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The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

Exclusive Christchurch Restaurant Tour

ICONIC CHRISTCHURCH EXPERIENCES

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What you need to know

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DURATION

Approximately 2.5 hours

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OPEN HOURS

Departs from Tram Stop 1 in Cathedral Junction at 7:00pm daily March - October and 7:30pm daily November - February (excepting public holidays).

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MINIMUM AGE

Not recommended for children under 10 years of age. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Welcome drink
Four-course meal
Tea or coffee
Tram ride

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More than 600 reviews on TripAdvisor

The Meal

Our $109 menu package includes a welcome drink, starter, entree, main, dessert and tea or coffee. Our menu changes seasonally and features quality New Zealand produce and includes gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options.

Drinks

We offer a welcome drink of Babydoll Pinot Gris Sparkling Blush by Yealands Family Wines on board the Tramway Restaurant. Additional drinks can be purchased from our beverage list: we offer a selection of New Zealand wines and local beers as well as spirits and soft drinks. A wine matching package to complement your menu choices is also available.

The Tram

Tram 411 was built in Melbourne, Australia in 1927 and ran until 1982. The tram was then refurbished and shipped to Christchurch in 1999 and began operating as the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant in 2000.

Service

Our friendly team are committed to offering fantastic service and are happy to answer your questions about our menu, beverage options or the sights outside the tram. Our dinner service operates for approximately 2.5 hours and begins and ends at Cathedral Junction.

Gift Cards

Tramway Restaurant gift cards are a great idea for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas gifts or other special occasions. Printed gift vouchers are available to purchase at our Tram Shop in Cathedral Junction, and e-gift cards are available to purchase through our website.

Please note vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of issue

Tramway Restaurant Hours

The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour departs daily from Tram Stop number 1, Cathedral Junction at 7.00 pm March – October and at 7:30pm November – February. A 5:00pm departure is available for groups on selected dates from November to February. Report time is 10 minutes prior to departure.

The Tramway Restaurant is closed on public holidays, and is also closed on New Year’s Eve due to tram track closures.

Tramway Dinner Tour Bookings

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 info@christchurchattractions.nz.

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. Please note that our tables and chairs are fixed in place due to being on a moving vehicle.

Please note that the Tramway Restaurant is not suitable for children aged under 10 years. Our standard menu and pricing applies for all children booked on board.

Customer reviews

July 16, 2019
Great way to spend a birthday dinner. The new Christchurch CBD makes an interesting backdrop and conversational piece. The food and wine is good and backed up with nice genuine service.

daveOB_chch - Christchurch, New Zealand

July 16, 2019
From the moment we boarded the tram the service was outstanding (Matt and Larry). The food was exquisite (thank you Iran) and the wine matching was superb. As Christchurch locals it was lovely to sit back, relax and reflect on how much our city has changed since the quakes. A unique and fantastic experience for both tourists and locals - highly recommend!

LozzaB8808 - Christchurch, New Zealand

June 23, 2019
We could not fault this unique dining experience. From the personalized welcome aboard, the decor, the service and of course the delicious food. Everything was perfect. I highly recommend this dining experience when visiting Christchurch. We loved it.

wmjowett - Upper Hutt, New Zealand

June 20, 2019
Loved this experience - we were surprised by our kids who live in NZ and what an amazing night. Attentive service - fantastic food and the best company. We have also been on the melbourne one and for anyone who wants a unique experience this is it. Well done to the team on board for making it amazing

Ollie G - Melbourne, Australia

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