We are the only Tramway Restaurant in New Zealand. We offer you a unique way to view the inner city of Christchurch while enjoying a delicious evening dinner.
Experience the luxury of our 36 seater air-conditioned, colonial style dining tram and be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant dinner tour is a unique activity not to be missed. See our current menu and book your table now!
Approximately 2.5 hours
Departs from Tram Stop 1 in Cathedral Junction at 7:00pm March - October and 7:30pm November - February (excepting public holidays).
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
Tea or coffee
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Our $119 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (as well as New Year’s Eve due to tram track closures), and will also be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from March 2021 until September 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.