There are a few reasons why this Haringey restaurant could take on a moniker such as this. The most obvious, given that it's located in an old Barclays bank, is an erroneous Gallic reference to the building's previous inhabitant - but then this place focuses on steaks and burgers, rather than French fare. Perhaps, then, it's simply hinting at the fact that you can park your derriere on one of their benches - to smoke a shisha, maybe.
If you're tucking into the food, steaks include rib-eye, sirloin, t-bone and a rump of lamb, while burgers range from a classic beefburger to a 'deluxe' with melted Stilton, a 'cabernet' with shallots cooked in red wine, and a 'tower burger combo' - a beef burger and a chicken fillet with melted Cheddar, mixed salad and mayonnaise. Chicken burgers feature, too.
Mocktails and floral teas offer intriguing alternatives to alcoholic options including bottles of Efes, Peroni, Corona and Stella, as well as shots and well-known spirits.
The Banc attracts many local artists, celebrities, striking couples, quirky families and fun loving groups seeking The Banc experience. The restaurant is beautifully laid over two floors. The first floor is contemporary in appearance with full view of the open kitchen and seating setting is predominantly for groups. The second floor is retro styled with a classy blend of cowhide/leather wall pads, leather table tops and cowhide chairs.
Music comes from tailored, assembled playlists, from soulful house to deep house, complementing the young, eccentric and diverse workforce of The Banc, who take great pride in delivering excellent service.
Open every evening on weekdays and from lunch on weekends, The Banc's menu has an exciting array of delicious dishes for all- from an extensive selection of beef, lamb, chicken and vegetarian burgers, to exquisite meat and fish dishes that bring the Mediterranean feel to north London. The outdoor smoking area is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a variety of shisha flavours, and a choice of shisha bases and fruit heads. Our friendly staff will go above and beyond to make your Banc experience memorable.
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261-263 West Green Road
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
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Just a word of warning, if you're vegetarian and especially if you're vegan, best to give this place a miss. They have a really limited non-meat/fish selection, despite pleas from local veggies. And the veggie burger is just mashed chickpeas with a lot of bread. But beautifully presented!
So pleased that this is our local restaurant, so that we can visit regularly.
The decor and ambience is very clean, stylish and welcoming.
The food is amazing - perfectly cooked, yummy, generous portions, beautifully presented. The prices are very reasonable, bearing in mind the quantity and quality of the food that you get.
Service is superb; the staff are friendly and cannot do enough for you. The lovely owners, Jan and Fabio, are nearly always in attendance and make a point of checking in with customers to see that they are happy.
The burgers, steaks, salmon fillet and lamb chops are to be recommended, although to be honest, you can't go wrong with any of their fabulous dishes. We are slowly trying to work our way through their entire menu although progress has been hampered somewhat by the fact that we keep re-ordering our favourite dishes every time we go in... We will get there eventually :-)
For those who wish to partake, they have an excellent shisha garden at the back of the restaurant; it's well laid out, beautifully furnished, the shisha is lovely, mellow and smooth. Great assortment of flavours too. Again, as expected, service is excellent.
All. I can say is: just go and try The Banc; you will not regret it!
Everything. Simply, everything is perfect about this place. Nestled in a not so obvious part of London, it provides fabulous halal burgers and steaks and an ideal private shisha are downstairs with... you guessed it... PAAN flavour shisha!! Oh happy days! It's well priced and I wish it was closer to me but damn it I will travel there to go through it all again - takes reservations plus, and lovely staff with a kitchen you can watch to boot!