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The Bank House

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British, French, Contemporary
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Bank House Hotel, Bar & Brasserie | King's Staithe Square, King's Lynn, England
01553-66-04-92
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Lovely Warm Atmosphere

Came for a Christmas Party Night and expected it to be a bit impersonal as it was the last Saturday before Christmas and would be so busy. The bar was rammed but we were still met by a very polite mature woman who suggested we went straight to our table and drinks were served very quickly. What a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
dinah34b
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bank house is a little bit different to the rest of the chain restaurants found in King's Lynn. My husband and I visited following a recommendation from a friend. The food was lovely and the restaurant itself was very pleasant with good service. We would like to return in the future but feel that the menu choice was a... More 

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Thank Margaret S
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and Service Not to sure about the new wine list our favourite win is now missing ? But overall a very good evening with friends

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Thank Clive Hazel S
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent Christmas Day 2015 at the Bank House along with 14 other family members .. Excellent meal. Warm friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Teresa D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This bistro is popular and well sited. The food is fine, nothing to write home about but ok. Parking nearby is generally very difficult. Main recommending feature is the building which is a very old bank. It's been nicely converted but the bar area is far too small and often uncomfortably over crowded. Worth trying but I struggle to see... More 

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Thank Lesley S
Michael B, General Manager at The Bank House, responded to this review

Dear Lesley, I am sorry to read that you felt Bank House is overrated, we all try very hard to provide great food and excellent service to all of our guests. We are very lucky to be in such an outstanding Georgian building but this does have its restraints being grade 2* listed. We are very limited as to what... More 

Swaffham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited their sister pub the Rose and Crown many times in the last year and loved it, we thought we would give the Bank House a try. The first impression wasn't good, we had to walk half way though the restaurant and make ourselves known to the staff with very little welcome from them. The room we sat in... More 

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Thank Mark V
Michael B, General Manager at The Bank House, responded to this review

Dear Mark, I am sorry that you felt your experience at Bank House was not an enjoyable one. We work very hard to provide great food and service and I was disappointed that you felt we had failed on these areas. I do hope that you will try us again in the future. Kind regards Michael More 

Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the bank house with my family on the Kings Lynn heritage day had great service and a great Sunday lunch would recommend this place to anyone as I have eaten here with my partner on many occasions so give it a try as you will not be disappointed

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Thank The Reviewer T
Michael B, General Manager at The Bank House, responded to this review

Dear The Reviewer T, Many thanks for your great review of Bank House. I was really pleased to read that you had enjoyed your time with us on more than one occasion and hope you will enjoy many more. Kind regards Michael Baldwin More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Came for a Christmas Party Night and expected it to be a bit impersonal as it was the last Saturday before Christmas and would be so busy. The bar was rammed but we were still met by a very polite mature woman who suggested we went straight to our table and drinks were served very quickly. What a difference a... More 

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Thank dinah34b
Michael B, General Manager at The Bank House, responded to this review

Dear dinah34b, I was so pleased to read that we had exceed expectations on your arrival at Bank House during the party season. We work very had to ensure all of our guests have a great time and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards Michael More 

Kings Lynn
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144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Managed to fit a party of 6 in at short notice. Table instantly available. User friendly wine list but menu may need some explanation in places. The food is always really attractively presented and tasty with good portion sizes. Friendly unhurried service.

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Thank vincent12089
Michael B, General Manager at The Bank House, responded to this review

Dear Vincent, Many thanks for your review, it was great to read that we had managed to accommodate you at short notice and you enjoyed your meal. We have taken note of your comment regarding the menu and shall look at this with our new menu. Kind regards Michael Baldwin More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Lovely looking venue, we had high hopes........The soup starter was seriously salty. Main meal, salmon cooked well but a disappointing sauce tasted of nothing. The staff were attentive when serving and fairly friendly. Overall, I couldn't help thinking there is something missing from this venue and dining experience.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

A more up market venue by the river front serving good food. Been several times for lunch and always met with cheerful polite staff who know how to treat customers. Great for that extended lunch when in town. Not eaten in the evening yet but menu looks good and if like earlier in the day this historic building would be... More 

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Thank PVH51

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bank House Hotel, Bar & Brasserie | King's Staithe Square, King's Lynn, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  King's Lynn
  • Phone Number: 01553-66-04-92

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
  • Cuisine: British, French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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