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Railway Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free
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280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 5092
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat at the bar and had dinner as the place was so full we could not get a table. Wednesday night is the $17 porterhouse 350 gram. My two sons had the signature brisket and I had the $17 porterhouse. All of us enjoyed our meals very much. Steak was full of flavor and well cooked. It was nice... More 

1 Thank Kieron J
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere although quite noisy. Eleven of is for family dinner on a Saturday night. Ordering was easy amd efficient. Food pretty good overall although chips were pale and underdone without crispness. Cheesy garlic bread outstanding. Eton Mess was lovely.

1 Thank Heather W
Point Cook, Australia
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the food here.. Started with cheese and mac squares, really yummy and followed with their signature dish of slow cooked brisket that was melt in your mouth tender.. Nice change to have sweet potato chips and red cabbage with the main... Service was friendly and fast...Easy parking too which was a bonus..

1 Thank Sue H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to this pub for quite a while now and i really struggle to fault the place. Nothing beats a weekend arvo in front of the open fire with the footy on the tv. Tasty, simple food, cold beer and good banter with the staff there who make you feel like you're right at home. And if... More 

1 Thank Stacy K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came past for a drink with a few mates after work on a Friday to find that they have half price tap beers. You read right HALF PRICE. We were drinking jugs for $10. This has become a bit of a work tradition now that we are just around the corner. Food is great too.

1 Thank Leigh R
St Kilda
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick drink on the way home (I live around the corner). Paid for my tap beer and got screwed by the bartender with my change by about $10.00 Got ta be kidding.

Thank Steve P
ShayneGannon, Owner at Railway Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Steve, I am very disheartened to hear about your experience in our Hotel and that you feel you have been short changed by a staff member. We take all feedback and complaints very seriously at The Railway Hotel South Melbourne. I would very much like to investigate this further so we can train the pub staff in regards to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Superb Steaks, one of my favorite destinations for steak in Melbourne. Viewing room where you can peruse the cut off your choice before it's cooked to perfection, not sure who that appeals to...but hey its there....

1 Thank Pheed-me-Seymore
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We went there for dinner during the week with an Entertainment Book voucher which was cheerfully accepted. The boys had steak which was excellent, I had fish and chips, with extra crunchy hot chips that are so fluffy and so excellent. Loved it so much we came back and had the steak, bacon and cheese pot pie, flavours were yum... More 

2 Thank Queen299
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Beef and radish pie was good Would recommend this place Friends had steak and they where awesome just like you wanted them Give this place a try for sure

1 Thank charlie f
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We ate there on Saturday night - they had a function going in the main dining room, so opened up a private dining room for about 4 or 5 tables which was quaint but really nice. The entrees we had were lovely and my steak was fabulous. I wasn't a fan of the mushroom sauce which tasted more like mushrooms... More 

1 Thank KazzyK345

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $24
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?