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Railway Hotel

280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 5092
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Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: Australian, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Called into this eclectic little pub for the second time the other week and again was impressed. My wife and I are always looking for places to eat out with the kid’s as our two boys love eating as much as they love running around and discovering new places. Over the past 6 months we have had some weird and... More

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Milawa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Dining these days too often you seem to have to trade of service and quality for a relaxed environment. This place really steps up to the plate. With an old school quality hotel charm and a great beer garden (both under cover open seating), the staff had great bar knowledge and made you feel like you are a part of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Some of the best food we have ever eaten at any pub in Melbourne by far. Very generous portions,amazing flavours n tastes. Not to mention there amazing porterhouse steak with the best jus ive ever had. Staff are very good n friendly. Couldn't do enough for you. Great friendly atmosphere,with a fire place that would make any one warm. A... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Four of us went there for dinner. The menu wasnt even organised when we got there at 6.30pm. The meals were decently priced but were really small & barely filling. I ordered a soup after my meal due to being hungry still & after fourty minutes of watching other peoples food come out who ordered after me, it still didnt... More

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Gold coast
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had a Wednesday $10 lunch time burger. Great bun, very tasty. The patty was actually real meat, not frankenstein meat some chains pu in their burgers. The $10 is only a new deal so it was a bit quiet when I visited. I'll be back.

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Korumburra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a work reunion and was happy I choose here. Old fashioned pub with really nice finger food. Nice setting. Much more comfortable here than in some of the "trendier" places.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had a late lunch on Saturday arriving around 2.30 pm. Kitchen open till 4pm which was great so no rush to order. Food was very nice, jugs of beer flowing and great atmosphere with a cool beer garden with Bali Huts

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Country Vic
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A friend recommended this to me for a visit on a Wednesday night - 300g Porterhouse with chips or mash and veges for $15. I was not disappointed. Cooked perfectly, a good size and not a hard Northern Australian bag of bones - a very good piece of meat. The hotel has a classic old Aussie pub feel but nicely... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Heard great things about the railway hotel. So thought we would go there and try it out. And can I say it lived up to all the good reviews. The staff are friendly and help full. We got the 15.00 Wednesday night steak / chips and veggies( or mash potatoes ) special . Didn't think it would be that good... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Railway Hotel is our local, the good old corner pub with an absolute myriad of style, sensationally "devoted to the cause" staff, exceptional beer garden (wouldn't think you were in the middle of metropolis) and bloody brilliant food. Whether it's just one of us there for a bite and a relaxing read, the family/friend extravaganza or an official work... More

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