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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 March - October and 7:30pm November - February (excepting public holidays).

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MINIMUM AGE

Not recommended for children under 10 years of age, but a minimum age of 6 years applies. 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

TRIP ADVISOR

More than 600 reviews on TripAdvisor

The Meal

Our $125 menu package includes a welcome drink, starter, entree, main, dessert and tea or coffee. Our fine dining-style 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.

Tram 411 underwent further restoration during 2020 and is now looking better than ever.

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 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 currently operating Wednesday – Sunday (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).

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, 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.

Customer reviews

April 27, 2022
We brought a group of 12 seniors to dine on the Tram last night. Staff were very friendly, the food was faultless and was cooked to perfection. Everyone had a really good time. This was my fourth trip, and for two others it was their third. We will be back again with another group again in future. Thanks again

Gary Gluyas

April 25, 2022
Thank you for a wonderful experience and beautiful meal last night. Took my 13 year old daughter who loved it all . We are already planning to come back. A must do on your next visit to Christchurch.

Brooke

March 27, 2022
Beautiful food, super friendly staff, a charming dining experience. Highly recommended. Enjoyed the evening.

Rangi Tamehana

February 28, 2022
My wife and I had a lovely meal in the tram, great food, good wine and excellent service. I strongly recommend it.

Sir Castle

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