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Royal Mail Dining Room

98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
+61 3 5577 2241
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good16%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
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121 - 130 of 414 reviews

Reviewed 27 November 2015

We had both lunch & dinner here. Both meals were memorable and dinner was made more so by a chat with the sommelier. We love the decor, the design, the plates & glassware, which all complement the fine cuisine. However the waiting staff all seemed...More

2  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We indulged in the 8 course menu with matching wines and certainly have no regrets. The meal was unlike anything we've ever eaten before and I'd have to say it's the most amzing meal we've ever eaten. We stayed in a lovely room overlooking the...More

Thank MadiRees
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is a cosy bar; located next to the reputable Royal Mair restaurant. This is a well regarded restaurant so was expecting a high quality bar meal. We ordered a pie and vegies and the pie was tasty and robust but disappointed with the frozen...More

Thank ritawbool
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Had the pleasure of a quick overnight stop prior to heading to Melbourne from Adelaide to catch the Ferry to Tasmania. The Accommodation was first rate.with a fantastic view from our room overlooking Mount Sturgeon( Correct me if i am wrong). The room, clean and...More

Thank 50Gunners1
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Although billed as a top class restaurant, I have to say that we were underwhelmed by the experience of the Royal Mail eight course tasting menu. The chef was far too liberal with the salt cellar, making us wonder whether he actually tasted what he...More

Thank SevilleTraveller
Reviewed 3 November 2015

The bar adjoins the fine dining restaurant next door and is a large quaint room where we sat next to a barrel that served as our table. Food wasn't that cheap and the fish and chips was only average. The bread and butter pudding was...More

Thank Worldlywisdom
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in Victoria and we enjoyed a 2 course lunch (mains with dessert) with a couple of glasses of wines. The mains were absolutely fantastic and lived up to all expectations. We were a tad disappointed with one of...More

Thank Pete_d_Pirate
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

My partner & I had the 5 course tasting menu with wine accompaniment. I asked for no meat which they were very good at accommodating, and it meant I got a couple of interesting options to try that I didn't see elsewhere on the menu!...More

1  Thank Muller_lite
Reviewed 17 October 2015

The prices are on par with a more gastro pub meal in the city and the meal less than ordinary - trading off the restaurant name it seems. Our table had fish and chips and also the chicken parmagiana. Both came with salad .... salad...More

Thank KdofMelb
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had the 3 course lunch, very attentive waiters, lovely ambience, food was very good, unusual flavour combinations that were well matched. Three people at the table all having different options, only negatives were that the fish dish was a tad bland and the profiteroles...More

Thank rosiejoys
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laurel R
Are there vegetarian options in the 5 or 8 course dinner menu?
5 March 2017|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Very extensive vegetarian options Full 5 or 8 course tailored for dietary to meet dietary needs
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Andrew N
Is there a dress code?
29 September 2016|
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Response from Gavan W | Reviewed this property |
No not that I am aware of,sorry for the late reply!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 42 - USD 125
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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