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The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

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Address:
Tram Stop 125
125 Normanby Road
Southbank VIC 3006
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Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9696 4000
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License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$$
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One of the nicest ways to see Melbourne has to be on wheels – dining in style and comfort aboard The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. For a unique experience and a terrific meal, enjoy the ever-changing scenery and silver service. Retro-fitted in classic Pullman style and with a set menu designed to showcase Victoria’s great food and wine, this restaurant offers a unique experience.
Primarily popular with visitors, it’s a great way to showcase the city sights.

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Departs from Normanby Road, near the corner of Clarendon Street and opposite Crown Casino.

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Melburnians may be well accustomed to getting around town on the city’s trams, but The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant offers quite a different experience. These three classic 1927 trams have been converted into restaurants on wheels – complete with ever-changing scenery, silver service and stabilisers to ensure your lunch doesn’t end up on your lap. Retro-fitted in classic Pullman style and with a set menu designed to showcase Victoria’s great food and wine, this restaurant offers a unique experience.
Primarily popular with visitors, it’s a great way to showcase the city sights. The softly lit lamps and white linen set against the sparkling lights of the city also make for a romantic dinner setting.

Enjoy appetisers, then an entree of grilled kangaroo loin with lemon myrtle and bush tomato chilli jam or smoked salmon with avocado mousse as you trundle along St Kilda’s Esplanade. Mains offer a choice of chicken breast with Mediterranean vegetable risotto or prime beef eye fillet and – considering the limitations of preparing meals aboard a moving tourist attraction – are visually appealing and quite delicious. The set price on the two and three hour trips includes a three, four or five course meal and all beverages. Vegetarian options are available but must be specified 24 hours in advance. Waitstaff double as tour guides and have also been known to give the odd impromptu operatic performance. It all makes for a fun and unique way to dine while enjoying the sights of the city.

Angela Costanzo
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JUDY C:

On two occasions with the last being the most memorable. Hubby & I were celebrating our 39th. Wedding Anniversary (It amazed me he even remembered) & his identical twin brother & his wife were visiting from interstate & shared the fabulous night time dining experience with us. I do not have ONE word of complaint with either the food OR the staff. I give them both 10 out of 10 & how the young Chef managed to turn out such delectable food in the small kitchen space was beyond us. Now, having said all that if the STAFF were asked to review the PASSENGERS on that night (I won't give a date). I am sure that the 'Twinnies' absolutely endeared themselves to ALL onboard & whats more they did not even charge a fee for the entertainment they provided. I believe they would have scored a twenty out of ten. Our great night ended on the way home with my other half desperately needing the loo so we pulled in to a servo & off he rushed only to find the door locked when he got there. Needless to say the wonderful WINE which was included free with our meals promptly made itself evident straight through the light coloured fabric of his trousers (he didn't think to head for the bushes) much to the delight of all the motorists fuelling their cars. Was I embarrassed for him.... NOPE I couldn't stop laughing. So yes, I have dined on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant and can't recommend it highly enough. A credit to Melbourne.review  01/02/2012

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