Last week we took a trip to the old Bank on James street for the nicest meal we have had in a long while. What can only be described as a Gatsby inspired Gastro pub, the lavish establishment hosts a big bright space and huge chandeliers that could give pat butcher a run for her money.
We was welcomed by a lovely member of staff and was able to pick our own table, we chose to sit upstairs so we could get a nice view of the whole restraunt, the menu was fairly straight forward to read and everything was under sections. I am a sucker for a sausage roll so I chose this as a starter and for main I decided to get the Lamb shank with seasonal vegetables.
While we was waiting for our starters to come over we was able to enjoy some live music by a young lad and his guitar, it gave a really good chilled vibe to the evening and helped us unwind after work. The starters came over and the food was so much better than I anticipated the sausage rolls where divine the ratio of pastry and filling was just right and the brown sauce chutney that came with it accompanied it perfectly. It wasn’t long before we finished our starters and was sipping on gin and tonics. We didn’t have long before the mains came over and you could smell them before you seen them coming, my mouth was practically drooling at this point.
The lamb shank was everything I wanted and more it just fell off the bone, it was accompanied by creamy mash and the seasonal veg that was cooked to perfection. There was so much more I wanted to try off the menu but even I couldn’t possibly squeeze any more food in. I left the old bank with a full belly and and even better impression. The old bank comes highly recommended and we will 100% be returning to try some more of the menu.