The Bank on Collins

4.4
608 reviews
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$40 and under
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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.
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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.
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.

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What 608 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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LL
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The value, food and service was great. The only criticism was the veggies. Tomatoes and capsicum not really what we expected but after complaining we were not charged so all good,

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Have been here a few times now and really like the friendly and efficient staff. My favourite is the zucchini and macadamia burger with melted brie.. always a tasty treat. There is something for everyone on the menu!

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SA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The lunch service is quick & professional and the food consistently good. Perfect for a group in their lunch break.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful food. Polite helpful staff.
Some drinks took a long time to come.
One glass of wine never arrived.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We book for 9.30 pm at our arrival we were informed that kitchen was closed! To avoid

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JB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Have been to this venue many times and it is always great. Varied menu of well prepared interesting dishes, informally served quickly and efficiently. Really interesting building and decor.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The place is great for a quick bite as well as to bring clients. The lunch special is good value and variety of dishes to choose from. It has a great atmosphere, not too loud but not too quiet. Its close to neigbouring offices which means you don't have to go too far.

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fav city restaurant, continues to provide great food at a great price!

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CR
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

great venue for lunch that won't break the bank :)

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FB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great friendly staff and the food was wonderful.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great lunchtime specials with food being served well presented and super tasty. Servers were helpful. Paying was a little frustrating, but a great experience.

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JG
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A great place to catch up with friends and some great food options on the menu. Especially love the lunch deal.

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TU
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The Bank on Collins is a great place to go for a good cheapish lunch with friends and colleagues. Will return.

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U
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Small parmiganas, wine OK, noisy place though, feels like a food court nowadays

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P
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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

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RP
16 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
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
5 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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