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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
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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South Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held our engagement party here on the weekend, and we couldn't have been happier with the venue. The initial planning experience with Shayne and Leigh was smooth and easy, the exclusive use of the beer garden meant that our guests were all in the one space, and the service, food, and drinks on the day could not be faulted.... More 

1 Thank Timbo_1979
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Really tasty meal in the beer garden. Friendly service. Reasonably priced. Easy parking. Can't ask for more than that!

1 Thank coldfish
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Walked in off the street with the family as the south Melbourne market was too busy. We loved the old school friendly nature of this pub. The food was fairly standard pub fair - but every staff member who dealt with us was so genuine and seemed happy to be there, that it really lifted our experience from something that... More 

1 Thank Jean I
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79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food was ok for a pub, but the prices were higher than the type of establishment and the food would have warranted. The meat dishes this place seems to be famous for are run-of-the-mill pub staples, and it is hard to award them high ratings based on presentation, execution or choice of ingredients. The staff is nice and the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

4 mates meeting in the bar on a Monday arvo for Xmas drinks and a bite to eat turned into a memorable occasion. This was due to a combination of outstanding, friendly service, superb food and a great old fashioned pub ambience. I cannot speak too highly of this establishment and I will definitely make it a regular on my... More 

1 Thank Claudia H
Buninyong, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a Tuesday night Palma with a couple of beers. Some great company and we were made to feel right at home.

Thank Michael P
Singapore, Singapore
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Eaten here many times and the food is always reliable , especially the brisket. Of all the pubs we frequent in south melbourne this is the one I would go back to. The choice of beers is excellent and they also have a very good range of local wines. On a sunny day you can beat sitting out in the... More 

1 Thank Heccy
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and even better staff Staff bent over backwards to make sure our large and merry staff were happy.

1 Thank jenna m
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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 

1 Thank Alex W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

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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
US$7 - US$25
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?