survey result

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This brilliantly run restaurant has taken dining out in the area to new heights” since opening three years back; a “great building” – a slicky revamped former bank on the high street – sets the stage for Ed Pook's “accomplished cooking” (steak a highlight), informed by a foraging ethos.

Summary

£55
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Surprisingly exceptional” – this yearling occupies a converted old bank on the high street that’s been stylishly refurbished and where Ed Pook “specialises in using local produce and foraging for ingredients” to provide a very high quality offering, with prime steak something of a speciality (but by no means the defining factor). “The addition of a wine store allows them to stock a long list of wines by the glass”. “Excellent – worth a visit”.

Summary

£55
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Surprisingly exceptional” – this recent newcomer occupies a converted old bank on the high street that’s been stylishly refurbished and where Ed Pook “specialises in using local produce and foraging for ingredients” to provide a very high quality offering, with prime steak something of a speciality (but by no means the defining factor). “The addition of a wine store allows them to stock a long list of wines by the glass”. “Excellent – worth a visit”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.50 £20.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
The Old Bank, 38 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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