The Bank on Collins

4.3
635 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.

Private Dining

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

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SK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly staff- amazing building.

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s
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

everything was great, except they charged us for an extra meal at the end.

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RP
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was great; service was excellent. I'm going to keep on coming back with my wife and/or friends. They are very happy too!

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TU
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Have been here many times. Love the cheap lunch options and you can be out within the hour so great for a quick work lunch with colleagues.

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PD
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This is a great place to impress visitors with its grandeur yet get quality good value meals with friendly service.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the place, food and service. Will come back for sure :)

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BM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The two burgers were good value.
The Angus steak for $32 was a bit fatty, gristly and small, had I've had bigger and better quality from pub meals.
The lamb cutlets were over cooked.
Your wine prices are a little overpriced.
If you like noisy venues for big groups then it's ideal, but for small groups the noise was somewhat overbearing.
The serving staff were excellent and the meals were presented promptly.
It was my first visit, and I'm glad I went; however, I don't think I'd be in a rush to return on a busy night.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A group of us the $22 lunch meal. The food was good and was delivered quickly (which was great) and the staff were attentive.

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RP
15 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was very good as usual; we were very happy with everything to do with the occasion (a friend's get together. We never consider going elsewhere. We absolutely love the cider.

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FT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed lunch with a friend there. Was wonderful to have a separate Gluten Free menu, I have Coeliac Disease, therefore it’s good to have the choice of meals that are suitable. I had no issues with my meal. The staff were very friendly. It did get noisy over the lunch period, but that’s to be expected, especially leading up to Christmas.
Would definitely go back.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good pub food, great value. Vibe is really nice— high ceilings and colourful. We celebrated a birthday here and I would definitely come back.

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E
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, tasty cocktails and beautiful vintage decor. Service is pleasant, could be a little more attentive but overall good.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service has much improved since our last visit and staff were fantastic on Saturday night. Food was tasty and drink service was good.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have been to this restaurant twice already and I had to both had a wonderful experience! The ambience, the food, the service, all fabulous! Booking is also easy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for large groups

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Hostess was rude. Because I was a single, I was given a table behind a pole. Asked her to check for another table, said she would but never came back. Wait staff also not very attentive.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Every waiter was untrained.
The lamb chops were raw not pink.
One meal was served with the incorrect salad.

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J
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointing service and meal quality. It's not much fun when the waiter repeatedly pretends they can't understand your Melbourne accent because you are not white, whilst they can understand everyone else's Melbourne accent just fine, as long as they are white. It's humiliating having to point to the menu to communicate because the waiter refuses to associate a Melbourne accent with a non-white person, whilst everyone else can speak their order and be understood. Notwithstanding the casual racism, the food was pretty ordinary. Disappointingly there was not a vegetable in sight. At $55 per head, it's not much to ask to add a tablecloth and a couple of greens. Would not dine here again.

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RP
16 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

It was a special occasion; we were there for my friend's 66th Birthday. There weren't many people there so it was very quiet. The food was good; service was prompt. We both love the House cider and the dessert (Eton Mess).

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