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“Nice food, more potential”
Review of The Bank House

The Bank House
Ranked #7 of 182 Restaurants in King's Lynn
Price range: US$16 - US$47
Cuisines: British, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Relaxed atmosphere, contemporary style" Bank House is a unique Grade II * listed Georgian town house hotel with bar and brasserie.We love food at Bank House! Our menu offers modern brasserie food, using top quality fresh ingredients and taking full advantage of the wonderful produce of the area in season. Our elegant Bar, once the bank manager's office, is open all day. Teas, coffees and delicious home made cakes are available throughout the day, with the Bank House tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes served during the afternoon.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
“Nice food, more potential”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We found this restaurant on a Sunday lunch time after a walk along the river. There were only three other diners in the restaurant at the time so getting a table was no trouble at all. Whilst the interior was nicely decorated unfortunately there weren't any tables with nice views over the river or the square next door. This was a shame as would have made a great experience on the nice day. The restaurant was tidy and clean but with few diners and no music etc meant it lacked some atmosphere.

Our orders were taken promptly by a friendly waitress and drinks arrived quickly. Unfortunately the waiter who brought the rest of the food & drinks wasn't quite as friendly and seemed rather put out to be working.

As a starter we choose some bread and oil to share. This was nice but the bread well over-toasted with burnt edges. The gammon steak and steak burger on the other hand were cooked to perfection and portion sizes plenty-full! Asking whether the burger should be rare or well-done would have really impressed but the tomato sauce in a pot was a nice touch (although I fear the flavour not to everyones taste). Certainly no complaints with the mains and given the sizes there was no need for desert!

It isn't the cheapest of restaurants but with the quality of food the prices would be acceptable, if only they'd make a bit more of the location and atmosphere. When we came to leave it became apparent that there was some outdoor seating, but surrounded by a high wall wouldn't have any scenic view and this is a great shame. In the end it feels like 'any other restaurant' and without all the staff on top form or a great atmosphere the edge was taken off the experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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“Perfection”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I love this place, visited twice now and can say it's my favourite place to eat in kings Lynn. Food is very tasty, setting is amazing and warm service from the staff. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A good Restaurant”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Bank House was recommended to us by a local so we booked and visited it midweek.
The staff were welcoming and friendly and the food was excellent and beautifully presented.
Although we were well looked after by the staff and the quality of the food was great - we founfd the place lacking in atmospher.

  • Visited May 2014
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“excellent lunch”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

They have a great fish to share dish and lunch is great. If the sun shines the decking outside is just what is needed

  • Visited April 2014
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norfolk
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“" 30th Birthday "”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Had been 2 times before for Sunday lunch, 1st time lovely, 2nd time not so good so was a bit worried what it would be like.We had to pre order as it was a Sat night and there were 14 of us.
We had our own room with a lovely coal fire which was really nice. We all had starters which everybody really enjoyed, I had soup not sure what flavour it was but was ok, husband had crabcakes which he enjoyed. The platters looked really good. We werent rushed at all for the mains and the service was friendly and very helpful nothing to much trouble. All the main courses
came out together and were hot. I had the spaghetti carbonara, garlic bread and salad which
was yummy 1 of the best I've eaten. Husband had the pork dish which he really liked not a scrap
left. The only 1 thing which we didn'nt enjoy were the onion rings which came with the burgers
were far to greasy. But overall we really enjoyed the food and would return.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank debbie c
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