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“Not what it used to be” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bank Birmingham

Bank Birmingham
Ranked #143 of 2,187 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $19 - $63
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ladywood
Description: Awarded for its excellent food, Bank Birmingham continues to present a first-rate choice for city centre dining in the stylish and sophisticated setting of Brindleyplace, making it a great location for business dinners or pre and post-theatre meals. Be enticed inside by a lively, yet relaxing atmosphere, within the bright and large dining area. This modern interior, complete with an open kitchen and exquisite wine rack, is complemented by covered terraces which overlook the striking 19th century canals and are perfect for al fresco dining or chilled cocktails on warm summer days. Fresh and nourishing, the menu is peppered with delicious specials, as well as a weekend brunch option.
Oxford
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

I had dinner here about 3 years and it was outstanding. Decided to go for lunch hoping for the same experience but it sadly wasn't to be. The starters were both very good but the main courses and dessert both distinctly average. Service was not great and certainly not worth the 12.5% charge added to the bill. For about £100 for lunch for 2, frankly I expected so much more.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Andy C
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good but not the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This used to be one of my favorite resturants in Birmingham. The food is still to a good standard as is the service but I think its lost its edge. You wont be disappointed but the food isnt quite as mouthwatering as it was when it first opened.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I took a couple of clients to Bank for lunch.
The food was excellent and luckily so was my company - as the venue was lacking atmosphere.
Great menu, perfectly cooked food but missing that something. Perhaps evenings would be better.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Baztop
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Amazing cocktails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went on a Sunday evening, the weather was great and we sat outside, at the back of the restaurant , it was lovely. The cocktails are great, really well made, the best I have had in the city. The service was very professional , with a nice personal touch. A lovely place to spend a sunny evening.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ley123
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Sheffield
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Was booked for a Saturday night catch up with an old friend. We started with Cosmopolitans at the bar which were perfectly made and delicious. The restaurant itself was nice with a good outlook. Our waiter was attentive and we didn't feel too rushed. I started with the king prawn tempura which I loved especially when combined with chilli jam! My friend enjoyed her thai fishcakes. My chicken, avocado and bacon salad was enormous and very nice. The only downside was that towards the end of our meal it got a bit noisy with larger parties of people on a Saturday night out. However, I suspect that this would the case in many of the places to eat at this time. All in all a positive experience.

Visited May 2013
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Thank CalChris
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