Come visit our award-winning bistro and dine from a seasonal menu selected by our head Chef – Brunno Rocha Melo. 

Our steaks are aged in-house and we source our produce from local gamekeepers, organic growers, local potato farmers, cheese makers, olive groves and Brunno even catches his own trout!

We bake our own bread and make our own ice creams and sorbets. Our dining options cater for everyone – for those who desire a hearty pub meal to those that are looking for something a little special and adventurous.

We have something to please the entire family.

Railway Hotel Castlemaine Bistro
Railway Hotel Castlemaine Bistro

We have an extensive wine list which is sourced from local vineyards in the surrounding area – award winning wines from Harcourt Valley, Black Jack and Bress vineyards.

Our wines are served in beautiful glassware and we even have a stock of back vintages for those looking for something special!


If ale is more your style, why not match your food with our vast range of ales on tap! Our bistro has its own bar and open fireplace where you can enjoy a drink before and after dinner.

Golden Plate Awards – The Railway Hotel has won Golden Plate Awards two years running. The latest Award was in the ‘Value for Money’ category after being nominated in five categories. We were pleased to be nominated again in 2014.

The food was inspired by our Chef Brunno Rocha Melo who was born in Brazil and inspired by his mother’s cooking.

He studied at the renowned Cordon Bleu in Sydney – Culinary Arts Institute.

Railway Hotel Castlemaine Bistro

Summer Menu 

After successful completion of his course, Brunno has gained invaluable experience with some of Europe’s finest Chefs working in Australia from street food to fine dining as well as a range of Brazilian and international foods, breads and sweets for small and large numbers (sometimes up to 3,000 people) at the Sydney Opera House, Steer Bar & Grill and the Botanical in Melbourne. Brunno has many fresh delights waiting to tempt your tastebuds.