The George on Collins

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$40 and under
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Vietnamese
After winning all our hearts during his stint on Masterchef, Khanh Ong has found a new home at The George (& we’re a little bit excited). As a partner in the business and host with the most, he’s excited to work alongside head chef Quim Hernandez to bring fresh menus and ideas to the venue, making it a place where people come together to enjoy the best things in life: great food, drinks, company, music, laughter and service.



You’ll be spoiled for choice with Khanh’s lunch and dinner menu – it’s all fresh, fragrant and packed with authentic Vietnamese flavours. Perfect for an after-work bite, catch up with mates or family dins (without the cooking OR washing up).



Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD on the Paris end of Collins St, The George on Collins is a popular destination for any occasion.

Specials

Feed Me Menu - $50pp

The dishes are chosen by our chef from dishes off our existing menu.
The feed me menu is designed to share, it is a social feast for everyone to enjoy together. You get a few different courses staggered to the table, it's a banquet of our favourite dishes, perfect for groups, lunches and dinners.
We can cater for dietaries such as: Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, pescatarian, nut free and dairy free.

Terms and Conditions: The whole group has to be on the feed me menu

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: October 29, 2019

Ends: April 29, 2020

Availability: Tue-Fri 11:30AM-9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM-9:30PM

WAM BAM VIETNAM - $59pp

Say hello to WAM BAM VIETNAM! Come play with us every Thursday with a selection of our delicious Vietnamese dishes (eight plates to share), bottomless prosecco, tap wines and tap beers for 90 minutes

Terms and Conditions: Not valid with any other offers.
Seatings are for 90 minutes and are available at 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: August 28, 2019

Ends: February 20, 2020

Availability: Thu 6:00PM-6:00PM 7:00PM-7:00PM 8:00PM-8:00PM

$8 per drink - Happy hour

$8 happy hours Tuesday - Friday, 4-7pm includes house spirits, house wines & tap beers

Terms and Conditions: Only available Tuesday - Friday 4-7pm

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: March 15, 2019

Ends: February 20, 2020

Availability: Tue-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

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CA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Below average food, made less forgiveable by being pretty average ambience and service. Had one night in Melbourne and totally blew it with this choice. Sorry.

DM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Banquet was excellent both in value and food quality. Came with a group and everybody left very satisfied. Definitely will be back again

The George on Collins
Responded 3 days ago

We are so glad to hear that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxing atmosphere, with great food and service. Highly recommended.

The George on Collins
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thanks so much Steve, we look forward to welcoming you back again!

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PK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a pleasant evening at The George on Collins. We went with the “feed me” option, which represented great value for money. Whilst most of the dishes were nice, there were not many “wow” factors amongst them.

We we very impressed by the attentiveness and quality of service we received from our server/sommelier for the evening - a young lady from The Netherlands, who had been in Australia for just on a month. The friendly service she provided was probably the highlight of our evening.

The George on Collins
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for your review we really appreciate it. We've actually just changed our menu, reducing our items and focusing on our hero and wow-factor items so I certainly hope we can welcome you back again in the near future!

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MG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We liked the food and have booked for another lunch with a few more people. We had the lunch tray. The only negative was that the curry was bland and quite watery. Some of the fresh herbs were very wilted.

The George on Collins
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hi Maida, Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed our new lunch tray! We also appreciate the feedback, we have passed this on to the chef. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The service was good, the venue is nice, good cocktail (margarita.) The food was terrible. I wouldn't eat there again the meat tasted old and the fish dish smelt off and tasted bland. I unfortunately ate one tiny piece and it tasted worse than it smelt. The music was way to loud especially when trying to eat dinner. It got louder and louder by 8:30 we couldn't hear each other talking and our ears were hurting. We left as soon as we finished eating. I wish we left before we ate as I wasn't feeling sick for the rest of the night.

TH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I booked this because I watch the chefs cooking show. The food there looked amazing. I was disappointed with what we actually received. It was very average. I also thought that the GEORGE would be a nice quiet dining experience. However, the bar was the vocal point of the venue and the tables were around the side of this massive bar. The music was SO LOUD we couldn’t hold a conversation. It was more like a night club with bartenders drinking and dancing with waitresses. The waitresses had NO IDEA about the menu. Very disappointing and expensive. I won’t be returning.

The George on Collins
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hi Tami, Thank you so much for your review, we are very appreciative of your feedback, it is so valuable to us and it's how we can further improve on food and service. Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the experience and we hope that we can welcome you back in future. Please do let us know, we'd be more than happy to look after you.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was horrendous.. chicken curry was watery and flavourless. Drinks very expensive. Service was good, nice decor.

Informed the wait staff about the food but no offer was made to refund :(

Won’t go back for food here.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a place with a wonderful atmosphera, drinking are realy good.

The George on Collins
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you Claudia, Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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JR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were all so impressed with the food. We had the banquet which I thought was excellent value for the amount of food that came out. Heaps of delicious and varied flavours. We all had a cocktail too - 'A Night In Paris' is a must!! YUM

The George on Collins
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hi Jodie, Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you had a good time and were able to enjoy our signature cocktail 'One night in Paris'. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The George was fantastic. The food was utterly divine, the atmosphere smooth and relaxing, and the staff were just superb. They were polite, knowledgeable and inobtrusive. Cannot rate this experience highly enough and would thoroughly recommend a visit to this awesome place for dinner, drinks or lunch. We will certainly be back, the sooner the better!

