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.

Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House

Certificate of Excellence
British, Scottish
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
94 Irish Street | Corner of Irish Street and Bank Street, Dumfries, Scotland
01387251880
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 92 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty stop

Return visit to this old bank building just up from the river Nith in Bank Street and Irish Street junction. This elegant restaurant/coffee house is a popular visit for locals and holiday makers. Quality seating and decor in two different large dining areas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Doug B
,
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Return visit to this old bank building just up from the river Nith in Bank Street and Irish Street junction. This elegant restaurant/coffee house is a popular visit for locals and holiday makers. Quality seating and decor in two different large dining areas.

Helpful?
Thank Doug B
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Old Bank. we are delighted you enjoyed your tasty stop and hope you will come back in the future. JoAnn M More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, attentive service. Super surroundings. Good value. Popped in for lunch and found a menu with many possibilities. Save room for cake!

Helpful?
Thank Diane A
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review The Old Bank. Your positive feed back is very helpful to us and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do try to keep a high standard at all times and a review of this kind is rewarding For my staff. JoAnn M More 

Edinburgh, Scotland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a snack, light lunch or just a cuppy! Reasonable prices, good selection, excellent service, comfortable room.

Helpful?
Thank Stennie
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positve feed back. We read all our reviews and take all comments very seriously. It is important to us that we have satisfied customers and work hard in keeping stardards high. We hope to see you again in the future. JoAnn M More 

Leyland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, pleasant surroundings, food good value for money.We ate quite a late lunch but there was plenty to choose from. Pity this place doesn't open evenings..think it would do well.

Helpful?
Thank anne w
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

My Cook was delighted with your review and compliments about our soup. We serve two pots of fresh soup everyday, and due to its popularity we sell out of it 99 per cent of the time. We never reserve soup the next day we always make a fresh selection each day. We pride ourselves on this policy. We use the... More 

Moffat, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

was in for lunch on monday it was nice and busy i had home made soup followed by steak pie it was really nice glass of house red i have a couple of comments but in no way are they compliants cold plates for the main course a pet hate of mine and nobody came to ask if the meal... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank john t
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

So sorry to hear about cold plates. We keep our plates on the shelves above the pass and need to warn our customers about how hot they are, we must have run out of plates kept in this way. We are not a fine dining experience and we do rely on on customers telling us if They are not happy... More 

Aberdeen
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Very wide range of choice for lunch. Excellent home made soup with delicious ginger sponge to follow - not sure it was good for the waistline but yummy!! Lots of tempting home bakes. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced.

Helpful?
1 Thank Linda R
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review about The Old Bank. It is good to receive feed back and helpful to me and my staff. So pleased you enjoyed one of our delicious puddings, we have several others to try Including sticky toffee pudding which is delicious and a must at The Old Bank. Everyone enjoys it. Thank you JoAnn M More 

Dumfries
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

if you want good food piping hot with excellent service go here we go most Saturday lunch times for Soup and a scone nothing better in the town centre even the owner gets involved during the busy times all hands on

Helpful?
Thank frankwDumfries
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for you super review. All your comments are very relevant to potential customers. I consider this kind of review the best as it concerns the things that matter. Complaints about pictures on the walls are of no help, but comments about food and service are. Thank you JoAnn M More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Visiting from Australia, this was our third visit to Dumfries in as many years and we have been to The Old Bank numerous times as you can always be sure of home made meals which are always tasty and well presented . The staff are always welcoming and some have that extra welcome which is always lovely !! The atmosphere... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cambewarra1
Kirkconnel, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

I often visit here with my grandparents and young sons. Love the food, good home cooked, hearty meals. Particularly love the lasagne. The staff are very helpful and friendly. They engaged with my toddler son & he was given a free children's pack. There isn't really any room for a buggy but this is an old building and I found... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Leona453
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Sorry this is a belated response to you review. I have been off line with trip advisor and have just reconnected. Thank you for your review. JoAnn M More 

Dalry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Cam down from Ayrshire yesterday to visit my parents and Christine remembered from 1 month ago where I lived. I was most impressed. The food is exceptional, well presented and plenty of it and because my parents aren't big eaters, they had small portions which many restaurants are not willing to do. Last time, they had steak pie which they... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christine644369
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Sorry belated response. Thank you for your review. JoAnn M More 

Travelers who viewed Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House also viewed

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
 
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
 

Been to Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

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

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Irish Street | Corner of Irish Street and Bank Street, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: 01387251880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?