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The Old Bank Brasserie

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18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
+44 1793 527798
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
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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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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a party for about 100 friends. A great venue with good service. Good variety of food to suit all tastes.

Thank HeafR
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So this place has been changed to Bardolinos which is a Marco Pierre White chain restaurant and it is so disappointing! The menu is very limited, the food is not so great and the service is either to efficient where your plate is removed and replaced within seconds or you have to ask for the Desert menu as it takes... More 

1 Thank hopejack1979
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start?? I am a bit late in writing this but I probably had one of the worst dining experiences of my life here. I was pretty chuffed to hear that Marco Pierre White was bringing his brand to Swindon. Old Town now has a pretty decent selection of places to eat and this sounded like a welcome addition.... More 

Thank jezfish66
Swindon, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with friends on a Friday evening and weren't impressed with the mediocre menu choice or some of the service. Not a great choice of starters. Mainly different types of bread such as garlic and focaccia. Also antipasti which my Husband had and was just the meats and mozzarella served on a plate. I had a pizza for main... More 

1 Thank Jackie H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Bardolinos for the first time and we were not disappointed. The downstairs has had a complete makeover and looked good. It was quiet mid morning and we were served by a very pleasant waitress. The brunch was excellent, nice crispy bacon, Italian sausages and beans,tomatoes on a vine and two poached eggs.Washed down with a very nice cappuccino .... More 

Thank steve smith_123
wiltshire, England
Level Contributor
74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this new restaurant yesterday. The good point was the waitress she was really nice and helpful and managed to cope with us. Well done and good luck to you in the future. My friend asked if the aircorn could please be put on as very hot and stuffy even the waitress agreed it was hot. She asked the... More 

Thank Elphinstone
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for a drink and were taken back by the service from the staff. We decided to have a look at the new menu and were taken in immediately. Sooo glad we did! We both decided to try a pizza because even though they are straight forward and everywhere does them, it's hard to stand out. These... More 

Thank JJ7643
United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is the newly opened branded MPW franchise. Look is fresh and nicely redecorated, although no mirrors in the toilet area which was odd! We struggled to find more than one item on the menu to choose from, maybe we are not the target audience, but we don't usually have this issue! However, this was only the start of what... More 

2 Thank Aitch72
Reading, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately after the relaunch this place is not up to the standard I would expect of a Marco Pierre White restaurant. Food selection was limited and quality quite poor. First two items were wrong and the wine Montpulciano was average. I doubt Marco has visited but I feel he would not give it his blessing!

1 Thank Moretea
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375 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 

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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$ 26 - US$ 39
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?