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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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“duck” (37 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

My wife and two dear friends went for dinner and may I say I have not experienced anything like this. The meals were outstanding with amazing accompanying wines and the table service was impeccable. I am certainly not a food connoisseur but it doesn't get...More

Thank mickandlizzy
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I gather that people fly in from all over the world to eat here, and also that some of the dishes are a 'work in progress', still being refined. We have eaten at some very good restaurants in the UK and Europe, so have some...More

Thank Tigris15
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We dined here on NYE and ate the most amazing 7 course degustation. Every course was excellent and flowed seamlessly from vegetarian to seafood from meat to dessert. Dunkeld is only a short drive from the ocean and in the heart of meat country so...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Everything you've heard is true... this is a truly spectacular dining experience. Chose from the 5 or 8-course tasting menus or select individual plates from the menu. Either way it is all genius from the chef's complimentary amuse bouche to the surprise 'dirt' (chocolate in...More

Thank awolhughes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

4 of us lunched here today and found the food to be excellent, although the portions relatively small. We chose to have the 3 course meal for $55 a head. Our two turkey dinners were an extra $7 each, a small bowl of new potatoes...More

Thank justjans
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We ordered the 5 course degustation meal with matching wine. It was one of the best taste and flavour experiences we have ever had. The staff were friendly and efficient. Well worth the cost for a special experience. I only wish we could have taken...More

Thank pjcbvsc
Reviewed 21 December 2015

All of the dishes on the menu sounded fantastic but we opted to try the 8 course degustation meal with matching wines. Each meal was meticulously presented and it was obvious that the chef's take great pride in their work. Whilst each meal was served,...More

Thank Mario M
Bryce Y, Front Office Manager at Royal Mail Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2015

Dear Mario M, Thank you for taking the time to post such a glowing review. It is very humbling and appreciated by the team. Our kitchen team and front of house staff work closely together to ensure deliver a seamless and exceptional dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 18 December 2015

We arrived at 2pm to find that lunch is served all afternoon, yippy. The staff were friendly and introduced the specials for the day. Had a good selections for wine and beer. Our food was served quickly and was delicious. I am so happy that...More

Thank RandomHolidays2016
Bryce Y, Front Office Manager at Royal Mail Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2015

Hi daleroberts2, Thanks for the great feedback! We are delighted to be able to offer you a quick and delicious lunch. Even thought you have ticked off your bucket list, we do hope you visit again! Warm regards

Reviewed 7 December 2015

We ate twice in the restaurant for dinner and it was the best culinary experience of my life! The first night we ate from the A la Carte menu and the second night we did the 8 course degustation. The chefs put out plate after...More

Thank BrentonJ
Bryce Y, Front Office Manager at Royal Mail Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2015

HI BrentonJ, Thank you for posting in the Restaurant section as well as the Accommodation section of TripAdvisor. Again, we sincerely appreciate your wonderful feedback, which the team are delighted to receive. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards,

Reviewed 29 November 2015

Gee, I have eaten at two hat and three star michelin resturants and it does not get any better than here. The food was exceptional as was the service, atmosphere and ambience. Accommodation was three star in the garden appartments.

Thank craig19552015
Bryce Y, Front Office Manager at Royal Mail Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2015

Dear craig19552015, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review! The team certainly values these positive comments which we make sure everyone receives. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards

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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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