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No 1 The Bank

4.5
4.5
39 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish

No 1 The Bank Bistro in Perth’s excellent Parklands Hotel is an informal bistro that enjoys terrific views overlooking South Inch Park and the hotel’s own grounds. The dining room is conservatory style with smart leather seating, stylish marble tables in a sleek modern style and those lovely views. The chef Marko and his team of talented chefs use fresh local produce to create a varied, seasonally changing menu serving from breakfast until late. In sunny weather bistro meals are also served on the terrace at the front of the hotel. The Parklands has been showered with awards and No 1 The Bank has become Perth’s top spot for smart, informal dining.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–19:15 Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–20:15

  • Phone number

    01738 622451

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

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What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. EC

    ElaineC

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Met family members for a meal. Carpark was very busy but the restaurant was empty when we arrived and remained very quiet which was disappointing as it lacked atmosphere. Service was very good and food very tasty. Eating area and seated area in lounge could have been warmer. Only down side was the service charge which was automatically added to the bill and was 10%. Think it should be left to the individual as to how much to leave, especially in the current climate.

  2. TC

    TonyC

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    A well kept secret venue in Perth, perhaps being the restaurant within the hotel. We went on Saturday night before Valentine's Day and only three couples present in the restaurant, so nice and quiet but lacking in atmosphere. Food was excellent, we especially enjoyed the 32 day aged steak and the cheese board was generous. We will be back again

  3. AM

    AMcC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Have eaten here a few times and always good.

  4. AD

    AnthonyD

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    No1 The Bank is in a good location with ample parking available The restaurant is quiet with a good menu and the staff are excellent

  5. DT

    DaveT911

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Great food choices and well presented and cooked. Service was a bit rushed and we felt a little bit awkward.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    stayed for 2 nights in the hotel and had dinner there one night the food was exceptional

  7. SJ

    StefanJOC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely tucked away restaurant within the Parklands Hotel itself. Very nice food and excellent service.

  8. AS

    AlexS

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent food in a relaxed setting. Informal menu suited all the family.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, ambience and service.

  10. WM

    WilliamM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent service. Convenient location for visitors to Perth.

  11. LE

    LornaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining here and can not fault it. We took dad out for Father’s Day and the glass of bubbles with the lunch was a real treat. Excellent food.

  12. RC

    RichardC

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Celebrated my 64th birthday here with my wife following a piano recital in Perth Concert Hall. Service was prompt, friendly and unobtrusive and we had a window table with a delightful view across South Inch and the Tay. The food was excellent; imaginative and well prepared. The dessert, in particular, was amazing! It was also extremely good value. One of the most enjoyable meals we have had north of the border and the perfect way to end a memorable birthday.

  13. HE

    HappyEater

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous place with excellent food & extensive well priced wine list. Can’t wait to go back.

  14. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent all in all but maybe quiet background music would add to the atmosphere. Unfortunately there was a noisy table of ladies who spoiled the atmosphere!!

  15. AA

    AlbinaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely place, been there twice for dinner already. Quiet, cozy, nice food.

  16. JR

    JoanneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always the food was excellent and service was wonderful. It’s pricey but tasty!

  17. DT

    DavidT

    Berlin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dining area has nice views across parkland. Food was excellent, everything cooked to perfection.

  18. JP

    JohnP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly reception by owner and staff, lovely location, very nice place. Excellent service and good grub. Canadian friends very impressed.

  19. JR

    JulieR

    London

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2017

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    The restaurant had no atmosphere whatsoever, it was cold, the lighting was inadequate for dining, there was no background music, which might have helped, we were the only people in the place and it was like a mausoleum. The food wasn't good quality, certainly not for the price charged. We booked as we didn't know the area, but went out into the town afterwards to meet up with a business colleague and realised there's a good range of really good restaurants all within walking distance of the hotel. We actually decided to eat out for breakfast as we couldn't face the dining room again, and had a great breakfast at a lovely little Scandi-style cafe in the town.

  20. OV

    OhioVisit

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was well prepared. The attendant may be rude at times, take the meal 2 notches down.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    First visit to the Parklands, and what a treat it was ) a perfect setting, on a lovely day all was just perfect and the welcome great for sure, a return visit is planned, lunchtime or for an evening meal - and the rooms?-if as good as the meal then ...............

  22. P

    Peter

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had Sunday lunch at No. 1 The Bank in Perth, Scotland and thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant, which is part of the Parklands hotel, is in a pleasant setting overlooking the park. The park is also handy for that after lunch stroll. We ordered the venison casserole, battered haddock and a burger and all were fine. It is not haute cuisine but it is tasty wholesome food. We also enjoyed the brioche and butter pudding. Cost was £80 for three for food and drinks. The service was quick and friendly.

