The pub scene in Collingwood is something truly remarkable. Transforming our smith-street corner site, once home to the Robert Burns Hotel, has been an incredible journey. Hotel Collingwood was born through lockdown 5.0, which was spent largely renovating and elevating the existing pub experience left behind for us.
A colour palette of fresh white and olive green has lightened things up inside the pub, played against native blackbutt timber and a splash more white for the exposed brick walls. The two fireplaces have been restored to their natural wood-fired glory and the beer garden has been transformed into an all-weather oasis.
Upstairs, our recently transformed functions space ‘Bobby’s Upstairs’ is the perfect host to exclusive functions with a fully equipped cocktail bar and space for up to 100 guests.
Today, we are proud to be a local hub for the Collingwood community, with mid-week meal specials on everyone’s favourite pub classics, HD screens throughout the venue screening sport live and loud and interactive community events such as trivia night.
Our executive chefs, Lucas Group alumni John Woo and Allan Hwang have developed a subtle reworking of an honest pub grub menu with a smattering of Asian influence. In the bar snack corner, you’ll find bites like fried chicken bao with spicy house-made mayo, two styles of dumplings and kingfish sashimi. If you’re after a more traditional pub-style meal, you can enjoy our chicken parma, beef burger and bangers and mash all with vegan alternatives.