The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

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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

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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.


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.


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 For group bookings, 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

January 18, 2019
We enjoyed a lovely evening going around Christchurch on the tram. The hospitality team members were excellent. Very friendly and attentive and chef did an outstanding job in providing an excellent dinner. So often, these types of excursions provide average food, but this was not the case here. Well done and thanks to all.

PaulBart776 - Cardiff, United Kingdom

January 17, 2019
This was our last night of a 3-week holiday on the other side of the world: we ended on a high! A colleague at home had recommended this and rightly so. We booked weeks ahead and it felt like we had the best table. The staff were simply superb and the food very good. In good company, enjoying and topping up the paired wines, we had a superb and relaxing evening gently cruising Christchurch's fascinating centre. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

Mal-Nutrition - Bristol, United Kingdom

January 16, 2019
We wen for Dinner and wine on the Tramway restaurant we had an excellent meal and matching wines on a 4 circuit trip round Christchurch. An excellent way to see the city and have some fantastic food on a Tram!

Yorkie-EarlsdonRFC - Solihull, United Kingdom

January 12, 2019
We had an issue with our booking. We had booked for 7:30 dinner but this had not been confirmed. The manager of the tram restaurant was more then helpful sorting the issue. We mover to the 5:00 pm sitting. The food and staff were wonderful. I would recommend you do the wine match at $20 for two wines.

juliebP4259LS - Sydney, Australia

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