Bank Westminster
Bank Westminster

Bank Westminster

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.individualrestaurants.com/bank/westminister/
  • Phone: 02076306644
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 12:00 noon - 11:00PM
    Saturday – 5:30PM – 11:00PM
    Closed all day Sunday
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, English, International
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Bank Westminster
Bank Westminster mixes style and sophistication with a lively atmosphere to create a truly unique experience.

Situated in the midst of St James, the restaurant offers an abundance of charm, colour and character. From the impressive bar to the elegant and relaxed dining conservatory with its stunning and tranquil courtyard backdrop, Bank Westminster is a fantastic location in which to relax and enjoy great food and drink.
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Bank Westminster reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.4
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (67)special occasions (40)group bookings (27)romance (22)pre/post theatre (20)fit for foodies (17)outdoor eating (10)outstanding value (7)brunch (7)afternoon tea (7)sunday lunch (7)good vegetarian options (5)child friendly (2)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Good Venue for our purpose
    granny777
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Staying overnight in the hotel this was a good location for dinner and for lunch the next day. Only problem was that our booking had not been transmitted to the restaurant.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebrations!
    Bella
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We celebrated 3 birthdays in a group booking at Bank and had a wonderful evening. Very attentive service staff, great food and lovely setting! The rib eye steak was melt in the mouth wonderful. We would all go back for another special occasion.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Relaxed but efficient
    opentablecomments
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    I usually visit at lunchtime or have dined in one of the private dining rooms, when the event is very business orientated. A first visit in the evening with friends provided a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The food is very good and we were made to fell very welcome by all the restaurant staff. The bar area was crowded and it was hard to attract attention for service unless one of the table staff took an order. However, overall, a dining experience to be recommended to fiends and business colleagues..
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 27/09/2014
    kandn
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We stayed at the st james' s hotel as part of my partners 30th birthday so decided to have her birthday meal at the Westminster. Wouldn't say it was quiet enough for a romantic meal tho and found the service slow. the food was fantastic and made up for the slow service.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bank Westminster
    myeats
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    A group of 5 of us had a lovely lunch here. The setting- the glass house overlooking a beautiful courtyard surrounded by London buildings-was a special treat for my out of town guests, and would be a charming place to eat on a rainy day. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was very good. The blue cheese, chicory and pear salad was excellent. I look forward to dining here again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Good service and decor, but food no
    alvinmc
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    I have eaten here previously, but this time food not as good as I recall. The duck was overcooked, the Thai spiced fish cake was bland, and the steak lacked flavor. The toffee pudding was very good however.
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  • Buzzing!
    LuvFunPlaces
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    I was entertaining my two buisness friends from New York, who really enjoyed the variety of international cuisine offered under one roof.
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    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening at Bank Westminster
    CB06
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I have dined here before and always enjoyed it so decided to take a friend as a treat. As always the service was great, the food and drinks delicious and all in a lovely setting. We had a great night.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food!
    kimmief
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The quality of the meal was top notch! I would very happily eat there again, and again...and again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Iluvgoodfood
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    There was no faulting Bank Westminster, the service was fantastic as was the starters to the main course. The only downside was the Duck, and chocolate pudding. The Duck itself was amazing but it was swimming in a bit too much gravy, it might have been better if the gravy was served as a side sauce and the chocolate pudding wasn't ozing at all. Saying all of that I would go back again as the steaks and everything else was done to perfection, so thank you for a lovely night.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic Service and Food
    sergiopaulino
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I've been there for dinner and was very good. Great Ambience, Service and Food are fantastic. Very romantic place with a bar at entrace with a very good looking. Best for couples or business meals. A lot expensive but with quality.
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    afternoon tea, business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • A hidden gem
    GPDoc
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    It's in an unprepossessing busy street, but you move past it's various and intimate bar areas to a modern semi-circular restaurant with the outer portion glazed from ceiling to floor. The lovely interior linen and tables look out into a gorgeous inner sanctum of gardens and Victorian splendour buildings. There is alfresco dining taking place in the courtyard from the attached St James Court hotel. You watch them; they can watch you, but all in a dignified setting; great fun. Service was impeccable; courteous and relaxed. Well-presented food from the menu exactly as seen on-line. Timely but not rushed. Try it!
