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Wickens is a degustatory journey, intimately connected to nature.

Seasonal Menu

Welcome Autumn. As daylight wanes and a refreshing chill graces the air, our guests are set to savour the new harvest of autumn produce from earthy root vegetables to hearty brassicas and delicate mushrooms, the menu showcases the best of Autumns bounty.  As always, the seasons produce is paired with the finest cuts of beef & lamb reared by our farms team in neighboring pastures.

2024 pricing: Five Course 300pp or Eight Course 355pp
Chefs Table 370pp

Wine Cellar Match 195
French Match 265
Non-alcoholic match 120

Beverage matches are optional, match price changes if eight-course menu is selected. Please ensure you have advised any requirements such as pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, gluten or lactose intolerant menus, prior to arrival. Not all dietary requirements can be catered for. Late menu changes to accommodate dietary requirements are often unable to be met. Full booking terms and conditions can be found here

Reservations

One Dinner Sitting – Thursdays & Fridays
Saturday Dinner – until Saturday 8th June 2024. Saturday dinner service recommences from Saturday 28th September 2024.
Saturday Lunch – to make the most of the daytime view in winter, Wickens will operate a lunch service on Saturday’s from 8th June until Saturday 21 September 2024
Private Dining Room available – seats 14 people
Chef’s Table available – seats 2-4 people

 

Additional opening dates:
Christmas Day Lunch: Saturday 25th December 2024
New Year Eve Dinner: Tuesday 31st December 2024

Wickens is often booked out two months in advance. Additional table availability is provided to guests staying at the Royal Mail Hotel. If your desired date is not available, we welcome you to join the waiting list. All diners are required to undertake the five or eight course menu option.

The Wickens dining room
Food
Award-winning fine dining, evolving in harmony with the daily harvest.

The hallmark experience of the Royal Mail Hotel, Executive Chef Robin Wickenscritically-acclaimed tasting menu offers an unbuttoned approach to fine dining, celebrating produce grown just metres away in our organic Kitchen Garden.

Food
The Winter garden, a testament to nature’s resilience

Amidst the chill of the season, the garden’s transformation captivates the senses, as earthy scents and vibrant colors intermingle. It is here that the essence of Autumn’s culinary wonders takes shape, inspiring the creative spirit and inviting our Chef’s to craft delightful dishes that warm the soul.

Wine
Perfect pairings, curated from our 4,200-bottle wine list.

Complete your Wickens dining experience with wine from the Royal Mail Cellar. Sample our unparalleled selection of Bordeaux and Burgundy, try something a little closer to home, or leave it in the deft hands of our sommelier with a Cellar or French Match.

“Our approach is a true expression of Dunkeld’s soil and seasons — flavour is cultivated on the land, and finessed in the kitchen.”

Robin Wickens, executive chef
Food

Behind discrete doors, a highly immersive experience unfolds, with the kitchen as its stage.

Witness the team’s expertly choreographed movements at the Chef’s Table, where up to four guests can be seated front-row amongst the kitchen action. 

 For special occasions and larger groups, up to 14 can be accommodated within the Private Dining Room. 

The Wickens kitchen
Set within stunning surrounds, uninterrupted views bring the outside in.

Emphasising Wickens’ inherent connection to the natural world, the dining room was thoughtfully designed with rich timbers, polished sandstone finishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows framing a panorama of southern Gariwerd (Grampians National Park). 

 

Wickens by day
The Wickens garden
The Wickens garden
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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

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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.

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