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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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "We booked the toptable offer-very reasonable.staff were attentive and drinks reasonably priced. Very pleasant if you are casually meeting up with friends."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "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)"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and wine. Shame about the construction site outside and somewhat slow service."
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "Great service, beautiful ambience, average food. Cocktails good."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Excellent food, very nice setting in the conservatory end of the building and the service was friendly and impeccable. Would highly recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 11/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "Very impressed. Service and food spot-on. Will definitely return."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "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'"
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 03/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 03/01/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "Weve dined here many times over the last few years and are never disappointed. The restaurant is lovely and if you ask for a table that looks out over the courtyard, you'll get a really lovely view. The tables are very close together which is fairly typical for London. I always ask that they dont sit anyone right on top of us unless its really necessary. We tend to dine around 7pm so the restaurant isnt usually busy. Theres a good choice of starter, main and dessert and fairly reasonable for where the restaurant is located and what you get. We normally spend £90 to £100 for three courses for two and a bottle of wine. The restaurant has a bar serving drinks and delicious cocktails. This is one of my favourite restaurants in London."
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "Good food, wide choice and good value, service good too - wines can be disappointing only wish they had better quality wine for the price."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "The lovely flavour of the food added to the positive dining ecperience where we were greeted with a warm welcome and lovely view. However the servings were so small it was a bit of a let down. O yes and the cocktail was nice and strong. If it wasnt for the portion size for the pricthis restaurant would be 10/10"
    dined on 28/12/2013
  • "Been here many times, always a safe bet to take clients on a business lunch. Food is consistently decent and there is the Zander bar there for a post lunch/dinner drink."
    dined on 14/11/2013
  • "We had a lovely three course meal using the offer on toptable (2 courses for £29 including pre dinner drink (cocktails or wine)). the food was delicious and the waitress was attentive and polite to our party. I had the Thai noodle crabs which had a kick, but served on a cold bed of noodles which was unexpected. Main I had the cod risotto and thought it would be cod placed on top of the risotto - no, flaked and mixed in with the rice. However, it was full of flavour and with a nice runny egg yum!!! dessert we paid extra and it was a surprise to have the chocolate torte with popping candy!! Atmosphere was excellent everyone was in full Christmas spirit from entering the venue right throughout the meal to the end."
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "We visited Bank before a theatre show so the restaurant was quite empty, the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had opted for the toptable £29 two course option, there were four choices for each course with enough variety for us both to choice from. The food was presented extremely well and full of flavour, the portions were of a good size and was perfect for the pre-theatre dinner. We didn't have a desert, we chose a Cosmopolitan from the included drink which was delicious. We ordered other drinks with our meal and these were overly expensive in my opinion so only 3 stars for value, but I would recommend and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit."
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "The food was a good standard and reasonable value for money based on the 2-course menu..However, I did not order a dessert as I felt they were overpriced. The service was good and attentive, but the ambience lacked.This may have been due to the small number of diners, and heavy rain outside."
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "first time at bank really enjoyed the food and service would go again"
    dined on 09/12/2013
  • "Lovely stake and ale pie, but potatoes extra? Malayan chicken came with a few cubes of sweet potato, had to pay extra for the rice, which when it came was nasty. Food was ok in general, just not much of it. Restaurant was cold, no heating. The waiting staff were not very attentive, kept us waiting ages. Would not recommend to any type of activity, would not recommend at all. DONT GO!"
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "My companion declared the meal "very nice", and I cannot fault the food or the service We had a lovely table by a courtyard and could hear the rain pitter patter against the glass conservatory roof.. If I were being very critical I would say that the food, while very well executed, was not particularly creative (grilled sea bass and what-was-effective kedgeree), and the waiter did not know a great deal about the wines."
