A unique luxury dining experience on a heritage tram
The Tramway Restaurant offers curated seasonal dining combined with evening sightseeing in central Christchurch for a truly unique experience!
New Zealand’s only dining tramcar, our menu package features premium local cuisine and beverages paired with attentive service from our professional wait staff and changing scenery of central Christchurch outside the windows. Bookings are essential for this special experience: see our current menu and book your table today.
Sunday Lunch – 1pm Sunday 25 June – join us for an exclusive lunch service with delicious options from our new winter menu. Learn more
This is a very popular dinner tour so reservations are essential.
Call us on 03 366 7830 or book online now for our 2-seat and 4-seat tables. For bookings or enquiries, please email email@example.com.
Please ensure you advise us of any special dietary requirements at least 72 hours in advance: you can add a comment to your booking when making a reservation online, or you can speak to our staff when booking over the phone.
The average pitch of our seats is 33 centimetres from the back of the seat to the edge of the table and seats are roughly as wide as an airplane seat. Please note that our tables and chairs are fixed in place due to being on a moving vehicle. If you or your dining companions are tall or may require extra seating space, please let us know when booking and we will endeavour to accommodate this.
Please note that the Tramway Restaurant is not suitable for children aged under 10 years, and children aged 5 years and under may not dine on board for safety reasons. Our standard menu and pricing applies for all children aged 6 years and over who are booked on board.
A small airplane-style restroom is available on board, and the tram also stops partway through service to allow guests to stretch their legs and use the larger restroom facilities in Cathedral Junction.
The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant departs from Cathedral Junction at 7.00 pm March – October and at 7:30pm November – February. A 5:00pm departure is available on selected dates from November to February. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
The Tramway Restaurant is closed on public holidays.
What people say
If you are looking for a special dinner when visiting Christchurch this is a must. 2.5hrs on the tram enjoying an amazing 4 course meal. Do the wine match its so worth it. Staff and service excellent.
My husband surprised me with this wonderful meal and city tour on the Tram Restaurant. The staff are welcoming and friendly, the foods delicious and the Trams been lovingly restored. The whole experience was very enjoyable, thank you.
Christchurch Tramway Restaurant will take you on a tour of Christchurch's inner suburbs while you dine. The air-conditioned vintage tram is New Zealand's only tramway's restaurant. It's colonial style interior houses a restaurant and full bar. The trip takes around two-and-a-half hours. The three-course winter menu features local produce and matching wines, and a welcoming drink. For winter, main courses are a choice between roast free range pork, rack of lamb and market fish. Vegetarian options are available; the tramways restaurant is vegan friendly. Full table service is provided. The trip on this 36 seat dining tram is a wonderful experience, not to be missed if you are in Christchurch.
What an awesome experience this was. The food and wine was absolutely faultless as was the friendly and polite service. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone contemplating it. Thankyou for a very pleasant evening.
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