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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, Christmas in July 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
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.


The Colonial Tram Car - sample menu:


  • Selection of home made dips


  • Charcuterie served with a selection of Duck terrine, chicken liver parfait and kangaroo carpaccio
  • Pumpkin Veloute with Goats cheese tortellini, sage and brioche

Main Course:

  • Lightly spiced chicken breast served with cauliflower and fennel cream, spinach and enoki mushrooms
  • Seared Beef Tenderloin with potato rosti, seasonal greens and red wine jus


  • Selection of Australian cheese served with fruit bread and water crackers


  • Warm sticky date pudding topped with butterscotch sauce served with cream
  • Vanilla Pannacotta with raspberry and pistachio


  • Wines - selected Victorian red and white wines
  • From the bar - Beer, Bourbon, Scotch, Gin, Rum and Vodka
  • Coffee and tea
  • Liqueurs - Port, Baileys, Cointreau and Frangelico

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


  • Hummus Dip: A smooth blend of chickpea and tahini with a hint of mint,  served with crisp lavosh.
  • Roasted Red Capsicum Dip: Served with crisp bread.


  • Christmas Roast Beef: Paired with a sweet potato, zucchini & chive frittata,  dressed in a sharp mustard dressing.
Main Course:
  • Classic Turkey and Ham: Traditional roast turkey and ham off the bone, served with a roast vegetable and herb medley, accompanied with cranberry sauce.
  • Christmas Pudding: A homemade treat loaded with currants, sultanas, dates and glazed cherries, showered with delicious brandy custard.
Petit Fours:
  • Chocolate drizzled Christmas tree shortbread 


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, Aug 2018

Good food and good service. We enjoy the lunch so much with family. As a tourist to experience such a wonderful tram ride with good food is unforgettable.

, Jul 2018

Had an amazing time. Had the early dinner. Staff very ffriendly couldnt do enough for you. Wouldnt mind seeing sights daytime... but tram seating at tables space is very tight. Partner needed to breath in to sit.

, Jul 2018

Best kept secret of Melbourne!

, Jun 2018

Absolutely fantastic. So glad after all the years of coming to Melbourne we decided to try this. Food was great and don't know how people get thru the 5 course as we did the 3 course and only just managed to get thru that. Matthew, Warwick and chef Jerome were brilliant and so funny and friendly. Can highly recommend a dinner date on the Colonial Tram.

, Apr 2018

Well done to Chef Athip, Karli and Emina for attending to our every need on this trip on the Colonial tram. The meal was lovely, our drinks were great and always topped up if we required. The Prosecco and wine tasted great. the service was first class. Travelling whilst sightseeing and enjoying a lunch on this beautiful old tram was a memory to treasure. If you visit Melbourne this trip is affordable and a must if you enjoy history sightseeing and good food and wine

, Apr 2018

Absolutely divine food and service - very unique

, Apr 2018

In my opion the Colonial Tramcar was the highlight of our holiday, if your visiting Melbourne it's a must do!
I couldn't give the staff anough praise they were awesome and the food was cooked to perfection. Not to mention
the singing chef he was brillent 10 out of 10.
Cheers Kim

, Mar 2018

Lovely experience with good service. My only small complaint was that I found the carriages cold and therefore had to sit with my coat on for the whole trip as I'd dressed up for the occasion and put on a summer dress. The only other point I'd make was that we chose to book for the evening meal, which was lovely, but because it was so dark it was difficult to see the sights. So, would I do this trip again? yes, but think I'd book on either the lunch or early dinner.

, Mar 2018

5 Star service for 3 star prices

, Mar 2018

Forgot to review this trip, but highly recommended.
We did this trip a number of times and any friends who visited, we would always take them on this trip.
Never failed us.
Highly recommended...

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