Food & Wine

Our restaurants celebrate the beauty and integrity of seasonal produce, sustainably grown and thoughtfully gathered in our gardens and pastures.

Clutches of sweet, juicy tomatoes picked at their summer peak; Tender spring lamb, ethically-reared on-site; and baskets brimming with wild mushrooms, ritually foraged in autumn from the forest’s hidden troves.

Each plate at the Royal Mail Hotel tells the story of Dunkeld’s soil, with dishes that couldn’t possibly be made anywhere else.

The vast majority of our produce is sourced from the Royal Mail Hotel’s 1.2-hectare organic Kitchen Garden, sprawling orchards, and verdant pastures.

What we cannot grow ourselves – though we’ve likely tried or intend to – we supplement with that of local suppliers who follow sustainable practices.


Wickens is a degustatory journey, intimately connected to nature.

The hallmark experience of the Royal Mail Hotel, Executive Chef Robin Wickens’ critically-acclaimed tasting menu offers an unbuttoned approach to fine dining, complemented by matched wines from the 4,200-bottle list.

A day time shot Wickens
Set within stunning surrounds, uninterrupted views welcome the outside in.

Descend the stairs to a chorus of birdsong alongside lush native gardens. Behind discrete doors, the highly immersive Wickens experience unfolds, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the kitchen and landscape as the stage.

Parker Street project

For relaxed seasonal dining, visit Parker Street Project.

The restaurant and adjoining wine bar are casual and welcoming, serving a refined take on contemporary Australian classics, alongside wines from the Royal Mail Hotel cellar, craft beers and botanical-inspired cocktails.

A union of food, wine, people and place

Our two restaurants, Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel and Parker St Project, whilst offering two distinctly unique experiences, share the same philosophy when it comes to food; celebrate high quality, seasonal, organic produce and local producers…

Robin Wicken, head chef
“Our approach is a true expression of Dunkeld’s soil and seasons — flavour is cultivated in the kitchen, but finessed on the land.”
Our kitchen garden
A daily harvest, reflecting the micro-seasons of Dunkeld

Lovingly tended using organic practices, our 1.2 hectare Kitchen Garden – the largest in Australia – is at the heart of the Royal Mail Hotel dining philosophy.

World-class wine lists from an award-winning cellar

We’re proud to have amassed the largest private collection of Bordeaux and Burgundy in the Southern Hemisphere — though we also enjoy a cold beer after a long day.

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Open Wednesday to Sunday – our phone lines are often busy, if your enquiry is not urgent please email us at relax@royalmail.com.au

Aboriginal Flag

In the spirit of reconciliation, Royal Mail Hotel acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land we are on, the Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar Peoples and their elders past, present and future. Continue reading.