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Railway Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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280 Ferrars St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 5092
12:00 pm - 11:00 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice cosy pub vibe. I went there last Wednesday for steak night and it was packed! Book before hand I suggest. Even though we were looked after it was a bit of a wait for our steak. This isn't surprising due to how busy they were. Absolutely worth the wait on the steak. One of the best!! They have a... More 

Thank Alex W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited the Railway in November 2016 for a function which celebrated a friend's retirement. There were more than 40 of us at this function, and the Railway served this large group extremely well. We had a choice of four mains for lunch. The service was both friendly and prompt. I enjoyed my meal, and those around me who made... More 

1 Thank Kevin M
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Think of steaks? Go here. They never let you down Beef are delicious Staffs are friendly Great atmostphere Happily to recommended. Bake sure you plan and book before your visit

1 Thank Uyen N
Launceston, Australia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to eat with children. A good kid's menu with activities and coloured pencils to keep them occupied. We had a very pleasant experience, my steak was perfectly cooked and we all cleared our plates. Meal size was generous and the service was friendly.

1 Thank Susan M
Rutherglen, Australia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back in Melbourne so tried the Railway again and wasn't disappointed. Don't confuse this hotel with the Railway in Port Melbourne, the place isn't filled suits and ties. They've been taken off (suits and ties) as it was Trivia night. We joined in and even with the help from the Bar team we didn't win but it was a bit... More 

1 Thank rutherglenred
Melbourne, Australia
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525 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, this place has been on the top of the TA's list for a while and I have always wanted to have a meal here. However, I actually don't get why it has such a high rating! We had the burger & chips lunch special for $10. The burger is not something you can eat with your hands because it... More 

Thank LC888
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The deco is deceptive, so ? 70's ? but excellent service, excellent food. There theme nights are exceptionally popular go early. Best lamb salad ever! Our kids love this place, would go ever night if they could. Best of all no pokies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can take your dog - sneak them through to the outside area in the middle.

1 Thank Lovestravel40
Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We loved this place a great buzz and very friendly staff and yummy Gourmet BBQ lunch that ran all day. We enjoyed the ice cold Pints of beer and champagne while our two teenage Daughters enjoyed the beautiful food and atmosphere, with a couple of gorgeous bulldogs with their jumpers on roamed around the pub beer garden, we found the... More 

1 Thank stuart2010
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Love the 'no pokies' mantra the owners have at this great old school pub. Great food too. Try the cheap steak on Wednesdays. Better make a booking though as can get very busy!

1 Thank Andrew B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We were looking for a decent pub meal somewhere local on a Monday night. The Railway Hotel fits that brief. The meal we had was just what we were looking for. We could not fault it. The staff were friendly and provided some good ideas re the menu choices. For a Monday night the hotel was quite busy. I will... More 

1 Thank Michael D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $24
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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 St, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?