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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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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dinner here is something to savor, for hours ... it's a food adventure, with creative options of locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast, even though it has a more limited menu, is delicious too. We were there before the remodel (?) someone mentioned that changes were coming,...More

Thank SBrownlow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wickens is the new uber dining experience at the Royal Mail. Choices are 5 or 8 course degustation with three wine options...or pick your own from probably the best wine list in Australia. So we opted for the five with matched local and international wines....More

Thank justwaytoohard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t have the words to describe the superb food, not to mention the amazing wines, expertly matched to the meal by the talented Somollier. This new offering at The Royal Mail Hotel is worthy of travelling to, from any part of Australia and stands...More

Thank bwm999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 8 course tasting menu (every course different from the 5 course) with matched Australian wines to celebrate my partner's birthday. Wickens is on the hotel property, maybe just 150m from hotel reception, and it is beautifully designed, probably the nicest restaurant dining...More

Thank JeffWins2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was awesome - my wife and I had a 5 course meal and it was delicious with such variety and flavours. It's service and quality was outstanding - credit too them. From Eel, short bread , fennel , duck , lamb , various greens,...More

Thank jwexpress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Royal Mail Hotel and took a dinner in the main restaurant. We had a great dining experience: very tasty, great service and waitress was super friendly! We both share a super tasty steak with fries & salad as side

Thank NicoHades
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were cautious as the new Wickens restaurant had only been open a few days Food and service were superb The meal began with exquisite little starters additional to the 5 course menu. Every dish was expertly described by well trained staff. They clearly understood...More

Thank Canberra01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must start by saying that we have stayed at Royal Mail on a number of occasions and it has always been delightful but our last visit (on the weekend) was rather disappointing. We drove from Melbourne. It’s a 600 k round trip. It was...More

2  Thank KITTEN0072014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a top meal, the sort of meal one might expect in a top restaurant in a capital city but never in a small county town. Staff were good

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Ninety minute (90) wait for undercooked, bloody chicken, out of all but two (2) entrees, unwilling to allow substitutions, over-priced, pretentious.... wouldn't even give this one star, but we were told that chef was new, many changes in the works, so am giving them the...More

2  Thank laurieg818
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Questions & Answers
Laurel R
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
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$ 42 - US$ 125
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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.
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