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Royal Mail Dining Room

98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
+61 3 5577 2241
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good16%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

The food was good. The venue was well appointed and the staff were friendly and obliging. It was an excellent experience.

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were so blown away by our dining experience here that we decided to get married here. The food and service were both nothing short of exceptional, including all staff being well aware of our names and our recent engagement. PS: As a vegan, I...More

Thank JSWT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone had congratulated us on our choice of stopover prior to our departure from Adelaide to enjoy the Great Ocean Road. The dinner did not disappoint. The main bar and casual dining room was full at 8pm with loud conversation and jollity. After securing some...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After last years disappointment, they fully redeemed themselves on this visit. The food was incredible! The service was exceptional with a bit of humour & cryptic spin on it. The wine list is ridiculous and envy those that can afford some of those bottles !...More

Thank Sallyhigg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the tasting menu at lunch. Really enjoyable meal. Very clever use of flavours and textures. The food was sophisticated but the restaurant had a pleasant unpretentious atmosphere.

Thank i1aan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 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 2 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laurel R
Are there vegetarian options in the 5 or 8 course dinner menu?
5 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?
29 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$ 41 - US$ 124
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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.