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La Banque

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40 rue General Leclerc, 51200, Epernay, France
+33 3 26 59 50 50
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Reading
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were enjoying Epernay for a few days in Mid Feb and our hotel, the excellent Villa Eugenie recommended and booked this for us. When we read the reviews we seriously questioned the wisdom of that, but decided to make our own judgement, and we're very glad we did. Let's start with the arrival. We were warmly greeted when we... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a place to enjoy a taste of champagne, go here. The selection is all you need. We were allowed a small taste, so we could refine our choice. It was early evening Sunday in winter, so the place was almost empty. No food for us, but a pleasant visit.

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Thank Laurence M
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

La Banque could be great but it isn't. The dining room is fairly lacking in atmosphere, the food is mediocre (and overpriced). Service however is decent and LB offers lots of different Champagnes by the glass (but again, overpriced). Wouldn't recommend, there are other places in Epernay which are better (for atmosphere, quality and value).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

After a disappointing visit in the summer this time we made a reservation and were therefore guaranteed not to be turned away by the rather officious waiter. The meal was excellent and after a week in the alps felt like good value, the service was friendly and warm. Really pleased we went back but will always advance book.

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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal, four of us chose different starters, foie gras, salad, lobster and crab, all very good. Main courses of prawns, chicken, turbot and a massive steak were all lovely. The waiter was attentive and service was good. Great value for money, absolutely recommended, I really don't understand the negative reviews. Try it for yourself and make... More 

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Thank Blueboy2103
Basse-Normandie, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Industrial, overpriced and horribly salted food. Worst service i ever experienced. Spent 80 euros and not a single thank you or even a smile from the waitress or the man at the bar. Terrible sewage and musty smell hitting your nose when pass the kitchen and getting worse when reaching the toilets. Art Deco dining room totally ruined by a... More 

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Gloucestershire
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

OK if you want mass produced poor quality food. International menu and doesn't give the impression of being freshly prepared. Poor atmosphere and lighting. Looks as if the place needs an update - tables, seating, cutlery looking tired.Service reasonable, but difficult to assess because the restaurant was very quiet.

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the wine list! Ate in back, more formal than near bar area, which looks great too. Lovely room, i was ok on food, others raved. Overall had a lot of fun and met 2 Westies at the bar, we have one too!

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Thank Bob J
Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

My family and I stopped into La Banque for dinner because none of the restaurants recommended to us were open. None of us speak French fluently, but we are always ingratiating and do our best to speak the language. When we attempted to order a bottle of wine and a cheese course to start (we were still undecided on main... More 

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Thank Beth F
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We visited tonight as a special treat for our last night in Epernay and left us with a poor memory. The duck was undercooked and no sign of a render. The waitress service was the worst we have seen. Only positive was the champagne we selected. To add further insult, the only compensation was less than €4 off a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 rue General Leclerc, 51200, Epernay, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Grand Est  >  Marne  >  Epernay
  • Phone Number: +33 3 26 59 50 50

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