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Robert Burns Hotel

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376 Smith Street, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
+61 3 9417 2233
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Robert Burns Hotel has been a long standing Spanish restaurant on Smith St. I have always wanted to eat there and finally went on a Saturday night. We had an early dinner as we had a toddler with us. It has been renovated and given a face lift a few years ago and has a nice feeling to it. Open... More 

1 Thank groovychickMelbourne
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at his pub on more than one occasion during our stay. It seems odd that a Scottish named pub has a Spanish theme... don't be put off the food was great, We couldn't get a table so perched in the bar and ate tapas. The staff are friendly and remembered us after one visit.

Thank TravellingJR
Kew, Australia
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Sunday lunch with great friends and we were not disappointed the food was excellent service top notch and the Spanish beer thirst quenching caters well for coeliacs Tapas was very well done and the seafood platter was for 2 it was enough in quantity for 4! highly recommended

1 Thank zap51
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Went to a Scarf dinner at the Robert Burns Hotel. Atmosphere was great and the service very attentive. Limited menu for this dinner, I had Minted Tomato soup for entree and Rockling for main. Soup was good but Rockling was a very small serve of fish with not much taste. Would like to go again with full service menu.

Thank 590phyllisi
Riga, Latvia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

My wife and I had dinner at Robert burns hotel. It was such a good spanish atmosphere. Good food and good wine. We had a good service from the waiter,Simon. I d definitely recommend it.

Thank irishmanu
Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I just returned from a meal in a Spanish restaurant in our home city and felt that I would have short changed Robert Burns Hotel if I did not review it. What we had paled against Robert Burn's delicious food. It was simply the BEST Spanish meal I have had in a long time. It even surpassed our favorite Tapas... More 

Thank palatespeak
Melbourne, Australia
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583 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

The experience was good but with no real wow factor. Best thing might have been the slice of life number 86 tram to get there. What a great trip. The hotel setting doesn't do much for me. It's 70/80s but without retro lift. The croquettes were great but the seafood paella average at best. The wine list we were presented... More 

Thank TwoSheds57
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We were served great Spanish cuisine without the stereotypical decor. The food was very good. We shared a paella. No one left hungry. Can't complain about the service, although it was a tad stiff at times. The bar staff did get distracted and had to be reminded to bring the beer after they had to change the keg. So there... More 

Thank Izabella54
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The Robbie Burns offers a great lunch menu at a reasonable price. They have a great selection of beers (a bit pricey, you can get cheaper in the area) plus a cute little courtyard outback.

Thank Meghan O
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255 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice pub with wonderful hosts and staff! OK! I was only here for beers, but everything went so well, and they were so helpful and friendly. I will definitely go back, and also try the delicious sounding menu!

Thank Ornithorh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $54
Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 Smith Street, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 2233
The Robert Burns Hotel is the home of truly traditional Spanish cuisine, with a very Scottish name. Spaniard Urbano Gutierrez introduced the Spanish flavour to this Australian pub in 1984, back when variety in the local hospitality market was much harder to find. The Robert Burns legacy has since been passed to a new, fresh, yet still Spanish team - who bring the authentic tastes and cultures of their homeland to the Robbie Burns on Melbourne's iconic Smith Street. Patrons of all kinds are welcome and our venue is family and kid-friendly, too. If you are looking for Spanish Cuisine then dine in the restaurant, relax in the courtyard, enjoy drinks and tapas in the front bar or the wine room, and don't forget to check out Robbie's special Spanish flavoured events.

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