About

The Old Bank Steak And Ribs Restaurant

A Dedicated Family of Chefs

We’ve been creating delicious food for the nearly 7 years!

From Humble Beginnings

Over the last 6 years, almost 7!, The Old Bank steak and rib restaurant has been delighting guests from bohemian Kemptown and beyond. The original owner has now got the restaurant back and is revamping it to recreate the initial excitement. It’s not just the food that’s made The Old Bank famous.
 The warm welcome and great service has made this charming neighbourhood place a byword for excellence. Originally a branch of Barclays bank, the restaurant has been lovingly transformed into a warm and intimate venue, ideal for a candlelit dinner or a party to celebrate a special occasion.

The music chimes in with the atmosphere and specially selected tracks – over 1000 of them – means you never hear the same track twice! The walls are festooned with iconic pictures of Brighton from its Regency past to the present day and there are regular mini exhibitions of artwork from local artists.

The cosy booth seating is ideal for family gatherings, birthday celebrations or groups of friends so be sure to ask for one when you make your booking.


The Old Bank is the only restaurant in Kemptown with an outside dining area. Our lovely garden is coming into its own right now with blooming flowers and vibrant colours. The garden area offers an ideal place to enjoy an alfresco lunch away from the hustle and bustle of Brighton. On the days that are a little cooler, you can sit under a heated canopy and still enjoy a delicious steak.


The Old Bank regularly receive plaudits in the press, including having been voted as one of Brighton’s top 10 restaurants in the “Foodie Awards”, a competition that takes place every year, where nominations are made by customers rather than professional judges. So why not join their fan base.
 Come along and enjoy the delicious food, excellent service and a great atmosphere and we are certain you will put The Old Bank high on your top 10 list of favourite restaurants.

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The Old Bank Steak And Ribs Restaurant Brighton

Locally Sourced Food

We are constantly buying and helping local businesses and organic farmers, with locally sourced produce.

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Our Love for Food

On our menu, steaks are the stars of the show.

Using only British Beef, which has been hung for at least 28 days, our Grill Chefs cook the steaks to perfection on an open flame grill.

A reputation for ribs, possibly the best in Sussex, has been earned through meticulous care. Firstly we steam the baby back ribs to tenderize them, then marinate them for 24 hours before they are finally grilled to a golden brown whilst being basted with our unique sweet and sour basting sauce.

Our towering gourmet burgers are handmade in-house with prime British Beef – you just have to try The Banker: beef burger, grilled smoked cheese, bacon, relish, tomato and gherkins, sandwiched in a brioche bun – delicious!

Our value for money is legendary but look out for our promotion nights and our Early Bird menu where you can make great savings.

It is said, “a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine”, a sentiment with which we agree. So, we have specially selected a variety of wines to enhance your dining experience, without breaking the Bank, if you will excuse the pun!

We frequently change our dessert menu based on our guests’ feedback and have just added some tasty new items! We asked lots of our guests for their feedback and as a result we have some exciting additions. All in all, we have eight delicious desserts to tempt you and we bet you can’t resist! Look out for our Specials Menu. We change this regularly so that we can keep offering you the best THE OLD BANK has to offer. If any of our specials attract a lot of attention, we add them to the regular menu so please let us know if you think one of them merits inclusion.

We really like to hear from our guests and we regard feedback as the breakfast of champions!