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The Bank is a lively and sociable bar where you can unwind with a wide variety of drinks and some delicious fresh cooked food. Ideal for meeting with friends after a hard day at work.

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MON

12:00 - 23:00

TUE

10:00 - 23:00

WED

11:00 - 23:00

THU

10:00 - 23:00

FRI

11:00 - 01:00

SAT

11:00 - 01:30

SUN

10:00 - 22:30

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The Bank reviews



By Carina H.

We went for a stroll on Northcote Road one Friday afternoon in early October and ended up drinking wine on The Bank’s veranda. It was a bit chilly but they provided us with blankets and had patio heaters, so we stayed outside doing some people watching on Northcote Road. Wine turned into cocktails which were a feast for both eye and pallet, we had the frozen strawberry daiquiri and the mojitos! We stayed on the veranda, chatting away and as it turned out, they had a live musician on that night! He was great, people were singing along and some of the customers got up on stage and sang with him. We ended up staying there till late, had one of the best nights in a long time!


By Adrienn G.

We visited on a Saturday evening with our friends and had an amazing time, the DJ was playing the best tunes and the guys there were really fun. There was a great atmosphere and I'll definitely go back. They are having BBQs on the weekend and I could really grab a nice steak and wine on the sun!


By Laura C.

Went here for lunch yesterday, I had the steak and mushroom ciabatta, mum had the mushroom omelette - first time round they brought out the wrong omelette but they noticed straight away and replaced it very quickly.

Steak was nice but slightly fatty. Not much more to say - the French girl who served us was very friendly, made sure we were warm enough and turned heat lamps on etc (we were sitting outside!).

Would return for light lunch but to be honest it was nothing amazingly special, not bad though.


By Tommy J.

As a person that enjoys the clapham nightlife and has spent many nights wondering down Northcote road !

This bar is nothing new or nothing great and £60 for a bottle of Veuve Cliq NV is a rip off YOU ARE IN CLAPHAM YOUR CUSTOMER IS EARLY 20s sort it out


By Ralph P.

Housed in a former bank building, the banks biggest plus is the space it can provide. It is nicely decorated and far from stuffed. Left of the entrance is a big bar which is surely crowded at evenings. I am not able to tell, because I went their for breakfast in the pre-christmas season where it was always empty. Me, my girlfriend and about 6 mothers with kids and their prams... The food itself was ok, but if you expect a real english breakfast it was a bit too "stylish", so all the parts were there, but just lacking the "realness". Perhaps it is just not the thing to eat there as others where having mussels and other more lunch like stuff. The service was very nice and friendly and overall an enjoyable experience, even when I am more tempted to visit The Bank in the evening for a beer.


By Shannon C.

Sophisticated yet relaxed, The Bank offers a perfect balance between a friendly local and a classy gastro pub. It’s no surprise that this south west venue draws a young professional crowd every night of the week.

The Venue
Despite being surrounded by several watering holes which are packed with people on any given night, this venue manages to hold its own. With gastro-style meals and bar snacks, loud music and competent, friendly staff, it’s clear why this modern pub is always buzzing. The floor is packed with seats, from basic dark-wood dining tables and high benches to vintage red-leather lounges, however, it avoids feeling crammed, even on a busy night. The décor is eclectic and antique, with more than 10 clocks of all sizes and colours hanging on one area of the main wall, and about a dozen framed photographs hanging on another section of the wall. The menus, which are covered with pictures of bank notes, are the only way this pub’s name links to its interior.

The Atmosphere
The Bank is a popular spot for groups of young professionals, who swing by for a wind-down drink and some bar snacks or a meal after work. The clientele are merry, yet sophisticated, while loud, modern music and dim lighting create an ambience that fits perfectly with this trendy part of Clapham Junction.

The Food
The food offerings are extensive and varied, catering for all occasions and appetites. Bar snacks are priced around £4.95, with mini burgers, cocktail sausages, chilli popcorn and tasty chargrilled pita bread with olives, hummus and tzatiki among the options. An all-day brunch menu with all the usual egg-based suspects, including a full English breakfast, is available from £6.75. But if it’s a traditional dinner you’re after the chard, aged feta and pine nut pastries with a cracked wheat salad (£8.50) is recommended. Accompanied by crunchy pine nuts and chard, which is part of the spinach family, the feta is wrapped in a filo pastry that is thin and crispy with the nutty, cheesy flavours soaking through. The salty, nutty flavours of the cracked wheat salad match the parcels, while the pomegranates in the salad add a subtle sweetness. At £10.50, the pork and Ibérico chorizo skewers are a bit of a let-down. The chorizo is mildly spiced and flavoursome, but the pork is rather dry and tough. However, the chickpea, tomato and roast pepper stew which accompanied the dish is much more satisfying.

The Drink
There is no shortage of variety at The Bank’s bar, with a wide selection of wines, beers and even cocktails. The extensive, reasonably priced wine list begins with the house white, a smooth, fruity South African chenin blanc, and the house red, a merlot from the same South African winery (each priced at £14.50 per bottle/£5.20 for 250ml/£3.65 for 175ml). The Bank also offers wines from Argentina, Spain, France and Australia, with the most expensive red bottle being a Spanish rioja for £19.95, with a French Burgundy as the priciest white at £22 per bottle. Four rose varieties from France, Italy and USA, priced between £15.95 and £25 per bottle, also feature, while the choice of sparkling wine and champagne is unusually long, priced between £19.95 and £125 for the high-end Dom Perignon.

The Last Word
The Bank is a relaxed pub where friendly staff dish up much more than your average pub grub. This is the sort of place that will have you coming back again and again.

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