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.
The hotel's new restaurant, Wickens at Royal Mail, opened its doors in October 2017 in a standalone building on the property. Wickens at Royal Mail continues the hotel's tradition of serving award-winning fare, with five- and eight-course menus available. For a seriously gourmet experience worth bragging about, book a perch at the exclusive Chef's Table. While this historic hotel's fine dining culinary offering has garnered worldwide adulation; for a more casual setting, try the Parker Street Project (the former Dining Room) for shared plates, garden-inspired cocktails and specialty beers. Then there’s the wine bar, which is warm and inviting and showcases tasting flights and snacks. And if you are serious about wine, the 30,000-plus collection housed in its own specially built cellar will get your heart racing. Sommelier-led tours and tastings happen every afternoon, except Mondays.
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. Experience the garden for yourself, by arranging a chef-led tour (available daily). 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' drive west of Melbourne.
Price & Availability
Prices and availability are for guidance only. Use the enquiry form below to request this information from the property. Ensure you include desired dates and number of guests.
Accommodation cancellations with less than 48 hoursâ€™ notice forfeit the deposit paid. Accommodation cancellations with more than 48 hoursâ€™ notice incur a $30 administration charge per booking. Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel cancellations with less than 48 hoursâ€™ notice incur a charge of $145 per person.
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