The Royal Mail Hotel Dining Room

The Royal Mail Hotel is Dunkeld’s shining culinary star. The mint-coloured Art-Deco building consists of three spaces – a dining room, wine bar and public bar.

In the dining room elegant, white-clothed tables are neatly spaced in the light-filled room. Cutlery and wine glasses glimmer. The quiet mania of chef Robin Wickens’ open kitchen is mesmerising to watch.

Wickens changes his menu daily based on whatever’s growing in the restaurant’s large, organic garden. A Gin & Tonic tonight could be served with a slice of lemon. Tomorrow, it could be with a sprig of thyme.

Five- and eight-course dinners are available, but the eight-course tasting menu is the restaurant’s signature. Inventive dishes such as rhubarb roll-ups and eggplant ice-cream sandwiches are elegantly plated and served alongside bread with vegemite butter. For a little extra, each course can be matched to wine.

If you’d prefer to choose, the wine list has more than 2000 options, and a cellar across the road stores about 26,000 bottles.

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Updated: May 19th, 2017

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