British Bankers Club

4.7
295 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 295 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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GaryG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to BBC for brunch as a surprise treat for Mother’s Day. This was the first time for both of us. We were both very pleased and impressed! Everything was excellent: all of the exceptionally friendly and attentive staff, the wonderful outdoor ambience, and the very tasty, special Mother’s Day menu! We will be back for dinner in the near future. Job well done, BBC!

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vipCalifornia1944
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The rooftop was just excellent. Perfect weather of course, but the excellent service was what made the evening so excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were greeted by several staff including Freddie, the GM, and seated at a beautiful corner table on the rooftop. Our server was friendly and attentive. We both ordered the Halibut and it was delicious! I highly recommend the BBC!

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SaraW
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we really enjoyed our rooftop dinner.

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vipMITONELO
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Took forever to receive first drinks. Service slow and inconsistent

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vipeatlocal
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We love BBC. We had a nice corner table. A very good server. All the food was very good with the exception of my salmon, which was under-cooked. Delivery of our main courses was slow, but we were having a good time - happy to be out in a favorite restaurant.

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vipJerrith
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

British Bankers Club continues to be great. Their rooftop outdoor seating area is wonderful - almost like being inside, but actually outside, so safer during these difficult times. Service is great, and the food is good - my girlfriend and I enjoy eating here on a regular basis.

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Menloparkemployee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely rooftop area with great service and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! The breeze was cool but the heaters kept us warm. We will return!

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vipabbas
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I love the rooftop, it’s heated but bring a jacket. The fries are amazing and the tar tar. It’s not always consistent the menu isn’t solid, where it doesn’t always tastes the same every time. I’d give it a higher rating if it was consistent.

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vipbobp
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm still not tired of having Maine lobsters here. The staff expect us, and know what most of our order is as soon as we walk in.

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Bill
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the roof. Really fun. Wine not a great asset but otherwise terrific place

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vipJamesM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Waiter was very confused how to operate his mobile order taking device. Really struggled. Needs training.

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MadoT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good surprise, excellent food !!

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KathleenS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Great food, service etc. Overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The waiter was extremely rude seemed miffed that we wanted anything but the food was amazing

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vipEnjoyingthefood
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like many others, I have been by this place many times/for years, but never visited. It was worth the trip. Service and the atmosphere were the stars. Highly recommend sitting on the rooftop (reservations a necessity)--there is outdoor dining at ground level, but it is not the same as the rooftop. Rooftop dinner menu is simple, but with sufficient continental menu choices. Oysters are a real winner as are some of the desserts. Underground parking nearby makes this place even more appealing.

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missmia410
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Our waiter was useless. Service was rushed and we had to ask 3 ties for another round of drinks. Waiter knew we were celebrating a birthday and did nothing for the birthday person.
Food was mediocre. Grilled lobster was overcooked. Starters were good though.
Overall a disappointing experience.

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Gary
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been back to the British Bankers club for years, but went there for an anniversary dinner. Couldn't have been more pleased. We dined on the roof and it was pleasant with abundant heaters. The staff was so attentive and friendly and the food delicious. We will go back.

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vipElizabethM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is creative, delicious, and beautifully presented. The service is always terrific - helpful, attentive, knowledgeable and this time it was Matthew who was especially gracious. The plaza is a nice place for outdoor dining, though no match for the magical rooftop terrace! BBC is always a treat.

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MargieP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very limited menu. 4 out of 5 of us ordered the same thing which was very good. Breakfast breads were delicious. Took a very long time to get some salt and pepper and ketchup. There was really nothing special for the Easter holiday.

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vipadriank
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Easter brunch there with my Husband and little one. We felt extremely safe dinning outside especially still being a Pandemic. The waiter was thoughtful and the dinning experience was great.

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vipMariaF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond fabulous from starting with unique cocktails,satisfying entrees and ending with a sublime chocolate dessert, all guided by courteous and knowledgeable staff- what a great evening!

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Kabs
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop is awesome, especially on a spring evening. Mathew was outstanding - friendly and attentive. The filet was excellent and the drinks were great. Will def go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Bartender was rude and made poor drinks

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emmaq
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I came for a girls brunch and had a blast. Server was amazing and great customer service. I live right around the corner and this restaurant is a family staple. I’ll be back soon.

