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Royal Mail Dining Room

98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
+61 3 5577 2241
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“duck” (36 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a top meal, the sort of meal one might expect in a top restaurant in a capital city but never in a small county town. Staff were good

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ninety minute (90) wait for undercooked, bloody chicken, out of all but two (2) entrees, unwilling to allow substitutions, over-priced, pretentious.... wouldn't even give this one star, but we were told that chef was new, many changes in the works, so am giving them the...More

1  Thank laurieg818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 8 course degustation was exciting and well presented. I enjoyed the meal and it’s oresentat. However, I was disappointed with the wine pairing, not to the standard I was expecting, for a well known establishment.

Thank Elmo3168
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Melbourne and due to the rain, we were an hour late. We were made to wait 70mins for a table but were told initially 15mins wait. When I approached the Manager, Cameron, he was not very helpful initially and were quite obnoxious,...More

1  Thank bearsticky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facility is under renovation and focus of staff is firmly on this rather than customer.Rooms are quite spartan .This is not what it was

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us had the five course degustation dinner with paired wines. I've been wanting to do this for several years. The food was generally of a high standard with the blue eye fish and the lamb standout dishes, the duck on the other hand...More

Thank bushw2016
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Lunch, cellar tour & dinner. The wine is awesome definitely stop in for a drink. Lunch was awesome but dinner a bit spotty in the casual project dinning next door. The cellar tour is great & the sommelier so friendly & informative. The staff are...More

Thank julia k
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Husband, myself and two kids called in on a Sunday evening for a meal. We were dining in the bar area, not the Dining Room. Even without a booking, and they were full, staff were able to accomodate us with a cancelled booking's table. Very...More

Thank ProteinProducers
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We expected a lot given it's reputation and it delivered. With 4 kids under ten between us we are in the cafe, not the main restaurant. But if that was anything to go by it will be well worth the drive back without the kids.

1  Thank ives99
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The degustation menu was fantastic, we enjoyed each course. The wait staff were good and provided a great experience. The wine list is extensive and expensive - we opted for a couple of glasses of our favourites, instead of the matching wines.

Thank Nicole A
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Questions & Answers
Laurel R
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
Andrew N
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$129
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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