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“Friendly, busy, good value and fun with a great varied menu”
Review of Banco Lounge

Banco Lounge
Ranked #622 of 1,651 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 'The Lounges' are informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bars open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment.The Lounge menu is available all-day and offers a wide range of dishes including an extensive brunch menu, a selection of proper-job burgers, a great selection of tapas & more restaurant-in-style monthly specials. There is an extensive selection of coffee/tea, cakes and pastries, smoothies and fresh juice, and a small selection of wines, draught beers & cocktails.Banco opened in June 2006. The premises had most recently been used by the YMCA who had occupied the space when Lloyds Bank closed their branch there. Lloyds's sandstone frontage still remains. Banco has arguably has the most character of all 'the Lounges' with high ceilings, cornices, & an unusual trading space.Banco Lounge is situated in the very 'up-and-coming' suburb of Totterdown, which is famed for its tightly packed streets filled with colourful houses.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Sunday brunch time visit to this friendly place, former Lloyd's Bank in Totterdown. A little bit of parking behind but we guess a lot of locals on foot. Food good quality with a large variety on the menu plus specials available. Recommend you try.

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Mike R, Manager at Banco Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Thanks for the great review David! We are happy you were pleased with your visit. Please come again!

Mike Roscoe
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I must start by pointing out we did not visit to participate in the quiz, nor did we do so. However, in our opinion it was utterly cringe-worthy. The quizmaster started to ask the questions before the answer papers were handed out: The questions were continually being corrected as he went along: There were long gaps between questions. Questions were read at an amazingly loud volume and mostly punctuated by ums. All the aspects relating to our meals, thank goodness, were up to the usual high standards we have experienced at this venue.

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Mike R, General Manager at Banco Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

David, you will be happy to know the quizmaster has been replaced by our very own Hannah who is far better! We are glad you enjoyed your food and service. Please come visit us again!

Mike Roscoe
General Manger

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

A great place to have a social Sunday brekkie, especially the morning after. A great menu choice, an exciting place to mix and fantastic value. The coffee is also brilliant, allserved in an old Lloyds bank building which retains many of its original features. No evedence of spare cash lying around though.
The best bit is the great smiley service you get from the staff.

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Mike R, Manager at Banco Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Hi Mike! Sorry there was no money still lying around... you forgot to check the old bank vault in the cellar! Pleased you love our breakfasts. Please stop by again soon!

Mike Roscoe
General Manger

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We eat here really regularly as it's very close it home. The food is great quality and good value. We've sampled many of the regular options and lots of specials. All have been tasty. Today I had a lovely Indian Summer Fish Curry- it was fairly mild but nicely flavoured. Service was excellent- friendly and efficient.

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Mike R, Manager at Banco Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Thanks so much for the glowing review! Please come and see us again soon!

Mike Roscoe
Gneral Manager

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

The guys that run this place are great fun
They had mushy peas with cod and fat chips on the menu, turns out fat chips were off so had little cubes of fried potato instead. Mushy peas were garden peas so they tried again but you can't make mushy peas from garden peas no matter how hard you try!
Full marks for trying though
Great coffee good selection of beers on tap plus very strong cider! Be warned!
Bit pricy but fun place to go for coffee and cake or lunch or dinner par,ing bit of a night mare though

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Mike R, Manager at Banco Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Hi Denise!

Sorry the food wasn't 100% we do aim to please! If you are in Bristol again, please stop by and let us make it up to you!

Mike Roscoe
General Mager

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