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The Bank Bar & Bistro

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1 2 Trevor Hill, Newry BT34 1DN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3083 5501
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hilltown, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the bank today for the first time for lunch on our way through newry and i must say i was very impressed! The food was top class and served promptly along with the excellent staff! The perfect sunday atmosphere with live music in the bar and they were very accommodating with my 4 children!keep up the good work!ps... More 

Thank paudi24
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a trip home from a few days away myself and my wife decided to visit.we arrived and were seated straight away even though they were extremely busy.There was a musician playing and was very good.The food was excellent and the service superb from start to finish.id highly recommend the Bank and will return when in the area in the... More 

Thank travelaround37
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my husband for a meal here on Tuesday evening.The place itself was a beautiful building and great surroundings to enjoy a meal.The meal my husband and I had was really good very tasty. But the thing that ruined our meal was the service or should I say lack of service.We sat after we had our meal for at... More 

Thank elaineb1971
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food serviced was lovely. The steak I ordered was cooked exactly as I like it. The sweet potato fries are delicious and the desert menu was extensive. Meal left me full without feeling sickeningly stuffed

Thank Peter M
Newry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere and the food was very good .unfortunately the service was dreadful which wasn't due to lack of staff .we were a party of ten on the 1st April at 18:30 we had to stand and indicate to waiters by waving that we required attention .when we ordered our drinks the staff appeared to forget about the order and... More 

Thank Imelda400
Armagh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend called into The Bank for Sunday Lunch.I have to say from start to finish it was Really great.Nothing was a bother staff were attentive made us welcome.The waiter was with us right away and we ordered drinks when we ordered food it arrived really quickly and was delicious.I will definetly be back.Food great atmosphere great.We will be back

Thank Maurahamilton
TheBankBarNewry, General Manager at The Bank Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Maura - Many thanks for your kind review. #BankBarNewry More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been here twice now over the last few months and first time was lunch time mid week. The food was absolutely delicious. Went back a few months later at around 5.30pm and the food was just OK. First time visit the carbonara was to die for, this time visit, the carbonara was nothing to write home about, plus I've... More 

Thank B7Morgan
Oxted, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Went to The Bank for a last minute visit when an other local venue was unable to cater for us as the kitchen had just closed. This was on a Sunday evening and they gave us a voucher and recommendation for The Bank (found out later that both venues were owned by the same family, but that didn't affect the... More 

Thank Peter Q
TheBankBarNewry, General Manager at The Bank Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Peter - Many thanks for your kind review. #BankBarNewry More 

Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for a relaxing evening. The place is really nice, cosy, great atmosphere. Staff very attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Alina292014
TheBankBarNewry, General Manager at The Bank Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi - Many thanks for your kind review. #BankBarNewry More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Came here Saturday night past, restaurant busy but service quick & efficient. There was four of us & all agreed cocktails & mocktails beautifully presented, both managers on friendly & nothing was too much trouble. Food excellent.Will definitely be back,

1 Thank Aoife S
TheBankBarNewry, General Manager at The Bank Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Aoife - Many thanks for your kind review. #BankBarNewry More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, European, British, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 2 Trevor Hill, Newry BT34 1DN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 3083 5501
As the name might suggest, this venue was once a bank, but don't imagine a transformed local branch of Northern Bank this is a grand, towering building with ornate ceilings and has been restored to its former glory, encompassing some original features, and with the original bank vault located behind the bar, it gives a very unique style and decadence.Its history that props up the bar here at, The Bank - quite literally. These days, it's well worth investing some time in a bar where you can bank on a friendly welcome, good company and a fine pint. The Bank Bar attracts a loyal band of regulars as well as a city-centre mix of shoppers, passers by and students, many of them lured in by the promise of good food, good music and great times, and at the Bank Bar we do not disappoint. Situated in Newry's Town Centre, just 5 minutes' walk away from the main shopping area, you can experience fine dining in a lavish yet relaxed and comfortable setting, whether it's a quick lunch away from the office, socialising with a group of friends, cocktails with the girls, craft beers with the lads, an intimate celebration or even just calling in for a coffee. At The Bank Bar & Bistro, you're more than welcome

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