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The Old Bank, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan

The Old Bank

4.1
4.1
40 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Welcome to The Old Bank. We look forward to seeing you shortly.
A stylish spot to eat, drink and socialise from dawn until dusk.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Bistro, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 08:30–18:00 Thu–Sat 08:30–22:30 Sun 09:30–19:00

  • Phone number

    029 2009 2222

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Penarth

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Lunch

  • South Wales

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. NN

    NiaN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drink were outstanding. Staff were all extremely friendly and the evening was great. Very impressed that they gave us a free glass of fizz as an apology for cancelling our table a few weeks back - such a nice surprise. We will 100% be coming back again and recommending to everyone 😊

  2. G

    Glan1

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to the old bank for lunch , had a warm welcome, choice of table , good service . Good choice of food , well presented, very nice. Will certainly go there again .

  3. JP

    JacquiP

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We love this very welcome new addition to Dinas Powys as we live just up the road. It is beautiful inside, the staff cannot do enough to help and the atmosphere is busy but enjoyable. We have tried out four times now. Sunday Lunch is superb, breakfast very good. Where it loses stars is the evening menu is much too limited and ridiculously highly priced for main meals or larger bites - with no accompanying vegetables or potatoes etc. We paid £3.95 each for a bowl of the garlic and parmeson chips. Luke warm, non crispy flavouless potatoes. Could not taste any garlic but seemed overly salty (even allowing for the parmeson). The asparagus side dish was £5.95 - which I was shocked to see was only 4 spears of asparagus! That is really taking the proverbial! The salmon was tiny and so was the steak - which is not good when you pay £18.95 and £14.95 for - so big improvement could be made in those areas or we will have to give a miss in the evenings, which is a shame.

  4. CB

    CherylB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Actually we were very disappointed. Saturday afternoon on only 3 tables booked. No ambiance. We had to ask for music as it had gone off. Menu not good. Not much to choose from. No jugs for table water as all smashed but were given small glasses of water instead. Appeared to be no management. Disorganised & too many youngsters acting as waitresses/ waters. Sorry but with a few changes the place could be amazing as the decor is like The Ivy. Oh & cut the price labels off artificial plants on the window sills!! 😂

  5. GE

    GarethE

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Probably due to staff problems, had to wait 1 hr for our meals. Not offered anything to tide us over- disappointing

  6. MW

    MatthewW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time I visited and we had really nice breakfasts.

  7. W

    Workingmum

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Came for a working lunch and we weren't hurried out. Food was great, service was great and overall a really positive experience.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fabulous, the gravy was so tasty and would make a Northerner proud. My pork was cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back soon.

  9. VB

    VivB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the decor, staff were all friendly & polite. The food was really good, fast service and the best roast dinner ive had! Will definately be going back again and again

  10. AR

    AshleyR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Loved the decor it was a fabulous vibe: Really happy with the service and cocktails were great :) will be returning

  11. WD

    WallyDragon

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Waited 1 hour 45 minutes for our food. Waitress was brilliant have to say though. Thought management should have shown to apologise for the unacceptable delay. Very noisy place...not a relaxed atmosphere at all to dine in; can be a personal preference, but that needs to be taken into consideration. Food was no more than average I have to say...didn't help that by the time it was served, a lot of it was cold. Such a shame, but I'm afraid we will not be dining there again.

  12. K

    Kankin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Nice place to meet a friend. Food wasn’t anything special. Our waitress didn’t know the menu and our food didn't arrive at the same time.

  13. Y

    Yumyum1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab food and ambience. We will definitely be back.

  14. KD

    KirstieD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here and we were not disappointed! Lush little place with exceptional all round experience! Definitely going again in the evening just so we can try the evening menu and setting.

  15. NR

    NatalieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, lovely staff, ambience and service. Will definitely book again

  16. NW

    NatalieW

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    The food was amazing, Some really fabulous blends of flavours!! The vegetarian options were impressive! The decor is absolutely beautiful, very classy. however as there is no acoustic absorption, which means that venue can be quite loud.

  17. VG

    VictoriaG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Beautiful food in a beautiful location. Will 100% be back! ❤️

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff, service and food was amazing! Cannot wait to go back .. definitely recommend

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    It was the first time we had been there and we thought it was very nice. Unfortunately it took over an hour for the food to be delivered and it was nearly 9 o’clock when we started to eat. We had arrived at 7.30. There seemed to be plenty of staff at front of house and it was not full. We will give it another try when it has had time to sort out any teething problems.

  20. T

    Toby

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice food. Pleasant atmosphere. Tables very close but an enjoyable experience

  21. JP

    JacquiP

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a gem of a bistro restaurant this is and such a welcome addition to Dinas Powys. Stunning decor and much bigger inside than it looks from outside! We have tried breakfast and Sunday lunch so far and the food has been exceptional, service attentive and lovely atmosphere. It’s a winner for us and we look forward to being regular visitors!

