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Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, AU-VIC

Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel

4.9
4.9
117 Reviews
$101 and over
Australian
Enjoy views of the Grampians while enjoying innovative, nature driven food at Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel. The menus are dictated by the produce harvested from the hotels organic Kitchen Garden, the largest of its kind in Australia. The home grown fruit, vegetables, nuts and herbs are teamed with the Royal Mail’s own beef and lamb and the best from other local producers.

The signature experience is the multi course tasting menus. An internationally recognised award winning wine collection allows sommeliers to match wine with each course. You can choose wines from the list by the glass or bottle to complement your meal at Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Modern Australian, European

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5577 2241

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robin Wickens

  • Private party facilities

    A private dining room is available for groups.

  • Neighborhood

    Dunkeld

  • Cross street

    Dunlop Street

  • Parking details

    On-site Parking

  • Public transit

    VLine Coach service operates daily from stop 200 metres from the Royal Mail Hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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  1. T

    Trent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, wine and atmosphere was exceptional - a great dining experience and will definitely be back!
  2. VM

    VictoriaM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Astonishing Australiana landscape view. Minimalistic elegance and effortless sleek style. Warm and personal service. Exciting and delicious food that tells a story in each dish. Creativity and originality in the use of ingredients and menu. One of the most delightful dinning experiences of my life.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent. Food, wine, service, the view was all impeccable. Great experience and would definitely go back.
  4. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another outstanding dinner at Wickens. Has there ever been a lamb chop this good?
  5. J

    Jazz

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The hype for this restaurant is valid. Impeccable service, jaw dropping views, amazing food both in flavour and presentation, and a wine pairing that stretched the world!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere, beautiful view, worth the drive!
  7. SR

    StephenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience, with very knowledgeable staff guiding us through the menu.
  8. LN

    LeoNguyen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everytime we are here. Will come back next season
  9. OT

    OliviaT

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Really disappointing experience. Service was poor, food was overly sweet throughout the entire meal and extremely underwhelming at the price point. The restaurant itself was far too crowded and noisy. There are far better degustations available at better prices.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a complete dining experience, almost food theatre, the staff were brilliant, food was unbeliavable, view superb and the wine list mind boggling..even the background music was great
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Wickens with good friends as a celebration. The food was amazing, beautifully presented & delicious, occasionally challenging but always interesting. We had the cellar selection of wines which heightened the whole experience especially when accompanied by the knowledge & humour of the serving staff. A very special night!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service in a relaxed Australiana setting without the flys and a foodies delight a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just because!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food cooking/combination/presentation. Scenery n ambivance is one of the very best I have seen/exerienced. All staff are very sharp n willing to talk with the customers. I saw three waitress serving soup for six pax, they first stood on the right side of three customers n after pouring soup to their plates, they moved simultaneously to the right side of the other three customers to serve the soup. Moving in a synchronized manner like dancers in a stage - amazing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A culinary world class experience! Attention to detail on every aspect was brilliant! Foodie Heaven .. degustation menu and excellent wine list .. Open viewing kitchen brilliant service and elegant dining room. Perfect for a weekend getaway
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is only one word to describe the experience of dining at Wickens- Perfection
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food wonderful service in a stunning location This is one of Australia’s best dining experiences
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at "chef's table" and had an extraordinary experience. We highly recommend Wickens and its team - from the food, to the wine and the service - every element is first class.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every part of dining at Wickens was perfect! I have dietary requirements and although the chefs had pre-prepared the menu, it was no issue to alter it so I could still experience everything. The food was cooked to perfection with everything balanced and presented perfectly. The matching wines my husband had was an experience within its self. The knowledge of the staff on each wine presented and the stories behind each winery was a beautiful experience in itself. We can’t wait to go back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night at Wikens, couldn't have been better - 10 is not high enough a score!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had the vegetarian 8 course menu and was a little underwhelmed by it. The dishes looked great but there was not enough textural variation between them (critical for vegos so that they don't feel like they've just eaten a variations on pureed vegies) and most were lacking in 'wow factor' in the mouth. I understand the focus on produce from the kitchen garden and the simplicity angle (letting the produce speak for itself etc), but feel that some greater intensity could be sought along the way
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so very much to the whole team. From start to finish it was the best experience and a perfect way to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The food was exceptional and the service the same. The staff are just lovely, and very knowledgeable. The setting breathtaking. We couldn’t recommend it enough.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To all the little foodies and big foodies out there ,Wickens at Royal Mail hotel by Robin Wickens is a must visit spot.The menu is very well thought out to showcase the seasonal produce and is bursting with fresh flavours from the garden.The restrained use of oil and fat in cooking and only as needed is a refreshing change from many other restaurants I have been to.Each dish hence left your mouth clean and ready for the next flavour explosion.This will be definitely a spot I will return to
  23. M

