Christchurch, New Zealand
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Overview

Enjoy a 4-course dinner aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in heritage style through the city center, round-trip from Cathedral Junction. Relax and enjoy views of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Avon River from your window-side table. The 2.5-hour journey in this elegant restaurant on wheels includes a welcome drink upon arrival, with tea and coffee to accompany your gourmet meal, served by professional waitstaff.
  • 2.5-hour dinner tour on the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant
  • Ride in an elegant tramcar through the city center
  • Sip a welcome drink on arrival, and enjoy a 4-course dinner on the tram
  • Pass by attractions like the Avon River and Canterbury Museum
Start your 2.5-hour dinner tour of Christchurch from Cathedral Junction, where you’ll board the beautifully restored Christchurch Tramway. Professional waitstaff take you to your 2-person or 4-person table in the air-conditioned tramcar restaurant, which holds a maximum of 36 guests.
You’re served a welcome drink, followed by a 4-course meal prepared with a seasonal menu (see sample in Itinerary below). Coffee and tea service accompanies dessert, and alcoholic drinks are available to purchase. Relax as you dine, chat with your companions and take in the sights of central Christchurch.
After dinner, the tram makes its way back to Cathedral Junction where your tour ends. (Click on the 'View additional info' link below to see a map of the tram route.)

Itinerary

Sample menu Please Note: The menu changes seasonally, every 3 months. Below is a sample only and may not be the meal you receive on the day.
Appetizer: 
Chef’s amuse bouche

First course (choice of one):

• Gruyère and semolina quenelles (oval-shaped dumplings) encased in a rich Italian tomato sauce, topped with parmesan and baked until golden
• Blackcurrant tea–infused venison loin on a balsamic-roasted beetroot marshmallow with blackcurrant chutney
• Akaroa smoked salmon parcel, fennel, dill, orange and preserved lemon salad, with crispy lavashMain course (choice of one):

• Herb-crusted Canterbury lamb rack, with dauphinoise potatoes, sticky red cabbage, minted pea puree and red currant jus
• Talbot Forest brie-stuffed chicken supreme with sweet potato, baby corn galette, creamed leeks, crispy parma ham and rich jus
• Lemon- and herb-crusted hapuka fillet, saffron potatoes, watercress and shellfish bisque, topped with roast pepper salsa
• Roast autumn vegetable stack in a rosemary and baby pea broth, topped with salsa rossaDessert (choice of one):

• Lemon curd cheesecake with raspberry coulis, creme fraiche, white chocolate curl and freeze-dried raspberries
• Whittaker's dark chocolate tart in a ground almond and hazelnut crust with apricot coulis

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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m
, Dec 2018

We enjoyed a lovely 3 course dinner on this charming tram. The food was tasty and the staff was friendly and accommodating. It was a nice opportunity to see the sights of Christchurch. The only downside was making the same figure 8 loop multiple times seeing the same sites and there was no commentary about where we were or what we were seeing, which is given on the regular Tramway Tour (non-dining cars during the day). We sat with 3 other parties in the car and ended up seeing one of the couples in the following days on other tours. It was a hoot. Must reserve in advance as this can sell out!

K
, Nov 2018

This was a lovely day to spend a Friday evening and make oyr stay in Christchurch memorable would highly recommend

C
, Oct 2018

If staying in Christchurch and want to see it, I would suggest this lovely pleasant trip on an old Aussie tram. The food and service was amazing and great, the two ladies looked after us, and even the chef had a bit of fun. Everything about the tram is lovely. Meals were nice and you have a choice, wine or alcohol you pay extra. Once Christchurch recovers from that awful earth quake, it will once again be the gorgeous garden state in New Zealand, a tad depressing, but like I said the tram trip was GREAT.

R
, Apr 2018

It was a perfect ending to our almost four week tour of New Zealand. We always try to end our trips with a special last evening dinner. This one was unique traveling around Christchurch in a beautifully restored vintage trolley with a classic wood paneled interior. I have a fondness for antique vehicles and machines, so the trolley was of particular interest for me. We love watching the sky darken and city lights come on at dusk - the evening trolley was a wonderful venue for that. The food was delicious and the wait staff attentive. They even went out of their way at the tour's end to phone for a taxi for us and took us to the pick-up spot and waited until the cab came.

For a unique dinning experience in an attractive setting, take the evening trolley tour in Christchurch.

T
, Apr 2018

When I was booking our trip to NZ and Christchurch, I couldn't help but notice this tram dinner tour. Gee, that looks like fun. So I book it about four months in advance. We fully expected the food and wine to be mediocre, the prime feature of the tour being aboard a tram winding its way through downtown Christchurch. What a surprise! The Tram is restoration work of great skill and love for the history of trams in NZ. The actual tram car may be from elsewhere Australia?, but completely authentic with the touch of artisan craftsmen's careful restoration. But then there is the food, wine and, most outstanding, the service! I apologize for not remembering names because the on-board service crew are few and exemplify the easy going kindness and friendliness of Kiwis everywhere. They certainly made the event one to remember! The food and wine were superb we highly recommend the wine pairing. The dishes, prep and presentation, are worthy of fine restaurants worldwide. As I said, What a Surprise. Do this full throttle, you won't regret it.

J
, Apr 2018

The food and wine was amazing, the staffs were nice except the driver, he was so rude……….………1 star deducted cos of him.

C
, Mar 2018

A great tour of Christchurch. Awesome food - a great way to see the city. Would recommend this to all our friends.

C
, Mar 2018

Was ok , but they have been too many times the same route . Food was fantastic.

G
, Mar 2018

There is a lot of repeat in the journey and drinks are an additional cost apart from the welcome drink.

M
, Mar 2018

Excellent food and great service from the waiters and the kitchen staff in very limited space.
Best to have a few drinks so you don't spot that you are going up and down the rather limited circuit I assume following the earthquake. It might be nice to have a little commentary about some of the sights.


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