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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.


  • 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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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent everything!

Elizabeth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

exelent, what a way to see some amazing homes and sites of Melbourne. Meal was great and the catering staff brilliant. would sujest to any one going to Melbourne to go on this trip.

Maureen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Food was fantastic, host and hostess made the experience special. Would Definately do again and recommend to friends

ila s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Another great lunch outing on tramcar, such pleasant and obliging wait staff who add a lot of humour and good spirit to the day. Lots of well presented food and a generous supply of bubbly. A great way to spend an afternoon.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is my third time on the Tramcar Restaurant and the service and food is great. It is a great way to see the city by night whilst enjoying lovely food and drinks. It is suitable for couples or group of four onto one table.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

On time, pleasant, better than expected food, easily accommodated Gluten Free.
Really enjoyed this dinner experience and highly recommend it.

Sue F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful service and great food


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A must do, food was excellent and being at night you can't really see much. Great food and wine and company made the journey for us. Excellent service, glass was never empty!!!!!!

Joanne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My husband and I did the late dining. The food Is of high a standard . It was a novatiy thing to do while on our visit to Melbourne . Perhaps a bit of history about the tram itself would if been good . Old fashion sophistication the Colonial Tram Restaurant Tour Is certainly well worth doing .

Melva R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great loved the experiences.great service and beautifully cooked meal, only a little bit disappointed that we did not have a chance to try Aussie flavoured foods like advertised on the computer.

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