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Railway Hotel

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American, 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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    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
Wednesday Steak Night.

Hard to resist pulling up a stump in the beer garden with a pint anytime of year on a Wednesday night. STEAK NIGHT! $17 will get you a delicious 350 gram porterhouse steak cooked to your liking with veggies and mash or chips and a salad. The red wine jus is just the thing to balance the flavours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
CaptainSebbySebby
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South Melbourne, Australia
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South Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to resist pulling up a stump in the beer garden with a pint anytime of year on a Wednesday night. STEAK NIGHT! $17 will get you a delicious 350 gram porterhouse steak cooked to your liking with veggies and mash or chips and a salad. The red wine jus is just the thing to balance the flavours and get... More 

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1 Thank CaptainSebbySebby
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a friends birthday, wasn't really sure what to expect but the place was great. The food was lovely and all the staff were really friendly and helpful. Definitely a good one to check out!

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1 Thank Suzie M
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate a great meal. The fish was rockling, the salad. was fresh and the staff really attentive. A lovely evening.

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1 Thank arwinhurwitz
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having not been to this dining area for many years it was great to find that the food and service were great , our party of 4 all enjoyed our steaks , appertisers , and drinks and I am sure it will not be long before we visit here again , but it is wise to book as we did... More 

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1 Thank Robertaus
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alot has changed in our lives and with two kids and a GSP dog now there are not alot of pubs we can still go to without getting funny looks... Our two boys love the polenta dusted calamari which is not even on the kids menu its s starter and we love our steak so Thursday night date night is... More 

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Thank SimonPratt
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What started as a lunch, lucky we booked, turned out to be an all afternoon affair. You enter a great pub restaurant, where you can see the meats in the kitchen display case, so mouth watering and tempting, you have a great selection on the menu that is reasonable and a great wine list. Amazing service, then retire to the... More 

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1 Thank Bradley D
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location, great for locals. Food always top quality and tastes fantastic. Prices are very reasonable. Atmosphere is always usually buzzing. Can get very busy and cramped inside. Has the main restaurant as well as meals ordered at the bar for informal dining. Nice to sit outside for a meal when weather permits. Very friendly staff and very helpul.

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Thank Jenny B
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good spot for a beer and food is fine.Plenty of menu choice and great atmosphere,just across rd from beach

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Thank Wyzzasses
Dandenong, Victoria
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family dinner for 20 to celebrate a milestone birthday. Made an email enquiry and got a response within a day, even though they were closed for their holiday break. Very warm welcome from Matt and the staff. The meals were fantastic and everyone was happy, even our vegan guest. Steaks were a hit. Couldn't fault. Great old Pub... More 

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1 Thank Dandydag
Woodend
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Perhaps I am being unreasonable to compare to 8 - 10 years ago but there was a time when the Railway was a local standout for good beer and decent food. I do think they have been flat footed and many others have caught up and passed. Absolutely nothing wrong, just not memorable by any measure.

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Thank Stewart W

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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 - 23
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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?