Settling right into the extensively renovated space that once housed The Long Room, the long awaited opening of The George on Collins is finally here.
Despite its occupancy in the basement level of Melbourne's iconic Georges Building, the stunningly elegant and vibrant fit out of The George on Collins really manages to stand out as a stark contrast to the former space (sleek and stylish, yes, but it was also much, much darker). Dining is an all-day affair with Head Chef Tom Brockbank (Estelle, No. 8, Pollen Street Social) at the helm. Servings of canapes and bites at the launch event provided a tasty preview of Tom Brockbank's culinary touch and the menus on offer at The George on Collins whilst also highlighting the quality of ingredients. Never have I seen such giant oysters before!
Some canapes sampled on the evening:
- Pork and chorizo sausage roll
- Kingfish ceviche with orange gel, grapefruit and watercress
- Milawa chicken with corn and Manjimup truffles
- Hot chocolate with fire toasted marshmallows
- Banoffee with creme pat, caramel and banana crisp
Having visited The Long Room several times during the good ol' uni days and knowing exactly what it used to look like, I could have never pictured having breakfast or brunch here. Needless to say, The George on Collins brings with it a fresh and exciting new beginning for the Collins St space.
The George on Collins
Basement, 162-168 Collins St,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.
(03) 9663 7226
Disclosure: I attended the launch as a guest of The George on Collins. All opinions expressed in this post are based entirely on my experience and observations made during the time of my visit.