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The Banc

Cnr Franklin and Maria Streets, Swansea, Tasmania, Australia
03-6257-8896
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Ranked #4 of 16 restaurants in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Australian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Rockhampton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My fiance and I went to Banc among others to trial places at which to hold our wedding reception in October 2014. Banc was the CLEAR standout and was some of the best food, if not THE BEST, we had in the food-loving Tasmania. The waiter, Brendan, was attentive but not hover-y, friendly, amicable and funny - not too stuffy.... More

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Cape Broyle, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our meal lived up to our expectations. The wine we selected was not in stock; the hostess recommended an alternative wine which we both enjoyed.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great menu, superb food, large portions. Every course was excellent. Service friendly and informal. Great building, the history of which is written around the walls. Tables nicely situated but lighting a little on the dark side and perhaps a little quiet background music would have helped the atmosphere. But overall superb and will definitely return!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Had the pleasure of eating at the Banc with my husband and son. We all chose different menu items and all loved our meals- desserts were fabulous, especially the tasting plate! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Well worth a visit !

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I am so lucky to be able to visit Swansea frequently and I always choose to visit the Banc restaurant when dining. I have never been disappointed with a meal or their service. The food on this visit was a wonderful dining experience and I had the pleasure of taking a young German visitor with me. She was very impressed... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Read good reviews but that was not our experience. Service was extremely slow and unattentive so much so we skipped desert rather than risk another hour in the restaurant. The food had promise but shortcuts in the kitchen were evident. The lamb shank was a small portion overtaken by a corn starch taste to thicken the broth into gravy rather... More

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Hawker, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Had the quail and chicken breast - perfect. Chardonay from Devils Corner also very good, a pleasant evening but not the best ambiance.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had read a review about this restaurant from an 8 year old lonely planet book that came highly rated. We were so glad to see it still open (at 7pm) and very busy. The lady that served us was very welcoming and gave her full attention to everyone even though she was the only one serving. The recommendations on... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food was good in general however the duck was over cooked. The place needs a bit more character on interior design and the music (commercial pop) doesn't go at all with the concept of the restaurant.

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Launceston, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The waitress was lovely and extremely helpful; she was nice enough to squish my husband and I in for dinner. I would highly recommend booking though. The menu had a good range of different meals to pick from and they were reasonably priced. The Banc bread was really good. My husband and I ordered the scotch fillet and the lamb... More

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