The Old Bank Liverpool is a gorgeous restaurant inside an old bank in Liverpool. To be specific, it’s a British restaurant serving good pub-style food inside the former National Bank building on James Street, right in the heart of the city just steps away from Liverpool’s James Street station. The building, built around 1920, is nail-bitingly beautiful both inside and out and The Old Bank features a main island bar, dining booths set over two floors and a second mezzanine bar serving cocktails and craft ales. As city centre pub restaurants go, you can’t get much better than The Old Bank Liverpool, regardless of the occasion. Unsurprisingly, it’s popular, so do reserve a table in advance.
The menu at The Old Bank Liverpool is divided into two parts which together have any kind of casual occasion covered. The first is social starters, salads and sandwiches, the second is main plates, posh pies and puds. Just from that it’s clear to see what sort of food you can expect at The Old Bank Liverpool – British pub-style fare that properly fills you up and puts a smile on your face. If you arrive at this irresistible James Street restaurant with just a little bit of an appetite then why not get involved first with some Old Bank bar bites? The sausage and black pudding scotch eggs are a treat and the James Street social platter is good for quite a few of you. The Old Bank sandwiches are gourmet as hell and you’d be unwise to pass when it comes to the grilled beef steak one that’s crammed with caramelised onions, Monterrey Jack and other such indulgent things.
The Old Bank Liverpool menu goes on to offer classic British pub mains in the way of chicken curry, traditional fish and chips, whole tail Irish Sea scampi and grilled lamb chops. Everything is made with love and there are lots of options for the vegetarian or gluten-free folk among you. Perhaps our favourite part of The Old Bank Liverpool menu, however, is the posh pie part. Specifically, the 14-hour braised beef and ale pie is filled to the crust with local beef, dark ale, roasted carrot and celery, onion puree, redcurrant jelly, bone marrow, mustard and coriander seeds, onion and pepper. Yes, we told you it was posh. Reserve a table at The Old Bank Liverpool and head to James Street for your fill.
Very good service but my dad wasn't to happy with the chicken said it was steamed and left the chicken being tough and not a nice taste but overall good.
Food & service was excellent however the live music was far too loud. I feel it would be better to have more of background music when people are dining. You couldn't hear yourself over the music. Sadly we left shortly after we had eaten.
Lovely refurbishment of the bar. Spacious, nice décor with good service from all the staff. Good menu and lovely food served quickly. Will go again.
Good choice of food and well prepared. Lovely venue but we weren’t expecting all the Sky Sports screens which, although muted detracted from the ambiance.
Lovely food lovely staff love surroundings. Can’t wait till we go back in may 😃