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Railway Hotel

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French, Bistro, Pub, Australian
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280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 5092
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
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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  • 2
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  • 2
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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
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Lovely warm welcome from staff on a Wintry Sunday evening......followed by good honest pub food, very tasty, unpretentious, unadulterated food!! Nice dining area, great staff, all round happy experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
JohnandAnn2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Lovely warm welcome from staff on a Wintry Sunday evening......followed by good honest pub food, very tasty, unpretentious, unadulterated food!! Nice dining area, great staff, all round happy experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

great spot. Enjoyed my visit greatly. Foods great and the staff are great, the vibe was great! It's just a great place to be and

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Got recommended this great little classic by a friend in the area. What can I say, walked in to an open fire got my legs warm and settled in for a beer and a whiskey. Food is fabulous. Staff are even better and the owner is a tip top true blue Aussie pub owner. The way it should. Couldn't fault... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I think this is the best pub i have been to in a long long time. Best service, best atmosphere, best happy hour and great pub grub. We were made to feel like locals and the $5 pints were just an added bonus. Do yourself a favour and make this yr local. I wish we had a pub like this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have passed this pub a thousand times over the years and thought this is the time to try it. Walked in some 10 minutes after opening and were greeted by a friendly barman who welcomed us and showed us to a table. Leaving our things on the table we retired to the bar to order a drink and chat... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Delicious well priced food in a funky vintage atmosphere. The Mac and cheese bites are a must and if you like a lil heat highly recommend the hot wings. Vast selection of beers and cider on tap for the beer connoisseur. Service was brilliant. Very happy friendly and accommodating. Must visit place in Sth Melb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food. Fantastic group of bar staff. We could not have asked for a better night. We were so well looked after throughout the night and above all, the food was yummy and everything was well priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We are staying as a group at airbnb in south melbourne - everything is clossed on monday!! we found this one - after a wrong google map - a fabulous redirection by an aussie new yorker (yes a young woman from new york with aussie accent) we found the restautrant. Great pub food -fabulous bbq brisket and GREAT WINES recommended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great beer garden and you can't beat the Wednesday night steak night! Thanks guys. Will definitely be back. Pool table out back is always fun. Very friendly staff and the run some really great specials. It's turned into my new local.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Pretty great pub in South Melbourne. Been in a couple of times with mates for different reasons but always love the parma and on Wednesday you can't beat the $15 steak they put out before a couple of rounds of pool. I'd definitely be more regular if I lived closer, it's just a shame that there's no direct transport from... 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 6 to 23
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro, Pub, Australian

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?