A great spot for experiencing Clyde
Bank’s special burger ‘potentially the best’
We were on a road trip and it was time for refreshments. The Bank Cafe in Clyde is an old favourite and it was time to revisit.
I chose the lamb wrap with its savoury lamb mince, hummus, cucumber, red onion and mint, yoghurt dressing ($12.50). It was a delicious middle Eastern combo with a great fresh zing of cucumber. Perfect for a hot summer’s day.
Karl ordered a beef and streaky bacon burger (vegetarian options are available), which comes with salad, beetroot, relish, cheese, tomato chutney and aioli on a lightly toasted bun ($14). He has eaten many burgers as he undertakes his self-appointed task of finding the perfect burger for Mirror readers and he is pretty picky. However, he declared the Bank Cafe’s special as potentially the best yet. He loved the big homemade patty and copious fillings. Usually for $14 he’d expect chips as well but this was such a monster he couldn’t finish it anyway.
There was a Li’l Ones Platter ($5) available for the kids but both were more interested in what they could spy in the cabinet – especially an industrial sized cheese roll ($4.50) and a mega sausage roll ($3.50). Children were delighted with their choices, except for the piece of spring onion spotted in the otherwise delicious, oozy cheese filling. But that’s kids.
Fearing they wouldn’t be enough to fill rumbling young tummies on a long, hot trip I went on to order a few slices to share afterwards – lemon slice, lolly cake and gluten-free chocolate brownie. The brownie was a personal favourite – perfect with coffee.
Inside the historic building is a smart, clean and comfortable layout with a few wee alcoves to get away from the main crowd.
It was a very hot day and we had the dog with us so we opted for the outside tables. The dog bowl was a nice touch as we sat to soak up the heritage feel of town. Strong winds and the occasional rattle from a truck driving past right next to us made it a little uncomfortable. We were pleased when a table further back from the street became available, a safer option for children and dogs.
Madam 5 and I were most impressed with the Audrey Hepburn silhouette wall paper in the loo. A classy touch.
Orders are taken at the counter and it was busy while we were waiting. Staff were patient and efficient. Our meals arrived promptly, although in stages. Fortunately it was the children’s meals which arrived first, otherwise you never know what upset there might have been.
A great wee spot for experiencing historic Clyde with good variety of meals, great slices and plenty of seating options for everyone.
Great spot: The Bank Cafe, Clyde.
Delicious: Lamb wrap.