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Royal Mail Dining Room

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$$$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
+61 3 5577 2241
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18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank FairButHarsh
Portland, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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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 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Jan E
Geelong
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Helen D
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a meal! Beats most things in Melbourne. Sensational food and wonderful wine, with great service. We had the five course tasting menu, which, when padded with the little extras they gave to us, meant we left well satisfied. Service was friendly and first-rate. The wine list is remarkable. It's possible to spend an awful lot, either by choosing the... More 

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Thank Michael C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I finally had a night off and went to Royal Mail for dinner. From the moment we walked in service was fantastic. We got offered bubbles to start our evening followed by some fancy snacks . We were seated in the middle of the restaurant looking straight into the kitchen. It was just amazing to see how... More 

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Thank Jo L
Orange, Australia
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Royal Mail hotel Dunkeld. Dinner in the restaurant was good , nice food and wines and good service the restaurant has two hats and many raves reviews. Given the reputation and considering the price I did expect something close to perfect. As for the food I keep checking of with the less than perfect before sharing the more exciting stuff.... More 

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Thank andreasm63
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have experienced this taste sensation several times in the past, this time was just a great taste sensation again. We had dinner in Friday 11th November, the night before the Dunkeld races. It was a restricted menu , every course was sensational, the wine excellent ! As for the service, it was attentive all evening. This is a fantastic... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional food and wine matching for the 5 course tasting menu. Lovely staff. Great ambience. Would I go back? Yes please! Downside - distance from Melbourne (maybe not big a downside as it keeps numbers down) and on sites accommodation was ridiculously overpriced and incredibly dated.

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Thank Jane K
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel with my sister and we are committed to discover the best food offerings from all over the world... we had heard good things about the Royal Mail dining room and organised a special overnight stop on the way to Adelaide just to experience what others were talking about. Nice dining room, good wait staff. The food was however... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$123
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?