The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

Exclusive Christchurch Restaurant Tour


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What you need to know

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Approximately 2.5 hours

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

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Welcome drink
Four-course meal
Tea or coffee
Tram ride


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.


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.


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

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

October 20, 2019
It was my second time on the tram restaurant and it was like the first time, amazing!!! Went there with my partner for our birthday celebrations and we received an amazing service from Anita and Matty! They were friendly and professional all the way through our dinner. The food was great, we added the wine match to our meals - so worth it. Try all different wines to go with their beautiful meals! And the whole experience, sitting in a tram and riding through our beautiful growing city, just beautiful! We will definitely be back! Thanks team x

Tezzboja - Christchurch, New Zealand

October 15, 2019
Delicious dinner whilst touring Christchurch on a tram. This is a lovely way to spend an evening in Christchurch. The food is yummy and beautifully presented. The wine delicious (including the free welcome drink). The tram has charm and although the seating is snug the experience is lovely and unique. The atmosphere is nice and the staff friendly. Would recommend.

Tanyalk28 - Newcastle, Australia

October 1, 2019
Have had the chch tram restaurant on my 'bucket list' for quite a while. Finally I was able to try this out the other night. It was truly a lovely evening with wonderful food along with a joyous buzz throughout the tram from other diners. It almost felt like eating on a mini Orient Express! Not that I have been privileged to have dined on that, but that's how I would imagine it to be. Staff were warm and welcoming as well as making sure that everyone's dining experience was an absolute pleasure. This is not only great for tourists, but definitely a worthwhile experience for locals.

hilsy101 - Christchurch

September 24, 2019
Lovely meal. Lived in Christchurch for 18 years and haven’t done this. Wish I hadn’t left it so long. Throughly enjoyed. Big thanks to Lynney , Matty, Colin and Larry for a fabulous night.

865susano - Christchurch, New Zealand

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