Photography by Holly Hawkins
Tucked away in the basement of the renowned George’s Building on Collins Street, The George On Collins is the CBD’s latest and most luxurious all-day restaurant and bar – whether you’re after a quick morning coffee fix or a place to enjoy a long lunch or dinner with friends.
Upon entering the building, it’d be easy to assume that the venue is an exclusive late-night rendezvous. With its dimly lit, spacious interior featuring an ultra-sleek room length bar and curtained booths, it’s easy to imagine the space transforming after-hours into a sophisticated club.
Whilst the venue does indeed play host to many night life ventures (and perfectly matches the charm of Melbourne’s nightlife culture), The George On Collins is much more. As an eatery, it provides a versatile and thorough menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with any meal offering bang for your buck. Drop by in daylight hours to experience outdoor seating and dining on Collins Street and soak up some of autumn’s final rays.
If you and your friends like to indulge in a lunch or dinner loaded with delicious share plates, The George On Collins are your virtuosos. Their share plates cater to the number of companions you bring and how peckish you’re all feeling.
The convenience of The George On Collins’ location in the CBD makes it a standout choice for drinks and food this Melbourne International Comedy Festival. What’s more, the good people behind the scenes love to give a great special when they can. For $50 a head (or $70 if you’re after some extra tasty share plates and fancier wines), you and a group of colleagues, friends or family members can enjoy a spectacular evening of bites and beverages.
You’ll be able to savour gorgeous antipasti and charcuterie boards (with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available) and a canape board specially designed for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival season. It also includes an unlimited one hour beverage package, with quality beers and selections of sparkling, white, and red wines.
The antipasti grazing board brims with Mediterranean lavishness, comprising of grilled vegetables, feta, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, pickled cucumber, and onions with an artichoke and tzatziki dip. The charcuterie board has all of your favourite cured meats meticulously arranged, including 20-month prosciutto, chorizo, saucisson sec and more. The canape board takes the cake, however – the flavours on this gold-toned, mountainous creation are heavenly and the portion sizes are generous.
The George On Collins takes classic tapas food and packs in the richest textures and tastes. Paired with its contemporary, stylish demeanour and atmosphere, it’s a well-deserved choice for any occasion.