Denmark has Noma. Spain has Mugaritz. But you don’t have to travel to Europe to experience ‘nature-based’ cuisine at its best when Australia’s own foodie pilgrimage is a whole lot closer at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld.While the degustation menus in the restaurant have garnered worldwide adulation, the Bistro menu alone is worth the trip to this historic hotel. Then there’s the front bar, which is warm and inviting and showcases some classic Aussie pub food re-imagined. And if you are serious about wine, the 30,000-plus collection housed in its own specially built cellar will get your heart racing.
To calm you down, the tranquil and inviting hotel rooms and apartments feature swimming pool or mountain views, and each has a private balcony for enjoying a pre-dinner sunset drink.
The pub has been transformed into an architectural masterpiece designed to frame the majestic Mount Sturgeon ever-present in this Southern Grampians landscape. Then there’s the seductive swimming pool, the botanic-like native gardens and tours of the cellars, and 1.5-acre kitchen garden. And if you need an excuse to work up an appetite for the Royal Mail’s gastronomic drawcard, there are interpretative walking trails, bush tracks to the nearby Mount Sturgeon sheep station and hikes up to the top of Mount Sturgeon itself.
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260 km or three hours west of Melbourne.
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