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The Old Bank Brasserie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
+44 1793 527798
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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348 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. The decor, the atmosphere, the service and the food. The breakfast is one of the best in Swindon with high quality, fresh ingredients cooked to order. But why oh why have nasty margarine served with the breakfast?? I know at one time people felt marge was a healthier option compared to butter, but that's been thoroughly... More 

Thank DaveSwin
Swindon, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'be been a number of times, normally for Sunday lunch, occasionally in the evening but this time for lunch, liver & bacon for me, my partner had chicken pie, all good & quite reasonable.

Thank peterandjenny282
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Visited for a christmas meal in a large family group (14 of us) and we opted for the christmas menu. When we arrived it was quiet and we had a pre-meal drink before being seated promptly at our booked time slot. The atmosphere was good and all the staff friendly and attentive. The dining area is set back slightly separately... More 

Thank cheekymiss
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Nice cocktails... good service, outside area is nice, booth and cocktails at a good a price. Friendly door staff and bar staff, well made cocktails at discount price! 👏🏼 good music and atmosphere

Thank Nikki H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Been here 100s of times cocktails are amazing ! The staff are bloody fantastic! Tim was amazing the caicktails tasted spot on! Music is brill ! 100% would recommend

Thank Bekki1810
Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Love this place, perfect pre-drink before hitting it hard at the nightclubs that are open until 6am ;) Cocktails are fabulous and great for private events too!

Thank Zoe C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Booked a table for 17 on Saturday and then went on to the club and had the VIP booth, great night, fantastic food and Doug the Manager could not have done more to make it a truly memorable night. He is a credit to the Old Bank.

Thank Leonie B
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Five of us went for lunch today and we could tell the place had changed hands....different staff, different menu and not very busy! Service was good, menu wasn't a patch on what it used to be and the food didn't live up to expectations. Disappointed!

3 Thank Mary E
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to The Old Bank last night for a few drinks. Good choice of cocktails and drinks on the menu and very good music. Just what you need on a Saturday night.

Thank Gemma R
Swindon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Found this gem courtesy of the Opentable website. All the staff were very courteous and very friendly. I had the chorizo scotch egg, amazing flavours, crispy on the outside. Then for the main Tuna Niçoise salad, which was perfect the tuna cooked very pink, with an amazingly tasty salad. A great combination of flavours by the chef. Will be returning... More 

Thank Simon A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$37
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 527798

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?