FOOD & WINE
ROBIN WICKENS FOOD PHILOSOPHY
A dining experience at the Royal Mail Hotel is not simply a reflection of the season, but a representation of the ever-changing natural surrounds of Dunkeld. Menus are crafted daily, guided by the produce grown in the hotel’s sprawling organic kitchen garden, and refined by Executive Chef Robin Wickens’ zest for creative whim, innovation and sustainability.
KITCHEN GARDEN & FARM
The Royal Mail Hotel is home to Australia’s largest working restaurant kitchen garden. Up to 80% of the produce showcased on the various Royal Mail Hotel dining menus is grown on-site, and harvested daily by the kitchen team. The neighboring farm supplies beef and lamb which are born and bred for use specifically in the Royal Mail Hotel dining room, and further produce is grown and foraged for in surrounding orchards, olive groves and wild pastures.
To learn more about the local produce of Dunkeld, guests of the Royal Mail Hotel can take a chef-led tour of the organic kitchen garden plantings at 11am each day.More
WICKENS AT ROYAL MAIL HOTEL
The newly opened restaurant offers Executive Chef Robin Wickens renowned five and eight course tasting experiences with the option of a range of matched wines from the hotel’s extensive cellar collection. The restaurant is open Saturday and Sunday for lunch 12pm – 2.30pm and Wednesday to Sunday for dinner 6pm till late.
PARKER STREET PROJECT
What was once the Royal Mail Hotel publican bar, is now Parker Street Project. Our on-site dining destination for refined comfort food and glorious wines seven days a week. Open 12pm – 3pm for lunch, and 6pm till late for dinner, with snack menus on offer between service times for relaxed eating day and night.Menu
The Royal Mail Hotel wine cellar is award-winning in its own right. Twice inducted in to the Australian Wine List of the Year Awards’ Hall of Fame in 2015, the cellar has become globally renowned for its extensive and varied collection of international and local wines that are available to guests for purchase in-room and whilst dining.
The outstanding collection allows for enthralling wine matches for Robin Wickens’ menus. Guests can also choose the “French Collection” wine match, a premium experience, which showcases the vast range of French wines that have been carefully curated over 40 years for guests of the Royal Mail Hotel.
The cellar houses the largest privately owned collection of Bordeaux and Burgundy in the Southern Hemisphere. It holds approximately 28,000 bottles – or $2.7 million of wine; offering guests unparalleled choice.
Guests can tour the wine cellar and participate in a comparative tasting for $25.00 per person, Wednesday to Sunday at 3.30pm.