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Railway Hotel

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Australian, Pub, Gastropub
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280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 5092
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to the Railway Hotel, where quality food, beer and wine has been...
Welcome to the Railway Hotel, where quality food, beer and wine has been served since 1856. Enjoy a meal 7 days a week, in Melbourne’s premier courtyard (beer garden), or cozy up by one of our three fire places. Never been to the Railway? Come on down and discover Melbourne’s Best Steak Night every Wednesday.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly staff

Went to the railway on a Wednesday night which was steak night .we were greeted by the most friendliest and entertaining group of characters .this was our first time at the pub looked ordinary from the outside but inside it was packed with surprises .the decor was welcoming and the atmosphere was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Laura D
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went to the railway on a Wednesday night which was steak night .we were greeted by the most friendliest and entertaining group of characters .this was our first time at the pub looked ordinary from the outside but inside it was packed with surprises .the decor was welcoming and the atmosphere was very friendly and up beat .the back round... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Love this place! Its become our favourite local. Original décor and great pub menu. We go at least once a week and the friendly staff always look after us. Excellent meal specials on certain nights and inexpensive wine list. Courtyard is lovely and cool in summer and shaded by a massive tree. Menu is simple and the food great value.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Before moving from Melbourne to the UK, having my farewell at one of my old haunts, the infamous Railway Hotel, was chosen. With that typically historic and aged looking bar nestled amongst the front and back watering holes, the gracious space, dining area and of course a very suitably sized outdoor area, certainly allows for any occasion with an eclectic... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

All six of us ordered the BRISKET with the world's best, home made, giant sweet potato chips. Came with coleslaw and a magnificent sauce. Best service and waiters that actually understood my jokes. Can't wait to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great family friendly pub!!! With reasonable prices and can't go past the steaks. On a hot night the beer garden is awesome to hang out after work and when it's cooler the fire is on and can enjoy a game of Pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Spent a great night here, top bar staff, great food (steak sandwich are to die for), pool table and a amazing soundtrack. Great Sunday night.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I work in the area and am often looking for somewhere nice and cost effective to stop and eat. When I came across the Railway Hotel I saw their $10 Burger or Pasta lunch offer and thought I would give it a go. Usually when I order a cheap lunch, I expect a cheap lunch, which is why I was... More 

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Springvale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Had great time with friends, food was great with brilliant service. I had BBQ brisket it was really good. atmosphere was great defiantly going back there soon.

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Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wonderful menu with plenty of choices. The beer garden out the back is always busy, so well worth while making a booking. Huge selection of beers and the bar staff are knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend the Railway Hotel for lunch or dinner.

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Adelaide
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a meal last night with 9 others. Service was brilliant and food was great value for money! Had a big steak. Sat out the back, good atmosphere. I would definitely go back....less than a 2km walk from the hotel we are staying at (near crown) but worth the visit! Staff were friendly and all looked happy to be at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9690 5092

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 23
  • Cuisine: Australian, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Welcome to the Railway Hotel, where quality food, beer and wine has been served since 1856. Enjoy a meal 7 days a week, in Melbourne’s premier courtyard (beer garden), or cozy up by one of our three fire places. Never been to the Railway? Come on down and discover Melbourne’s Best Steak Night every Wednesday.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?