The George on Collins
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SF
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great tasty dishes with exceptional service. Would have liked the dj to be a little louder and more involved, but overall very good.

The George on Collins
Responded on October 10, 2019

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner and service, it's something we take great pride in! We value your feedback in regard to the DJ and will take it into consideration in the future.

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GN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The menu read promising but the delivery was disappointing. The curries lacked authenticity, the gravy lacked body and even with the addition of the chillies the taste was mild. There was limited protein and was mostly white potato.

The George on Collins
Responded on October 10, 2019

We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our offerings and would love for the opportunity to discuss your experience further as your feedback is valued in order for us to improve on our food and service. Feel free to give us a call on 9663 7226. Looking forward to hearing from you! Katie Parker Events Manager

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TV
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often go here. Recently celebrated my birthday with friends and had a great night out. The DJ was fantastic. We had a ball. Highly recommend and would definitely go again

The George on Collins
Responded on October 10, 2019

So glad you had a great night with us Toula and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ED
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue everything was perfect from the food to the service

The George on Collins
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual I cannot fault this place. Food is always top quality,
Music is absolutely fantastic and you just want to dance.
Atmosphere is always great.
Staff are so friendly and helpful

M
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I would recommend the George for a quiet coffee but the quality of food was disappointing.

NY
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The George On Collins has to be one of my favourite go to dining and bar locations on a Saturday night.
Ambiance is so chilled with great background music. The food options are great, eaten here many times and the food is delicious. Cocktails are very well made and tasteful. The staff are super friendly, always smiling and very welcoming. After dinner, its always a good idea to continue your night at the bar, the atmosphere with the dj, dancers and everyone enjoying the entertainment is a wonderful vibe. This place is a gem that offers tasteful dining, great cocktails, entertainment and fabulous music. Keep up the magic and thank you for giving Melbourne a pleasant place to go to.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We loved everything about the George on Collins and can’t wait to go back.

MB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brilliant space and concept, something for everyone, including people who like sitting at the bar before moving to eat at a table

NM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was eager to eat at The George and booked many weeks ahead, ready for our trip to Melbourne. We expected great, fresh salads and vegies and asian flavours and were dissapointed. The eggplant dish was very good, as were the chicken curry spring roles, but the chicken wings were bland and the lamb shoulder was just lamb in oily liquid. It needed a real flavour boost and some vegies!

Service was exceptional, but we were asked to hurry up, then were evicted from our table after about 1 hour 20 mins. Our booking was made 5 weeks earlier and at 7.45pm, so not in peak time. This ruined our dining experience and we left to find somewhere else for coffee and desert.... We had a second reservation at the George during our stay in Melbourne, but we cancelled and dined elsewhere after this first experience. Cocktails were extremely expensive - at over $22! And they had run out of cider on tap :(

SC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from our waitress. Amazing selection of food and the clients I took out were extremely impressed.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious Vietnamese flavours.

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CA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing ,the music was a hit and miss they repeated alot of songs

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a good place to celebrate special occasion

A
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Banquet meal options was not great. Did not give us adequate warning time before we had to leave and was rushed out

CC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We enjoyed the cocktails and most of the food dishes, however the portion sizes were small and overpriced. We were enjoying our girls night out until our waiter who was lovely at the start changed his tune and it was clearly known to us we were on a time limit and had to be out by a certain time. We all ordered another round of drinks not knowing that we would be losing our table shortly. We wouldn't have ordered if that was the case. We also weren't even offered dessert which I thought was very poor and went elsewhere for it. I am very disappointed as I have waited a long time to come to the George and now won't be returning.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner and the Vietmanese food they serve is amazing. We had the opportunity to personally congratulate the Chef who happened to be Spanish. Great combination!

AW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service
Food good
Ambience great
Recommend

JW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back for sure, warm and moody atmosphere, staff were great and very helpful but above all that the food was amazing.

DB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely diverse menu, quiet and classy ambience, staff were attentive and friendly. we went for a works leaving lunch and would return again, perhaps in the evening this time as it looks a good place to go drinking!

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great place for drinks.

Restaurant this time was a little disappointing:
Drinks came out at different times - had to ask where one drink was as a bit of time had passed.
Food was nice but have had better Vietnamese style food elsewhere
The previous menu was much nicer

VS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I was very much looking forward to our reservation at the George. A beautiful mood on arrival, Hecker Guthrie have done a magnificent job of the interiors and this is where the buble burst. Our waiter of three weeks couldn’t suggest any “must have” dishes, thankfully on our request he sent a lovely lady who had knowledge of the menu. 80% of our dishes ordered were either over sauced, over cooked or served too quickly and out of order. Unfortunately with all the beautiful food choices in Melbourne we shall not be returning.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding except the music was a bit loud

LG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food , fun music and great atmosphere . Have been here 4 times now and never disappointed

t
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The person who served us as friendly and accomodating, checking in with us whilst we were waiting for a friend and ensuring we had everything we needed. We really appreciated that they were honest in their recommendations.

MS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always enjoy dining at The George - food is fantastic and ambiance is perfect. very highly recommended.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Disappointed with food. Wine was sent back having definitely been sat on a bench open a few days / week! Sticky date pudding horrible, took one bite & left it. Disappointing as I took my friend there for his birthday & it was expensive!

JM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful room, great acoustics, friendly efficient service but above all good food. The calamari waa chewy but other than that, an excellent night.