The Bank on Collins

4.3
670 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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RP
Melbourne / VIC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
19 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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L
Central Texas
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
Melbourne / VIC
19 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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Calgary
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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