Colonial Tram Car Restaurant Dining

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The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant offers diners an enjoyable perspective of Melbourne's leafy boulevards and best attractions

Colonial Tram Car Restaurant Dining
From$95 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Info

Code TC-01
  • Dining
Duration 3 Hours
Price From $95

Daily @ 1 pm, 5.45 pm and 8.35 pm

Vehicle Tram Car
Suitability Open Age
Start Melbourne @ 1:00
Finish Melbourne @ 3 hours later @ Tramstop #125

Dining in Melbourne can be a fabulous experience, especially aboard the fleet of historical trams that have become The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling tramcar restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining.

As they cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne, diners can enjoy our fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines or make a selection from our fully stocked bar at a fully inclusive price. The atmosphere is cosy, the service friendly and the decor as inviting as the colonial period these trams reflect.

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant officially commenced operation in August 1983 and has since become a star attraction and tourist symbol for the city of Melbourne. Dining aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is not only a culinary delight, but also a trip into a little piece of Victoria's history.

Sample Dinner Menu


Cream, Liver and Cognac Pate crowned with a port wine and juniper jelly and Caramelized Roasted Pepper Dip served with assorted crisp bread


Grilled Kangaroo Fillet marinated in lemon myrtle and honey, served on a berry pancake with a spiced tomato chutney

Goulburn River Smoked Trout and avocado mousse, dressed with baby capers, dill, red onion and tomato. Served with watercress and cr? friache dressing


Char Grilled Breast of Chicken seasoned with a sun dried tomato tapenade served with a Mediterranean vegetable risotto, rocket, salsa verde and shaved parmesan

Prime Eye Fillet of Beef served on creamy mashed potato with seasonal greens, sauted mushroom and shallots


Selection of Australian Cheeses served with dried muscatel grapes, pear paste, fruit bread and water crackers


Warm Sticky Date Pudding topped with butterscotch sauce served with cream

White Chocolate and Passionfruit Parfait with praline and a vanilla raspberry syrup


Wine Selected Victorian Red and White Wines

From the Bar Beer / Whisky / Brandy / Gin / Vodka / Bacardi Rum / Dry Vermouth / Bourbon

Coffee / Tea

Liqueurs Port / Cognac (v.s.o.p.) / Drambuie / Dom Benedictine / Cointreau / Tia Maria

* Indicates Early Dinner Menu

Scheduled ServiceTime                                              Price

Luncheon – 4 Course Meal1:00 – 3:00 pm                        $95 per person

Early Dinner – 3 Course Meal5:45 – 7:15 pm                $90 per person

Late Dinner (Sun-Thu) – 5 Course Meal8:35 – 11:30 pm$131 per person

Late Dinner (Fri-Sat) – 5 Course Meal8:35 – 11:30 pm$145 per person



  • The cost is fully inclusive of all food and beverages from our fully stocked bar.
  • Operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Pre-payment is required for all reservations.
  • Dietary requirements must be advised no later than 24 hours in advance.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Passengers must be at the stated place of departure no later than 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Departure Point

  • The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant departs from and returns to Tramstop # 125 Normanby Road, near the corner of Clarendon Street, South Melbourne.
  • Please be aware the trams must depart promptly at the scheduled departure time, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is not able to wait for late arrivals.

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