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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
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Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Tour of Melbourne

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

Gary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It met all my expectations and more. The staff was pleasant, courteous and took care of our every request. I would highly recommend this tour

Deborah J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Loved every minute of it, from the service to the food was absolutely beautiful worth every cent, I will recommend this to all my family and friends!!! well done Melbourne

Bev B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

My 2 friends and I absolutely loved this trip. We did the lunch time one. We could not get over how they prepared and served such a gourmet meal in a very small space. The service was exceptional also. Always somebody close by to pour you another drink. The only thing I would have liked is a commentary as the tram toured the streets of Melbourne.

Maureen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our party of three totally enjoyed our Lunch on Colonial Tramcar Restaurant the atmosphere, the food and the staff were all excellent, thank you for the pleasure will be recommending.

Maureen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our party of three totally enjoyed our Lunch on Colonial Tramcar Restaurant the atmosphere, the food and the staff were all excellent, thank you for the pleasure will be recommending.

Geoffrey G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Most unusual and enjoyable however they omitted to inform us that the start venue had been changed.the tram company blamed Viator as they emailed their own bookers. We were very lucky to have found out about it at all.

Robin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wonderful! It was a most enjoyable evening, with the food and the service both being very good.

lori.bella

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a wonderful way to see the city! The food was delicious and the service was first rate.
Well worth the time and money!

Frances A C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our Tram Car Restaurant experience was first class.The waiters were very attentive and friendly. I advised when booking that I have special dietary needs my meals were prepared with this in mind. Delicious food and lovely wines. We will do it again.

Steen Lindgaard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Having a great time, good food, friendly staff - love the concept!
You must try this if your way passes Melbourne Australian.

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