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    JGL0
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    What a great deal this was, 2 courses for £29 including a drink... service impeccable, food was devine, had a fab table in the conservatory right by the window overlooking the courtyard, it really felt like you weren't in London, amazing find.. Would deffo return.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but sterile
    leewilliamsVIP
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    I'd go again as the food and service were good & enjoyable. but the place lacked some personality.
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  • An excellent evening
    Poshboy
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    A very nice experience. Dinner for me and a very senior government backbencher. We both enjoyed very well presented steaks and I had two good glasses of wine. We had friendly service without it ever toppling into being intrusive. The setting of the tables allowed us to have a proper conversation without ever feeling sepulchral. I will return
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  • Good location, slow slow service
    akigVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Booked the restaurant to have a quick 45 minute business lunch. Great ambience facing an inner garden but the food took 40 minutes to come out just for a burger, fish cakes and a steak. Food was ok but the service was too slow in spite of having put in a special request.
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  • Second lovely visit
    kshveydelVIP
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    Came back to this restaurant for the second time and again, the service was attentive, the food well cooked and of course the lovely view outside.
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  • One of my favourites
    Slinky
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    This was a surprise as the location was not a pretty as most, but once inside seated under the glass dome, the atmosphere transformed itself. I a great experience and the staff were knowledgeable and very helpful. I would definitely go back!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Great place for special occasion
    Fliss2dine
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My sister, her guy and friends of mine went to Bank for the first time. The setting is great overlooking the courtyard but avoid the table on the left near the door as there is a draft. I recognised one of the staff from another restaurant and once again he and the other staff were attentive, efficient and had the perfect balance of not being intrusive. Most of us went for the 2-3 courses with a drink. The portions were very good and tasty but beware of the extras as this can bump the price up. Seabass perfectly cooked. Sweets good too. Will definitely return. Lovely place and well done to them all. Front of house also kind too.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab, with a few flaws......
    CochynVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My second time this month to Bank. My vegetarian friend enjoyed it, though we couldn't visit often, as the choice for her is limited. I ate veggie too, and the baby beets starter was lovely, with creamy goat's cheese; we both had an asparagus tart which was packed with flavour. A good choice of piped music would make a huge difference. It's a shame to see Nestle mineral waters the only ones on offer - there are plenty to choose from, and a British water would suit better, in any case.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    frugaleaterVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very good lunch and well-priced - monkfish was exceptional. Venue still looks good, Service for meal could have been smarter - but they rang me as I'd left my credit card and were really helpful.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Good steak, nice atmosphere
    emmawVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The steak here is always good. Although both were a bit overdone they were very tender and flavoursome. The cheese was nice although could have been more adventurous and balanced with more crackers (there was also only one variety - water biscuits). Service was good; although our primary waiter seemed a little inexperienced he was very friendly. If you can get a table by the back window it has a very nice view of a pretty courtyard, which is lovely. Good value on the OpenTable deal. My fourth visit and I will go back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • We booked the toptable offer-very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We booked the toptable offer-very reasonable.staff were attentive and drinks reasonably priced. Very pleasant if you are casually meeting up with friends.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely conservatory dining
    THfeb
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    we really enjoyed the ambience at Bank, with an unrestricted view of a beautiful courtyard surrounded on three sides by attractive brick buildings, creating an inner-city dining oasis. Our party of 6 chose a la carte main dishes, as we felt the 2-course meal deal and drink for £29 was not especially good value. Smoked haddock risotto, asparagus and parmesan tart, flat iron steak in slices, warm goats cheese salad were all enjoyable. Next time we will ask to be seated under the glassed-in conservatory roof.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, afternoon tea
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  • Worth a visit
    Linda
    Dined on 27/3/2014
    Ive been here many times over the last few years and this restaurant is dear to me, for personal reasons rather than the food. The staff are lovely and you always get a good welcome. Its unpredictable as to how busy it will be. If you are unlucky enough to go on a busy night, the tables for two are very close together. I always ask for a quiet table and have never been let down, but I do go early evening which probably helps. Food is a bit hit and miss. Five or so years ago when I first started going, it was a lot better quality in my opinion. A year or so ago, they changed the menu and removed a lot of my favourites. They have most of them back now but the quality of the dishes I have isnt as good. All said, I keep going back :o)
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Bevjen
    Dined on 14/3/2014
    Great service, beautiful ambience, average food. Cocktails good.
