The Bank is a premier dining destination just over the bridge and down Durham Rd from central Newcastle and Gateshead. But the locals of Lowfell may not want too many people finding about their favourite spot, housed in a beautiful old stone building that has stood since 1840, formerly housing the local bank. This is where the Bank gets its name, and the surrounding regions are where the Bank gets its phenomenal 21-day-aged steaks, with prime beef provided by farmers across Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland. Where the rest of the inspiration comes from for this amazing menu is a mystery - occasionally it’s from pub tradition, like a slow-braised steak and ale pie; sometimes it’s from international flavours, like Asian-infused tian of quinoa; and often it could be something plucked from the imagination - try the watermelon and chilli iced parfait and you will be thankful for human ingenuity. The Bank gets cosy quickly, so make sure to book a table if you want the full experience!
Had a great night, good food,nice cocktails, overall a lovely place to go. There were 6 of us for tapas and nothing was a bother for the team. Will definitely return!
The best Sunday lunch I've had in a long time! Even my picky Gran almost licked her plate clean! I had the crab cake starter which was simply delicious but not too heavy that I didn't have room for my Sunday roast lamb which came with a selection of veg and potatoes and a huge yorkshire pudding! My Gran had the roast beef which I'm told was amazing and we both cleaned our plates. The vanilla cheesecake for dessert was too good to pass up and we both had this, again this was absolutely divine and if I'd had room I'd have had a second helping! The service was excellent, the wait staff checked on us during every course but not to the point of being annoying. The food came out quickly and was lovely and warm and the staff were friendly and polite. I would absolutely recommend The Bank to anyone and will certainly be returning!
Excellent quality food , the duck meal I had the meat was cooked superb it just fell off the bone. .great service and fairly priced too!