Old and potential new.
Firstly i would like to apologise for changing our winning formula, the fast affordable and fresh was once very, very popular.
When i opened the new Bankside in the city i changed the formula, i was wrong and it is now BACK! www.banksiderestaurants.co.uk
Please have a look and help me make Bankside be the best neighbourhood restaurant in London.
Feel free to criticise? Or praise?
As an added incentive till 14th Sept i will be giving 50% off the food bill if when you book you mention SE1 website.
Kelvin & John
I did have a bad experience there fairly recently when we had to abandon our dessert in order to make the start of a play at the Southwark Playhouse as the service was so slow (even though it was a special play / meal offer!). However we had already noted the change (for the worse) in the formula previously.
Prior to the change Bankside was a very good restaurant - good value and good food - and I'll be glad to see it revert to type. If the food / service / value is as good again now as it was when I first ate there a few years ago then it will be well worth visiting.
At 50% off I may even try for myself in the near future!
I have had a couple of bad experiences - notably because on two occasions the deep fried brie has been frozen through and therefore not at all appetising - more than worrying for a restaurant that claims it "only serves fresh food and does not use a freezer for food".
However, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt (and hopefully have some good deep fried brie), I will be in before september 14th....
Good idea to look at your 'formula'. The last time I ate at Bankside (about two years ago) the fish was uncooked (and the rest of the dish was inedible). I will probably give it a go again - and report back.
Would you like to go with me?
Wherever I'm going
Are you *really* asking?
Is that your *real* answer?
Birdie and I went tonight. My deep-fried brie was a cold in the middle, and the wine was poured without either of us being offered a taste, which seemed a bit odd, and I had to ask the manager for our 50% discount as we weren't given it. And they spelt champagne champaign. But all in all it was okay...