The Bank Brasserie and Bar are part of the Park Hyatt in Vienna. I wouldn’t normally choose a hotel restaurant, but the interior is spectacular – I was hoping the food would match.

The Michelin guide awarded The Bank a ‘Plate’ (Good Food) and wrote this:
If you are looking to eat out in an unusual setting, try the period lobby in this former bank with its imposing high ceilings and marble columns. The menu offers French brasserie-style dishes that are prepared in the open show kitchen.

It’s hard to get a good picture of the Park Hyatt entrance as there are a line of vehicles in the way.

Once inside, there are stairs to the entrance of The Bank Brasserie & Bar – it’s a spectacular space.

A friendly maître d’ greeted us and offered a good table at the opposite end of restaurant – to the right was the open kitchen.

Our waitress was cool, friendly and spoke perfect English.

We’d previously had free drinks and snacks in the Hilton Vienna Plaza executive lounge so just ordered main courses – both Atlantic Cod, sauce vierge, new potatoes (EUR 27) plus a side dish of grilled vegetables to share (EUR 5). A glass of Lucien Le Moine Bourgogne Rouge was EUR 19 – there were wines for EUR 10 available, we just wanted this one. Carafe of water was free, well except that a EUR 4 cover charge, per person, was added.

The restaurant has a large wine selection, waiters climb a ladder to reach bottles.

Warm fresh bread was delivered.

The Atlantic Cod, new potatoes and grilled vegetables – all delicious.

The bathrooms were beautiful, full of marble and mirrors, with proper towels for hand drying.

Out total bill, including three glasses of wine and cover charges – EUR 124. I don’t really like the antiquated Viennese tradition of adding a cover charge, but at least there wasn’t a charge for bread nor for water. I was happy to tip our excellent waitress.

I was really impressed with The Bank Brasserie and would definitely return. If you find yourself in Vienna, try at least to visit the bar for a drink.

Dress code: I would say smart casual. I wore shoes, jeans, a shirt and a jacket. If you wore a suit you certainly wouldn’t be overdressed.

THE BANK Brasserie & Bar
Bognergasse 4 , 1010 Vienna

LUNCH: Mon-Sat12.00-14.30
DINNER: Mon-Sat 6.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
BAR: Mon-Wed 12.00 – 00.00 Thu-Sat 12.00 – 01.00
+43 1 22740 1236