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Modern Australian Pub Menu in Melbourne - The Bank on Collins, Melbourne, AU-VIC

The Bank on Collins

4.1
4.1
368 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Located in the heart of the city The Bank on Collins is the perfect location for lunch, dinner or after work drinks. Appealing to the corporate community The Bank offers a modern Australian pub menu with an express lunch option for those on the go.

This iconic Melbourne building was built in 1876 from New Zealand Omaru stone with ornate metal balustrades. Originally home to The Bank of Australasia the site is now heritage listed with the Australian Heritage Commission and the National Trust of Australia.
Now, the upstairs of the building is home to the Treasury on Collins accommodation facilities.

The Bank on Collins is also suitable for corporate gatherings, celebrations and weddings. The floor plan is versatile to accommodate any style of event, catering up to 300 people for a cocktail party.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9070 3980
  • Payment options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jinjo
  • 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, so you and your guests can enjoy!
  • Private party facilities
    The Bank on Collins offers a variety of spaces for private events perfectly suited for all occasions! Offering heritage charm, sleek and sophistication , your event will be one to remember!Contact us to find out more information about holding your function at The Bank on Collins.Kia – 0477 477 472 or email bookings@thebankoncollins.com.au
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross street
    Queen Street
  • Parking details
    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. Please Note: Entry via 412 Collins Street. There is no disabled access for this car park.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Early Bird Dinner

    A$32.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Available Monday-Friday from 4.30pm-6pm join us for an early bird dinner. Items include our Braised Lamb Shank, Oven Baked Barramundi & Glazed Pork Belly. All dishes served with a house drink.
    Early Bird Dinner Photo
  • Express Lunch

    A$28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our Express Lunch Special from Mon-Fri, 11.30am-2pm. Lunch includes a schooner of Carlton Draught or cider, glass of house white, red or sparkling or a soft drink or juice.
    Express Lunch Photo
  • Monday Steak Night

    A$35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us Monday night for our 400g tender grass fed rump steak served with chips, salad & jus. The perfect way to start the week! Includes house beverage
    Monday Steak Night Photo

What 368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Good for business meals

  • Melbourne

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

368 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific meals service timely. Nice environment & good value. Welcomed on arrival by male waiter who was friendly & helpful. I wish staff had name badges or introduced themselves so we could include them in the review. Thank you for making our celebration night memorable.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best steak sandwich we’ve had! The service was great

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It's not a good bar errghhjgjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Great mains, good atmosphere but quite noisy, absoluetly awful service. We went for a meal with 2 hours before we needed to leave to get to a show, we only managed to order mains and drinks within this timeframe as the service was so slow and unattentive (the food and drink arrived very quickly once the order was actually taken). The food we did get was delicious but we were there for a meal, not just one course. The drinks order was messed up even though I had pointed to the item I wanted because the waitress was having trouble hearing me as they had sat our party of 2 between two other large groups (despite there being plenty of other empty tables), and I ended up being served an item that wasn't even on the menu. We asked for desserts and the waitress bought the menus over about 50 minutes before we had to leave and we never saw her or any other wait staff after that. It is a shame that what could have been a great meal out was let down so badly by the service. We were there when the restaurant was largely empty, I hate to think how bad it gets when it is actually busy.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service from the staff was excellent and the food was delivered promptly. We had the lunch time special and considered the meal of good quality and cooked well.

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  6. SarahH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous evening filled with delicious cocktails and great food. The serving size was excellent and good value for money. The tandoori cauliflower dish was amazing and the Parma was great also. Ashton was our waitress and was very friendly and engaging. The atmosphere in this old building is also totally gorgeous. Would highly recommend a visit here.

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  7. Ck21

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    When we arrived the bar was extremely busy with afterwork drinks in full swing. We grabbed one drink then were seated at our table - it then took 45min before we had to flag down a Waiter and ask for another drink. The food was nice and good portions but the service was quite slow. Did not seem to be enough staff - Which is sadly a big issue most places these days. The mains pricing seemed fair and on par with most places. But $15 for a side of broccolini seemed rather excessive. Was quite noisy to start with but as the afterwork crowd dwindled the noise level was better.

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  8. Warren

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely poor service. Wait person needs to find a new job because hospitality is not her calling.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Interesting service. Our server walked away before taking our 4th guest’s drink order. I asked for a spicy margarita and server asked my level of spice preference. He forgot and made the drink “the way he likes it”. Took some time for our empty plates to be taken away. Very cool spot and would return although this experience was not a highlight of our time in Melbourne.

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  10. GrenvilleB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took some American friends and thoroughly enjoyed it, lovely setting and our waitress was really nice, food was great, would go again, thanks.

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  11. MaryC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat. The lunch special is excellent value. Meals are of a generous portion.

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  12. SueM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the Express Lunch and service was quick, friendly and food was really good. Great value for well portioned meals. Would thoroughly recommend.

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  13. JasonC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best steaks I have had in a long time! Great service!

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  14. MichaelP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    A very busy place for lunch. The service could be much better and more attentive. They obviously need more staff.

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  15. Harry

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely atmosphere. We enjoyed the express lunch. Both had steak. Salad, was just salad leaves and one cherry tomato cut in half.

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  16. JB1260

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to go back to front of house to ask if we could order. No-one came up to us after we were seated. Humpty Doo Barramundi was beautiful and even though steak was nicely cooked it was cold.

