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280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 5092
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Price range: $15 - $24
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
Cuisines: Australian, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Adelaide
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Melbourne, Australia
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42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The last time I came past this pub it was closed, but that could be because it was either being renovated (as is happening with a number of pubs around the place) or it was simply closed over the New Years break (which is quite odd for a pub). However, this time it wasn't closed, so I stopped by for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Carlisle has taste and it shows in many ways. I just want to speak about one thing (beside the brisket, yes, a "true" cut of brisket) and that is the 600g steak. I ate it around five weeks ago and I still think about it nearly every day. It was like having a whole Sunday roast to yourself and believe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This pub has the best food I have had out of any pub I have been to. The beer garden is great also and the service they give makes you feel like a local even if you're not. If you want a great place to eat and drink with mates this is the place. Highly recommend. Don't know what that... More 

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Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went here for the first time last week for dinner and with the cool court yard, open space dinning area and friendly staff it rally gives it that old school pub atmosphere. As for the food it was full of all the pub favorites and very well priced. I'll be back to try the $15 steak on a Wednesday.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I brought a friend from Qld here for dinner, the food was so good we went back the next day for lunch. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. If you're in the area definitely stop in for an authentic old pub atmosphere with great food and cold beer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went to this pub for some old school, traditional pub grub. I ordered an eye fillet steak and my partner ordered the mixed grill. My partner liked the stack of meat that arrived for his meal but a porterhouse steak came out for me. I informed the waiter, he checked with the kitchen, and came to the conclusion that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

after attending an engagement party here and absolutely loving the old school pub vibes, i decided to bring some girlfriends in for $10 pasta night but the menu was so amazing we all opted for mains anyway. The food was delicious and the staff were super friendly (they remembered me by name from the last time i was there) and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Couple of Poms in Melbourne before we head home and just wanted something quick and easy to eat and use up our last Aus$. Warmly greeted by the bookings manager and bar staff. Shown to our table quickly. Despite it being a Saturday night and a private function in the main pub, we were still attended to very well. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

The work girls and I decided wine would be the choice for a mid week drinkies😁 someone suggested the Railway due to its closeness, we discovered the gem of a beer garden behind the main flat facade, what a jewel in the city scape. We got what was left of the afternoon sun and scored our wine, from a simple... More 

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Additional Information about Railway Hotel

Address: 280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9690 5092
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 24
Cuisine: Australian, Pub, Gastropub

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