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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

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.

stewart b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This has to be on the list of things to do while in Melbourne. it's a most enjoyable way to spend an evening.

Omotayo I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Had a little trouble finding the tram stop but was directed when I called the contact number. This was an awesome experience. It was unfortunate the Menu had just changed, as I was looking forward to the fish. However I had the chicken breast instead and to my surprise it was quite good. All the food was great. Kudos to the chef. Wine and beer refills other beverages as well, kept us lively. It would have been nice with commentary about the city but over all it was a great lunch trip for me and my sister. Would recommend t family and friends.

MargieP

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very professional - food choices perfect - steak just melted in your mouth - could not fault the whole trip - we did the early evening dinner plenty of time to enjoy The Casino afterwards and just wandering around Southwalk side of Melbourne full of vibe great night

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great night. The food was excellent and the staff were wonderful. We had a 3 course meal which was more then enough and was very tasty. In case you wish to experience wonderful and romantic meal during you holiday I would strongly recommend to try Colonial tramcar.

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really enjoyed the experience. We had the early dinner of 3 courses which was more than enough. The staff were very nice and the food was excellent. It is a great way to spend the night in Melbourne. Can not recommend this enough.

Alan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great food. Fun outing. Highly recommended.

Alan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great food and service in an unusual setting. A little odd to go back and forth on the same route, and might have been better with some description of what we were seeing along the way. Nevertheless, a great meal and a great outing.

Geoffrey F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great evening made simple after booking through Viator. After booking online information received was easily understood and finding attraction made very easy.

Kim L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We were a party of 9 and we all thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The tramcar was lovely, the staff could not have done more for us and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended and I am sure we will book again when we are next visiting Melbourne

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