THE BANK BAZAAR
Sydney, New South Wales

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This beautiful old bank has been restored beyond its former beauty. An elegant cafe sits within the spectacular antiques shop. Amidst the chaise lounges, candelabras and jewellery you can enjoy home-made cakes, gourmet pies and smooth coffee.
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General info

Address:

290 Windsor Street
Richmond NSW 2753

Suburb:

Richmond

Contact:

Cuisine:

Cafe, Modern Australian, Vegetarian available

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Unlicensed

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While some restaurants and cafés try to create personality with a colour scheme or some interesting décor, The Bank Bazaar had its character built into it back in 1880. The grandeur building that stands proudly in the small country town of Richmond was for most of its life a bank with a cement-encased vault, trap doors and a bomb-proof safe. 100 years on it had become dilapidated and worn down. The towering jacaranda tree that once showered the garden in a blanket of violet petals stopped blossoming and cracks began to spread through the ceiling. When the NAB Bank moved out in 2008, Megan and Rod Storie bought the old building and restored it beyond its original beauty.

The bottom floor where the bank tellers had been was gutted to turn into an antiques shop and café. Dramatic medieval bronze lanterns were hung from the tall ceilings and the huge space became embellished with antiques and artworks from around the world. The jacaranda tree began to flower again and curious locals came to enjoy coffee amidst the treasure trove of beautiful things.

Amidst the chaise lounges, sculptures and candelabras, diners relax at the elegant café. Its gold cake cabinet displays home-made cakes, gourmet pies and golden biscuits. Couples chat over a glass of wine, local mothers read under the shade of the now-blooming jacaranda tree and children play in the garden.

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Features

Caterer
Cheap & Cheerful
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Outdoor Dining
Parking
Private Dining Room
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Pre Theatre
Suitable for Weddings
Takeaway
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Janette - 10/12/2012
A visit to The Bank Bazaar is a delightful experence.Not only is the food well presented and value for money,the surroundings are charming.The only problem I have is I tend to spend money on the antiques each time I visit.I intend to visit again before Christmas 10/12/12
Victoria - 23/02/2012
The food was fairly good, ambiance fabulous however the service was less than spectacular. We waited over 20 minutes to receive two coffees and cake. The staff seemed uninterested and it wasn't particularly busy, either. Fabulous shop but probably won't return unless it is relatively quiet.
Just Jon - 7/02/2012
Richmond is a lovely old town, but absolutely shines now that Bank Bazaar has opened its doors. This wonderful cafe and enticing shop with its mixture of antiques and advante guard artwork and trinkets is just the place to while away a couple of hours , sipping coffee and indulging in sinful cakes all the while trying to decide what treasure to take home. Absolutley engaging and a credit to the owners forthought and dedication in bringing this old building back to be part of the community!!!!