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "Went for Xmas lunch a wek before Christmas. The food was very good and the main course came with plenty of vegatables. Was very busy with office parties, but the staff kept on top of things very well. Would certainly vist again"
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "We had a great table overlooking the Courtyard. Everyone enjoyed their meals and we all said we would go back again. Great for business lunches and lunch/dinner with friends. Would recommend! Service was good but not amazing."
    dined on 12/12/2013
  • "My colleague and I have eaten here before but on this Thursday before Christmas, it was much busier than previously and we were unable to get a table by the frontage of the glass atrium. We had the £29 menu which includes a glass of wine and two courses. My chicken liver parfait with toasts was good, and the sea bass plentiful and cooked properly. We had a bottle of malbec. Service was slow initially and got a bit better as lunch progressed. There were some Christmas office groups and business lunchers there. Overall, very good."
    dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I have dined at Bank a number of times and never been disappointed. It's not cheap, but the food is always excellent quality and attractively presented. The menu is unpretentious and varied, and the specials are always worth considering. The restaurant overlooks the hotel courtyard and has a pleasant ambience. Ideal for business meetings or just a casual meal. Recommended."
    dined on 05/12/2013
  • "An excellent evening of dining and catching up for 2 Aussie friends. Delicious food evening on the set menu and attentive (without being overbearing) service. Only complaint was the Shiraz offered on the set menu deal - there are plenty of nicer options that are not too expensive - this one tasted a little 'raw'. A good find for me and only a short walk to Victoria Station."
    dined on 03/12/2013
  • "Very polished check in / welcome approach / process on arrival. Clearly understood my needs. The waiter unfortunately seemed a little vacant fine in good but delivering wine offered proved a challenge: off day me thinks. Good was great: mushroom risotto for me and my guest had fish cakes and salad. Wine when it came well served. Overall I liked Bank and will go again."
    dined on 28/11/2013
  • "Bank Westminster was a great find for a pre-theatre meal. It was a bit quiet when we arrived but they had several group bookings coming in later. Because of this we were seated at a table which was very dark as the two lightbulbs above needed replacing! Service was good although our "waitress for the evening" was moved to a different area. The food was interesting and the portions were larger than expected. We'll certainly go back again."
    dined on 14/11/2013
  • "Friday evening dinner with friends. Had cocktails first in the lively noisy bar; cool ambience, comfortable seats, interesting cocktails menu - though waitress was at a loss when I queried unfamiliar ingredients. Conservatory dining area quieter, classy and elegant. A very nice ambience. Service was a bit slow but courteous. Food was a bit disappointing; offer menu was limited to three choices, including veggie option. Starters:my ribs were very vinegary as was the sauce with the crispy squid, otherwise ok; mains :my sea bass was well cooked; the medium rare steak ordered by my companions was pink in the middle but strangely un-juicy and dense in texture. Veg. were not included; we had to order sides separately which pushed up cost."
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "Never been to Bank before but the food and service was good, and would go back"
    dined on 09/11/2013
  • "This was not my first time at the Bank restaurant, the standards remain excellent, The food was very good, the staff attentive, and very good value for the money."
    dined on 05/11/2013
  • "We were disappointed to be given a different menu for the top table deal. This was not made clear to us on the Top Table site. We therefore did not make use of the deal and chose from the main menu."
    dined on 07/11/2013
  • "We went for lunch. Arrived early and sat at the bar for a bit, no atmosphere, but then again we were the only one's there. Probably better at night with subdued lighting and lots of people. Moved on asap into the food area. Much better, A conservatory with views into a large inner courtyard. Old World Hotel buildings with lots of character. Beyond the conservatory a smart outside patio area, a good place to sit on a sunny day. The menu is a mix of east and west. With traditional fish and chips/steak etc along with a good choice of Indian/Chinese/Malay. We went for an Eastern mix, couldn't fault the food, presentation or service. The wine list is good and very reasonably priced. All in all a very good find."
    dined on 30/09/2013
  • "The Bank Westminster is a wonderful location with an atmospheric atrium to eat a wonderful dinner in. We went with friends from Germany and they were VERY impressed!"
    dined on 27/09/2013