Collins Kitchen

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Grand Hyatt Melbourne's passion for seasonality and local produce is highlighted in the dishes at Collins Kitchen with everything has a local connection. An Italian feast awaits you this spring at Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s award-winning restaurant, Collins Kitchen, with Melbourne’s legendary pizza institution, Ladro, returning for a three-month residency. Kicking off on Monday 2nd September, the specially curated menu is a creative collaboration between the Ladro and Collins Kitchen culinary teams and features authentic Italian cuisine made from the freshest locally sourced produce. Enjoy Melbourne's best buffet breakfast, indulge in pure luxury with High Tea in Style by Cristina Re and explore the interactive Go Grand Sunday Lunch, as you wander through the open market style kitchen and indulge in the artisan made produce on display sourced from Victoria's finest.
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OT
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food at the high tea was lovely but I was very disappointed with the service.The restaurant wasn’t that busy but we had to call over the staff to ask for tea after waiting for ages & we never got asked did we want a top up. They only asked us how we were going within the first 15 mins & we just got the bill placed on the table & they walked away without even asking did we enjoy the high tea.We were also never told that they were starting to put items away and we missed out getting some cakes

OT
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladro at Collins Kitchen was excellent. The pizza was one of the best this not-young person has ever eaten. The steak was delightfully charred and tender. The burrata with the broccoli was creamy and fresh. The wine was excellent value. And, as expected, the service was professional and courteous.

OT
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The quantity of food was great, but the quality was maybe lacking in some dishes with them being pretty bland.

OT
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food in general and service were excellent. However, my partner said the Tuna (fish of the day) she ordered was quite dry. I had a bit myself and although it was tasty, it was a little dry.

OT
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the food was very well presented and absolutely delicious.

OT
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the father's day afternoon tea. It was delicious.

OT
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding environment decor service- staff were so accommodating- especially Vy and Helen. My best friends 60 was beautiful celebrated
Thank you

OT
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice environment. Have been there a couple of times for lunch, coffeee & scons and now second time for High Tea.

OT
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the table setting to the delicious food, our experience was phenomenal.

OT
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I am vegetarian and in the buffet there was no option for me. Chef cooked for me 4/5 items later. It took 30 minutes to get me starters also. And food was not at all tasty. It completely shuttered my expectations about collins kitchen. I would never recommend collins kitchen to anyone. I was highly disappointed. And while booking my table i had clearly wrote to provide vegetarian options but still my request was undermined.Desserts were good and i just had them at the end.

BC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great concept. The ramens were delicious. Interesting use of a pop up in a very good hotel restaurant location

OT
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for high tea, service was wonderful.

OT
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious food. Excellent array of hot and cold plus large choice of desserts. Very friendly and trained staff. Very relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

OT
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff were welcoming and attentive for afternoon tea. The table was set with pretty cups and saucers at a quiet, private space next to the window. We enjoyed a wide choice of great food presented on the 3-tiered stand, at the hot savoury buffet and at the enticing dessert buffet.

OT
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance with fantastic service and attention to detail. All the food was delicious with a wide selection of savory and sweet foods to 'graze' on after the initial high tea table offering. We opted for the free flowing sparkling wine option and our glasses never had a chance to be empty. All the staff were friendly and attentive and nothing was a problem. We are looking forward to our next High Tea at Collins Kitchen. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon experience.

OT
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The High Tea was a perfect treat for myself and my partner. We enjoyed every second and the value for money and will most definitely be returning

OT
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High tea was excellent, service from our waitress Annie was exceptional

OT
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I really like the Collins Kitchen environment and enjoyed my dinner there but the service could be improved. The waitress was lovely but seems inexperienced. The entrees we had - gyoza and karaage - was great. I had the pork belly ramen and was a bit disappointed by the pork belly. It was a bit flavourless and it was presented in big chunks and very hard to cut in a bowl. You’d think they would have cut the pork belly in smaller bite size pieces. The beef ramen was tastier, i’m told.

OT
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! The beef brisket ramen and smoked cauliflower were incredible! Great service, great ambiance in the booths near the window, perfect date night experience. Would highly recommend!

OT
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We ordered the roasted cauliflower, beef brisket ramen and the scotch fillet steak, we're disappointed that all were a bit too bland for our taste.

Service was, and the prices were too expensive. There are restaurants that offer similar dishes at a cheaper price and with a lot more flavor.

I think it is better for Burn City Smokers to stick to barbecues and just concentrate on that. They can explore BBQ/smoking techniques and dishes from around the world and have that as their theme.

