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Old Bank Restaurant and Coffee House

94 Irish Street, Dumfries, Scotland
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Ranked #27 of 104 restaurants in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English, Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Scotland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My mother and I popped in for a late lunch-great as not many places serve lunch after 2pm in Dumfries. The menu had plenty of options from small snacks to larger meals. There was an array of drinks to choose from also. We both opted for soup, 2 types on offer and both very tasty. There was a large selection... More

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

Thank you for a positive review of The Old Bank Restaurant. We welcome feed back to make sure we are doing all we can to provide good customer care and high standards. JoAnn M More

Moira, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stopped in Dumfries en-route from Derbyshire to Ayr, to stretch our legs and find some lunch. We wandered at random from the TIC by the river and found the Old Bank by chance. We had a lovely lunch in an atmospheric dining room which can still be seen to be a bank. Staff and owners are very friendly and... More

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Thank you for you positive feed back. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Old Bank Restaurant and hope you may visit us again. JoAnn M More

Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Once again, my wife and I have enjoyed a lunch here. It is pleasing to note that in this day and age, the food is not covered in salt. The restaurant manager, Andrew, really has his finger on the pulse and is a genial host. The only downside is the toilets are down a steep winding stair in the basement,... More

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Thank you for your kind review of The Old Bank Restaurant Dumfries. Feed back is very important to me and my staff to help us maintain high standards and consistency of service. JoAnn M More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

3rd visit now to the old bank, never disappoints. My wife and I stop here on our way through Dumfries. Everything starts with the great revolving door, followed by a friendly welcome. Breakfast is great and really tasty. Great atmosphere, pleasant place made even better if you get a window seat to watch the world go by....

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Thank you for your kind review of The Old Bank Restaurant. My staff really benefit from positive feed back. We look forward to welcoming you back. JoAnn M More

Yarm, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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

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