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FOOD & DRINK

The Grampians' Royal Mail Hotel Is Getting a New Fine Dining Restaurant

The two-hatted dining room is closing to make way for a brand new standalone restaurant.
By Libby Curran
March 28, 2017
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By Libby Curran
March 28, 2017
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It looks like there are some hefty changes afoot for Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel, with today's announcement that its revered two-hatted dining room will shut to make way for both a new fine diner and an extension of the hotel's casual eatery, Parker Street Project.

Slated to open its doors in October, the upscale culinary venture will be called Wickens at the Royal Mail Hotel, named after executive chef Robin Wickens, who's been helming the kitchen there since September 2013. Instead of being located inside the hotel, it'll take over a new standalone space at the Grampians property, where sweeping mountain views will help to reinforce that connection between land and food at the core of Wickens' seasonal degustations.

Most details about the design and the food are being kept under wraps for now, though Wickens' track record has us anticipating yet more in the way of sensational two-hat fare, and plenty of goodness from the property's famed organic kitchen garden starring on the menu. We're looking forward to seeing how he differentiates this new venture from the existing one.

The Royal Mail Hotel's current dining room will take bookings up until August 2017. For updates, keep checking back or visit royalmailhotel.com.

Published on March 28, 2017 by Libby Curran

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