Hotel Collingwood

This classic corner pub has gotten a refresh with breezy interiors, elevated pub grub and a drinks list filled with local names.
Libby Curran
Published on October 27, 2021


In the Smith Street corner site that was once home to the Robert Burns Hotel, now sits Hotel Collingwood — a bright, modern pub venture by Only Hospitality Group (Bentwood, Glovers Station and Juliette Coffee & Bread).

Inside, a refresh by Pierce Widera features fresh white and olive green tones, alongside native blackbutt timber. There are two wood-fired fireplaces, an all-weather beer garden oasis out back and an upstairs dining space called Bobby's. You'll find a couple of big screens for your live sports fix, too.

The food offering sees Lucas Group alumni John Woo and Allan Hwang plating up a subtle reworking of honest pub grub with a touch of Asian influence. Bites like fried chicken bao with spicy house-made mayo ($6.5), dumplings ($18–19) and kingfish sashimi ($23) sit alongside both meat and vegetarian grazing boards ($25). The classic parma is done with panko crumbs ($26), a fennel salad features edamame and a yuzu dressing ($19), and there are three different cuts of beef to tempt steak lovers.

At the bar, cocktails lean to the classic, while both the 14 beer taps and the 100-strong wine list are mostly heroing home-grown drops. Try a pint of The Mill Brewery's Mosaic IPA ($13) or a Molly Rose Hug Replacement ($15) just metres from where they were made.



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