Firstly, a tip to the restaurant – advertise your marvellous Sunday lunch better! We had to ask about eighty questions to confirm they did do a proper Sunday lunch – it’s not on the menus or on any signs!
I had the squid salad to start, then roast sirloin. The squid salad was completely delicious – possibly the nicest squid I’ve ever had. It was as soft as marshmallow, not at all chewy, and the flavours were pan-Asian perfection. The roast sirloin that followed was equally delightful – crisp roast potatoes, buttery veg, crunchy Yorkshire pudding, and mouth-wateringly tender roast sirloin with a kind of light Thyme crust It’s not somewhere to go for a cheap and cheerful quick dinner out, it’s somewhere to you sit for a couple of hours watching the world go by, and drinking a cocktail or two after dinner. Perfect Sunday lunch, only third best to my mum’s and nan’s. We also popped back on a Saturday afternoon for the all day breakfast with wine. Again, it was all delicious.
There is some fairly opulent seating out the front of Bank Restaurant on Brindley Place that lets you people-watch in comfort, taking in the comings and goings of the office workers and tourists who stumble upon the pretty water feature in the square. There is also seating outside at the back of the restaurant overlooking the canal.