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Royal Mail Dining Room

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
+61 3 5577 2241
Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Breakfast a la carte delivered promptly with friendly professional service.. Memorable.. Light and airy room

Thank JulianN37
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited about dining here and were sadly quite disappointed. The meal was lovely, however service was painfully slow and most staff seemed lost. We had a 3 course meal (my partner and I) and were there for over 3.5hrs. During this time we were only offered bread once when the table next to us was served 3... More 

Thank austraveller123_11
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is the reason we visited Dunkeld, which is just as well as the 40 degree days meant that we couldn't do any walking in the pretty southern Grampians. Pleasant dining room, 8 course (plus the extras) degustation menu, lovely service, focus on local produce, extensive wine list...ticked all the boxes. The overcooked flathead was the only glitch in... More 

Thank SusanMAdelaide
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with our family having heard a lot about the place. The service was outstanding - our waiter could not have been better. The views were lovely but we were disappointed not to be able to visit the market gardens. The food however was slightly disappointing. Everything was lovely but didn't live up to our expectations. For example,... More 

Thank 441Annie5
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at the dining room. The food for both adults and kids was top shelf. Foie Gras, Steak Tartar for entree with Lamb and Blue Eye Cod for main. Dessert too was lovely with the strawberries the pick. The kids had a choice from steak or fish which were both served with plenty of vegetables. The... More 

Thank apwc71
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for the New Year's Eve Dinner well in advance and were very excited to finally get to try this place. From the outset, it was a great experience. We stayed at the hotel as well, so it was very easy. Being NYE, we had the set 5 course menu, starting with champagne in the very impressive cellar (you... More 

Thank pjanusik
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a great five course tasting menu dinner, which was somewhat let down by the waitress. Breakfast the next morning was very good!

Thank FairButHarsh
Portland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were spoilt from start to finish! The chef sent out little extras over and above the five course tasting menu we selected which left us very satisfied at the end of the meal. The staff were just lovely, very attentive but not intrusive. The sommelier helped us make great choices with our wine from the list which needs to... More 

Thank chrissteve2
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Nice atmosphere and friendly wait staff, but we found our dinners SO disappointing! Osso Bucco was tired, dry, overcooked, and sparsely flavoured- and my fish was small and overcooked with a measly streak of beetroot sauce and overly crisp potatoes. For $34 I expected more. Dessert was tasty enough but not what we ordered. Would not go back to this... More 

Thank Jan E
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Almost 2 hours to go for lunch but well worth it. We chose from the A La Carte menu and there were no complaints. Sunday lunch was relatively quite so we could carry on a conversation well. Prior to lunch we had a drink on the veranda and the view was beautiful. Service was very good. My favourite was the... More 

Thank Helen D

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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
USD 42 - USD 125
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Grampians  >  Dunkeld
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5577 2241
The Royal Mail Hotel Dining Room has been awarded '2 hats' by the Age Good Food Guide 2015 & 2016. The Dining Room serves innovative, seasonally driven menu that draws from the extensive organic kitchen garden - reputed as the largest and most productive restaurant kitchen garden in Australia. The Dining Room wine list has been awarded 'Best Hotel Wine List, worldwide, by Fine Wine UK. The cellar houses over 26,000 bottles and wines can be served matched to each course of the five or eight course chefs tasting menus.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?