The Bank on Collins

4.3
654 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Lunch
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  • Casual
Sitting on the corner of Collins and Queens Street in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, The Bank on Collins is housed in a heritage listed building which used to be home to the Bank of Australasia. Now, The Bank is a stunning restaurant and bar popular with locals and tourists alike.

The Bank has a flexible layout that is suitable for large sit down lunches/dinners, or stand-up cocktail functions. Perfect for your next birthday, engagement, wedding or corporate function.

Menu choices include; Lunch, A La Carte, Bar, Kids, $69 Set Menu, as well as dedicated Gluten Free and Vegan menus. Daily Happy Hour and food promotions.

Collins Street tram stops directly in front, while the convenience of Melbourne Central and Flinders Street Train Stations only a short stroll away.

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Private Dining at The Bank on Collins is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.

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What 654 People Are Saying
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DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very noisey venue, but sat in the corner and we were well looked after by the staff and nice food.

Was overcharged for my salad and cappuccino but easily fixed when I drew this to their attention.

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The menu has a great deal of variety and it was great to have a vegan and a gluten free menu available. The service was excellent. Our waitress was polite and helpful and made our dining experience very pleasant. Thank you.

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RP
17 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food was good as per usual; the service was a touch on the slow side. We keep on coming back.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Rude wait staff. Lack of service. Had to ask for repeatedly for water. Asked for dietary modifications for pregnancy which were ignored.

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HR
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Everything was fine but it was spoiled because we specifically asked for no straws in the drink (because it is extremely wasteful) and we even had a conversation with our waiter about it and the drinks still came with straws. Perhaps if each drink contains more liquid and less ice this might not be necessary. Fix it. Save the planet.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The value and service is outstanding. A beautiful setting and s thoroughly wonderful place for a long lunch. Highly recommend.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and Atmosphere was amazing! A few places where it has a complete Gluten Free and Vegan Menu. We will come back again

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JA
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good place for a lunch time meeting and a catch up. Central for most people at that end of the city.

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BA
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food and the venue is great however, service was a bit slow but it was super busy! Also, very noisy in the main dining area. The alcove area is much quieter but limited seating in this space.

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TW
6 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Relaxed café bar on the edge of the central CBD has a buzzy vibe and a varied menu. The salads were nice and interesting and flexible in terms of protein addition although the amount of salmon on my salad was light. Service was variable and the wine list limited. Still not bad value for money and a nice backdrop for a casual lunch.

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L
48 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great location and very active vibe. Cool place for a large group or party. Food was good and value for money in the expensive Melbourne market.

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RP
18 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food is consistently good; the service is good; the steak is cooked according to your request and my friends and I love the house cider. Well done again; I'll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a pre show dinner, 2 Coeliacs excited by the separate deep fryer. We were seated promptly, brought a great gluten free menu. Our order was taken and we were eating in great time. The double fried chicken burger was fabulous, crispy and tasty. Crunchy fries and lovely onion rings. Well priced in a nice atmosphere.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

great for large groups, well organised and great service

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MB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly staff, delicious food and the meals were very generous!

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VM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, quality drinks, superb food that accomodated our dietary needs. Will definitely return!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great value for a quick lunch. Only disappointment was that the wait staff did not come back to our table following our initial order. Appreciate it was busy but we were not offered the opportunity to order another round of drinks or a coffee. We ended up going elsewhere for a coffee

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O
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived at 6:30 on Valentine's Day and were seated promptly, from that point on, our dining experience just went from better to outstanding, the service was exceptional, we ordered the Chicken wings as an entrée, which were absolutely divine and then the Surf and Turf as our main. The steak was cooked to absolute perfection, the prawns were really nice and the chorizo was simply melt in your mouth. The food and dining experience was so good, we cancelled our restaurant booking that we had made a month ago elsewhere to come back to this wonderful restaurant.

I simply cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Both my wife and I have had many "Fine Dining" experiences, yet this was right on par with any of those experiences, yet at a very reasonable price.

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t
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place with amazing tasting food and service to match. Highly recommended.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was a fabulous place to take our team to. Service, food and ambience were great. It did seem a little noisy at times however and this impacted on the overall conversation. Value for money was fantastic and I would definitely return.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food yet again and the service was impeccable. A bit noisy, but not surprising on a Friday night. We’ll definitely be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic food and service! It was not clear when ordering drinks off the happy hour menu so we were charged for larger drinks not covered by the happy hour which should have been properly communicated. The noise levels got very loud throughout the night but the over experience and ambiance was lovely. Would recommend to a friend to visit!

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AZ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Unfortunately this was the only bad experience I have had at The Bank. It was very disappointing though as the table was not ready (although reserved) and the food was cold.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had a team lunch - it’s a good venue for bigger groups. Lunch portions seemed much smaller than they used to be.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food take long time, they give us all the food together, even didn't brother to ask.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good service, friendly staff and great food. I love the fact they use as much local product as possible. My go to place for a quick and delicious dinner in Melbourne

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ML
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic for Lunch - will go again.
Dinner menu needs a lot of improvement before I go again.

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D
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Pub grub. Food was good and reasonably priced. Set in the old anz Bank. Beautifully laid out . Good if you don’t want to spend a fortune as lots of options to choose from

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FO
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent lunch selection and the glass of sparkling is a generous bonus. Friendly and welcoming staff, tasty and well presented food in a stylish venue, what more could you ask for! Just go and enjoy.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter is Coeliac and to have a restaurant that has a gluten free menu was amazing, not to mention having a Kids menu that caters for GF! First time she has felt normal since being diagnosed so thank you! You made her night and we will be definitely coming back regularly! The food was delicious, the menu has a bit of everything and left me wanting so many dishes!

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RP
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was good as usual, it was reasonably quiet and the service was great

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

This might have been the worst service i have had in 12
Months. We saw our waitress every 20-25 minutes at the most. We gave up on ordering the main course and just cashed out after appetizers.

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W
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Overall pretty good - really enjoyed the food. The one thing that was disappointing was the air-conditioning. The place was very very stuffy and made it really uncomfortable especially when trying to enjoy the food.

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E
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Huge number of gluten free options which tasted amazing. Bit of a wait for my meal but definetly worth it and reasonable price

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MW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Service and food was good. Team catch up enjoyed by all.

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G
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food well cooked and tasty, but over-priced. Small servings were welcome but veg servings are an extra. Ambiance far too noisy yet delightful when background music off and other diners leaving.

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AZ
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

My work colleagues and myself find the express lunch a great idea and have always managed to be served and back at work on time. We have found the meals delicious and, of course, the price exceptional.

Thank you and I will be seeing you again.
Ann

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Ordinary food and starting to run down decor

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RP
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was as good as ever; the service was great; the steak was cooked just the way we like it! Keep it up and we will continue to come back time and time again

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M
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent lunch menu with affordable and tasty options, lovely building, top quality service. I spent my 40th birthday there with my friends and enjoyed the experience greatly. I would recommend this place to others wanting a stylish, yet casual and friendly environment with good produce and service.

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