Fri: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Bank is the right name for this suit-filled gastrobar in the city’s financial epicentre. Planted at the foot of Shenton’s swish new residence, it’s far more glamorous than your average post-grind drinking well, with dark wood furniture, chandeliers, a marble bar-top lined with bank lamps, and walls inset with prints of colonial-era bills and maps.
The place looks great, and the service is hyper-attentive on our visit, but sadly the food doesn’t match up. Vodka-battered fish and chips ($24.50) turns out to be bland, leathery and limp, with dry and overcooked wild hake and nary a hint of alcohol. The braised lamb shank ($32) rings the same bells: flat, though comparatively juicier meat, sits on an almost water-y mess of butternut mash and rosemary sauce.
Every Wed | Starting from 6:00 pm
First 30 ladies get a free drink then $3 a glass afterwards.
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