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The Banc

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524 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steak
Jan and Fabio opened the doors of The Banc in 2011 – reclaiming it’s status on West Green Road (it used to be a former Barclays bank) and renovating it with love and care to add some much needed pizazz to the area.

The Mediterranean style restaurant has loads of twists, from home-made burgers to farmed fishes. This was a labour of love for our young men, two local boys who went to the local comp and decided to give something back to their community.

They pride themselves on the fabulous fresh cooked food and they serve a legendary Tomahawk Steak (try it – it’s out of this world). Come and visit the Banc and you’ll be bowled over by their hospitality – the duo are renowned for their service with a smile. Go on, make your day special, drop by The Banc.

If you do not take for it, please read reviews on tripadvisor, opentable, google and Facebook.

The Banc is back after an extensive full renovation, therefore come and see the new look and enjoy what will be an amazing experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 524 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ColBx
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time dining at the banc. The scene was quiet dark and considering its social distancing it was quiet tight and close to other guests but we asked to be moved and got a nice seating. Food was nice and the mocktails were tasty. But it was the service that was exceptional, staff were attentive and friendly. Will definitely visit again.

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Sultan
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Over crowded, very claustrophobic atmosphere due to the decor. Food was tasteless. The value of food does not match the price. The waitress provided very pleasant service

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NeelaB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5⭐️ Excellent service and food was delicious. Will be deffo coming back again soon

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GloriaC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, really good service.
The stuff were really kind and professional

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SumK
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d been waiting for The Banc to reopen after the refurb and it did not disappoint!

Amazing food, amazing service and I can’t wait to come back.

The starters, mains and drinks all tasted fantastic. Full of flavour and an experience in itself.

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Ikrafoodie
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was lovely, very crowed not enough space between tables. Slow service but really lovely staff especially Shannon.

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HabibaH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted beautifully by every staff member. Felt like royalty and the food was out of this world!! Definitely worth the travel from Birmingham

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Micks
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The Banc is overrated, of course the new renovation is lovely. Decor beautiful but I do feel the restaurant has gone smaller in size, the staff is polite and welcoming. I will give them good points for that, service from some waiters was a bit overwhelming.

Overall alright, I would like to try the shisha lounge next. But I'm in no hurry to run back there, just put it that way- It helps that the location is local.

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HussainK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with my workmates and we all enjoyed our time there. We were there for about 2 hours. Food was really amazing. I ordered the Banc Burger with Chilli Corn Carne Chips. It was really good. Taste and flavour were really good. For dessert the Chocolate Lava and it was very rich. Just the way I like it. I would recommend other people to try. Also the vibe is on another level.

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Lili
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Looks much better now it has been refurbished. Like a west end restaurant. The food is nice, although I thought the olives were a bit on the cheap side not the fancy ones you normally get at restaurants. Also it was a bit cramp maybe they need to re arrange some table. At times it was hard to move around without disturbing people.

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Isabel
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Helen the waitress was absolutely amazing and super friendly!!

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Christa
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Overall a good experience. The venue is well designed, with a great decor and low lighting perfect for dates yet also Instagram posts. Staff were really top tier, attentive, knowledgeable, friendly & helpful. We were asked quite a few times if everything was okay and some staff members seemed sightly eager to clear our table but I suspect that is due to the fact that the restaurant can get quite busy. In honesty, the food was just okay but well presented and reasonably priced. That said I would have no reservations in visiting again.
Please Note: We did not use the Shisha facility.

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Ibrahim
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the new decor is brilliant.

The service is great too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my gosh!!! What an amazing night at The Banc. Special mention to Tamas who was so wonderful. Made it a birthday to remember. All the staff were just so attentive and friendly. Probably the friendliest customer service in London that I have ever received. Great food and atmosphere. Thank you guys so so much xx

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SaifulA
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality of food is really good. Very tasty filled with flavour and great atmosphere.

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Shhhh
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was delightful as sometimes waitors can be awkward but ours was very friendly, her name was Shannon.

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ZahraS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service especially from Shannon she was very accommodating

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Adam
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great. Amazing atmosphere and vibe. The new interior will have you reaching for your phones. I’d definitely recommend dining out at The Banc.

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Nabilak
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Shannon our waitress was excellent! Very customer service and polite. Food was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Decent food, excellent service from Shannon. No social distancing observed, tables too close together, very uncomfortable.

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Kerey
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Amazing shisha, and good food - but the quality in service and general atmosphere has gone down drastically. Because they are aware that they have good business and are always busy, they lack on individual customer service quality. Also: 1 hour 45 min maximum stay policy - absolutely ridiculous and makes the customer uneasy. £29 for shisha????? Yes - tastes great but it is shisha, not gold.

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Shima
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon was sooooooo nice and the best waiter around.

