByeByeBlues7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Le Banque also viewed

Milan, Lombardy
Milan, Lombardy
 
Milan, Lombardy
Milan, Lombardy
 
Milan, Lombardy
Milan, Lombardy
 

Been to Le Banque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing