The Mail Exchange Hotel

Average price $35
232 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

Very good
based on 232 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.1/10
Service :8.1/10
Setting :8.2/10
  1. Lisa C.
    • one review

    I flew in from interstate for a lunch and this hotel is the PERFECT location, almost across the road from the SkyBus depot. I was met at the door and directed to the dining room. The staff were wait staff were attentive and put water on the table as I arrived without being asked. I thought my chicken breast with leek mash was very tasty, I didn't get to ask others, but there were all a good/generous size. The restroom is Very nice, the girls were impressed. If I have to fly to Melb for a day for lunch, I would definitely come back as the decor is quite nice and it was quiet enough for our table of 7 to be able to talk to everyone on the table; rare these days with restaurants of hard surfaces.

  2. Wendy H.
    • 4 reviews

    Overall everything was good. Only issue is that one of the four dishes did not come out with everyone else's and it was a few minutes before it came out. Other than that everything was rather pleasant.

  3. Jazmine E.
    • one review

    Fantastic find. Will return soon. Cleanest and most pleasant toilets I have ever been too besides in a home. Excellent customer service from our wait staff and host!

  4. Joff J.
    • one review

    Location was great for people meeting up before airport & trains

  5. A A.
    • 275 reviews

    Great venue, we commute from all over Victoria to Southern Cross for regular meetings.

  6. A A.
    • 263 reviews

    Great place to eat

  7. A A.
    • 282 reviews

    Was very nice. Ambience spoilt by the trivia comp next to the dining room which made conversation difficult

  8. Christy P.
    • 2 reviews

    We had a wonderful night catching up with friends. The location next to Southern Cross Station is perfect allowing us to have a few wines in confidence

  9. Raelene C.
    • 2 reviews

    Friendly staff great food what more can you ask for. Will definitely be back

  10. Michael M.
    • 21 reviews

    Food was good as was service. Good seperation from the pokies and the bar. Good for lunch meetings

  11. A A.
    • 263 reviews

    Well positioned restaurant being so close to Southern Cross. Ideal to meet friends coming from various parts of Melbourne and reasonably good value for money.

  12. A A.
    • 255 reviews

    Good pub grub.

  13. A A.
    • 286 reviews

    Will come again.

  14. A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Love the Bad Boy Chips here. A great settimg in a convenient location.

  15. Glenda J.
    • one review

    Enjoyed our experience

  16. Andrew m.
    • one review

    Beautiful and handy venue but too expensive for my taste. Would have been happy to spend more time (and more money) there but don't think it's good value for money. Had a burger which was beautiful but at $25 too expensive. Beer was expensive as well. Great venue but too expensive to spend the whole afternoon there.

  17. A A.
    • 270 reviews

    Good service and food. Suburban atmosphere in cbd

  18. Elise F.
    • one review

    Delicious meals and lovely service. Perfect for a catch up and lunch/dinner when going to Marvel stadium. Will definitely return

  19. A A.
    • 252 reviews

    Great for post afl game celebrations and dinner

  20. Michael W.
    • one review

    A fabulous old fashioned comfortable and most importantly friendly pub with a fabulous atmosphere, good food and drinks and the staff were terrific.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

688 Bourke St, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Signed, sealed, delivered - I’m yours Mail Exchange Hotel.

This historic Melbourne venue is the perfect spot for wining and dining - open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Housed on the lower ground level of the old Mail Exchange building this place is steeped in history and old school grandeur. As soon as you enter you’ll be sold - no need to return to sender. If you’re feeling peckish hit the lounge and order a few snacks, but if you’re after something more substantial sidle into the bistro and dine on pub grub classics that have had their flavour dial turned right up. This place is ideal for groups, so get your mates together and get ready to drink and dine in style.

Best dish: chicken parmagiana: panko and parmesan crumbed chicken breast, roasted tomato Napoli sauce, virginia ham and mozzarella cheese + chips and salad.


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