A Totterdown restaurant has been included in a list of the country's best local restaurants for 2023. Following its relaunch earlier this year, BANK has been named in The Good Food Guide's prestigious list of Britain's 100 Best Local Restaurants - one of five Bristol venues featured in the list.
The restaurant now serves up a wood fired menu, designed for sharing, which is described by the team as making the most of produce from the South West, reflecting the seasons and taking inspiration from fire cooking traditions across the globe. You can even get a wood fired roast dinner on Sundays and, what's more, "laptops and little ones are very welcome".
Other options on the menu from head chef and co-owner Jack Briggs-Horan, include light lunches, leisurely feasts and special events that sell out super quickly.
Dan O’Regan, founder of BANK, said: “Community was always at the heart my vision for BANK, so it feels really special to be named on the 100 Best Local Restaurants list. We’ve continually adapted since first opening in 2021, responding to the needs and wants of our those who’ve joined us on our journey, and I feel we’ve really hit our sweet spot with the launch of Jack’s contemporary fire cooking menu.
"We’ve worked hard to build a team that is as passionate about fire cooking, local produce and serving the community as we are, and that’s been as fundamental to our success as anything. This top 100 list features a bunch of my favourite restaurants, so I’m blown away to see our name alongside them. Thank you to everyone who took the time to sing our praises – it means a lot.”
The Good Food Guide’s 100 Best Local Restaurants list was created to celebrate the places that have become the beating heart of their communities, while offering creative, memorable dishes based on high-quality seasonal produce. Taking the suggestions of diners as its driving force, nominations are then followed up by visits from The Good Food Guide’s inspectors to help decide which restaurants are most deserving of a spot on this year’s list.