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  • Good food, atmosphere cd be better
    Easygoing
    Dined on 12/3/2014
    Excellent steak. Waiter alright but not more. A second waiter stepped in at some point mixing different wines in the same glass (hey, they're all red anyhow). Atmosphere was 'nice' but a little cold. Girls welcoming very professional. Quite pricey at gbp 80 pp with shared starter, 1/2 bottle of wine per head & digestif.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre
    Scot
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    We had dinner early (5.30) so we were the only diners. So we had excellent service. Very attentive. Food was lovely too. We went for the 2 course and a drink option and there was enough variety that we didn't wish we'd gone a la carte. Eating later would no doubt have helped with atmosphere.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience, Great Food
    mbf199t
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Excellent food, very nice setting in the conservatory end of the building and the service was friendly and impeccable. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not good enough
    draeburn
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The best thing about this restaurant is the location overlooking a lovely courtyard, and the waitress service which was impeccable. My two big gripes were the speed which was painfully slow, and the steak I ordered coming medium when I ordered blue rare. We dined on a Tuesday, and the place was pretty much empty, perhaps 1/4 full, and yet each course took for ever to arrive. I don't like to rush my meals, but 20 minutes between courses is really too long. Secondly, in a restaurant that specialises in meat and steak, it is simply unforgivable to overcook a steak. Worse, when I told the waitress, she said sorry but no exchange. The starters and desserts were very nice, but for the prices being charged here, I'd expect much, much better.
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  • Business Lunch
    Sandy
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    We enjoyed the food and wine. Shame about the construction site outside and somewhat slow service.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings
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  • The standard of food was fantastic,
    Iwillreturn
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    The standard of food was fantastic, the service superb. It really matched our requirments for a night out. The ambience was relaxed and we could hear ourselves talk. Thank you to staff for a great evening.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Keith
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    Very impressed. Service and food spot-on. Will definitely return.
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    business meals, special occasions, pre/post theatre, fit for foodies
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  • A really beautiful restaurant.
    EgbertEatalotThe1st
    Dined on 17/1/2014
    A really beautiful restaurant. We had a fantastic view of the gardens where we were sitting, and it was a perfect ambience before going to opera. The food was excellent and the service very friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience and a restaurant I would certainly recommend for a special occasion.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okayish
    EMG39
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were a party of 4 and the food was okay although I was not happy with my vegetarian option of potato & cheese pie. 99% of my pie was a thick pastry crust - inside 6 cubes of potato and some cheese sauce. Also, from my experience vegetarian 'pies' are not normally encrusted in pastry but in the main layered vegetables - I was therefore very disappointed. We also got a bit annoyed with the wine waiter. We feel it impolite to fill wine glasses and he kept trying to fill our glasses near the top and several times we had to ask him to stop.On one occasion when one of us said 'that is enough' he tipped the rest of the bottle into another glass before we could say anything. This let down the standard of service and ambiance of the restaurant.
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  • Beautiful venue
    Lenny
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Beautiful venue overlooking internal courtyard. We had 2 meals from the TT menu, 1 was excellent (chicken) the other was a steak which was grisly and unappealing. If the steak had been of reasonable quality, this would have made a an excellent meal all round. The glass of wine with the TT menu was good. Service was efficient and to the point, nothing special / charming. Overall a bit 'ordinary'
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  • Big disappointment
    gourmet69
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    the positive first - marinated salmon was very good and fresh.forget the rest beginning with the rather loud musichardly allowing a conversation aand the frequently coughing waitress and finishing with a piece of meat unchewable and some fatty potatoe Chips. Not to mentione the fact that no effort was made to try and console the guest to make up for the poor meat. - better look some place else
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  • Great variety in the menu
    Abcd
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were looking for an elegant venue to spend the evening with some friends. Apart from the central London location which was convenient for everyone, the great variety of dishes on the menu meant that there was something for every taste (meat particularly but also fish and seafood). Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    Sandy
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had business lunch and all had the set menu. This is compulsory for all the dinners art the table which seems unreasonable, also there is only one withe or red wine to go with it which again seems very limiting. The food was great however, classic dished perfectly executed. Service definitely could be improved as they at one point just abandoned us.
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  • Bank St James restaurant
    Hakee
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    Good food, wide choice and good value, service good too - wines can be disappointing only wish they had better quality wine for the price.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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