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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
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Amazing produce, flavours and textures. The staff know their stuff and the whole ambiance was fantastic. Recommended to tick off your bucket list

1 Thank Jennie1963
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had been at the Port Fairy music festival and were spending an extra eek in the area. Friends had recommended this restaurant. We had a fabulous lunch in the bistro. Extremely good value for the set menu. Really imaginative food and a great wine list. The service was exceptional. We got to talking to one of the waiters about... More 

1 Thank Naples64
Hobart, Australia
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192 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant and it surpassed our expectations. We were confident that the food would be good but didn't really expect the "fine dining package" that we experienced in such a small village. The decor, ambience and service standards were of a level we would expect in a good capital city restaurant... More 

1 Thank annieandbob
Adelaide, Australia
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

We have been fortunate to have eaten here several times. The food has always been outstanding but the service has not matched the food experience. Not anymore. We chose the 5 course degustation but without matching wines and all dishes were beautifully presented, tasted exceptional and contained some interesting elements. It was such a relief that the service was just... More 

1 Thank Karen M
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I was really looking forward to dining here but the experience has left me feeling a little flat. Without doubt the food looked pretty on the plate but the flavours didn't blow my mind and the waiter pronouncing everything in an Italian accent (note - he wasn't Italian) was kind of irritating - and particularly patronising when he was correcting... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Stayed the night and had the tasting menu, food was really good as usual, they use a lot from their impressive kitchen garden, the menu was pretty heavy on carrot as i assume that is what was in abundance at the time. The only downer for me was the waiter, we had matching wines and every time he came to... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

In the area for business and stayed for the food! We opted for the 8 course degustation which in reality was an 11 course feast - 3 starter dishes "from the kitchen" that didn't even count. They were great, especially the smoked eel - this should be added as a real course in itself! The degustation was an experience -... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Dropped in on the way home from some of the wineries in the Coonawarra and enjoyed an excellent meal. The set menu offered 3 courses and a glass of wine for $50 which was great value for the quality of the meal. The service was terrific. I hope to visit again.

1 Thank djw3355
Melbourne, Australia
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We had been looking forward to dining at the Royal Mail for quite some time. Having recently eaten at Attica we were looking forward to the experience and comparing. The Royal Mail was just as good if not better in some areas. We chose the 8 course degustation with matching wines. We had originally planned to start with a glass... More 

1 Thank Aron P
Warragul, Victoria
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207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

We were here for three days and enjoyed the best food of my life. The produce was fresh and tasty and each dish was beautifully presented. Deserts were spectacular taste sensations and after dinner cheese platters were varied and contained a different interesting cheeses each day. This experience was wonderful and well worthwhile. I will be returning here on my... More 

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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
US$42 - US$127
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?