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Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House

94 Irish Street, Dumfries, Scotland
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Ranked #29 of 105 restaurants in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English, Scottish
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Yarm, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Found the Old Bank by chance on a very wet Monday as we were passing through Dumfries. We went through the revolving door and were transported to a very charming restaurant full of character and elegance from times past. We were greeted by a friendly cheerful girl and seated by the window. Our order was taken and we were soon... More

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed The Old Bank Restaurant. Thank you for your positive feed back. We hope we see you again at The Old Bank. JoAnn M More

Coatbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Worth searching out this lovely little restaurant. Off the central shopping area but still easily accessible on foot and close to car parks. Staff are pleasant, there is a good section of food on the menu whether you are looking for lunch or a snack and a selection of cakes and tray bakes to fulfil the needs of ant sweet-... More

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. Children Are Carered For and Very Welcome. We have special seats and a Children's Menu. Look forward to welcoming you back. JoAnn M More

Wells, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A bit tucked away in Irish Street, but well worth the find - it appears to be favoured by the locals. The restaurant is actually situated in a real bank, but with a change of use of course.It may be fairly small, but it is extremely clean, well laid out and best of all - there is a very good... More

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for complimentary review of The Old Bank. Look forward to welcoming you back. JoAnn M More

Piraeus, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The first thing that hit me when we entered the premises was a smell not unlike the one you'd get in a public toilet. I would have been right out the door if I it weren't for the fact that I did not wish to insult my boyfriend. To make things worse, we were actually seated directly infront of the... More

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Serious mis-information. I have no tables near any toilets in The Old Bank. The door you sat next to leads to a corridor from which the fire escape is located and to a Georgian Spiral staircase which takes you to below the safe vaults where the ladies Powder Room and toilets are located passing through 2 doors. It is an... More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

from the moment you slide through the revolving door you are transported into a world of style and elegance. The appearance of the interior is sensational right down to the spiral stair that leads down to the toilets. The food is good and but the service can be a little slow at peak times, but the surroundings make up for... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely little restaurant. The food is of the highest quality. The menu is large with lots of specials also. The home made cakes and tray bakes are very moreish. The staff and very friendly but also very professional. I would definitely recommend the old bank for lunch or for coffee and cake! I will be returning very... More

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive feed back and complimentary remarks about The Old Bank Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Bank Restaurant in the future. JoAnn M More

Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have been here twice and first time I had afternoon tea and was really disappointed that it was squishy cream instead of fresh whipped cream for my scone. But the cakes and sandwiches were delish. Only thing was it was a pretty pricey and not much atmosphere about it.

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back about the old bank. We take on board your comments. Perhaps the Old Bank is not for you. The reports on the other cafes that you visit seem to be more to your liking. Sorry we do not meet your standards and lack in atmosphere. You mentioned we are pricy I try and keep... More

Dumfriesshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I have visited The Old Bank on many occasions and have always experienced a very quick friendly service. My most recent visit was during a busy lunch time and I was in and out within 30mins which really is excellent and ideal for lunches when working! The menu is extensive and has something for everyone. I can highly recommend the... More

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your balanced and complimentary feed back about the Old Bank. We aim to provide the exact service that your comments have expressed. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Old Bank in the future. JoAnn M More

Dumfries, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I went to The Old Bank Coffee House this morning and really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. The service by Andrew was prompt and friendly. We had scones and tea and coffee , all lovely. Would recommend it to friends.

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the Old Bank and staff. May we continue to welcome you and serve you. With Thanks JoAnn M More

Dumfries, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The presentation is good the food is lacking taste. My friend and i had a bowl of chicken rice soup which could have been called anything as it was totally tasteless even after putting loads of salt and pepper on. I commented to the waiter and was informed the chef doesn't use salt in cooking and uses salt free stock... More

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joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

So sorry you had a disappointing snack lunch. I think this is the second time you have written about The Old Bank Restaurant not being to your taste. Perhaps we are never going to be up to your standards. Monaghan Jewellers is my mane business and The old Bank is staffed to the best of my ability. I employ cooks... More

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