Robert Burns Hotel

(03) 9417 2233, 376 Smith St, Collingwood. VIC 3066
Spanish $$ - http://www.robertburnshotel.com.au
Open Mon - Thu 5pm - late Fri - Sat noon - late Sun noon - 5pm, ; Licensed; Cards AE MC V EFT, Seats inside 110, Kids welcomed

Chef: Ivan Saiz (21-09-12) Owner: Colonial Leisure Group (21-09-12)

Mietta's Review
Once upon a time this was 'a normal drinking hotel' says owner Urbano Gutierrez, but after a few years, the food took over, with seafood being the speciality. Get there early because the Matador Room at the Robert Burns Hotel (the Armada did break up on the shores of Scotland) gets very busy. Every inch of space is given over to eating. Along with that the pub still serves lots of beer (and heaps of sangria) but people come here first of all for the food. Urbano is fiercely proud and even more fiercely secretive about his dishes. Service gets a bit chaotic as the evening goes on. You order and pay at the bar, usually after a long wait in the queue, then take your number and eventually the food comes, though sometimes the waitresses lose sight of where your table is. Just drink some more and relax. Listen to the Spanish families talking and watch the chefs at work in the big open kitchen. Tortillas are made to order, the fish is excellent value but sometimes the cazuela gets overcooked in the rush of the kitchen. Best to stay with the plain dishes.

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The Age Cheap Eats 2012 February 28, 2012 "
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fairfax November 15, 2011 Score: 13/20 "
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The Age Dani Valent, December 23, 2012
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Herald Sun Stephen Downes, 11 September, 2012 Score: Food: 18/20, Staff: 7/10, Drink: 3/5, X-factor: 3/5, Value: 8/10, Total 39/50 "Spain and Scotland meet over a pint and paella.
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The Age Larissa Dubecki, November 15, 2011 Score: 13/20
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Robert Burns Hotel, (03) 9417 2233, 376 Smith St, Collingwood. VIC 3066 Once this was 'a normal drinking hotel' but the food has taken over, with seafood being the speciality. Very reasonable prices.