The Bank on Collins

4.4
581 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Kitchen hours:
Monday - Saturday: 11am -10pm


PLEASE NOTE- We only take reservations for lunch or dinner in the dining room.

We do not take reservations for drinks in the bar area.
To be seated in the dining room, at least 1 main meal per person must be ordered.
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Phone number
(03) 9825 8990
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
The Bank on Collins is the perfect venue for those event organisers who simply wish to turn up and enjoy themselves, with our dedicated functions team ensuring that every detail is taken care of before the day. An event at The Bank on Collins is one where our wait staff take care of the little things, and all you'll have to do is enjoy the wonderful food and drink coming out to your and your guests.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Queen Street
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Parking Details
PARKING There is no onsite parking available for The Bank on Collins, however metered parking is available on surrounding streets. Alternatively, secure parking is available at the following car parks: 392 Bourke Street. For standard rates and prices please see the secure parking website. 123 Queen Street. For standard rates and prices please see the secure parking website. Please Note: Entry via 412 Collins Street. There is no disabled access for this car park.
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Public Transit
We are located a short 5 minute walk from Flinders Street Train Station. Tram numbers 11, 48, 109 and 1 all go down Collins Street, and stop just nearby.
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Special Events & Promotions
The Bank on Collins offers special menus for events such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Check our website www.thebankoncollins.com.au for details of what special events we have coming up.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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What 581 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food ,reasonably priced - interesting vibrant decor - service good

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RP
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was very good as usual, my wife and friends loved it too. It was a bit noisy but that was okay; a big group of people were celebrating somebodies 50th birthday. The staff know me by name; I have been there many times and intend to attend many more!

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AK
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Went there for lunch for the first time, ordered the classic Parma and was not impressed. I have had a lot tastier parma than that. Not sure if I will be back in a hurry. But service was good and there seems to be many business people lunching there.

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HH
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always, and I do me always, sends us off with a smile on our faces

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LD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was all great but noisy and cold. Service patchy - took iver 1 hour for food to come out and difficult to get wait staff for drinks etc. maybe underataffed as the next night was much quicker and friendlier.

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

It was quite busy so a bit loud but as always the food was delicious, the drinks well priced and meant an enjoyable night for our group. I brought some friends from interstate as I feel the Bank on Collins has a very Melbourne vibe and they loved it.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was exceptional! Catered for specific dietary requirements very well. Great vegan menu!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious vegan options and friendly, attentive staff. Cocktails pack a punch!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was impeccable. Venue/ambience was nice but VERY loud. The TV by the bar is a HUGE spoiler for a venue with these prices though. On our night, a group of loud young girls were yelling at the Bachelor screen in TV & patrons were very unimpressed however staff did not ask them to keep the yelling down. My meat eating friends enjoyed their meals. It was great to have vegan options with an entire, albeit smallish, vegan menu but the vegan food was not so tasty. I ordered the stuffed mushroom & it was tiny & bland & drowned by overfried chips. Cauliflower bites were good but the sauce on the side was overloaded with smoked paprika. I left all but the mushroom. Prices for portions are CBD prices but the quality of vegan options for the price is poor compared to the omnivore experience. I’m a vegan cook with a small vegan food business so I am particular about quality when offering a vegan menu.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found this place via an online search for somewhere to eat that offered gf options for dinner. Had dinner with my husband and a friend and we were all really impressed with the food and very reasonable prices. Best gf options I’ve seen at a restaurant. Non gf options also impressed the others. Will definitely return.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were excellent! Lovely staff and great space.

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K
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visit from out of town & always try to fit in a night at The Bank. Great for kids / families, good food, happy hour a treat & staff are always very friendly & helpful. Nothing phony about this place. Really enjoyable night out!

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RS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good quality food for reasonable value.
Quiet night like due to AFL final long weekend. Would definitely recommend and return :-)

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AS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

First time there.
Service and the waiter was the stand out. (thanked him when leaving and gave him a tip, which I rarely do)
Found it very noisy considering the size. (hard to talk without shouting)
Food was enjoyable but nothing special. Part of the reason for choosing the venue was the seperate GF menu which was appreciated.
Specials weren't offered when there and only knew about them from the website.
We were a group of 5 and agreed we would return.

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KG
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Haven't had a bad meal. A good after work catch up place. Attentive staff. Don't wait long for meals.

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C
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Bank was great. The service was very quick and attentive. The food was yum. The atmosphere was lively and busy.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent, lovely friendly staff, great cocktails, reasonably priced.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a team of 10 people in there for a team lunch. Everyone found something they liked on the lunch menu and they brought it out at the same time. We all had food envy because everything looked so good.

Definitely going back there.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good service and food - pretty good value compared to other city establishments

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SR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to have a lunch and great value for money.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

An excellent meal, very good value. Staff were exceptional. We will be back

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JT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great, cocktails amazing and dessert was to die for
This was my 3rd time to the restaurant and I will keep coming back

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AH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very cool venue, good food and plenty of atmosphere.

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RP
14 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was as usual; my friend and I really love the cider and the capuccino. Great and friendly service is always given

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RP
14 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was up to it's usual standard; it was very quiet.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great Friday night out. Amazing service good food.

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RP
14 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was nice and quiet, service was great; food was cooked to perfection. I have recommended it for a work lunch; we will be attending this Thursday at 1 pm.

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LE
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Wide range of food, very reasonable priced, gorgeous building and interior. Quite noisy on a Friday night but quietened down by about 8.30. Have been here a couple of times before and will definitely come again.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great for special occasions. Very nice restaurant and reasonably priced

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LJ
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing gluten free burger!
All the staff are welcoming and frienfly

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LG
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good lunch deal and great place to catch up with friends! Service is fast and friendly and suited to work lunch break. :)

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SS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Too busy & understaffed. Felt very sorry for the staff .. we waited 40 minutes for our lunch even though we pre-ordered.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Amazing food and great value for money. Have tried several items off the $20 lunch menu and loved them all.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and it was a great venue with lovely food at reasonable prices. My daughter has coeliac and it was great she had good options on the kids menu as this can be hard when dining out. This was special for her too!

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IK
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great value, good food, good service.. wish it was a litle quieter at lunchtime.. acoustics make it very noisy at times

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff are friendly, courteous and attentive, the meals our great with a good range for Gluten free, Vegetarian with some food for Fractose free people as well. This place is value for money. We had 7 people order entree's and mains each with alcohol and the bill was surprisingly cheap. This is my 3rd visit and each time l take friends with me to introduce them to a place that believes in customer service and good food and drink for a great price. 5 Stars to this Establishment. Cheers we shall return soon.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved all the gluten free options for our family. The service was friendly and we will definitely be back. The online booking system is great as well

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RP
14 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was great as usual. The service was shocking; we waiting around 20 minutes before a waitress took our order. The drinks were took around 10 minutes before we received them; we ordered our drinks before the table next to us (they received theirs before us). We waited for around 20 minutes after we finished our meal; before I put my hand up to attract for waitress to order 2 coffees. The plates were still on the table. My friend asked what the service problem was caused by; to be told that there was 300 people to serve. We have been there numerous times on a Friday when it was that busy and encountered no such issue. We will dine there when possible on a different day.

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L
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good lunchtime venue, reasonable lunch set menu offer. Food very good value.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice food and good variety. Meals reasonably priced. Great vibe and beautiful interior, though a little hard to hear. Not recommended for a romantic quiet dinner for 2 but great for a group.

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