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4.9 /6 Excellent 31 Reviews

The Bank Restaurant & Bar

Low Fell European, British ££££ +100
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About The Bank Restaurant & Bar

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!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
The Bank Restaurant & Bar, 516 Durham road, NE96HU Newcastle


31 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 31 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 4
29.11.2016 12:23

I made an online booking but when we attended they had no record. There was a party upstairs so we sat in the bar which was very quiet and we enjoyed our meal.

1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 11:16

Lovely cocktails and attentive service. Food clearly freshly cooked- hot- and well presented. Steak was very good and cooked rare as my friend requested. Very nice.

2 reviews so far 3
03.07.2017 19:26

The staff were very good but the one thing that let them down was the main course. I ordered the Sunday turkey meal, the Turkey was very dry and the Yorkshire pudding flat and stodgy. The starter and dessert were both very good

1 review so far 5
31.07.2016 11:00

Staff were great & really friendly food was fab :) will be booked again shortly as really enjoyed it and very reasonable price thanks all

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 16:04

Lovely food. Great service. Couldn't fault it. Staff were helpful and friendly. Nice atmosphere. Very happy to go back again. Had dinner might do lunch

1 review so far 3
11.09.2017 08:00

Lengthy wait between courses - food was very good. Service could be better. All in all I was disappointed having been previously and raved to family how good it was.