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The Bank

18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
+44 1793 527798
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Used to love the downstairs cocktail bar with live music, with a great atmosphere, but now just a bog standard chain restaurant with poor food, pushing people upstairs to a disappointing bar, I'm sure lots of people agree and avoid this placeMore

Thank Paul M
Swindon1313, Owner at The Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Sorry you feel that way. Shame you won't be coming anytime soon. The bar is still busy and is as always upstairs. The restaurant is performing really well all week. We changed it as it wasn't working before. And no they don't agree with you...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Old bank used to be the place to go, but since Bardolino's has opened this place has gone very much down hill. Old Bank has 3 levels, and the only toilets are on the top floor therefore if you are at the bar on level...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My family went on a weekday, and it was 3/4 full. That's saying something. I can't really fault this place. The food and service is amazing, the food is great, freshly cooked. You could tell the difference. The service was super, they seemed to know...More

Thank Ramrap10
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Second visit, first visit disappointing but decided to give another go! Big mistake. Starter bread was one smal piece of bread looked silly on the board. Sharing platter enough for a very small person. This time was no better, lasagne runny needed a spoon to...More

2  Thank Bjb9554
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We visited not long after the change to Bardolino for an evening snack. I chose mushroom lasagne which I liked a lot, my wife had chicken which she thought was OK but not brilliant. Starters were focaccia and salad which were OK. My wife thought...More

Thank CharlieCB
Reviewed 25 May 2017

bad service the whole place is rubbish aviod at all cost. one drink and thats it if you want to drink more you need to buy food. avoid

1  Thank rich p
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We booked the restaurant for 8pm but we did specify that it could be 8.15pm by the time we got there, we were told this would not be a problem as I was coming from the airport. We arrived at the restaurant at 8.17pm, they...More

2  Thank Courtney O
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Big transformation great restaurant basic Italian food i.e. Pizza pasta burgers but severed hot and with great service been here four times over the last month and find it a lovely restaurant and bar.the staff are excellent and I think the menu is very fairly...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in after a lovely meal at an Italian restaurant, wanted to try their famous cocktails, I went for the two for one Martini Porn Star, husband had a larger, they arrived in plastic Martini glasses, very disappointing, however, give them the benefit of the...More

3  Thank Jayne V
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with a group of friends on a Friday night . The place was busy and buzzing with a good atmosphere . The service was good and quick . I enjoyed our food . I had a pasta dish but I would...More

Thank 593billgirl
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Vicky249
30 May 2016|
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Response from RobHop72 | Reviewed this property |
There is paid parking spaces on wood street. There is also parking behind wood street off Newport street. There may also be parking available in the co op superstore.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$41
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 527798
  • E-mail
Description
The Bank is set over two floors. The first floor is a lounge and bar area leading to a roof terrace where can enjoy a enclosed area to drink. Its great as its off the street and private.

The second floor is a for lively area with a boutique club with some great sounds and DJ's entertaining you. We are a late venue with a 3am licence.

please come in and enjoy your evening with friends and enjoy your evening. We are a smart casual place with a strict entry policy as we want all of our guests to enjoy the evening. Everyone is welcome in this bar.
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