The Mail / Spring 2013

The Mail / Spring 2013

 

 

Welcome to spring!  Our Australian Gardens are bursting into life, the days are starting to lengthen and warm up, and the Kitchen team is preparing for our annual regional producers harvest dinner in October.

September also sees the very exciting commencement of Robin Wickens as Executive Chef and James Bone as Food & Beverage Manager.

Robin began his culinary career at the age of fourteen, working his way through some of London's most respected restaurants - Pied a Terre, Bibendum and The Glasshouse, working under famed chef's such as Bruno Loubet, Stephen Terry and Raymond Blanc.  Among his many achievements Robin was awarded The Age Good Food Guide ‘YoungChef of the Year' in 2004, Gourmet Traveller ‘Best New Talent' in 2005, as well earning two hats in The Age Good Food Guide in 2007 and 2008 at Interlude.  Robin briefly moved to Melbourne's The Deanery, earning them a hat rating, before making the sea change to Apollo Bay and to Dunkeld.

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Welcome

What a beautiful time of year to be visiting the Grampians and a very exciting time to be visiting Royal Mail Hotel.  It is with great pleasure that I welcome Robin Wickens to the position of Executive Chef at the hotel.  In what must be one of...

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Dining

I have been very excited about my new role for some time and it is fantastic to now finally be in the kitchen at Royal Mail Hotel and living in Dunkeld.  The access to regional produce, the ability to work with fantastic local producers and access...

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Cellar

The Royal Mail Hotel has had a fantastic start to spring, having been awarded Wine Spectator's Grand Award.  The awards were founded in 1981 to honour outstanding restaurants with extraordinary wine programs.  In 2013, 73 restaurants earned a...

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Kitchen Garden

Finally spring has arrived and the soil is warming up to be ready for new seedlings.  The vagaries of the weather have been a bit of a challenge, for both the garden and the gardener!  The kitchen garden has become rather saturated with all the...

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News

Following on from last year's accommodation upgrades, we are very excited to now have a further seven newly refurbished accommodation rooms to add to the luxury accommodation offering of The Royal Mail Hotel. All Deluxe Mountain View Rooms are luxuriously...

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Offers

Royal Mail Digital Detox The federal election is out of the way so what better time to escape digital overload with a Royal Mail Hotel digital detox.  Enjoy your disconnection with overnight accommodation in a One Bedroom Cottage on our Mt Sturgeon...

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Events

The Royal Mail Hotel, located in the stunning Southern Grampians Ranges, with majestic views of Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt, provides the perfect rural location retreat for unique weddings, celebrations conferences and events. The hotel offers a range...

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