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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

mimaph

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Matthew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We would recommend this tour of Melbourne
It was perfect and would definitely go again.

Le T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Tania H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Had a great night food was good and wine, beer and spirits were included. Would go again.

odile M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

it was a husband's birthday present ! and even if I'am not fun, we spent a very nice evening and the waiters were very professional and funny! The food was good and also the wine and we are frenchies ! a very nice evening in a very nice place !!

Granger Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a must do in Melbourne for the romantics. The food was exceptional, beautifully presented and the alcohol flowed freely. The staff were outstanding, funny and lively throughout. Warning, book well in advance, as it sells out 2 weeks in advance.

Janice R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great fun, we had a wonderful time - would highly recommend - excellent menu, drinks everything was perfect.

Paula P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Beautiful setting, wonderful food, and excellent service. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Melbourne.

Anita F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The experience was fabulous. Really enjoyed seeing Melbourne from this point. The staff, food and service were gold and I have recommended this experience to others. The only thing I would have liked to see was a history/story for this particular car maybe written on the lovely postcard we got at the end. The age of the tramcar, years this model was in service etc. Just a couple of lines on the postcard would be good. Thanks again.

Peter W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent service,food was really good,plied me with 2 glasses of champagne,2 glasses of wine and 2 glasses of port all in 1 and 1/2 hours.I would recommend the 3 course meal I understand that the 5 course is too much and finishes quite late.

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