Wednesday 27th September /

DUNKELD, VICTORIA 27 September, 2017 – The first in a series of changes in the next two months at Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, Royal Mail Hotel Wine Bar and the refurbished casual eatery Parker Street Project opened on Friday September 22, 2017 on the lead up to the opening of new restaurant Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel opening Saturday October 21, 2017.

Parker Street Project has doubled in size as part of the renovation. It now seats 50 people inside, and a further 20 outside. It also received a fresh fit out; pared back wood furnishings, high tables and a copper feature wall. The updated, shared plate menu aligns with Executive Chef Robin Wickens British background and the farm to fork philosophies followed by Wickens and his kitchen team at the Royal Mail Hotel.

“I’ve been able to curate the Parker Street Project menu with influences from my English background, as well as inspiration from the kitchen garden’ says Wickens. “There are a range of traditional breakfasts including pork black pudding, fried duck egg and HP sauce and the lunch and dinner menu also have some British flair.”

Both Royal Mail Hotel Wine Bar and Parker Street Project menus are designed in line with current produce flourishing in the Royal Mail Hotel kitchen garden; the largest working restaurant kitchen garden in Australia which produces over 400 edible plant species per year.

 Other items on the Parker Street Project sharing style menu include: rabbit scotch egg, parsley salad cream, salt baked beetroots, sheep’s milk yoghurt, stout vinegar and Royal Mail Sirloin roasted over coals with black garlic butter.

 Parker Street Project will also offer a $50.00 “Feed Me: menu, whilst Royal Mail Hotel Wine Bar will specialize in one handed bites and the building of platters with local olives, charcuterie, cheese, pickles and more – paired with a selection of wines by the glass from the Royal Mail Hotel Wine Cellar.

Parker Street Project’s opening hours are as follows:

Breakfast: 7.30 – 11:30am

Lunch – noon – 3pm

Dinner – 5.30pm – 9pm

Royal Mail Hotel Wine Bar will open daily from 3PM till late.

For more information about the Royal Mail Hotel visit

For further information, high-res imagery, interview opportunities or if you are interested in learning about the Royal Mail Hotel’s Visiting Journalist Program please contact:

Jessica Williams

T: (03) 9429 5251

M: 0488 664 857


About Royal Mail Hotel

Nestled at the southern tip of the spectacular Grampians National Park, the Royal Mail Hotel was originally established in 1855.  Today the Royal Mail Hotel is recognised as Victoria’s premier destination dining venue with its innovative kitchen brigade, extensive culinary plantings and a cellar containing one of the most comprehensive and varied wine collections in the country.

Points of note:

-The Royal Mail Hotel is home to the largest working restaurant kitchen garden in the Southern Hemisphere, growing over 400 edible varieties annually.

-The Royal Mail Hotel breeds its own beef and lamb on a neighbouring Mt Sturgeon property for specific use in Robin Wickens’ menus

-The Royal Mail Hotel wine cellar was transformed in 2016 to include a tasting station for guests. The wine cellar holds $2.8 million worth of wine, including the largest collection of Bordeaux and Burgundy in the Southern Hemisphere.



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