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Royal Mail Dining Room

98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
+61 3 5577 2241
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good16%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting menu” (16 reviews)
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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had the 5 course degustation (with surprise extras as well). Was a relaxed evening, and, as you would expect, took approx two and a half hours to get through everything. Very relaxed environment, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food was excellent and we followed up...More

Thank Emptynesters2011
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Ordered steak which only comes with chips and salad. Asked if the chips are gluten free. Answer yes. Then asked if they are cooked separately. Answer no. I stated this is cross contamination. Reponse was we get that answer a lot. Well how about changing...More

1  Thank JennyLiz B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Always excellent food...Including in the bar side. However an hour plus wait on Easter Monday for such a we'll run place, without any coming forward to explain why...Well it's not up to standard.

Thank jmickBY
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The digustation is tasty but this restaurant specialises in slow service. Don't bring a first date here, bring a smart phone and a good book. It can take 1 hour between courses and I managed to read two news papers between ordering and breakfast service....More

1  Thank justinthebyrner
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Revisited after a few years and the new chef has made it as fresh and exciting as when it first openned. We were lucky to live in Paris for 2 years and it compares well with Michelin rated places. Food is of course great but...More

Thank RicJClark
Reviewed 30 March 2017

this was our second visit to the Royal Mail Dining Room. The chef on this second visit is Robin Wickens and he is a very fine chef indeed. Using largely local produce, he has combined them to make a series of original and delicious dishes....More

Thank NadineWatson
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had out lunch outside overlooking garden a lovely thing to do on a sunny day you can eat in the Bistro as well.the presentation and meal was great.

Thank 73amigos
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Perhaps it was the buildup-we'd heard great things about this restaurant--but we felt a little bit let down by the food. We ate in the fine dining area--a 2 course lunch. The beef tartare and a lamb dish were excellent; however, both "duck and its...More

Thank Susan18
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The food is good but there are many places in Melbourne that deliver better for less, so hard to justify a trip out here just for the restaurant (vs. Brae for example, which CAN be justified). There were a handful of surprise dishes and palate...More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had dinner twice and this must be one of the top restaurants in Viktoria and/or Australia. Everything we tasted was of superior quality, however we found that the portions could have been a bit more ample. Exceptional winelist. Good service.

Thank Karel V
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laurel R
Are there vegetarian options in the 5 or 8 course dinner menu?
4 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
Is there a dress code?
28 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$42 - US$125
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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