  22. CW

    CandeceW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely stunning, service fab and the cocktails were even better.

  23. LR

    LaurenceR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We had a great meal at the Old Bank. There was a minor mix up with seating when we arrived but it was sorted out to our advantage as the two of were allocated a table for four. the staff were very attentive, and the food was first class. Some of the tables seemed too close together but we avoided these. We will go back and will recommend it.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Poorly cooked food. Menu and style of eating not explained. Some staff still in need of training but most were very enthusiastic and helpful. Decoration poorly finished and still in need of work. Gents toilet, hot tap loose and turns the wrong way. Stairs were dirty.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food , great atmosphere and friendly service .

  26. H

    Happy

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Front of house need a bit of training table management

  27. KW

    KathrynW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Menu concept is muddled, it’s separated into 3 sections but come together. Not really conducive to sharing either. Food was lovely. Felt strange the manager sat having dinner with friends on a busy Saturday night. Service by staff great but very very slow

  28. MT

    MrsTunbridge

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ( 2 of us) went this evening - Friday . We arrived 15 minutes early and had a warm welcome. Our table was not available but a member of staff ensured that we had somewhere to sit . We had a good young male waiter . Drinks arrived promptly and food order was taken . Menu was interesting but as another reviewer said - possibly not enough choice for vegetarians. The waiter explained that the small and large plates came out together . We ordered a selection of both . We had about a 30 minute wait but we were ok with that . We enjoyed all of our dishes and thought it good value . It was a busy , vibrant and a fun Friday night- it was fully booked and packed . We found it quite noisy but it is one of my issues in a lot of restaurants- all hard surfaces and no sound absorption. We liked the interior design ( a little bit like the Ivy chain) although some might think that the tables were quite close together ( I heard neighbours commenting on this ) . we loved it and would return , although we might pick a quieter time so we could hear each other talk ( but note we are old and deaf !)

  29. C

    Cazp

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely little place to have in Dinas. Food was great but obviously a little busy and a bit of a wait for the meal. Fantastic!

  30. A

    Anon

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    We enjoyed our evening and hope that with more training the lovely staff will be better equipped to serve their customers. Food was good, but it’s service was unorganised. Only disappointment was with the Steak as it was rather a small portion.

  31. C

    Carol

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a pleasure to dine here. Somewhere completely different Couldn’t do enough for us Well done

  32. KW

    KateW

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1

    Great food! But to many tables in such a small space. Felt very claustrophobic. Young and inexperienced staff, who need more training.

  33. JA

    JuliaA

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Overall a pleasant visit... Took a while for a waiter or waitress to come and take drinks order... Was told half hour wait for food which was fine. We enjoyed our food and the atmosphere was great...

  34. DA

    DANIELJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food with impeccable service. Will definitely be going back!

  35. T

    Taylor

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    When we arrived for our afternoon booking we were told only the breakfast menu was available. We opted for the £10 Bank Breakfast. Not overly impressed as we had to send our baked beans back as they were cold, best part were the sausages. Overall I love that a new business has opened but I think they have a way to go yet. But we will be back when the full menu is available

  36. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Very slow service and one meal was forgotten completely half the small plates weren't available either. Main course came and there was nothing else on the plate all sides had to be bought separately not a fan of that!! Gave us a free drink because one main course forgotten but took a while to bring it then gave us the wrong bill hopefully these are all teething problems menu not very varied food however was very nice asked for a jug of water but was told they didn't have any although the table next to us was given one!!

  37. AP

    AnitaP

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Isla lovely and also Sam lovely. Great service. Lovely atmosphere.

  38. SJ

    SamJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab evening out with fantastic service and even better food! So relaxed but with a a perfect amount of class

  39. E

    Emmmmmm

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Service really wasn’t good. Such a shame. We waited an hour for food, 30 mins for drinks too. No one came to check on us, we had to keep flagging people down. Food was fine, but nothing outstanding. Sadly really average and could get the same food in a cosy club or lounge cafe.

  40. VN

    VictoriaN

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Very busy the night we went. We had to stand at the bar and wait for our table to be ready. Very slow service- we waited at least a further 15 minutes for a server to take our order, then another 10 minutes for drinks to arrive. Wine was nice and reasonably priced. Menu small but nice enough choices, not sure it has enough options for vegetarians or vegans. Food was really nicely cooked,(I had the salmon with crispy crust), all sides are extras to be paid for which I’m not a fan of. The main course comes with nothing! Nice place with good vibe and atmosphere, will visit again and I’m sure they will sort out the slow service as they gain more experience.

FAQs

The Old Bank offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2009 2222.

The Old Bank is rated 4.1 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Old Bank

Elm Grove Rd Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 4AA

Additional information

  • Area

    Penarth

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 08:30–18:00 Thu–Sat 08:30–22:30 Sun 09:30–19:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Bistro, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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