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vipdianne
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, comfortable outdoor space and excellent food.

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klinpv
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Great drinks, very good food, great service and terrific setting.

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vipValS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fun restaurant with a lovely rooftop outdoor dinning space.

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Pk2020
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything was good except the dessert pavlova was a disaster. They did not even take it off of our final bill even though we sent back the entire dessert and gave the feedback how bad it was. Food was great but dessert is mainly gelato and this terrible pavlova. They could have had common desserts - tiramisu or panna cotta.

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vipBlueshares
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner on the rooftop. Food was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves.

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HelenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem in Menlo Park! Love everything about the place

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JerryG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time with friends at BBC. Food and drinks were fantastic. Seems like the food was kicked up a notch since the last time we were there.

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vipMITONELO
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

BBC advertised their special St Patrick's Day menu. When we arrive for our reservation, we were told the special was no longer available. Main reason we went was for the special menu.. We were told that almost all of their restaurants had run out. How can you offer a once a year event and fall short ? Rather than brisket I had to settle for a hamburger.

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Esperanza
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Hoped for rooftop when on line reservation made, ended up on concrete looking at busy El Camino traffic and told we would have to have booked four days sooner to get rooftop. Not clear how to specify rooftop with online reservation system. Portable heater not enough, super cold. Waiter overwhelmed and not experienced. Approached table nearly 15 min after seated, not familiar with the menu. Drinks and apps brought within 25 min, but did not take our dinner order until we had been seated for one full hour. Food came 35 min later for three of us. Exceptional food, horrible service, awful outdoor freezing "ambiance" at the same premium cost as indoor or rooftop seating would have been. Food worth the cost, but value of experience was definitely not. Two hours sitting in the cold for 20 minutes eating time.

British Bankers Club
Responded on March 19, 2021

Hello, my name is Frederico and I'm the General Manager here at the BBC. Thank you for the feedback of your night. My apologies on your experience here with us, drinks should never take 25 minutes and service should be attentive. We will continue training our current and new employees to better serve our guests. When making a reservation please book outdoor and special request rooftop. We do our best to accommodate reservations on the roof but do have limited seating with first come reservation

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vipHappyeaters
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. The kitchen has really upped its game here, and food is absolutely outstanding. Over several visits we have been delighted with inventive, tasty preparations. Among the standouts are the grilled artichokes with a terrific zesty tapenade, the surprisingly sophisticated beet & burrata salad, the truffled moscarpone orchiette (which is to die for). Even the grilled chicken comes in an outstanding preparation, really elevating it. Oh and the roasted harissa cauliflower steak is stunning, even non-vegetarians will be happy. Cocktails are also clever and super tasty - I was in love with the Low Hanging Fruit, but this time tried the Liquid Asset, and it may be my new fave.
Service has been lackluster in the past, but they have upped that game too. Carlos is a gem, if you get him tip BIG, he is worth it. Kind of hate to rave too much, don't want to have trouble getting in next time... but like all local businesses they could use you. So enjoy dinner on their patio, or order up - you won't be sorry!

British Bankers Club
Responded on March 19, 2021

Hello Happyeaters, my name is Frederico and I'm the General Manager here at the BBC. Carlos is a great team member and has been with us for a few years now. Very happy he took amazing care of you and your guest. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best, Frederico

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vipJoeyG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Staff? Amazing. Food? Amazing. Drinks? Amazing. Ambiance? Killer. This place was stunning. We sat roof top and it was absolutely worth it. Staff was extraordinary. Food was divine. Everyone from the greeter to the chef was proud of the work they were doing. Absolutely going back.

British Bankers Club
Responded on March 19, 2021

Hello JoeyG, Thank you for the feedback. We look forward and to continue giving this experience to you and all guests visiting the BBC. Best, Frederico

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vipbobp
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I could go broke eating lobster here whenever we want. So good..

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vipValS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to wait almost 15 minutes to be seated at our table.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent, cocktails were all terrible (we had 4 types and they were all bad). Love the music! Very cool place, we will be returning... just not drinking.

FAQs

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

British Bankers Club is rated 4.7 stars by 295 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.