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.