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  17. CattyH

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall pretty disappointing. Bad service, they tucked us away in a corner and we were forgotten about. Took the waiter 10 minutes to come back to ask if we wanted a drink. We asked to move as the couches weren’t conducive to eating. Second table was wobbly, drinks and food spilling. My fiancé ordered a drink which after 20 mins never arrived, they forgot about it. Hard to flag down wait service. A Monday night so very quiet, it wasn’t like they were busy?! Table next to us were also having trouble flagging wait staff down. They also sent back their dessert as it was rock hard and still frozen (it was meant to be the donuts) our steak meal was fine, steak cooked okay. 2 stars. Wouldn’t go back. Especially not for a date night/special occasion.

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  18. RaeM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Sadly we didn't get any offer of another drink or water or dessert while there for a few hours. Gladly we were not rushed out of the restaurant at the end of our evening catching up. Good overall, just would have been nice to have another bottle of water offered once it was quiet and a lot of the other customers had left.

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  19. BrianJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Arrived on a quiet Monday afternoon: firstly music choice and noise level was booming, unbelievably high and customer service was fragmented. For example, there was almost no service attendance to our table despite checking that table service was active. This meant I had to go to the bar to order despite staff seemingly sitting around either having a break or drying the cutlery. The building itself has much grandeur and institutional but sadly the service and food was under underwhelming.

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  20. JennyN

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience from entering the venue staff were attentive and pleasant. Food and drinks were great like a home cooked meal. The building decor enhanced the experience also. Thank

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  21. ElaineS

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our meal was disappointingly average. Our choice was the special Parma with a Schooner. Good value but not the best meal we have had. The Bank itself is nice enough but it can get very noisy because of the high ceilings. There is nothing to absorb the noise.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vietnam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    the atmosphere is so good and fantastic. Will visit next time as well

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  23. ScottR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value and location. Pleasant environment and service. Not a " fancy" place, but highly recommended.

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  24. AnnieL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a few share plates and drinks. Service was good as was the food. Beautiful building with lots of character and charm

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  25. FrankA

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value on the Express Lunch menu. Food was very nice, easy location for catching up with friends.

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  26. Kymmy

    Melbourne

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    lunch value is good. steak was cooked perfectly. beautiful building

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  27. ShirinA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Delighted with the savory experience at Bank Bar on Collins. The steak was perfectly cooked and bursting with flavor. Unfortunately, the service leaving room for improvement. We asked one steak just with salad and no chips but it was served with both salad and chips. The steak knives were missed. And the same as last time nothing was done for the birthday occasion. We ordered dessert as well, so some birthday garnishes could be done. Otherwise, what is the point of asking the occasion on the booking?

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  28. RosemarieZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, tasty combinations and a variety of good beer

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  29. LyndaS

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just OK nothing particularly special, price was fine, staff were OK, but the noise levels, because of the design, can and do get over the top. Generally everything was just OK

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  30. WilliamB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My only comment was that the music coming from the bar I found to be a bit intrusive. My hearing is not what it used to be and I thought it was a bit too loud, tending to drown out some conversation. Otherwise the food was very good, especially the steak I had, and the service was fine.

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  31. TatjanaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited long for taking our orders, we had to go and get someone to take them, didn't wait for long for the food which was great, one order was wrong, and another came in later than the rest, out of 9 people one of us didn't have her meal and the rest were halfway through, we had to go and ask for her meal.

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  32. ShirinA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining experience at Bank Bar Restaurant on Collins Street was exquisite. The steak was cooked to perfection—juicy and flavorful, paired beautifully with savory sides. The cream brûlées were an absolute delight, striking the right balance between smoothness and the caramelized top with orange peels and citrus flavor. The ambiance was elegant, the service impeccable, making it a memorable culinary journey. Highly recommend.

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  33. JohnR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for our Christmas party. Good service and food. The building is beautiful too.

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  34. SandraC

    New Zealand

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was terrible. The service staff are not looking after tables. Forty-five minutes after ordering food and drinks we still had no drinks and had to call someone. So much for checking if patrons are okay. But it got worse, they had lost the order and yet didn't bother to prioritize our order. Eventually a member of our group went and asked for the drinks at the bar. Also had to push the food order to ensure back on time at the office, but they were not interested. And finally, a lack of quality in final food when eventually delivered, probably due to the rush. Melbourne has plenty of good restaurants, this is not one of them!

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  35. Sarah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    A most disappointing experience. Rude staff, arrogant and rude manager and the food was terrible - tasteless, stale and oily. I would not go back,

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  36. AnnG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited along time for meals and one meal was missed

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  37. ChrisC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent meal served efficiently and in a friendly manner

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice venue inside, but a pity about the TV's around the place which makes the grand setting feel like the local pub. Food was fine, and reasonable value. The service needed work though - kept having to get up to find someone to take our food and drink orders. The serving staff were not attentive and would walk right past the table or disappear from the floor for lengths of time.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good experience. Thanks very much for having us

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  40. KelT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    An overpriced pub meal in a lovely historic building. Food was poorly presented and burnt. Service was slow and disinterested. Environment was hot with insufficient airflow and got very noisy as tables filled. Wouldn’t return or recommend.

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FAQs

The Bank on Collins is rated 4.1 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Bank on Collins

394 Collins Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Queen Street
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    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. Please Note: Entry via 412 Collins Street. There is no disabled access for this car park.
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jinjo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9070 3980
  • 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, so you and your guests can enjoy!
  • Private party facilities
    The Bank on Collins offers a variety of spaces for private events perfectly suited for all occasions! Offering heritage charm, sleek and sophistication , your event will be one to remember!Contact us to find out more information about holding your function at The Bank on Collins.Kia – 0477 477 472 or email bookings@thebankoncollins.com.au
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