Food & Drink: The Bank, Low Fell

October 18, 2015

Local businessman and Low Fell resident Kevin Brown is back at the helm of the chic eatery and cocktail bar which he first opened to popular acclaim in 2014

Kevin Brown, who owns the Grade II listed building that houses The Bank on Durham Road in Low Fell, sold the business in 2014 and was deeply disappointed to see the restaurant and bar cease trading by the end of that year.

Shortly after the closure, Adam Lewis, one of the original management team approached Kevin and together, with support from the original staff members, they’ve bought The Bank back and it’s better than ever.

The building which dates back to the 1840s and used to house Lloyds Bank has undergone an extensive refurbishment and now brings a stylish food and drinks destination to Low Fell, with an emphasis on good food in great surroundings at honest prices. Lee Walker has also re-joined the team as head chef, cooking up superb quality dishes from locally sourced ingredients in The Bank Restaurant.

Together, with excellent service from Adam and his team, the restaurant is steadily rising up the TripAdvisor rankings with a consistent string of five-star customer ratings.

The new menu offers customers a varied selection of dishes to suit all tastes with steak a prominent feature, sourced from farmers across Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria.

Meanwhile, The Bank Bar promises customers a collection of great wines and the best beers from the UK and Europe, along with local craft ales and a cracking cocktail menu.

Alan Brown, Kevin’s nephew, has returned to look after the marketing and finance side of the business, allowing Adam as general manager to concentrate on welcoming customers and ensuring they have the best experience possible.

Kevin and the team are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new to the new-look Bank. They are passionate in their aim to create a thriving, warm and welcoming venue in the heart of  Low Fell located in a building that is steeped in local heritage.

So whether you fancy a drink with friends, a bite to eat after work or a leisurely meal in fantastic surroundings, head to The Bank.

Please visit the website ( for information including opening hours, latest menus, reservations and restaurant hire for private functions, special offers and full details on The Bank customer loyalty card, which gives customers points to spend on future food and drink purchases.

Located at 516 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6HU

0191 487 9038

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