Bank Birmingham
Bank Birmingham

Bank Birmingham

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.individualrestaurants.com/bank/birmingham/
  • Phone: 01216334466
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday 12:00Noon - 11:00PM Saturday 11:30AM - 11:30PM Sunday 11:30AM - 10:00PM
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  • Cuisine: Asian, Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Spacious, stylish and with views of the open plan kitchen and bar, the glass-fronted Private Dining Rooms allow guests to enjoy an intimate occasion yet still feel very much part of the restaurant and its ambience. Perfect for a variety of business occasions or a private event, the two rooms can accommodate up to 50 guests in each with the option to be opened into one room able to seat 100. Alternatively, the rooms can be used for a standing reception for up to 150 guests.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Bank Birmingham
Situated within the cosmopolitan surroundings of Brindleyplace, Bank Birmingham is chic and sophisticated with the character of a lively continental brasserie. From the moment you walk through the revolving doors you are absorbed by the bustling atmosphere, vibrant setting and enticing aromas. The dining area is spacious yet intimate with a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Elegant wine racks adorn the back wall, interspersed with views of the chefs in action in the open kitchen, whilst the front overlooks the beautiful 19th century canals. The alfresco terrace areas are calm, relaxing and boast superb views, making them the perfect settings for whiling away the hazy summer days with a delicious meal or cooling cocktail.
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Bank Birmingham reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since 22 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.4
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (16)special occasions (14)outdoor eating (13)group bookings (11)pre/post theatre (8)fit for foodies (7)romance (7)disabled access (5)sunday lunch (4)brunch (3)child friendly (2)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Lovely food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Lovely food, friendly courteous staff, nice atmosphere. Brilliant under cover heated outside seating area
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  • Fails to live upto its name
    brumfoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have heard past stories of bank being a place to eat within Birmingham, however one was most disappointed with the overall offering. I gave the food a 4 star rating as this was very good however the fillet steak came on a plate with no side salads or any other offering which is rather strange. In terms of the service staff were very rushed and seemed to not really pay us any attention apart from the obligation to ask if everything was ok with the meal.. There was no personal manor from the waiter and we were chasing him for drinks etc rather than being asked. In regards to the venue itself it was a little sad as it comes across as a dated strip club inside with a overly modern dated interior.
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  • MattVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Stunning little find. Would Recommend that you try the cote De boef and Lobster as both were amazing. The only complaint was the cardinal sin of serving warm Limoncello - Yuk
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  • Still got it
    fatfred2
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    We are pretty regularly in and around the Bank sometimes just for drinks as cocktailstake some beating, this visit involved the usual food and drinks and we were glad that the buzz was style around the place and that the food stood up to its usual high standard even if a lot of basic dishes. Slight issue seems that not enough bar staff at times.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • Terrible service
    Cb01VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We were told out table wasn't ready (we were 15 mins early) despite there been loads of tables unoccupied both inside and out - so were made to order drinks at bar to "wait", once finally seated it took them 10 minutes to bring a menu, bread was forgotten and we had to ask on 2 occasions for out drinks, took 25 mins longer for out order to actually be taken. Good was good, staff horrendous
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    group bookings, outdoor eating
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  • Great for food and drinks!
    Lulu
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    I booked this table for my boyfriend and I, we were in Birmingham for the weeked to do some shopping. I was really impressed as we arrived, the restaurant looked really smart and ambiance was great. The menu wasn't too varied, I could have done with a few more options accross the board, but once we recieved our food it was really tasty and perfectly cooked. It wasnt cheap, but around the price you would expect, and I would definitely go back!
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    outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Bank Restaurant, Birmingham
    ukbrenda
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Lovely restaurant! Have eaten here many times over the years! Good and service excellent! Very expensive though!
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service poor and too slow
    Veggiegal
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    3 hours for a lunch with just a main course is just not good enough!
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  • Friendly staff
    PandE23
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    We received a warm greeting, excellent service with an appropriately attentive waiter. Food was good, and the overall experience excellent. Highly recommended!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • First Class
    ChrissyG
    Dined on 15/3/2014
    Fantastic hosting, service and above all, superb food. Great music and outside lounge. Highly recommended.
