The Bank on Collins

4.4
530 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$40 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Modern Australian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian / Vegan
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(03) 9825 8990
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighbourhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Queen Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.
Additional
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 530 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

This was our second time and we love the place, lovely food, amazing service.Thank you

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Gets a little noisy, but great value $20 lunch menu.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Excellent food. We had the $55 set menu. Good value. Would highly recommend

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Attentive staff and quick service. Reasonably priced and good ambience

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 4 June 2018

Everything great. Just a little noisy when full

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Nice avenue and good vibes!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

staff were fantastic very prompt and accomodating. Also loved the surprise dessert for my daughters birthday!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Food was good and tasty. Service was exemplary and catered to every need. Set menu is really great value. Will be returning again to dine

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Ambiance, food presentation and value for money was excellent. However, they mixed up our orders - we requested for the Arancini with truffle but was served another variant instead. Ordered my steak as medium and was served a medium well instead. Nonetheless the food was excellent!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Great city spot that can cater for large or small groups. Express lunch is great value and lots of options to choose from. Kids are catered for and welcome. Staff are friendly and attentive. Really good value for money and great atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Very good value lunch in an historic building. Service was excellent and we were not hustled to leave so great for a chat and meal.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Really loved this restaurant, will go back again. Great atmosphere & quick with service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Definitely returning when next in Melbourne. Vibrant restaurant, friendly staff, meals great and served as requested.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

We were made to feel very welcome no issues what so ever having a a stroller and baby. Happy vibe very very pleasant staff.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

The Bank was great. The service was very quick and attentive. The food was yum. Pre-order of lunch orders were very efficient.The atmosphere was lively and busy.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Great lunch spot in a lovely atmosphere - great value, food and service!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Amazing food and menu. Great for all dietary requirements! Amazing value too!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Great food , great service

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Great food, attentive service, fantastuc place, good pricing too.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Good food, great building. Was only there for a work lunch but has a lot of appeal for a lot of different occasions

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

being a regular diner here, it does tick quite a few boxes for me. enjoy it and is one of my favorite restaurants

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

My friends and I enjoyed dining there again as usual. We'll be back again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Clare, John, and all the leaders set the scene for a serving team that works extra well to consistently deliver special experiences for casual or regular patrons such that I tend to keep coming back :)

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 30 April 2018

We were a group of senior from a seniors social club - all 60 - 80 years old. when i made the booking I requested that we were NOT seated in the area against the wall - it is too hard for us to be seated. This requested was ignored and I had to ask again for the seating arrangement to be changed to tables in the middle of the dining area for ease of access. This was a small annoyance.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

My friend and I enjoyed the food and drinks very much. It's good to get served steak cooked exactly as we requested (mine medium - friend well done). I'll be back next week with another friend or 2). I'm looking forward to it!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 23 April 2018

Had diner with 10 colleagues, split bill no problem on a week day. Food was good and timely, service with a smile and there when you needed them. The interior is the draw card, but the food is affordable and the atmosphere finishes it off. Good times.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Nice ambience, less noisy and good food! Had a great time!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Have been here for a terrific lunch before so recommended it for our group of four. Took the last booking at 8.45 to follow a Comedy Festival Show. Despite the show finishing much later than expected, they happily accommodated our booking despite us being 25 mins late. Having a coeliac in our party was not an issue either as the table was already prepared with a Gluten - free menu when we arrived. Service was efficient and unobtrusive, despite us being the only table dining after 9.00. Three of the party extremely happy with meals, the fourth having two entrees instead of a main, was less impressed, but still happy. Extensive drinks menu and the wonderful setting made it easy to please all in the party. We will be back.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 19 April 2018

The food was well done but not overly fancy. I will certainly be back. Our gluten free friend was in heaven.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Very classy, well priced with great food and really good service.
Also has a great happy hour and other specials.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Loved it here! Great food (had the surf and turf, and the dessert platter). The service was spot on, and the venue had such a great feel to it. Would definitely go again when I’m next in Melbourne

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Excellent as always. The Bank is my absolute go to for business lunches. Great value, great service and good quality.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

courses very rushed. 3 courses in 45m very quick no time for food to digest before next course.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great service and good food. Would love to do it again but can only afford through Scoopon.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

The experience was very good as per usual; my friend couldn't have been happier and neither could I! I have been there numerous times now and I'll keep on coming back every chance I get to meet up with friend/s and enjoy a good value meal in a historic building.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Great food and service! I had a steak that was delicious; and cooked perfectly

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on 3 April 2018

food was terrible, burger buns inedible. i wouldn't go back as 3/6 of us were vastly dissatisfied with the food. the one redeemer was that the chips were excellent

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

What can I say, lovely place with wonderful range of food. Great feel and the lunch deal is great value.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on 26 March 2018

90 minutes between serving the Entrée and the Main meals? What?

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on 26 March 2018

Ate on a Scoopon deal with my son. All good at the start. Waitress was attentive, drinks were fast & around 15 minutes for the entree to arrive.

After that it fell apart. Mains took 75 minutes to arrive after the entree. Had to ask twice what was happening before we ate. The first request got no answer, then after a further wait I asked again, for which the food arrived shortly thereafter.

My "Surf and turf"choice was meant to have a 200 gram steak. looked like half that size to my best judgement. 3 prawns & 3 pieces of chorizo plus some vegies. The steak was luke warm. My son's burger was severely burnt in places. He had to leave some of it on his plate. The 2 side orders were nice but it would take a lot of doing to ruin peas and salad. If it was not for the delay I would have sent both mains back. Dessert came shortly after but only after asking could we have it because we had to try to catch the last disrupted train service.

Dessert was ok & scaled own in size.

For the $69 for 2 you got what you paid for in my opinion. I think the 'bean counters' set the profit margin & the meal was the result of their efforts. The real disappointment was the food delay. I cannot believe that in this day & age of service, service & service they could be so slow, especially for the size of the restaurant.

It was not only us. All the Scoopon tables seemed to be together on one side of the restaurant & very little food on their tables. Free drinks were offered but in our case we wanted our dinner not another drink.

As the owner of the restaurant I would be striving to have customers walk out the door feeling fully satisfied that they received a great deal. This would trigger repeat business and positive recommendations as a result of the nights enjoyment, food quality, portion size and all round service. Not so in our case. The Bank on Collins will never see me again, nor will I recommend this establishment to anyone as a result of our recent experience.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
14