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Railway Hotel

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Bistro, Family Fare, Pub, Australian
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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 - 11:00 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: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Great food, great staff!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Grace D
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've lived in Albert park for 5 years and have only just found out about this place. A pub experience like I remember before pokies and gastro pubs. Lots of beers on tap, a nice beer garden (good luck getting a seat in summer though) and great pub menu. Best thing about this place is it has a pool table.... More 

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Melbourne
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited as a family of 2 adults & 2 children. The menu was extensive & mid range in price. The children's menu offered a good range of fresh food and included ice cream for $9. All of the meals were delicious. The building had many places to sit & was comfortable and well furnished. The outdoor area looked like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you're after somewhere new for dinner then make sure you try this place on a Wednesday night. $15 for a steak that comes with the most amazing sweet potato chips on the side. Only downside was that I couldn't fit anymore of them in.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My work group had a christmas lunch special at the Railway Hotel and it was excellent. The location is fantastic being a short walk from the station or the tram, and the outdoor courtyard is very warm and inviting. No plate was turned away and everything was finished. An excellent meal and it didn't feel like a pub meal at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were looking for a steak fix late on Wednesday, and after a few false starts remembered about the Railway hotel's special night. All of us had the porterhouse, and with each ordering a different finish from rare to well done, the kitchen delivered. Great salad, pepper sauce, bearnaise and sweet potato chips!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A good meal promptly served. Friendly and efficient staff. Atmosphere and neighbourhood very much ordinary but really nothing specific to complain about.

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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 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Bistro, Family Fare, 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

Questions & Answers

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