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“Albeit a little out the way, a 5 star restaurant!”
Review of The Banc

The Banc
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Ranked #783 of 22,544 Restaurants in London
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fabio and Jan opened the doors of The Banc in 2011 - reclaiming it's status on West Green Road (it used to be a former Barclays Bank), which inspired the restaurants name and renovating it with love and care to add some much needed pizazz to the area. A Burger & Steakhouse Restaurant with a touch of fine dinning and a labour of love for two young men, two local boys who went to the local school opposite the restaurant and decided to give something back to their community. Beautifully layout out over 2 floors, The Banc has an opened kitchen, contemporary decoration with hints of pearl white and red walls on one level and a black and white theme on the upper level which is superbly decadent and romantic. Fabio & Jan pride themselves on fabulous fresh cooked food, friendly, passionate and personal service. You will always see them either at the restaurant or outdoor lounge entertaining their guests. At The Banc the freshest produce, fish and matured meat are combined with the highest quality ingredients in order to create mouth watering dishes with unique presentation. With such fascinating dishes there is also a credible wine list and home-made desserts. We welcome your visit and hope to earn your repeated custom. Fabio & Jan
Coventry, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Albeit a little out the way, a 5 star restaurant!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

The food, service and setting were all perfect for a very reasonable price. The waiters are very attentive and helpful, yet not overbearing, and the food was cooked to perfection.
Although the restaurant is a little out of the way - I say it's well worth a visit!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank charashdash
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Fabio-Jan, Owner at The Banc, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Charashdash,

Thank you kindly taking the time to write your wonderful review and equally a massive thank you for making the journey to The Banc.

The Banc is somewhat a distance from Central London let alone Coventry, hence why we we commit 100% to delivering excellent, attentive and helpful service along with perfectly cooked food, as you stated at reasonable prices.

We hope to welcome you back to The Banc when you return to the surrounding area.

Best Regards,

Fabio & Jan
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Really good”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Awesome food, great shisha, definitely coming back! Recommend the mammoth burger. Great service too, very friendly and hospitable.

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Thank Nabil_D_123
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Fabio-Jan, Owner at The Banc, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Nabil D,

We are so pleased to hear you had an amazing all round experience at The Banc.

Our burgers are all home-made and I believe you are referring to The Banc Tower Burger which indeed is a 'Mammoth'. We endeavour to have the same level of natural, hospitable and professional service both in the restaurant and in our garden, therefore it is with great joy to know that you enjoyed both.

We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Best Regards,

Fabio & Jan
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing T-bone steak with a great experience.. Thank you Banc”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have been to this restaurant on a work colleagues recommendation, I was told the T-bone steak was tender, juicy and very tasty... After eating the steak I told my wife this was one of the best I have had, considering we are well travelled and have dined at some good places this place offered us food which left us wanting to come back. My wife had the lamb chops on Ricardo's (head waiter front of staff) recommendation which again left my wife talking about the chops on our 45 minute journey home :)... I want to focus on the quality of the food with live jazz music making a mellow environment the atmosphere and the decor made our standard Saturday night evening turn into a great experience.

BUT WAIT...... Ask for the bill and inspect it carefully because they are bound to charge prices to make you wonder how food of this quality can be charged at prices less than half of some central London restaurants which serve rubbish food for premium prices...

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Cemal P
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Fabio-Jan, Owner at The Banc, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear TravellingBuddhist,

Thank you dearly for a magnificent review. Our T-Bone Steaks and Lamb Chops are matured up to 28 days exactly for what you have stated as 'tender, juicy and very tasty'.

Carlinho Franco our Jazz Player has such a soothing voice that along with his guitar sure does make your meal and evening a memorable one, and im glad this has proven a hit with yourself and your wife.

Our prices are based on quality and freshness of our produce, meat and fish and we thank you for acknowledging that you feel it is good value.

Pleasure to have met you both and we hope to see you soon.

Best Regards,

Fabio & Jan
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Uncooked raw food”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to visit banc after hearing such good things about the food. Visited on the 8th of December. We ordered a cheese burger, 2 mix grills and meat balls. When we complained to the waiter he told us that it was a known problem for the meat to be raw inside. Do not understand why we was not told this before we ordered but will not be going there again.

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2 Thank khashim
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Fabio-Jan, Owner at The Banc, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Khashim,

Thank you very much for taking time to write your review. I would like to humbly apologise to you and your guests for what seems to have been a poor experience at The Banc.

We are well known as a restaurant for providing well cooked, fresh and delicious food and I can clearly see we have failed you. Our burgers are home-made and thick, and perhaps did not cook throughout, certainly not an excuse. I have spoken to my waiter and I understand he tried to explain that burger meat can be raw, for example rare, medium-rare or medium but again your preference was well done.

We would very much like to earn your custom again, please contact me on 0208 888 8898 or email thebancinfo@gmail.com. As two passionate owners we are saddened to hear your experience but would be overjoyed to be given a chance to turn this negative into a positive.

Please do get in touch.

Happy New Year,

Best Regards,

Fabio & Jan
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional service, hospitality and a truly magnificent meal.”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Second visit to the Banc and it is yet to disappoint. Attentive staff, who really put on a natural performance to make sure every need is catered for. Very busy NYE, yet food came out promptly, well cooked and presented.

Think it could be my home away from home being a local from Tottenham.

Hope 2014 brings the Banc more customers as they truly will not be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank evantiam
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Fabio-Jan, Owner at The Banc, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Dear Evantiam,

Thank you for taking the time to write such delightful comments. The Banc is committed to delivering exceptional service along with quality, fresh food at all times and considering it was a full house New Years Eve, we are overjoyed to know you had an exceptional experience.

Being locals ourselves, we are very proud to be in Tottenham, as the Tottenham community deserves it.

You are welcome to your second home always.

Happy New Year.

Best Regards,

Fabio & Jan
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