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  • 5.0 star rating
    First to Review

    Very nice food, lovely service, good prices. My partner and I are American and the server asked whether the portions were large enough for us! (They were.) We'll definitely be going back while we're in town.

    • Qype User Sehmus…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    1.0 star rating

    I was at the Banc yesterday with a large group of friends. We were having a very good day before we came to this restaurant. I personally haven't been here for around 6 months ever since they have hired a new waiter. I find the waiter to be patronizing, rude and extremely impatient. He's is almost a super being and we are somehow not aware of his ''god'' status. As a customer I do not expect to be spoken down to. Yesterday again he done his normal stuff and we asked for the manager to come and speak to us. We waited 10 minutes before the waiter came back and asked if the manager had spoken to us. We replied no and he said he will inform Can to speak to us ASAP. We waited 15 more minutes and became increasingly frustrated and we paid for the drinks and left. We didn't even drink our drinks but out of common curtsey we paid never the less. Im not sure why Can never came to see what was wrong, however I do believe he wasnt informed of our situation with the waiter.
    I plan never to go this place again however they do have really good burgers. Is it worth being insulted and spoken down to for good burgers? That's a definite NO! Being clowned around with my own money doesn't make any sense to me.
    After a long time I gave them a chance to win my custom back and The Banc has scored 0 out of 10 for me.

    • Qype User souths…
    • London
    • 10 friends
    • 13 reviews
    3.0 star rating

    In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.but, even so, you can imagine that he'd have to do quite a bit of fetching/finding unless they had lots of trained dogs/monkeys/robots. And so, in the hinterland that is Tottenham, Banc is head and shoulders above it's closest rivals but, as they consist of pfc/hfc/qfc/pwcfc/et al, it's slightly faint praise. Now I've been spoilt living around Green Lanes and Stoke Newington High St for years where, for the most part, the Turkish restaurants do simple food brilliantly. And Banc started off well  the sucuk starter came with delicious pickled red pepper and fresh bread. Then I was asked how I wanted my lamb chops cooked. This took me by surprise as I'm used to them being perfectly cooked and then handed to me. But I played along and went with medium to see what their interpretation of that was. Unusually, they decided that it should be the mean of all the meat cooked, therefore I had chops that went from rare to well-done on the same plate. Again, I'm used to the accompanying salad being a kaleidoscope of colours  red tomatoes, black olives, green cucumbers, purple onions, white radish, all fresh and zinging with flavour. Their salad consisted of mostly brown and some green leaves, as if someone was preparing the plate to go on a training weekend with the TA. Luckily, I persevered with the dessert  a delicious waffle, that is the house speciality, with very good ice cream and perfect chocolate sauce. All the while, the service was excellent, with the owner chap being quite obviously rushed off his feet but still getting everything done and making sure everyone was happy, or at least being asked if they were happy. Banc will get a second, and probably third, chance in the hope that the mains will one day match the starters/service/waffles.

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