The Royal Mail Hotel truly is a unique culinary destination. It pairs elegance with understated simplicity perfectly, allowing the purity and philosophy of the food to speak for itself.

The service is outstanding, the staff are wonderfully intuitive and knowledgable, and the food is worth the hike. We loved the duck with calamari and the lamb rillettes with Bass Phillip’s 2010 Crown Prince Pinot Noir.

The hazelnut mousse is the perfect way to end your meal – it’s like the insides of a Kinder Bueno scooped out and laced with honeycomb and chocolate ribbons. Do make the pilgrimage to this multi-award winning establishment at some point. You can dine at the Bistro, the Public Bar and the Restaurant.

JC x


Trading hrs: Bar: Lunch Tuesday to Sunday and dinner: Tuesday to Saturday; Bistro: Lunch & Dinner 7 days;

Restaurant: Dinner: Wednesday – Sunday

Menu link: Updated seasonally

Bookings: Recommended.

Address: 98 Parker Street, Dunkeld, Victoria

Ph: (03) 5 577 2241


Twitter: @royalmailhotel

Coffee: A reliable Melbourne standard.

Must try: The Hazelnut Mousse, seasonal dishes and the Bass Phillip wine.

Notes: A wonderful treat, ideal for couples and small groups. Gift vouchers are available. Vegetarian menu is available.



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Please note that prices, menu items, management or trading hours may have varied since time of review. Our thoughts and opinions are based on our experience only.