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Tour code: 3412TRAM
Treat yourself to a unique dining experience in Melbourne on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. While you cruise through the city aboard a historical tramcar, dine on a 3-, 4- or 5-course meal in an elegant, period-style setting. Options are available for lunch, early dinner and late dinner, as well as special occasions like Mother’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

Highlights

  • The unique experience of seeing Melbourne by tram and enjoying fine food along the way
  • The tram's luxurious fittings and period details make the ride a journey into the past
  • A romantic dinner for two with a difference
  • Choice of lunch and two dinner sittings
  • Maitre d', wine waiter and silver service waiters to cater for all needs

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What You Can Expect

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Tour of Melbourne

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant in Melbourne

Board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant in Melbourne, on the south bank of the Yarra River, and take a seat at your table inside this restaurant on wheels. While you soak up the period atmosphere of the 1948 tramcar, outfitted in velvet and brass like vintage European Pullman-style trains, enjoy modern amenities such as climate control, one-way windows and onboard music.

The attentive staff includes a maitre d’ and professional silver-service waiters, who make sure you enjoy your 4-course lunch, 3-course early dinner or 5-course leisurely late dinner, depending on option selected when booking. You’ll dine on dishes prepared on board with fresh local ingredients; drinks are available from the full bar. (See below for sample menus.)

While you eat, admire the sights of the city as you travel from South Melbourne to St Kilda, Prahran and Malvern.

Please note: Due to the popularity of this tour, availability changes each day. Your booking request will not be guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email with your voucher. Please provide any alternative dates when booking so that we can request all possible dates to maximize your chance of a confirmed reservation. 

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Itinerary

The Colonial Tram Car - sample menu:

Appetizer:

  • Chicken liver and cognac pate crowned with a port wine and pink peppercorns
  • Roasted red capsicum dip served with assorted crisp bread

Entree:

  • Kangaroo loin brushed with lemon myrtle, thyme and honey, served on a vegetable and chive frittata with bush tomato chilli jam
  • Tasmanian ocean trout pan seared and served on julienne vegetables with a soy ginger reduction

Main Course:

  • Grilled chicken fillet served on a Mediterranean vegetable risotto with pesto, shaved parmesan and a roasted tomato sauce
  • Victoria farmed eye fillet of beef resting on a potato and herb rosti, with seasoned vegetables, onion marmalade and rich beef jus

Cheeses:

  • Selection of Australian cheese served with fruit bread and water crackers

Desserts:

  • Warm sticky date pudding topped with butterscotch sauce served with cream
  • White chocolate and passionfruit parfait with praline and vanilla raspberry syrup

Beverages:

  • Wines - selected Victorian red and white wines
  • From the bar - Beer, Whiskey, Brandy, Gin, Vodka, Bacardi Rum and Dry Vermouth
  • Coffee and tea
  • Liqueurs - Port, Cognac, Drambuie, Dom Benedictine, Cointreau and Tia Maria

Important note:

  • The above choices are subject to change. The number of courses available will depend on which dining option you choose.
  • Children's menu are not available however, if given plenty of notice operator can simplify meals. Must be advised at time of booking.
Christmas in July - Lunch menu:

Appetizer:

  • Chicken liver and cognac pate crowned with a port wine and pink peppercorns
  • Roasted red capsicum dip served with assorted crisp bread

Entree:

  • Roast eye fillet of beef served on a vegetable frittata with mustard dressing
Main Course:
  • Succulent slices of turkey and ham served with cranberry sauce and roast vegetables
Dessert:
  • Christmas plum pudding topped with brandy custard
Petit Fours:
  • A selection of mince pies and assorted chocolates

Beverages:

  • Wines - selected Victorian red and white wines
  • From the bar - Beer, Whiskey, Brandy, Gin, Vodka, Bacardi Rum and Dry Vermouth
  • Coffee and tea
  • Liqueurs - Port, Cognac, Drambuie, Dom Benedictine, Cointreau and Tia Maria

Customer Reviews

Jddunn23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Me and my wife both loved this dinner, it was a great way to see a different part of Melbourne as well as have an awesome dinner. The food and service was incredible.

Shirley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fabulous night, the view was a little dark where the tram travelled. Through the city would have been great, Bourke street up to the exhibition building.
The food was excellent and the drinks more than enough. Than you for a wonderful evening.

Susy C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tried to book previously twice but always sold out. Third time lucky and was worth it. Plenty of food, plenty of drink, however much you wanted, and great service by staff. An enjoyable night, definitely recommend this.

Robyn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Beautiful good great atmosphere good service

Susan G B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was my second time on the Tramcar Restaurant and once again the only word I can use to describe it was Brilliant. from start to finish this is a must do while you are in Melbourne....

Margaret M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was an outstanding experience, the food excellent, the service superb, I would highly recommend it to visitors to Melbourne as well as locals

kris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was amazing! Good food and fun people, would recommend this to everyone!

Caroline H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent food and service.Very friendly staff very welcoming and organized.Our only comment we wish it could have lasted longer!!!

doodly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This is a very good tour - not just for tourists either. The food is magnificent and the tram takes you through some beautiful parts of Melbourne and St Kilda.

Richard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Awesome experience, highly recommend it for any visitors to Melbourne. Friendly staff, great food and well worth the money.

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