Banks Bar Bistro
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Sun 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Mon - Sat 6:30PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
We spent s lovely evening at Banks Bistro this week - a small group of friends. Our waitress was lovely - efficient, helpful and friendly. The food was exceptionally good and very good value too. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a quiet relaxing evening.
Booked for Valentine's dinner, no mention of set menu costing £40 per head on website, left after first two courses as food was not to our liking, watercress soup resembled dark green water! No apology from staff. Will not be going back or recommending.
Great food and service, an imaginative menu and very friendly staff
Great choice of food
Friendly welcoming definitely recommend
As always great food much better then a so called restaurant in Winchester beginning with I ☹️ Banks never let’s you down the only criticism I have we were not keen on the curried vegetable with our main but perhaps that’s just us. Twice baked soufflé is a must!! Looking forward to our next time
Lovely bistro. Great food, wine and service. Can’t recommend enough
A lovely lunch, couldn’t ask for more. Great value for money and lovely food.
Very welcoming on arrival. Lovely space although a little bit too quiet the evening we were there. Great food and excellent service though. Very happy to dine there again. Well done!
A very nice restaurant, greeting by friendly staff upon arrival, seated at a two seated table and drinks order was taken very quickly and brought to table. A soup starter vegetable was lovely and the mains roast beef was also very good. Overall a friendly, clean relaxed atmosphere with some great food. Would come again.
Have visited Banks many times and food is always excellent. Set menu is great and very reasonable. Marvellous choices on main menu.
Best Sunday roast in Hampshire great food great service fantastic value we will be back
Sunday lunch was superb! We both had the cheese soufflé as a starter, which is always a favourite and for our main, I had the belly of pork and my partner had the beef. All the food was cooked to a very high standard and was served hot (a usual bugbear of mine!). Desserts were good too. We look forward to returning again soon.
Fantastic food and great service
Unfortunately the standard of the food far outweighed the standard of the service
Fantastic food and service, looking forward to going back again
Very nice, but not outstanding. Food could benefit from better presentation, being crispier and overall having a bit more 'umph'
Delicious food and friendly staff! Would definitely come again...
'Banks' is our 'go to' place - the food is fantastic and the staff are great.
A great little find! Brilliant food, great service, and overall wonderful experience. Highly recommended!
Seems to a good local eatery. Lacked atmosphere but was a quiet weds night. Expensive for what we had. Food was good. Couple of tables of local elderly regulars.
Amazing helpful waitress
Perfect date nite venue 👍
The food, as always, was excellent. They don't vary the menu very often but what they do they do really well. Plenty of wines available. It's always a great place for a treat but the only downside is the prices. It can end up being an expensive evening. However, you get what you pay for in life.
It was mine and my girlfriends first time would highly recommend this place to anyone and we will definitely be coming back
Our first visit to this establishment was with two friends on a Wednesday lunchtime. The Restaurant is very accessible and parking was easy at a Public Pay and Display Car Park nearby. The only front of house person was expecting us and was very welcoming. The lunchtime set meal menus was somewhat restricted but the food was well presented and delicious. Would have no problem with making a return visit.
As we visited at lunchtime there was only two other diners so the atmosphere was somewhat subdued. Would anticipate that the Restaurant would be busier at night and a more lively ambience.
Great food. Amateur table service with a local pub singer called Jodie. The music was to loud, with out of tune lyrics. That said the atmosphere was fun/ great. Worth a visit for the reasonably priced good quality food.
Unwelcoming by owner
Over priced drinks, service ok but casual. Food ok menu restrictive not a great range especially if you are not a meat eater and a lot of the alternative options are off the menu.
Would not recommend.
The Bistro is very convenient and always has friendly staff. Our last visit was a little disappointing re food my steak was a little tough. Would still go again though
An excellent Valentine's Day menu with a good variety of choices. The food was well presented and very tasty. Service was really quick especially as the restaurant was quite full on this occasion. One of our favourite dining out places.
The staff were friendly and attentive as always. The food was lovely. Had a lovely evening
Pleasant evening good service but found very expensive for food and drinks
Very expensive for what you get, we left hungry and disappointed.
My friend and I had lunch, and we both enjoyed good service, good food and privacy.
The cheese souffle was excellent, both mains were beautifully presented and cooked, and the desserts delicious.
We highly recommend this venue.
The food was very good, service not so. Just left waiting on arrival and ignored by staff. We had to shout out for attention and were eventually seated. Then ignored again and so after 10 minutes called over to the waitress to see if we could order drinks. A bad start but a lovely meal followed. There was a 10% service charge added to the bill, due to poor service we reduced this.
This wasn’t the 1st time that I have been to banks over the years we always return and Peter and his staff never fail to impress from the wonderful food to the service evetging is exceptional.
Banks Bistro is a favourite of ours mainly for special occasions
We have always had a good meal here
Went to Banks for an anniversary celebration. It was busy for a Wednesday night, which created a lovely atmosphere. Food was delicious and a generous size portion especially the pudding. We will definetly be back again soon x
Unfortunately the restaurant and Open Table had NO communications between each other, and no reservation had been made upon arrival even though Open Table had confirmed this with me by email that morning. Luckily the excellent restaurant staff made big efforts to facilitate us a table for 8 people for a special 80th birthday meal. Thanks to them.
We visit Banks quite frequently. The food is always good - especially the twice-baked cheese soufflé! - and the service is always friendly and attentive. If the bistro is busy it can be quite noisy and echoey, but still well worth a visit on a birthday, anniversary...or just a day with a Y in it!
Returned to Banks after a few years. Quality as good as before and value of the fixed price option is good.