British Bankers Club

4.5
340 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A contemporary tavern & restaurant with oyster bar, snacks, small plates, entrees, house made desserts and breads, and extensive spirit, wine, beer, and scotch selection. Enjoy a draft beer and BBC burger at the bar, a late afternoon refreshment on the patio or roof top bar, an elegant dinner with family and friends, or private business dinner in the wine room.
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  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Every Wednesday enjoy all our wines on tap $18 / 375 ml carafe or bring your favorite wine with no corkage fee in our spacious dining room or on our patio and rooftop.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 340 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DLewisB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop patio was a great setting for a group gathering - service was very attentive and friendly, and the food was great!

JL
JamesL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBC is a great restaurant. The food is unique and very tasty. Not what you get in other restaurants. The decor and ambiance is very nice, with patio dining upstairs as well as on the ground floor. Service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Very rude server.

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vipAndyskillet
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

My mom and dad came here for Father’s Day. They felt compelled to call me afterwards and said how bad the service was. They had to ask for things multiple times, messed up the order, etc. food was good however, but the purpose of dining at a restaurant is the experience as a whole.

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PAfamily
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waitstaff changed after we ordered and new waiter didn't know we hadn't gotten our food yet. Turns out the kitchen lost our order but no one knew what was going on until after waiting for over 45 minutes for our food and finally complaining. No one offered water or coffee refills or checked in with us during that time. First excuses were given about "not enough workers" but finally a manager admitted the kitchen lost the ticket. Appreciated the eventual honesty and received 25% off. Overall a frustrating Father's Day Brunch experience.

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vipjoannen
San Francisco
276 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience5

Thank you, Carlos, for working Father's Day and making it a pleasant time after poor initial encounter with seating problem.
The food was really, very good! The service after we were seated (by Carlos) was excellent. The bar drinks were great.

THE NEGATIVE: There was a long delay being finally seated after we were shown our table that was directly in the sun with no umbrella. There were at least 2 tables that we could see with some shade on the patio. After pointing those out to the hostess and her boss, (host?) neither proceeded to handle this and made us stand there another 10 minutes (probably more.) The hostess continued to seat OTHER customers that came AFTER us instead of seating us out of the sun, as requested. After the hostess seated another couple at one of the tables we had pointed out was available, we spoke with her yet again! She took the position that she had no authority to handle our problem and said she'd get the host to help us (he initially kept ignoring us.) We were still standing there after 10+ minutes. In the sun.

Finally a waiter moved a large umbrella to the table, it worked well to shade the table. and we were seated. The host finally acknowledged us and asked us to be seated now. This was probably 15 minutes after we arrived. FIFTEEN MINUTES! This was the strangest encounter I've ever had regarding seating.

The waiter, Carlos was a gem. BUT we will NEVER go back after this very strange host and hostess who couldn't take initiative to resolve a simple request.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Roof top is the new secret in town. Music, fun, newly remodeled, and amazing service. Very fun place!

JS
vipJacquelineS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service, mediocre food. Was great last time when we sat on roof. No idea what happened.

CG
CherylG
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Not as posh on the rooftop as hoped for. Very windy and chilly too however the server did turn the heaters on which helped but it was still windy. Food was pretty good.

AC
vipAustinC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, would love to see some more creative offerings though

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Memorable
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Server (Alex R) was not knowledgeable, no follow-up to questions asked and overall not engaged. He was actually arrogant. He did not check in on us and we had to flag him down a few times. Promote the busboy with the long hair. He was excellent and engaging and overall friendly.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely lovely warm evening on the roof! Every dish was superb. The service was excellent. We will be back!

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Dave
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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vipfrequentdiner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots. Fabulous food, creative cocktails, and spot-on service. Rooftop dining has the perfect vibe!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thins place always has the best food. Really nice atmosphere too

DB
vipDebbieB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the BBC rooftop patio! It’s a lovely spot to enjoy a fine meal… the staff is always welcoming and friendly, the drinks are good and last nights dinner was delicious. I really have to recommend the halibut entree; great seasoning and perfectly cooked!

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vipTeddy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Asked to confirm twice that we were coming at 6 PM and instructed we could not stay longer until 8pm. Had booked a rooftop table for my birthday celebration but seated in the backcourt, after waiting 15 min. Service appeared totally overloaded. Only 4 out of 5 guests got water. Main course served 2 min after much delayed starters arrived. One guest ordered a Caesar salad with chicken and got half a roasted chicken with a side Ceasar. Two ordered Lobster with a side of truffle fries that never arrived until after everyone had finished their meal. Would have been a 1 star rating if they had not offered desserts on the house as compensation. Roasted chicken (that we did not order) tasted great though.

