The Banc

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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 T Bone 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.

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 4:00PM

What 426 People Are Saying
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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I would recommend if you are in a big group.
The food was nice. Unfortunately where I was sat was next to a door which the staff kept coming in and out of. That was annoying.

Apart from that was ok.

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday which the waiter noticed and they bought me cake with a sparkler on top. The waiters and the food were amazing. The only problem we were seated down stairs and it felt a bit like a canteen my friend got knocked on the head by a tray the place was busy.
They also charged me for my birthday cake. 😳

D
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Increased their prices and lowered their standards , quality and portions . There was too much fat on the ribeye considering how small it was . Mushroom and peppercorn sauce was cold. Mac and cheese was dry and had an essence of it being microwaved , for £30 a steak you can find much better elsewhere .

JB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. But, the food is most definitely overrated. I wouldn’t visit again, purely because the the food was ordinary. There wasn’t anything spectacular about it. However, the service was spot-on. I was expecting it to be because it’s a restaurant of high calibre. Also, I was a little disappointed that the restaurant took no initiative to make our visit special despite my telling them at the time of reservation that it was a 40th birthday. A slice of cake would’ve made all the difference.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasty food and delicious cocktails! Only gripe was the that steak could have been a bit more medium, it was slightly more well done that I liked

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We booked our table in the restaurant but was offered to sit at the front of the restaurant and it was not nice at all, felt like I was sitting in some chicken and chips shop , it was a let down

T
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was really unfortunatly service was so poor and rude. when we fisnihed eating we were offered the dessert menu we declined it and then the service went downhill. Staff immediately cleared the table and then were hovering about asking we were ok and if wanted the bill, we said yes, in the hope they would leave us alone to chat. However, staff member came back immediately with the bill and we paid. My friend had not drank her wine and the staff member picked that up as she was trying to drink it. It felt very rushed and we did not stay long as we felt uncomfortable with the staff just hovering about. very disappointed.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant with very friendly and welcoming staff. Food was delicious aswell.

NR
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was GREAT, staff members were quick and friendly. Food was good also!

SB
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed me, took my partner for the first time for my anniversary he loved it

SC
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my wife's birthday celebration so special, you're our fav restaurant!

N
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere, service and most importantly, delicious food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Don’t fall for the Instagram hype. Overly crowded and I doubt it was for the food.
If you want a place which is like a club and don’t care about the food this is the place.

The steak I got was disgusting; you can tell the food is pre frozen.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Initially I didn't feel very welcome, but once we were seated and watered the vibe changed completely. We had the pleasure of being served by Tamaz who was professional at all times but relatable at the same time. The food was 10/10 for me seasoned, presented well and decently portioned. It was my birthday celebration we were given a complimentary round of tequila shots (which is much more fun than a brownie slice n candle with the whole restaurant singing happybirthday) what a nice touch! Would go again!

c
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was good, food was amazing decor could do with a revamp. reasonably priced

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came to The Banc for my mum's birthday with some family and had a great experience.
Our waiter was attentive, our orders were taken quickly, and we did not have to wait long for our drinks or food.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice place to go to..but very expensive...........

I
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a brilliant night at the banc, I had never been before so I didn't really know what to expect but my friend recommended it, my experience lived up to my expectations. The waiter who served us was a lovely Hungarian guy, I can't remember his name but he was so interactive and fun, me and my friend found him very funny which made our experience even better. I would definitely come back and I have been recommending this restaurant to my friends and family as it is good value for money.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiting time just a bit long everything else was spot on

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

This is a local gem and by the time we left, just after 2100, it was teeming with people.

NH
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to the Banc the staff members were very friendly they took us to our table . The food came out very fast from start to finish the service was good . My friend and I enjoyed our meal we had the menu was clear simple to read and order .

I would recommend everyone to go to the Banc the experience was very good and it left a impression on me to come back again .

A
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from all staff. A very welcoming restaurant!

Quality of food was iconic!

B
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here on Friday with a few friends for my birthday, they were really friendly and helpful the staff were welcoming, definitely will go back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved the food and Shisha, heard a lot about The Banc and it lives up to its expectations!! Would defo recommend and visit again...

AJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff. Big shout out to our waiter who looked after us. Food was amazing. 2nd time going and I’ll definitely be back. Thank you all!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Quite surprising this place is hard to book because it's very mediocre. Food isn't great, nothing to write home about. Definitely wouldn't go here again. Not worth it and over hyped. Our waiter was great though. That's it really! I wouldn't recommend if I'm honest.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband went for the first time for our 1st anniversary and loved everything about this place. It was abit expensive but we did order the T-bone steak with extras and it was cooked to perfection! The lady that served us her name was nurys she was an absolute diamond. The owner of the Banc was there and my husband even had to go up to him just to say how much we loved it. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

HS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is really messy , everything slipping out when I got it

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time for us and everything was amazing.

AA
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to thank Britney for her excellent service. She was very attentive and made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. She gave us all the information we needed to know about the place and it’s services.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Banc was the best restaurant I have ever visited. Everything was flawless and our waitress was so kind and down to earth. The chicken was the best I have ever tasted in my entire life and the burgers were unreal!

NA
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tres bonne expérience, le service était génial et la nourriture excellente a refaire absolument

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Good food
I was on a date night
Shisha lounge waiter made me feel very uncomfortable
Othwerwise friendly staff
Pricey for what it is

AM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always a pleasure to be dining at the banc, the food has been an amazing highlight each and everytime ! The staff members are also an amazing part of the service !!

LW
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent!
The restaurant was full but the service and the team were very nice.
I recommend 100% this place

OO
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff are so nice and helpful! Really nice vibe. I find it hard to find shisha venues that I actually like so I was very surprised at how good the banc was

SB
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Definitely not a place to have a relaxed intimate meal. Waitress kept fussing over placement of every item on the table, was not given room to breath! Felt rushed the whole time - couldn’t even swallow my last fork full before plates were whisked away. Owner appeared suddenly to ask how the food was before i could even ask my date the same question... I just said it was “good” because who wants to get into a long discussion about how poor everything was when I’d already felt I’d wasted enough time and money here? Portion size was teeny tiny for the mixed grill. Food taste was decent, but doesn’t justify price. I’ve been here years ago and had an amazing experience, seems like they’ve sadly given into their own hype and let standards slip.

HB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I think its overrated, when you see the place on Instagram you think oh it looks great trust me there are plenty better places for a cheaper option, I mean the food was good but a RIP off , the music was unknown , atmosphere was dead and on top of that If you book the lounge u only get 2 hours for food and shisha so u have to rush to eat .
I wouldn't go there my self and I would advice my friends not to

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good experience. For the best part, the food was very tasty and delicious.

AF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best food, starters and mains are always perfect. I ordered sirloin stake which was delicious! Staff very friendly!