The Bank on Collins

4.3
684 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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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Found it quite interesting there was a surcharge for removing salad and chips and replacing with a small portion of vegetables

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LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I would recommend the bank , but you need to teach your staff to be a bit more friendlier to your guests.
As the staff that were on this particular night were very short & abrupt which tainted our celebration.

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

•A fairly large menu, reasonably priced and great quality food.
•Staff are brilliant; friendly, professional and timely.
•Lighting and decor of the place is something they have done well too.

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S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent from the moment we were seated at our table. The food exceeded our expectations being this was the first time we’d been here and will definitely be returning. The cocktails were also amazing!

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HH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, absolutely value for money in such a lovely setting

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SS
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Atmosphere was great, service fantastic and friendly. Steak was little fatty and for Black Angus little underwhelming however overall food was very good.

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A
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great gluten free options. Steaks were perfectly cooked.

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JO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

great service and food....highly recommend right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD...trams right outside the door :D

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RM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious food! So many gluten free options! Awesome cocktails!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous venue food and service. Would go there again.

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RP
Melbourne / VIC
19 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We love the relaxed feel of this place – it's like the comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to have more food from the $22 menu. Everything is cooked well; the steak is cooked to perfection (exactly the way it was requested to be). We especially love the House cider; we keep on coming back for more!

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LS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our standard 'go to' restaurant for lunch. In and out in an hour, food is consistently good.
Service team are lovely.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very quick, took us 40minutes to get dinner done and out.
Music was a bit too loud in my taste.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This is a fabulous old building and the menu is great for gluten free and vegetarian or vegan options. Good value and choice.

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RP
Melbourne / VIC
20 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I/we love dining here; I/we keep on coming back here. The food is always good!

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, cocktails and atmosphere...however it is incredibly noisy!

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r
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great venue but a bit noisy. Need soft furnishings to absorb the sound reverberating.

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JG
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The quality of the food is excellent and there are healthy options which is important to me! The service is always great! I’ll keep coming back!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I have eaten here a few times and the food has been fine, but ordered a parma today and it was very dry. I didn't end up eating it all. But otherwise great atmosphere, staff are good and the food I have eaten in the past has been nice, not great, but nice, but unfortunately would not order a parma again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to The Bank on Collins on a Saturday night for pre show dinner . Arrived early so enjoyed cocktails at the bar during happy hour (more ice than drink). Also ordered oysters Kilpatrick which come out as oysters in a rich mediteranian sauce? The other option was natural so not sure on their interpretation of Kilpatrick. The sample platter for entree was quite generous. Surf and turf was ok while the T Bone awad a bit tough. The dessert platter was also very generous for two people. Prices where very reasonable.

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GB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super great service, very accommodating and quick service as we were heading to a show after dinner

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TM
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food is good, particularly the chips, good size portions and service is friendly. We pre-ordered and still had a bit of a wait but that's because it's pretty popular.

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DK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

A couple of guys having dinner and drinks after work

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KH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to eat before a show and theater. Good Quality food with a great old building architecture.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, loved the decor and overall vibe of the place- worth a visit

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DA
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drinks and food arrived very quickly after ordering. Amazing experience

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JP
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always a good time here. Great food, service and value for money. Always happy to recommend this place to friends.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful old bank transformed into large and stylish restaurant with good range of food options and very reasonable prices

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BF
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took a group of clients to lunch it was great, they loved it and were very impressed.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
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 on 16 March 2019
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
Melbourne / VIC
20 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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Las Vegas
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
London
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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