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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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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 Peter Yealands Sparkling Pinot Gris Blush 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. For group bookings, please email emma@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

November 21, 2018
We took my husbands parents here last Christmas when they came to visit from Ireland. Was a great experience and perfect way to tour city. Food was amazing! Great selection. Even if you live in Christchurch, I highly recommend.

Treesa87

November 17, 2018
We check out the Tramway Dinner on a recent trip to Christchurch and it was a very enjoyable evening. the food was great and the wines offered matched the meals. Staff were very friendly and professional. Highly recommend this activity.

58jnapper - Brisbane, Australia

November 16, 2018
We booked dinner on the Tram for a Sunday evening, if I’m honest I wasn’t too sure what to expect. We had such a great time on the Tram the service was great the food was fabulous and we meet some amazing people. The evening started off with a glass of sparkling Pinot Gris Blush, we continued drinking this throughout our evening. Your starter was already chosen for you, then you pick your entree, main and dessert. I had the monkfish for my main and the cheesecake for dessert. I did try the venison and that was delicious.

313melk - New Zealand

November 9, 2018
We had dinner in the tramway restaurant with our tour group and it was a fantastic evening. The food was excellent especially given the tiny space available for preparation. The wine complemented the food and the service was faultless. A lovely experience from start to finish.

Sue P

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