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Railway Hotel

#128 of 3,331 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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280 Ferrars St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 5092
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter played a basketball grand final st local MSAC late Sunday evening so a nearby venue was sought - the Railway came to mind so a table was booked A friendly and courteous young Aussie chap sag is near the fire in the rear atrium dining room and I felt like I was in regional Victoria For those wanting... More 

Thank Stemicmellac
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great food, especially the wednesday night steak night. Great sweet potato chips, excellent vege mexican dish- never seen such big nachos!

Thank den003
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had crispy skin salmon and and a steak sandwich, both were really good! My salmon was awesome. The prices were very reasonable (salmon $25) The service was quick, efficient and friendly. Would recommend this pub and we will definitely be going back.

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Food was decent portions. Good service. Good value if you have the entertainment book coupon to use. Best option if you have kids and can even bring the dog!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Thanks very much for having us on Sunday. The service was top notch, the food was delicious, and the beers went down a treat. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Friendly staff were very accommodating. Rave reviews to anyone who will listen!

1 Thank Amber G
Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Hubby and I had dinner this evening, meal was superb, I had the lamb salad OMG, hubby ordered the chicken parma, which also looked amazing. Great service, very friendly

1 Thank JennyJ150164
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We held our engagement party here on the weekend, and we couldn't have been happier with the venue. The initial planning experience with Shayne and Leigh was smooth and easy, the exclusive use of the beer garden meant that our guests were all in the one space, and the service, food, and drinks on the day could not be faulted.... More 

1 Thank Timbo_1979
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Really tasty meal in the beer garden. Friendly service. Reasonably priced. Easy parking. Can't ask for more than that!

1 Thank coldfish
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Walked in off the street with the family as the south Melbourne market was too busy. We loved the old school friendly nature of this pub. The food was fairly standard pub fair - but every staff member who dealt with us was so genuine and seemed happy to be there, that it really lifted our experience from something that... More 

1 Thank Jean I
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79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food was ok for a pub, but the prices were higher than the type of establishment and the food would have warranted. The meat dishes this place seems to be famous for are run-of-the-mill pub staples, and it is hard to award them high ratings based on presentation, execution or choice of ingredients. The staff is nice and the... More 

Thank AugustaBracknell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 24
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Ferrars St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9690 5092
Welcome to the Railway Hotel, where quality food, beer and wine has been served since 1856. Enjoy a meal 7 days a week, in Melbourne’s premier courtyard (beer garden), or cozy up by one of our three fire places. Never been to the Railway? Come on down and discover Melbourne’s Best Steak Night every Wednesday.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?