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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

What could be a more memorable way to enjoy a meal in Melbourne than a gourmet dinner cruise along the Yarra River? Watch the city light up during this 3-hour cruise, and enjoy Melbourne's noted fine dining in the comfort of a floating restaurant. Sip wine, beer and spirits while you admire the changing vistas of the city skyline and pass by waterfront parks and attractions like the Royal Botanic Gardens and Federation Square. This is a great activity for those who have been to Melbourne before and are looking for a new way to enjoy the city.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Melbourne dinner cruise
  • Travel along the Yarra River on the Spirit of Melbourne
  • Admire the city’s twinkling skyline as it lights up the riverfront
  • Pass by attractions like Federation Square, Flinders Station and the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal and attentive onboard service
  • Premium wine, bubbly, beer and spirits included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A classy cruise along the Yarra River with first-class food, warm service and sparkling views — and the drinks keep flowing all evening! Make sure to select your main course when you book.

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What You Can Expect

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Your Melbourne dinner cruise starts at Southbank Promenade on the southern side of the Yarra River. Hop aboard the Spirit of Melbourne — your fully enclosed floating restaurant — and set off up the river.

As you cruise along the Yarra, admire the lights of the city and pass by waterfront attractions like Flinders Station, Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and Riverside Park.

Your 4-course dinner is prepared by expert chefs and matched with premium Australian wines. While you dine, enjoy attentive service and the lively yet romantic atmosphere. Choose from a variety of beverages such as beer, spirits, and red, white or sparkling wine, and end your meal with a glass of port or a liqueur.

Your unique dinner experience ends when you return to Southbank Promenade.

Itinerary

Sample dinner menu (subject to change):
You MUST select your main course at time of booking. Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs. If you are booking for more than one passenger but would like different main meals, please note this in the 'special requirements' field when booking.

Tasting platter
  • Balsamic-glazed smoked lamb on mash potato
  • Shredded chicken tossed through a sesame glass noodle salad
  • Prawn and scallop cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce
Main course (choice of one)
  • Chicken breast marinated and char-grilled in a basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and a porcini cream sauce
  • Crispy skinned salmon fillet served with saffron mayonnaise alongside roast potatoes and a mixed leaf salad
  • Char-grilled beef eye fillet garnished with a prawn sitting on a potato and pumpkin mash, broccolini with a creamy garlic jus (served medium)
  • Seared pork loin served with roasted potatoes, carrots and capsicum with a dash of vincotto and truffle oil
  • Baked vegetable filo wrap on a puree of spinach served with a garden salad (vegetarian)
Dessert and cheese tasting plates
  • Selection of fine desserts to share
  • Selection of Australian cheeses served with biscuits and nuts
Coffee, tea and chocolates
  • Served with your choice of a port or liqueur
Beverage options
  • Premium red, white and sparkling wines
  • Selection of beer
  • Comprehensive range of spirits
  • Soft drinks, orange juice and water (mineral, soda and tonic)
Sample menu for 2-hour 3-course Sunday dinner cruise (subject to change):
You must select your main course at time of booking. Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs. If you are booking for more than one passenger but would like different main meals, please note this in the 'special requirements' field when booking.

Starter
  • Soup du jour (chef's choice) (GF)

Main course (choice of one; all served with potato gratin and seasoned vegetables)

  • Tandoori chicken breast with mint yogurt
  • Char-grilled eye fillet with red onion jam and green peppercorn creamy jus (GF)
  • Pan fried salmon fillet with brut dil creamy sauce (GF)
  • Calzone with roasted onion, spinach, mushroom and ricotta cheese (V)

Dessert

  • Selection of assorted gateau

Tea and Coffee

  • A variety of herbal teas and coffee with dinner mints

Beverages

  • Premium red, white and sparkling wines
  • Selection of beer
  • Soft drinks, orange juice and water (mineral, soda and tonic)
  • Comprehensive range of spirits (own expense)

Customer Reviews

Philip Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Extremely good value. Brilliant staff. Super food. Lovely trip. I was only in Melbourne for 3 weeks but went on the cruise with my granddaughter twice.

Karyn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent food and atmosphere! Highly recommend

Jessica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing experience and recommend this to anyone for an all inclusive night out on town.

ctlmckenzie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wow! This was the most amazing evening I've had for a long time. The atmosphere was perfect, the food was absolutely divine. I would highly recommend doing this when in Melbourne.

jeffrey b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

absolutely excellent foood was great, the experience great,would recommend the cruise to anybody

Rennae H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a Brilliant time, Food was Delicious... Waiters were ever so quick at filling our drinks. We Honestly had the best night ever.. I will be back with my Mum. Thanks again it was brilliant!

Ary V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent experience, very relaxing with excellent service and food

Christine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The river cruise was wonderful. Relaxing, great food, wine and the service and staff were first class. I have recommended it to all my friends and they are all eager to experience this particular part of Melbourne.

Angelo G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing! Very polite crew and great food

Katalina C New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We enjoyed this tour, the food was great and there was a wide variety of drinks available. The service was also very good.

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