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The Old Bank Brasserie

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18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
+44 1793 527798
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 14:30
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the newly opened branded MPW franchise. Look is fresh and nicely redecorated, although no mirrors in the toilet area which was odd! We struggled to find more than one item on the menu to choose from, maybe we are not the target audience, but we don't usually have this issue! However, this was only the start of what... More 

Thank Aitch72
Reading, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately after the relaunch this place is not up to the standard I would expect of a Marco Pierre White restaurant. Food selection was limited and quality quite poor. First two items were wrong and the wine Montpulciano was average. I doubt Marco has visited but I feel he would not give it his blessing!

Thank Moretea
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373 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I love this place. The decor, the atmosphere, the service and the food. The breakfast is one of the best in Swindon with high quality, fresh ingredients cooked to order. But why oh why have nasty margarine served with the breakfast?? I know at one time people felt marge was a healthier option compared to butter, but that's been thoroughly... More 

Thank DaveSwin
Swindon, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We'be been a number of times, normally for Sunday lunch, occasionally in the evening but this time for lunch, liver & bacon for me, my partner had chicken pie, all good & quite reasonable.

Thank peterandjenny282
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Visited for a christmas meal in a large family group (14 of us) and we opted for the christmas menu. When we arrived it was quiet and we had a pre-meal drink before being seated promptly at our booked time slot. The atmosphere was good and all the staff friendly and attentive. The dining area is set back slightly separately... More 

Thank cheekymiss
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Nice cocktails... good service, outside area is nice, booth and cocktails at a good a price. Friendly door staff and bar staff, well made cocktails at discount price! 👏🏼 good music and atmosphere

Thank Nikki H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Been here 100s of times cocktails are amazing ! The staff are bloody fantastic! Tim was amazing the caicktails tasted spot on! Music is brill ! 100% would recommend

Thank Bekki1810
Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Love this place, perfect pre-drink before hitting it hard at the nightclubs that are open until 6am ;) Cocktails are fabulous and great for private events too!

Thank Zoe C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Booked a table for 17 on Saturday and then went on to the club and had the VIP booth, great night, fantastic food and Doug the Manager could not have done more to make it a truly memorable night. He is a credit to the Old Bank.

Thank Leonie B
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Five of us went for lunch today and we could tell the place had changed hands....different staff, different menu and not very busy! Service was good, menu wasn't a patch on what it used to be and the food didn't live up to expectations. Disappointed!

3 Thank Mary E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$37
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 527798

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?