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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 - 22:00
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Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Jan E
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Helen D
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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 2 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 

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 2 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 

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 3 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 

1 Thank John M
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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 3 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 

Thank aussiegril1960
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for the 8-course degustation. With complimentary dishes at the beginning, plus Petit Fours, it's more like 14. Care therefore needs to be taken with the timing - start early as the meal takes around 4 hours, and don't fill up on the delicious breads. We opted for matching wine - all were excellent with the majority of offerings... More 

1 Thank Stephen J
Bendigo, Australia
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Once again I found that this restaurant was of a very high standard. Food was presented in an interesting manner with knowledgeable waiters explaining each course. Menu was very well put together and highlighted some interesting ingredient combinations. Our waiter was humorous and added greatly to our positive evening.

1 Thank Crawford M

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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$ 41 - US$ 122
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?