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    special occasions, outdoor eating
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  • After work meal, pre concert
    Angierollo
    Dined on 13/3/2014
    Have eaten here a few times now and they are just brilliant. Great service and food. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service outstanding
    Merlin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I though the service from start to finish was out standing , the food was good but ive had better in bham not that would not stop me from going again or recommending it to any one , i will visit again to see if the service was a one off or if it is like it all the time , if it is like it all the time i would like to bring some my staff to see how customer service should be do e .. It was that good
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Dav59
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Great service, very friendly and welcoming staff. Would definitely go again and good place for drinks.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious oysters and juicy steak
    Rossmeister
    Dined on 17/1/2014
    Really enjoyed our visit. A stone throw from the nia so perfect for pre or post show dinner. Service was a little slow , or drink orders took quite a while but the staff are very friendly and professional.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bank Birmingham
    Eskimonel73
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Wanted to go to Bank for years, finally got there a fortnight ago and it was well worth the wait. The service was fantastic, extremely helpful and attentive without being in your face and over the top. Had 3 courses, the best by far though was the smoked haddock and leek risotto with poached egg...I would go back again just for that. Only one disappointment, my pudding. Chocolate brownie was too full of nuts, too small and too chewy. Will definitely be going back again in the summer.
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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  • lost some charm
    lunchwithfriends
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I used to be a regular at Bank years ago and decided to go back for a special lunch with a friend. The food is good but the service is a little lacklustre and the one thing I cannot believe is that it has not had a revamp in all these years. It still has that hugely naff mural on the wall in the restaurant and the bar area looks decidedly grim. Bank used to be the premier dining establishment in Birmingham, but it has been overtaken by others and has not even tried to keep up which is a little sad. It was £230 for lunch for two (with wine and a couple of cocktails) and so it is not cheap and I think other places offer a nicer environment and food of equal or better quality.
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  • Food and restaurant were fine.
    Shropdine
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Food and restaurant were fine. However the reservation was made online through Top Table for 8pm weeks prior to the required date but when we arrived at the restaurant they had the reservation time down for 7.30. After much waiting around on a busy Friday night we finally were offered a table.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic all-in-one venue.
    OllieB
    Dined on 23/11/2013
    This place has it all. A fabulous outside area, a welcoming, buzzing bar and a sumptuous menu delivered through excellent service. Well recommended. My only criticism is that the tables are soooo close together. Not only can you smell what the other diners are having, you can virtually taste it.
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  • Disappointing
    Tmer
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Poor value and poor food but the service was a saving grace.
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  • Bank @ Brindley place
    ah179865
    Dined on 26/10/2013
    Recently visited Bank for a pre theartre meal. They were aware of our time constraints and delivered excellent service based upon this comstraint. The food was very good - the steak I had was very high quality and well cooked. I have eaten here before and will go back again in the future
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since 22 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambience3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Value3.4
  • The following 486 reviews are from the Bank Birmingham reviews archive.
  • Saturday night
    diner
    Dined on 28/9/2013
    We booked for 9.30 When we arrived they had no record of our booking although it was confirmed by email through toptable We noticed that another group were also been told that they had no booking We then had to wait for 45 minutes for a table After this everything went very well Food excellent and good vaue. Service very attentive and friendly and efficient Music a little loud and clubby for our tastes
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls work meal
    Pacy
    Dined on 29/8/2013
    We had a great evening and were looked after really well. The food and service was first class. Great atmosphere too!
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    business meals, romance, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening meal!
    Garfield
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Excellent place to eat & drink, very stylish & modern with great service & amazing food! Would definitely go again.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    Dianne
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Really enjoyed another visit and as ever, a good meal, good wine and a great place
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    luvniceplaces
    Dined on 19/7/2013
    Been several times now and always been great, the staff are so courtious and very attentive, they all seem to take pride in their work. Must say that this time we went the food was even better than before. We'll be back.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday meal
    Foody
    Dined on 18/7/2013
    Went to bank to celebrate my birthday last Thursday and i must say i was very impressed, more so as we was sitting on the terrace in the sunshine (which i didnt realise bank had for years). Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend for an enjoyable outside evening meal.
