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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

TRIP ADVISOR

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.

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.

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.

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

September 18, 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

September 17, 2019
We had 1 night in Christchurch and am so happy this tram restaurant was recommended to us! The food was amazing, the staff were friendly and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable! We had a great night, thank you

364trudyg - Urbenville, Australia

September 17, 2019
This was a really great experience in a well appointed old tram traveling around the inner city circuits. The evening passed away quite quickly with excellent food and service which was way above what one would expect in the confines of a tram carriage. Although not cheap it was well worth it. The matching wine option was great wines and great value

easonae - Christchurch, New Zealand

September 10, 2019
The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant is a great way to dine out. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. We did 3 loops of the city tram route whilst having a gorgeous meal. We couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Louiedafly - Brisbane, Australia

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