A 3-course meal at Bank Restaurant, Birmingham
Romantic restaurant in Birmingham
If you’re seeking a sophisticated dining experience, with stylish interiors, superb service and dinner by candlelight than Bank Restaurant in Brindleyplace is a must visit. They kindly invited me to experience a three-course meal with a guest one evening overlooking the canal. It was our first time visiting this romantic restaurant in Birmingham and it was the perfect venue to celebrate a belated Valentine’s day.
As we walked past the heated al fresco dining area and entered the restaurant, we were taken aback by how large the venue is with its long length bar area and elegant dining spaces leading the way to the spacious terrace overlooking the canal. It was on the terrace where we got to experience Bank and its continental menu to unwind that evening after a tiring day in the city.
As you know I’m a professional whilst ‘at work’ (says the girl wearing a naughty slogan tee!) so we both opted for non-alcoholic cocktails with the oh so fruity and sweet ‘Innocent friends with benefits’ (£4.50) and the refreshing ‘Elderflower bubbly’ (£3.00).
For starters, we devoured the ‘Charred flatbread’ (£5.75) served with hummus, parsley, red onion and pine nuts. If you read my Halloween post you’ll know my partner and I are obsessed with hummus, we make our own most weekends. However, Bank’s hummus put ours to shame, it was gorgeous.
As it was a surprisingly warm sunny day in February it got me craving a salad (yes, you read that right!) so we also shared the ‘Somerset goats cheese’ (£12.50) with beetroot, watercress and hazelnuts. It was a refreshing and summery dish with plenty of flavour from the juicy chunks of beetroot, I especially enjoyed the crunchy hazelnuts and would have happily eaten this as the main meal.
‘The best vegetarian burger I’ve had in a long time’ is what my partner said after he’d demolished the ‘Halloumi cheeseburger’ (£12.50) in record time with Chipotle mayonnaise and house cut chips.
Although the same couldn’t be said for my ‘Wild mushroom risotto’ (£13.25) with truffle oil and a cheese wafer. The risotto wasn’t as thick or creamy in comparison to what I’m used to as its consistency was a bit runnier. Overall it was nice however accompanied with sides of ‘Roast heritage carrots & parsnips’ (£4.75) and ‘Roast potatoes with garlic & rosemary’ (£4.50) made it a lot more enjoyable for me. The scrumptious roasties and sweet parsnips were the highlights of my main, so I’m eager to try out their Sunday Lunch menu.
To complete our relaxing evening dining by candlelight we indulged in the ‘Chocolate delice’ (£7.50) with honeycomb and lime sorbet and a petit four of ‘Chocolate & hazelnut truffles’ (£4.00). Both desserts were heavenly if I was wearing elasticated trousers and not super tight jeans than I would have been asking our lovely waiter for seconds. These desserts are a match made in chocolate heaven if you have a sweet tooth like me!
Besides from the gorgeous interiors and relaxing ambience, my partner and I was quick to notice how outstanding the service was with the waiters being very polite, friendly and attentive. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening sitting on the cosy seating overlooking the canal watching the colourful city lights glimmer from it while eating & drinking delicious food and mocktails.
On a side note I would have liked there to have been more options on the menu for vegetarians and especially vegans so that they too can experience the Bank restaurants unique setting without limitations. Nonetheless, we had a truly memorable time at Bank Restaurant and I’ll certainly be re-visiting sometime soon to enjoy its fabulous terrace as the roof opens-up during the summer making Bank the perfect place to fine dine at lunch through to evening followed by a few cocktails at the very cosmopolitan styled bar.
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Disclaimer: Complimentary 3 course meal for two. All words and photos are my own.