OT
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Decor, and food quality were all fantastic.

OT
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, lovely sitting atmosphere and spacious.

OT
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My 3rd visit and the most disappointing. The standrad of food was well below par as was the selection - it felt like we had come in for left overs and a few knocked together sandwiches. The tiered offer was beyond disappointing the selection so poor i am astounded this was the grand hyatt. The service was poor and slow we opted for free flowing i think the flowing went into the slowest pace even from 4.45 until 5.30 we were ignored and the waitress that was attentive in the first 45 min vanished

OT
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not have chosen a better venue to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Everything was beyond our expectations. The staff were fabulous, wonderful service and the food was out of this world. We are already planning a high tea for my sister's 60th birthday in July. Thank you to all concerned for making our special day so memorable 🙂

OT
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the a fantastic High Tea all the ladies in the group loved the food and the staff were fantastic.
Definetely recommend to other people

OT
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I. Went too lunch. With my cousin. This is the. Second time. We have been. Abs she. Loved it. The. Service. And food. We’re up too Hyatt standards. I used too work for. Hyatt so new. It would. Be good .I certainly will be. Back .

OT
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A 5 star restaurant befitting a first class hotel. The rib eye was a quality steak cooked perfectly, the way we requested. The lamb rump was as tender and tasteful as I have ever had the pleasure of consuming. The roasted eggplant was an unexpected delight. The sides were wonderful complements to the mains. And the hero of the meal: any chef that can make brussel sprouts the star in this constellation of fine food is a magician! The service is attentive and unpretentious.

OT
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. James, Andy, Lucy, Annie were absolutely amazing. So friendly, attentive,professional and made our experience of the hightea 5 star experience. Will definitely come back again!!!

OT
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff were wonderful!

OT
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellente atmosphere, first ever high tea, booked it for my partner who has a passion for patisery but ended up enjoying it just as much

SJ
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were 6 of us for my mother’s bday. The service is very polite. However, Food waiting time was long and basic serving cutlery wasn’t provided until we had to ask twice. Other than that the food and dietary requirements were largely met.

OT
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bottomless Chandon with savoury and sweet high tea options: fantastic setting for girls catch up!

OT
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food on offer was different to the menu shown on the website which was disappointing. The service for a venue of such caliber was incredibly disappointing. It took half an hour for us to receive any service to get another drink.

OT
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Popup concept at the Hyatt is excellent we have been to others there and they are excellent... the setting, staff and food combined works for a very enjoyable outing.

OT
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extremely good find. Particularly for those who enjoy fine dining but definitely in a relaxing atmosphere. The perfect place for a reunion and I will definitely go back to this restaurant in the near future.

OT
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit.

OT
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I. Took. My. Niece. For lunch. CK. Restraunt. Was excellent. Place for. Lunch and. Dinner .The. Choice off food. And. Wine. Are. First. Class.the. Staff. We’re. Very. Proffesional and. Friendly and. I would. Be. Going. Back. Quite. Often. Thank you. Grand. Hyatt. Melbourne. For a. Great. Experience

A
25 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit difficult to find among the maze of restaurants inside the hotel - and interestingly the name wasn’t anywhere visible around the restaurant - staff warm and friendly, wouldn’t mind accommodating any extra request - ordered the veal osso buco - extremely tender, marinated well, though without the bone marrow spoon left clients to doubt if they were meant to consume the marrow or not, but the meat was really melting - even the tendinous parts yielded immediately to the cut. The bed of mashed potatoes it rested on somewhat lacked originality but was of course a safe choice. Portions very generous. Unfortunately didn’t find the desserts too tempting so just ended with a coffee. $48 without service charge - not bad at all

F
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately I did not enjoy my meal at Collins Kitchen. I ordered the pan fried Barramundi which was quite dry and was not served with a sauce of any kind. It was very expensive at $50. My husband and I had booked the restaurant not knowing that Ladros had "checked in". We had booked many weeks ago and were staying at the Hyatt for our 22nd wedding anniversary and were hoping for a very special night out. It just wasn't to be.

OT
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

After arriving about 40mins late due to the Melbourne Marathon, we were told we had plenty of time to eat and enjoy as it was my birthday celebration. About 1hr later we were told the buffet was ending (also the dessert bar). The variety of food wasn't as good as it usually was as it didn't have a variety of vegetables. It was mainly meat. The variety was extremely disappointing as it was my birthday and I was so looking forward to it. $205 for 1 hour was a bit rich for what we got.