  23. g

    gastronaut

    London

    193 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2012

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    The monkfish was tough, in parts inedible. When we mentioned this, to two different people it was greeted with indifference. This was a shame as all other aspects of th meal were good.

  24. PL

    PatrickL

    Angus

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2011

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good, up to a point. Quiet ambience, pleasant staff, nice touches like fresh-baked bread and good butter. The food is fine but unexceptional, portions on the small side and everything considerably overpriced. At c £20 for a two course lunch, it is little wonder the place was deserted.

  25. P

    Poplar001

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2010

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall a realy good evening. There was 4 of us and all totally agreed that the food was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the venison and there New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was really good. Will go back

  26. W

    Wideeyes

    Yorkshire

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2010

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Visited No 1 The Bank, at Perth on a Sunday night. Busy restaurant so would need to book in advance. The menu covered all cuisine areas of the world. Decor of the restaurant was some what dated, but fitted well with the rest of the hotel. Food was good and everything was cooked well/ as requested- had beef fillet- excellent piece of beef. Service was friendly but they were busy- only had 2 members of staff.

  27. S

    Scotus

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2010

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited No 1 Bank in Perth last night. The ambience of the place was delightful and the staff were very attentive. The food was presented beautifiully and was well cooked. The range on the menu was more than acceptable and we enjoyed ourselves very much. The only thing I would say is that the prices did not reflect the price information on the site. That being said the food was definitely value for money and we will be going again.. Jim and Catherine Gellan-Adams

  28. AB

    AndyB

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2010

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great spot. Food was fantastic. Staff very nice but could have been a bit better trained.

  29. a

    aldurris

    Frankfurt Area

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2010

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the Valentine's menu. Starters of red mullet in Thai broth were tast. Mains of lamb and beef were excellent. We found the service friendly and attentive. They clearly take cooking very seriously here, and we'd recommend highly.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2010

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    No 1 The Bank, Perth good menu with plenty of choice. food was delicious and beautifully presented but on balance we felt that the main course was a bit small and for the men in particular it wasn't filling enough. for four of us with the wine deal and extra drinks it was £40 a head including tip.

  31. HS

    HSOban

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2009

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    No 1 The Bank, Perth, Scotland Had booked lunch for a party of 8, unfortunately 2 had to cancel. This was no problem for the staff; the table was quietly relaid as we perused the menus in the bar. We had opted for the summer menu which offered a good and balanced choice of starters, mains and desserts. Between us we selected the main food options - meat, fish and vegetarian - all were deemed to be excellent. Service was effortlessly efficient and seemed to happen without us noticing. Great.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2009

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a great value meal at No 1 The Bank in Perth. No complaints. Fully booked the night we were there so obviously popular.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2009

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    No 1 The Bank in Perth. Excellent meal and great service, will definately book again.

  34. A

    Albaroo

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2009

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No 1 The Bank was busy when we went but the service was spot on with a nice welcome drink in the bar whilst ordering and coffees in the lounge afterwards. The food was seasonal,good value an excellently prepared by the chef. I will return as it was a great evening for us both.

  35. j

    jamoou

    Angus

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2008

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    No 1 The Bank: The Food was excellent but service very slow; to be fair the waitress was new & it was a Monday night, they had 6 covers booked in (us) & they had more than 20 on the night - they couldn't cope with the staff they had rota'd on; we expected far better from a very highly rated restaurant regardless of the staff issues they encountered. Food & wine was excellent & well presented; which is a truer measure of how good it could have bave been. I would go back because the food was good

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2008

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The No1 Bank was a real exception find and has great views from bistro over the garden with lots of parking, its easy to locate, food was delicious with great choice on menu and very good service provided. Relaxed atmosphere which made the day more special.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2008

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    no. 1 the bank Pirth is a smart restaurant attached to a small hotel. it offers fine dining in a conservatory. Good selection of dishes, seared scollops a little salty but the other dishes excellent.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2008

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The food was excellent. Interesting flavours and well presented. Ambience is average but may improve with a window seat. Coffee in Catetiere woul be preferable to single cups.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2008

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was lovely, couldnt fault it. The staff were all friendly and attentive. Seemed the bar was quite busy but restaurant wasnt, this will change as word gets around Perth about their delicious cuisine. Only downpoint was the bar seemed understocked for a restaurant of this calibre, surely if your serving food of this quality you should serve quality beers to complement them, not just the usual Tennent, Stella etc? Other than that, would recommend on basis of food and service.

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No 1 The Bank is rated 4.5 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for No 1 The Bank

2 St Leonards Bank Perth, Perth and Kinross PH2 8EB

Additional information

  • Area

    Perth

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–19:15 Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–20:15

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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