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  • Another good meal at Bank
    Mandm
    Dined on 29/6/2013
    Second time we have eaten at Bank before going to a concert. Both times the staff, service and food have been superb.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, lively atmosphere, $$$
    2OnSatNight
    Dined on 22/6/2013
    As with other reviewers, agree that food was very tasty, well presented and well proportioned. It is *not* the 'haute cuisine' of the type of 'a sliver of wild ... with a froth of unicorn spittle and fairy dust' - just tasty and good quality. Atmosphere on a Saturday night was lively - not romantic - but a good background hum with no annoyances of over exuberant guests. The service was ok - Our server was very polite and efficient - though it appeared they were just coping with the busy trade and it was on the side of being less attentive than it could have been. I have no issue with pouring my own wine if we are thirsty and did so on one occasion. We'd go again - knowing what to expect.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night meal for 2
    Sheffieldfoodies
    Dined on 21/6/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed our trip to Bank retaurant on 21st June 2013. The quality of food was excellent and the service at table was also very good - 1 point taken off for the service due to having to wait ages for pre-dinner drinks at the bar. The restaurant was extremely busy with a large table behind each of us which meant that the ambience was not particularly ideal for a romantic meal and the wine was pretty expensive. Having said that it didn't detract from our evening and I would recommend for any special occasion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent............
    Kevin
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    On our first visit to Bank we received a pleasant welcome and were shown to our table where our drink order was taken and we were left to peruse the menu with a good choice of dishes. Service was precise and very friendly throughout, food was excellent (Smoked haddock starter followed by Malayan Chicken for me), good wine selection and overall a really great night. Restaurant was a little on the noisy side which didn't bother us but may not suit everyone. Toilets are not easy to find and really need to be cleaned more regularly. Would definately recommend a visit and will certainly be returning.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bank Birmingham
    ukbrenda
    Dined on 24/5/2013
    Have eaten here many times in the past and have always enjoyed it. I would say the food is adequate. Not out of this world - but the prices! Nearly a £100 for two people and we shared a starter. £7.50 for a glass of wine - it really is not worth the money and I'm not sure I would go back here again in a hurry.
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  • Lovely!
    Pickle86
    Dined on 15/5/2013
    An early dinner for us as we had tickets for the NIA, which you can see from the window it's so close! Excellent Mojito at the bar whilst browsing the menu. Tasty food, portion sizes just right. A treat!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service,
    alas
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Great food, great service, good lively restaurant. Wine not cheap but you don't mind when the food is that good
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lazy Sunday
    finedinerVIP
    Dined on 17/2/2013
    We were certainly allowed plenty of time to enjoy our pre-concert meal - no-one rushing us off, even though it was busy. Unusual and delicious soup combination, but paella with salmon was a bit salty. Our table was a little too close to the next one, but we coped. As ever, service was personal and friendly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Second To None
    Kablar
    Dined on 14/2/2013
    Despite being one of the busiest nights of the year - Valentine's Day, our table was ready and waiting for us. We were offered drinks at the bar and never felt rushed into being seated straight away. The service, ambience and quality were all absolutely fantastic. The staff were very attentive without ever being intrusive. Value for money was much better than I thought it would be at such an upscale restaurant. My girlfriend and I both had a 3 course meal (I had fillet steak), and we shared a bottle of Prosecco and the bill was still under £100 - even with a 12.5% tip!! You can't argue with that.
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    romance, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Bank
    TheSmurfster
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    The lunch was very good, as usual, though it was a little quiet (typical for January). The wine selection is always good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    Luci
    Dined on 29/1/2013
    Had an early evening dinner there for my birthday. Have dined there many times before and as a Club Individual member they knew it was my birthday and gave me a free glass of prosecco - nice touch. Not so impressed with the bar area being cordoned off because of a large party (not in evidence) nor with the bar waiter who wouldn't wait for me to show my Brindley Place card so I didn't get the discount. Still the set menu was very good - crayfish and melon, roasted veg frittata (salmon for husband) and peanut butter cheesecake and brilliant value so mustn't complain too much.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Quick Service
    finedinerVIP
    Dined on 29/1/2013
    Having been held up in traffic, it was a rather a rushed pre-concert meal - so I appreciated the way they acted promptly to ensure I could make the concert without indigestion. Mushroom soup of the highest calibre!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trendy atmosphere with good food
    Scrumpy
    Dined on 18/1/2013
    Trendy restaurant and bar, which is good for pre/post going to the NIA and also for a nice meal for special occasions. Fantastic service although a little more selection on the starters would be good Overall a great night
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MEL
    MEL1VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    Food and wine very good Busy atmosphere and attentive waitress
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    I would recommend this to a friend.