Dunkeld is a quiet country town, with not much else other than the Royal Mail. It’s at the base of the Grampians, about 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne. Odd to have a Michelin-star-quality restaurant in the middle of nowhere, but somehow, it lends to the charm of the place.
The Royal Mail Hotel has been on the ‘to-dine-at’ list for S and myself for some time now, so when we finally got around to it, expectations were pretty high. I must warn you that there is likely to be many superlatives in this post because, in short, this place completely blew me away.
Not only was the meal one of the best I’ve ever had, but the room, surrounds, ambience and staff were exceptional.
Menu Omnivore – June 23rd 2012
The rice paper had the texture of a prawn cracker. Light and refreshing, it was a perfect opener.