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Railway Hotel South Melbourne

9.3/10
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280 Ferrars Street, 3205 South Melbourne (VIC)See map

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  • Robert j.

    July 15, 20211 review

    10/10

    Amazing beef brisket!!

  • Hydie P.

    May 26, 20211 review

    9/10

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

  • Anna C.

    May 26, 20212 reviews

    8/10

    Great staff and good pub food. Love the old pub vibe and open fire place is great on a cold Winter night. Has a giant courtyard with plenty of space too.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for your review we hope to see you again soon. Regards Ronan and the Railway staff

  • Craig L.

    April 27, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Good honest Pub Food with interesting specials and Great Service. Terrific Selection of Beers on Tap as well. Plenty of free parking in an inner city location. Highly recommend.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this great review, we hope to see you again very soon. Regards Ronan and the Railway team

  • Niki C.

    April 21, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great meals and they easily accommodated our gluten free requirements, even for the kids menu. Very happy with this place, we'll be back for sure.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for your warm review we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Regards Ronan and the Railway team

  • Geoff G.

    April 18, 20211 review

    10/10

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank You Geoff for this very warm review. Were glad everyone had a great time and we hope to see everyone again soon. Regards Ronan and the Railway team

  • Donna B.

    April 18, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this warm message Donna we hope to see yourself and your guests again in the very near future. Regards the Railway Team

  • Donna B.

    February 7, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Great pub, nice atmosphere and menu is great too. I think if they improve their barista services it will tick every box for a rewarding dining experience

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Hi Donna thank you for your review. We are hoping to sort the coffee machine issues soon. We look forward to welcoming you to the Railway again soon. Regards Ronan and the Railway team.

  • Paul R.

    February 5, 20211 review

    10/10

    First time to the Railway and it definitely lived up to expectations. Great ambiance, great food, great staff. Will be making it a regular spot for lunch.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this warm review paul we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Ronan and the Railway team

  • Lesley D.

    February 1, 20212 reviews

    7.5/10

    Great night at our ‘regular’ to catch up with a friend. Good service, wine & the food was fresh & delicious. Have been going for years & will keep doing so!

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for your review we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Ronan and the Railway team

  • Isabella B.

    January 12, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this warm review Regards Ronan and the Railway team

  • Diana M.

    December 18, 20201 review

    10/10

    Great pre Christmas night out with two families. Food was great and sitting in the courtyard was perfect for the sometimes loud children.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for your warm review we hope to see you again in 2021. regards Ronan and the Railway team

  • Greg S.

    December 16, 20201 review

    7.5/10

    Great old fashioned pub

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this review we hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year from all the Railway Team.

  • Greg M.
    Greg M.

    December 8, 20202 reviews

    10/10

    An old fashioned pub with great atmosphere, friendly staff & great food.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this review we hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year from all the Railway Team.

  • Jeffrey v.

    December 6, 20202 reviews

    10/10

    Great place, good local pub with super friendly staff.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this review we hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year from all the Railway Team.

  • Joseph C.

    November 29, 20201 review

    10/10

    Great the service was excellent the food was the best I would not hesitate to recommend your service to all my friends "........................

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this review we hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year from all the Railway Team.

  • BRETT S.

    November 28, 20201 review

    10/10

    The food was fantastic and the customer service was amazing. We had a booking for 6, and everyone was made to feel special and looked after. Will 100% be back

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this review we hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year from all the Railway Team.

  • Tracey G.

    November 27, 20201 review

    7/10

    The beer garden is a lovely, casual oasis. Service really good with friendly, attentive staff. Meals across our group ranged from average to very good. Would return.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this review we hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year from all the Railway Team.

  • Gina Mary R.

    November 20, 20201 review

    10/10

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this review we hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year from all the Railway Team.

  • Georgie W.

    November 7, 20201 review

    8/10

    The staff were all lovely and the food was delicious classic pub fare, we had the Parma and the lamb shanks and both were super tasty and big portions.

    Railway Hotel South Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for this review we hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year from all the Railway Team.

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Opening time

Monday 5:00 - 10:00

Tuesday - Thursday 12:00 - 11:00pm

Friday -Saturday 12:00 - Late

Sunday 12:00 - 9:00pm

How to get to the restaurant

280 Ferrars Street, 3205, South Melbourne (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

An Absolute Classic

This is a pub-goers pub. A classic. The Railway Hotel in South Melbourne sits proudly on the corner of Ferrars Street and echos the pubs of old. It’s a destination for locals who are looking for a cold beer and a good steak (especially on Wednesdays when $15 steak night is on). The art-deco décor hasn’t changed since the Railway was built in 1968, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.The seasonal menu is stacked with classics and topped up with some influence from America's deep south. The hot wings and brisket compliment the large smiling face of Elvis in the back bar. Wine barrels have been converted in to large tables, providing the prefect space to try the sharing platter and a few drinks whilst watching the footy on a Friday night. For after work drinks, dinner with friends or family or a lazy Sunday session, check out the Railway Hotel.

Best dish: Porterhouse steak with sweet potato fries

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