Hope I got your name right but you deserve a bonus!

Love from the couple you kept apologising to! Lol

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IMMo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food is absolutely delicious.

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NajM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After it's 3rd renovation, the Banc continues to progress. When you think a place could not get any better, the Banc performs each time to a high standard. A lovely gem in North London for unique, tasty food and shisha with great customer service! The Banc is a regular for me and can never disappoint!

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vipFoodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Bisto 'chive' gravy on top of lukewarm lambchops and warm chips. I ordered a pina colada mocktail and was served an alcoholic cocktail. I told the waitress who proceeded to tell the manager. The manager tried to justify this (for whatever reason). I was eventually given the right cocktail. The food was overpriced and substandard. My sister ordered salmon which was absolutely tasteless.

The restaurant was crammed and absolutely no social distancing was observed-wsitresses walking around with no masks. Their lovely apple pie has been replaced with friend ice cream-disapointing. 3 security guards stood outside as if they are expecting a drive-by shooting. Very intimidating. Sorry but I won't be returning

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to the banc one of my local faves, recently been renovated and looks incredible! Service is always amazing so wasn’t surprised by that. They’ve definitely come back from lockdown with a bang had a great time here and now there’s also a parking lot after 6pm which is free too so that’s perfect.

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Danfood
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from the supervisor Thomas. It was my girlfriends birthday, and The Banc made it special occasion.
The food was good quality and fair priced.

The Banc
Responded on 11 September 2020

Dear Dan, Thank you kindly for your review. Really appreciate your kind feedback. Really pleased Thomas was great on the night. We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening and we look forward to welding you back soon. Warm Regards Fabio

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DeenaD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, had my pre birthday meal there and it was perfect. The service was fantastic and very clean we ordered the grill which tasted amazing and they even brought me out a candle and sparkles for my birthday! Beautiful touch to my evening - thank you.

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NeelaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Decor in the restaurant is beautiful. Our waitress was Nuris, she was very welcoming and helpful. Shisha was good. Deffo will be coming back.

The Banc
Responded on 11 September 2020

Dear Neela, Thank you for your amazing review. Really pleased you enjoyed Nuris service and our awesome decor. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you soon, Warm Regards Fabio

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EmilyG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love the new look of the place, the refurbishment has made a huge improvement to the ambience and feel of the place. The food wasn’t as good as before maybe they have a new chief. Old favorites were taken away from the menu. This used to be my top favorite place to eat not so much so now, not sure what they’ve done to change the menu but it’s not great.

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Bhhh
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Got the luxury to celebrate my birthday at The Banc. I recieved a complimentary birthday surprise after my dinner, it was really lovely.

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azizc
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had wonderful time with my boys Wonderful staff.
Beautiful ambiance.
Excellent food & Service.
Highly recommended.!
Thank you for the Shisha.
See you soon

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VegetarianEating
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Unfortunately our food arrived very cold which was weird as they said our food would be delayed. Obviously it was left there for a very long time.
The vegetarian options are not well thought of. The falafel burger was one of the driest I have ever had. I wish they put more thought into the vegetarian options and put their moussaka back on their menu. The Banc have adopted for a ‘fusion’ menu which I believe is trying too hard. Their desserts are very confusion and I wish they kept their old desserts which was the reason I would go back frequently. A cheese cake with an ice cream cone doesn’t look good. They need to understand that the interior looks amazing but doesn’t mean anything if the food doesn’t match. I wouldn’t consider going back and I also wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. Save your money for some place else.

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AhsenK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and a good atmosphere. Staff where attentive and we will be returning.

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HarmoniR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, the food was great highly recommended.

I would suggest it to all of my friends.

I will be back.

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Samu
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good, however the lamb filets were too large in size and not that tender. The interior is beautiful. Although slightly dark lighting.

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Kishan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best food places around for sure.. shisha was amazing too! Highly recommend going here.

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CliveM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For me, it’s quite simply THE BEST RESTAURANT IN HARINGEY. I been there numerous times, from its beginning to present day. I have always enjoyed each occasion at the Banc and Thursday was no different. The restaurant has changed since the onset of Covid-19, but it’s an improvement.

The staff are polite, attentive, and efficient.

I do have one small criticism, unfortunately they have removed several desserts I liked on their menu: Chocolate Nut Brownie, French Apple Tart, Chocolate Fondant & the Home-Made Shortbread Cheesecake. Hopefully, some if not all them will return at some point in the future. Though I must confess I never usually have enough room dessert!

If you live in Haringey, you owe it to yourself to visit the BANC!

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Mrhkhan1
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was 10/10 👌🏼 food was 10/10 as well 🔥

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good day spending my 18ty birthday at your restaurant today

FAQs

The Banc does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Banc also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8888 8898 x1.

The Banc is rated 4.4 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

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