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Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House

Certificate of Excellence
English, Scottish
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94 Irish Street, Dumfries, Scotland
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Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
consistently good

food in the 'Bank' is always good, the surroundings are comfortable and a little unusual with the 'odd' painting and decorative china ornament. however, this does not detract from the ambience. All in all, a safe bet for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
seegee123
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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kent
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We loved it all! The gentleman who looked after us was so amusing and made us so welcome. We had a delicious lunch.

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

Thank you for your kind comments about The Old Bank Restaurant Dumfries. It's so good to get positive feed back. We hope you will visit us again soon. JoAnn M More 

Kilmarnock
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The Old Bank Restaurant is near the river, and has easy access to the shops in the town centre For light lunch, afternoon refreshments etc I can wholeheartedly commend it. Scones, panninis and Lemon Drizzle cake plus a large pot of tea for two made for a most pleasant dining experience The soup looked very good too!

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

Thank you for giving us such kind praise. I am so pleased you enjoyed The Old Bank Restaurant Dumfries. It gives myself and staff such a boost to know that they are appreciated. We do hope you will visit us again soon. Thank you JoAnn M More 

coleraine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After travelling from Ireland and on route to Nottingham, we called in with our 4 month old baby for a light lunch and a coffee. Arriving at the revolving door I asked an employee to open the side door ( which was locked) so we could get the pram through. He went to find out if he could. A middle... More 

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

So sorry you had such and experience at The Old Bank. We try and be all things to all people and it is a difficult line to walk sometimes. We do try and accommodate wheelchairs and prams. It's an old bank building and not purpose built for a restaurant. The doors are not locked that would be illegal but customers... More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I catch a breakfast here when I'm around twin visiting family on a weekend. They make a wonderful bacon and scrambled eggs. I will definitely keep coming back!

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

Thank you for your positive feed back. Sorry in delay but I have been off due to illness. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Bank Restaurant. JoAnn M More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

food in the 'Bank' is always good, the surroundings are comfortable and a little unusual with the 'odd' painting and decorative china ornament. however, this does not detract from the ambience. All in all, a safe bet for lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
joann m, Owner at Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. It is always good to hear what our customers have to say. I am sorry I have no replied to your review before this but I have been off work for several weeks due to illness. JoAnn M More 

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Lunch visit with partner food very nice , staff friendly and attentive and obviously trained snd well versed in how people like to be served Value for money would throughly recommend , if only there were more places like this instead of chain establishment regenerating frozen food

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

Thank you for your positive feed back and review of The a Old Bank Restaurant Dumfries. It is good to hear what our customers have to say. I apologise for not replying sooner but I have been off work for several weeks due to ill health. We hope you will visit us again at the Old Bank. JoAnn M More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Returned here once again for another fantastic lunch, fantastic service and reasonable prices, didn't realise they have a dedicated Yankee Candle store... Bought a wee candle :) another happy customer :)

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

Thank you for your positive feed back and review of The a Old Bank Restaurant Dumfries. It is good to hear what our customers have to say. I apologise for not replying sooner but I have been off work for several weeks due to ill health. We hope you will visit us again at the Old Bank. JoAnn M More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Been here for lunch on many occasions and tried a lot of dishes. There home made mac and cheese is awesome!!! Prices are really reasonable too... Staff are friendly and the whole place has a nice little quirky feeling about it, will return many times in future :)

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

You have made my Christmas. My staff and I work hard to make the Old Bank worth visiting and customers like you are the real pay off. Thank you. It's Christmas Day and I'm still working that's how serious I take my business. Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. JoAnn M More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We all had a very nice lunch everything was excellent Andrew looked after us all very well. Anne and Peter

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

Thank you for your feed back. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and praise for Andrew is much appreciated. I have many customer who compliment me on all my staff for their friendly service. Have a very Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you again in the New Year. JoAnn M More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

I have always regularly visited old bank but not so much of late. In the past year it has completely changed with staff and food quality. Prices are a wee bit steep for a cafe and portions don't reflect that. Sandwiches come with a weird dish with a tiny bit of salad. My sister usually has a latte which is... More 

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

Bring back The Old Bank ? I have run The Old Bank for 7 years and owned it for over a year before that. It was bankrupt and had sat empty for over 3 years. So it is at least 11 years since it was open before I bought it. I have very many customers who praise me on my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Irish Street, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries

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  • Cuisine: English, Scottish

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