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Smoking Atrium - The Mail Exchange Hotel, Melbourne (VIC)
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Pub grub Good for groups

The Mail Exchange Hotel

688 Bourke St, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)
Pub grub
Average price $60


The Mail Exchange Hotel

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Restaurant menu

Calamari Salad (DF*) (GF*)
Crispy calamari pieces coated in togarashi flour, served on a bean sprout salad, with pickled vegetables and miso lime aioli
Korma (GF*) (V*)
Seasonal vegetables cooked in a traditional Korma coconut curry with garlic, chilli, ginger, turmeric served with cumin rice
Char Grilled Pork Cutlet
Pork Cutlet served with confit kipfler potato, grilled broccolini topped with red wine jus and a kale chickpea crumb


  • Thapanee c.5 reviews

    8 March 2020


    Best steaks and chips

  • Dianne T.9 reviews

    18 February 2020


    Always a great place to dine in Melbourne

  • Stuart B.11 reviews

    23 January 2020


    Nice setting for a city pub. The staff member who served us was really friendly. Always enjoy the Bad Boy chips, accompanying a meal here. Worth a visit.

  • Sue M.6 reviews

    11 January 2020


    Older style establishment, staff were lovely, food was nothing special but acceptable. As brekky goes , eggs were good... bacon was a bit over done, tomatoes and mushrooms a bit under cooked. Chairs were very uncomfortable, we moved to a cocktail table which was hard to eat from, too high for short person!

  • - -1 review

    9 January 2020


    The Mail Exchange Hotel was recommended by a work colleague and didn't disappoint. Everything was clean and the meals were reasonably priced. The service wasn't too bad either. It was cosy and comfortable. We'll be back.

  • - -1 review

    3 January 2020


    Lovely meal (barramundi), fantastic service with friendly staff. Calm atmosphere in dining room, which is located well away from the pokies section. Will visit again.

  • Alana P.1 review

    22 December 2019


    Location, atmosphere, service and set up was superb. The food and prices they charge didn’t match. $28 for a lamb salad was steep when it was essentially mixed lettuce with some shredded lamb throughout. Flavours didn’t quite work together. The chicken parma was under whelming, barely cooked and the crumb on the chicken was soggy. Overall the food was quite disappointing for the price. Would come back for some drinks but wouldn’t eat here again.

  • - -1 review

    25 November 2019


    Great food and service will not hesitant to recommend to friends and family. The scotch fillet was cooked exactly as per my request. Keep up the good work

  • - -1 review

    21 November 2019


    Lovely staff, and excellent venue to sit back and relax with friends. The food was amazing also.

  • - -1 review

    12 November 2019


    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.

  • Wendy H.4 reviews

    9 November 2019


    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.

  • Jazmine E.2 reviews

    9 November 2019


    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!

  • Christy P.2 reviews

    13 September 2019


    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

  • Raelene C.2 reviews

    5 September 2019


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

  • Michael M.27 reviews

    25 August 2019


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

  • - -1 review

    23 July 2019


    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.

  • Elise F.2 reviews

    12 July 2019


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

    The Mail Exchange HotelOwner

    What a great review Elise! Thank you so much for taking the time to post it. Nothing makes us happier than to hear that our customers are happy. We look forward to seeing you in the hotel again soon. Cheers

  • Ben D.46 reviews

    29 June 2019


    Good spot for lunch before the footy, service was very slow however on this occasion, they seemed understaffed.

  • - -1 review

    28 June 2019


    A dark ale on tap would be nice to have as an option to bottled/canned.

  • Karen H.1 review

    21 June 2019


    Great atmosphere & service Ordered Pot Pie. It was Ok. Vegetables looked like they had been pour from a bag taken out of the freezer. My husband had Yellow Thai curry with chicken, little to no sauce........he found it disappointing


More information

Opening time
Open today

07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
07:00 AM - 03:00 AM

How to get to the restaurant

688 Bourke St, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Additional information

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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