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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
Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Royal Mail Hotel has been on our to-visit list for almost a year and we finally managed to lock in a much anticipated dinner. We went with the 8 course but did not choose to have the alcohol pairings. While every single dish arrived at the table exquisitely arranged and beautifully presented, they didn't quite blow my palate as... More 

Thank bluntpencil
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit here since Dan Hunter moved away. To compare it to that incarnation would be unfair, is it better possibly not but it is a fantastic dining experience in it's own right. Every dish was beautifully presented and absolutely superb. Service was up there with the best we have experienced anywhere. Please do yourself a favour and go... More 

1 Thank Sergio P
Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a special trip to Dunkeld to visit the Royal Mail restaurant and it lived up to our expectations. The dining room has an outlook onto landscaped gardens and a view of the beautiful Mt Sturgeon. The food was high quality and arrived with some extra surprise treats from the kitchen. The staff were attentive and friendly. We had... More 

1 Thank Jane S
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dinner, fantastic wines. Went with the 8 course and French Wine option. From the time I arrived here (staying in one of their cottages across the road) it has been truly wonderful. The service is great, the food with ingredients from their own gardens is alive and fresh, the greens and reds from the fruit are truly vibrant in... More 

Thank RockfordBP
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Breakfast a la carte delivered promptly with friendly professional service.. Memorable.. Light and airy room

Thank JulianN37
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We were very excited about dining here and were sadly quite disappointed. The meal was lovely, however service was painfully slow and most staff seemed lost. We had a 3 course meal (my partner and I) and were there for over 3.5hrs. During this time we were only offered bread once when the table next to us was served 3... More 

Thank austraveller123_11
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is the reason we visited Dunkeld, which is just as well as the 40 degree days meant that we couldn't do any walking in the pretty southern Grampians. Pleasant dining room, 8 course (plus the extras) degustation menu, lovely service, focus on local produce, extensive wine list...ticked all the boxes. The overcooked flathead was the only glitch in... More 

Thank SusanMAdelaide
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We came here with our family having heard a lot about the place. The service was outstanding - our waiter could not have been better. The views were lovely but we were disappointed not to be able to visit the market gardens. The food however was slightly disappointing. Everything was lovely but didn't live up to our expectations. For example,... More 

Thank 441Annie5
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at the dining room. The food for both adults and kids was top shelf. Foie Gras, Steak Tartar for entree with Lamb and Blue Eye Cod for main. Dessert too was lovely with the strawberries the pick. The kids had a choice from steak or fish which were both served with plenty of vegetables. The... More 

Thank apwc71
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We booked for the New Year's Eve Dinner well in advance and were very excited to finally get to try this place. From the outset, it was a great experience. We stayed at the hotel as well, so it was very easy. Being NYE, we had the set 5 course menu, starting with champagne in the very impressive cellar (you... More 

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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$42 - US$126
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?