This is quite an average burger and steak restaurant. It was not crowded when we went in. The ambience is OK and the place light, well lit and airy. The service was prompt and professional, and the food arrived promptly.
The burgers were in reality very average and a bit dry and heavy. They were lacking in flavour an this was because one thing was missing that really makes a good burger – fat!
There has been a lot of hype because of this restaurant’s stellar performance on Tripadvisor. However, that alone raises a few questions.
The Banc has 222 ‘excellent’ TA ratings. It is interesting that 92 of those ‘excellent’ reviews come from first time TA reviewers, who have left no other reviews on the site- for anything. Most have Muslim Indian or Arab names. Another individual left 8 ‘excellent’ reviews and 2-3 other individuals left multiple ‘excellent' reviews.
If you compare that with the 28 ‘very good’ reviews, for The Banc on TA, only three were from people who had left no other review on the site.
It’s also puzzling because if the restaurant was worth an ‘excellent’ rating, isn’t it strange that none of those individuals who thought it was so good, never bothered to return to The Banc and leave another review?
I mean, you'd expect at least a few of them to do that if a restaurant was that good.
So, a reasonably average restaurant, which I’d consider if I was in the area, but unfortunately very much over-hyped.
If you go there with modest expectations, you will probably not be disappointed. It’s slightly better than a pub burger, but not much.
But if you believe the hype, you may feel rather disappointed.