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“Lovely Food, Slow Service”
Review of The Old Bank House Restaurant - CLOSED

The Old Bank House Restaurant
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: It is a tea rooms , restauranrt and tapas bar.
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Had a meal here with a group of about 25 people, we arrived and had to wait for some time before ordering , once ordered the starter took 40 minutes to arrive, we had three tables of people and by the time our table was finished the starter the next table were just starting. This continued for the next 2 courses. We arrived at 7pm and finally left at 10.30pm.
The service was all over the place - forgetting wine/ orders etc but i have to say the food was amazing! Might try it again on a night that it's not so busy

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Thank T-bert
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

The exterior of the restaurant is nice but the interior is excellent. Its a relatively grand old building. The food was very good quality when we dined there and it is very competitively priced. Nice atmosphere there as well.

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Thank Businesstravellerr8
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Reviewed 2 January 2013 via mobile

This place looks nice & cosy and is fine for a coffee & cake. its not suitable or capable to cater for a large group/party for dinner when you make the booking they promise everything but when we went there for dinner (there were 20+) we were squashed into room downstairs (had booked larger room upstairs originally) the menu was different than what had been agreed on originally. The menu agreed on when booking was made was €25 per head. When it came to paying the bill seemed too much even when wine and drinks were allowed for. Turns out there was a steak supplement of €5-6, however no where on the menu was there any mention of this supplement (plus steak wasn't on the original menu agreed on when booking was made) when we tried to discuss these issues with staff after we were told that "chef" wasn't pleased having to cook so many steaks! This begs the question as to why "chef" devised a new menu with steak on it without discussing it with the person who made the booking. when we asked why we weren't seated upstairs in bigger room we were told that the fire couldn't be lit upstairs for "health and safety reasons" but yet health and safety wasn't an issue when staff had to get us to pass hot plates to each other because we were so squashed at tables and staff couldn't get around the table. Overall bad experience - have only highlighted some problems but there were several such as confusion over booking, menu changing, pricing & attitude of restaurant when queries were made, would certainly not go back & would not reccommend for parties.

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1  Thank Maisy32
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

I love The Old Bank. By far one of the best restaurants in town. The style of the rooms are so unique and cosy with the open fires. The staff and food is excellent and the price is just right. Keep up the good work.

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Thank MissTerie_12
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Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

The most gorgeous setting. We had our lunch in a lovely sunny room. It was difficult to choose from the menu. We wanted everything. The staff were warm and welcoming. The food was presented beautifully and looked as good as it tasted. Great value for money.

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Thank Ry0bi
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