Food pilgrimage to Dunkeld

Probably my most hyped up gastro-drive was to the Royal Mail.  I’d heard stories from various friends regarding the excellent food, free flowing wine and excellent service…. but alas, my visit did not live up to the hype.

Our dinner reservation was for 7pm, and we didn’t get out till 1am.  The table next to us arrived at 8pm and got out sooner.  For some reason, the pacing of the meal was out.  We had the full degustation and the time between dish 2 and 3 was 45 minutes!  Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photo’s of the food for this trip.

The next morning, we tried the cafe opposite (changing owners) for a quick brunch before departing and it was lovely – nice home made food with a decent coffee.

Dunkeld felt really strange to me.  It was like a small town that was built around the restaurant.  The bush walk around the grounds was lovely and we saw native animals, but just didn’t feel quite right.

Warning:  do not stop by Beuford for coffee… it’s terrible!
 (9th – 10th October 2010)
 

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