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vipBarryF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A first time diner at BBC. The service was fabulous and the rooftop was exquisite and well suited for an intimate dinner. Bravo!

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vipLocal
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. No longer a burgers-n-beer student hangout, the BBC’s new owners have done a serious upgrade. We had a lovely meal on the rooftop. We plan to become regulars

BH
BruceH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was top-rate. Service was excellent. Cocktail and wine were very good indeed. Would love to go back there.

DH
DebH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had to wait fifteen minutes or so for our table, but the service and food were delightful once we were seated. I was surprised by how noisy the rooftop was. We will go again, but will ask for the patio next time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Dysphoric
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our party of 4 was seated on the rooftop seating area for a birthday dinner. In general the experience was fine but it did feel rushed. Our reservation was for 5 and no less than 4 times was I told they would need the table back in time for a 7:00 reservation. Every time I acknowledged that would be fine. We ordered drinks, burgers and lobster rolls. They failed to bring one drink, missed the special order of no onions on one burger, and brought all regular fries instead of two orders that should have been flavored fries. The server never came back to the table in a timely way so that we could address these issues as we preferred to eat the food while it was hot. The desserts were incredible! We were done with drinks, dinner, dessert and paid the bill by 6:00.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner - rooftop was beautiful, food was great!

JM
JohnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't want to write a review. This section is annoying. Fire the person who decided to make this a mandatory part of the review process.

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vipFaby
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this place. Nice, clean, fun.
The food is a little pricey but usually very good.
We ordered a burger with NO bacon as I don't eat pork. We repeated the part about no bacon three time to the waiter who acknowledged it. The burger came with bacon.
When we sent it back, I saw the cook open the burger and remove the bacon.
I could have done that myself!!! This is disrespectful of my dietary needs.
We sent it back and they redid it but this is the type of behavior that should not happen when you get a $20 burger.
Please have some respect. This little extra push would make this place fantastic.

AM
vipArunaM
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for 4 on the rooftop. All of us cook well so we love to be dazzled if we do dine out. Everything about our experience at BBC was excellent: cocktails, food, wine, dessert, service, ambiance, location, etc. We’ll absolutely be back to try more of the menu! Thank you to the entire team!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Super safe, really easy and lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. 9/10

MM
MaryM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service and ambiance. The food was delicious and well presented. I would definitely go back again and I do recommend BBC.

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vipfoodlover
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was delightful as usual.

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Patrick
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute restaurant with rooftop seating and excellent food and service. Recommend the oysters, poke, and BBC burger. All.the drinks were great but favorite was the random walk theory.

DD
vipDeDe
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner tonight at the British bankers club. We ordered the cheese platters an appetizer to share and each selection on the board was nicely apportioned and well thought out. Our entrées included the mushroom pasta halibut and half chicken and each was quite delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back!

PD
vipPeterD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great:

Food
Service
Set up!

KS
KathleenS
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I was disappointed. Won’t be my top choice when going out.

FT
vipFrenchToast
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went there for Mother's Day so I understand that the menu was limited but unfortunately the food was standard and just ok, especially for the price. It was a bit disappointing.

JS
JoshuaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Yes I will recommend it appetizer were great also the drinks. The place also was great

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SonnyBanks
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food and cocktails. Drinks...we both had the "Off Shore Account" - Cruzan rum, pineapple, lime, Myers dark rum. For appetizers we had the Artisan Cheese platter and the Oysters. For dinner, I had the Prime Filet Mignon, my wife had the Salmon. Everything was pretty good except for the Oysters....we were disappointed. We avoided dessert because we had a filling meal and didn't have space.

Not sure if our server was rude or he's just like that....but we were not really happy with the abrupt manner of the servers. Even the manager seemed not as interested in seating us (weirdly...he offered us a table outside the patio in overflow area when there were many empty tables on the patio with umbrellas and heaters). We felt a little like we were not wanted there. :-(

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The kitchen was so behind, but it wasn’t busy in the dining room. Took over 30 min to order and another 57 minutes to get our food!

ME
vipMelisE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed Mother’s Day dinner inside and felt very comfortable with the staff and their precautions for C-19. The menu and food were a fun array of choices with seasonal vegetables and flavor. Everyone enjoyed their meal, drinks and overall experience. The waiter was a bit off but we found out he had agreed to help out after working the brunch shift. Managers checked in and wanted to ensure our meal was to our expectations.

FAQs

British Bankers Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 382-3191.

British Bankers Club is rated 4.5 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.