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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

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.

Lynette P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our party of 7 thoroughly enjoyed our experience
I had no trouble with the booking at Viator but had tried elsewhere twice with no luck beforehand

emmama8866

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was a fantastic tour! Good meal, Good fun. The time rewind and lead us back to 100 years ago. We will definitely participate this travel again.

jade_sullivan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I had a fabulous time, couldn't fault anything. A great team on the tram that severed us. The food was wonderful only thing my stomach wasn't big enough to handle the five courses, would highly recommend this experience to anyone. Many Thanks again. Jade

Carolyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic experience. Staff very friendly and efficient. Meal was wonderful and very generous with the alcohol.Great value for money. Thoroughly recommend it.

paul s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

great night out. great service.

Denise S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great experience will do again but will definitely do the late trip 5 courses.

Yammy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Too fantastic ! Whole experience is great . Food and service are 5 star

mimaph

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

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