    Meng

    Melbourne

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The place looked fantastic. Very nice design for the restaurant, taking full advantage of the views of the Grampians. The service was great. All the wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was a bit disappointing. Everything was very, very salty. Bread, fish and most of the dishes. It was like the kitchen staff didn’t even tasted to food before it went out. Had to have a glass of water with every dish. Overall was a good experience all thanks to the staff and the dessert. The dessert was the best part of the night. For a fine dining experience, I was left disappointed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole experience. Food was plentiful and delicious; staff were lovely, attentive, & knowledgeable; the restaurant was beautifully appointed with a spectacular rural view. Highly recommended. Dunkeld is a lovely little town and worth a visit, capped off by the magnificent offerings at the Royal Mail Hotel.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you walk down the steps on the way in until the moment you are waved farewell, this is one of the most special dining experiences you will have in Victoria. The service is attentive and generous, with the fine details exemplified. We felt welcome and part of the family from the first moment. The food is incredible, clearly designed around local and fresh ingredients, and presented in novel and impressive ways. The perfect place for a special occasion or celebration
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional dining experience, which made our weekend trip to the Grampians extra special.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service - great for a special occasion or weekend away
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wickens was the best dining restaurant I have experienced. The food was exceptional & the staff were great. I would definitely eat there again and enjoy the friendly locals in Dunkeld. Go the chef’s table in the kitchen.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just “wow”. We had a fabulous lunch on Saturday, taking the entire afternoon. A relaxed four and a half hours for the eight course menu, which also included petit fours, an amuse bouche, and a pre-dessert, so really could have counted as eleven courses. We also went for the matching wine option, and they all beautifully complemented the food. One of the best, most relaxing meals I’ve had in a long time. All the food was fabulous and beautifully presented, and the service impeccable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t get much better than this. 5 star food; exquisite and creative. Together with the outstanding service and killer view, I would recommend this place to anyone. Well worth the long drive from melbourne
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most delicious dinner at Wickens. The team at Wickens we’re professional and knowledgeable but it was a lovely, relaxed and unpretentious dining experience. A great place for a special occasion dinner or for anyone who loves food and wine. A real experience! We will be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both enjoyed the relaxed feel of Wickens Dunkeld - warm and cozy. Each table was spaced with enough distance to give you privacy. The degustation menu was amazingly good, fantastic. We hope to return for lunch and try more dishes. Wickens' staff were delightful. Service was well-timed and friendly. We could not fault the staff. The choice of French champagne and Australian wines, exceptional.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A food and service experience that is unique. It is a testament to Victorian hospitality having no equal world wide.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    warm welcoming and wonderful. Superb cuisine , excellent wines & well matched, staff full of savoir faire
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous interesting food with great stories attached. Staff are lovely. Wine is spectacular. Well worth making the trip out.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The way food was very good, but for me, it lacked the 'wow' factor I expected. The wines from the 'cellar' were ok overall. A couple were very good, and a couple were not to our taste. The amount poured for each glass was small, and there was a distinct reluctance to 'top up' glasses. Given the amount of money that is charged, I was impressed with being made to feel that we shouldn't ask for an extra bit of wine either during the courses or in between.Apart from that, the service was very good
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dining experience was superb. It was a very special experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Our food, an 8-course meal, was very good. But the ambiance was poor, despite a beautiful room, because the heating was not working and no portable heaters were provided. We ate in overcoats. The sommelier spoke too loudly and often at an adjacent table; one of the waiters was difficult to understand; the bill was inaccurate and was amended down. There was no real attempt to apologise for the heating problem.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is relaxing and the views are spectacular. With front view of the Grampians, an 'open' view of the kitchen to the right and the amazing wine cellar to the rear. We did the 5 course menu and each dish was absolutely divine especially as it's locally source produce. The staff were professional and friendly and ensured we were comfortable at all times. The kitchen staff were clinical and watching them prepare the meals showed their true craft and we will be coming back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A stunning degustation experience, matched with aged first-class French wines. We could not fault it. The best meal during two weeks of eating our way around country Victoria.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel is rated 4.9 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dunlop Street

  • Neighborhood

    Dunkeld

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Modern Australian, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On-site Parking

  • Public transit

    VLine Coach service operates daily from stop 200 metres from the Royal Mail Hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robin Wickens

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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