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“J'ADORE!!! <3” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Old Bank City Pub & Chop House - CLOSED

The Old Bank City Pub & Chop House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$47
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“J'ADORE!!! <3”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Where do I start .. this was start to finish amazing!!

I emailed the owner after reading the excellent reviews on trip advisor to arrange a wedding breakfast and I was not disappointed in the slightest ..

James (Owner and Chef) arranged menus, early opening of the restuarant so we wouldnt have to share it with the public, he let us decorate and move tables exactly how we wanted - all for no extra charge at all. He responded to emails and phone calls immediately.

We also chose everybodys meals in advance and paid ahead. We have a starter and main for less than £23.00 per person which I think is just excellent. The food was divine and many of my party dubbed it the best Roast beef they had ever tasted.

If i lived locally I would come back again and again, they were just amazing.

Also the staff were attentive and were waiting in a line to greet us on arrival, everybody was polite and nobodys glass ever got emtied!!!

The drinks bill was very reasonable too .. very very impressed.

James if you are reading this the restuarant and your staff are an absolute credit to you.
Thanks so much for making our day unforgettable.

- Also forgot to mention the modern decor was really impressive too !!!

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Natserella
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Five star dining in Carlisle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012 via mobile

From the moment you enter until you leave the service is friendly and personable. The food is outstanding. Fresh, quality ingredients, interesting combinations and served in manageable portions. You get your money's worth without being stuffed. James the chef/proprietor is always prepared to chat with customers and is as friendly as any of the excellent front of house staff. The restaurant itself is spotlessly clean and tastefuly decorated, making for a comfortable and intimate atmosphere. Absolutely first class. Anyone rating it lower than five star is impossible to please.

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4 Thank AlexKD77
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A really enjoyable experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

I recently went to Bijou restaurant for an evening meal with a group of friends and we had a fantastic time. The staff were really friendly and very helpful when some of us asked for their advice when deciding on wines and different dishes on the menu. The food itself was amazing. The menu is very varied, the food was prompt, and every single one of us enjoyed our meals - starters, mains and desserts! The atmosphere, ambiance, and lighting were right on the money too - Very chilled with the staff always being on hand when we needed drinks etc... Definitely going back again soon!!!

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Dambo7
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Average Experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Food OK; awful coffee; service could be better. New venue is lovely with a nice atmosphere, though.

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank fairlywelltravelled3
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

The food at Bijou was amazing. There was a great and varied choice on the menu and when the food arrived it tasted and looked fantastic. The complimentry middle course was very different but also fantastic. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and there was a wonderful atmosphere! The wine was also fantastic and there was a great choice. Great value and will deffinately be visiting Bijou again,

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank HollyG27
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