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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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Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
98 Parker St, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
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121 - 130 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 20 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

Reviewed 26 November 2015

We had both lunch & dinner here. Both meals were memorable and dinner was made more so by a chat with the sommelier. We love the decor, the design, the plates & glassware, which all complement the fine cuisine. However the waiting staff all seemed...More

2  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We indulged in the 8 course menu with matching wines and certainly have no regrets. The meal was unlike anything we've ever eaten before and I'd have to say it's the most amzing meal we've ever eaten. We stayed in a lovely room overlooking the...More

Thank MadiRees
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a cosy bar; located next to the reputable Royal Mair restaurant. This is a well regarded restaurant so was expecting a high quality bar meal. We ordered a pie and vegies and the pie was tasty and robust but disappointed with the frozen...More

Thank ritawbool
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Had the pleasure of a quick overnight stop prior to heading to Melbourne from Adelaide to catch the Ferry to Tasmania. The Accommodation was first rate.with a fantastic view from our room overlooking Mount Sturgeon( Correct me if i am wrong). The room, clean and...More

Thank 50Gunners1
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Although billed as a top class restaurant, I have to say that we were underwhelmed by the experience of the Royal Mail eight course tasting menu. The chef was far too liberal with the salt cellar, making us wonder whether he actually tasted what he...More

Thank SevilleTraveller
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The bar adjoins the fine dining restaurant next door and is a large quaint room where we sat next to a barrel that served as our table. Food wasn't that cheap and the fish and chips was only average. The bread and butter pudding was...More

Thank Worldlywisdom
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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$44 - US$131
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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.
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