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

September 14, 2018
This was a great activity. We had a fabulous three course dinner and a nice long trip around downtown Christchurch. The gnocchi and lamb were both excellent. The cheese plate dessert was great as well. I recommend getting the wine pairing option (also excellent) if you like wine. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful. Just an all around great experience. This would be a great place to take a special date or for an anniversary celebration. I highly recommend this dinner The food is amazing and the wine match is so good! Thanks Team we will be coming back!

StellarRat - Salem, Oregon

September 14, 2018
Sitting in the tramcar, eating a delicious meal is wonderful experience. While you really do not see much of downtown Christchurch as the tram will stay in one location for 10-15 minutes at a time, the service and attention you receive makes up for that fact. Everything we had from the start to finish of the meal was delicious, well-seasoned and plated beautifully. Great staff, great meal.

VivianC972015 - Columbia, South Carolina

September 7, 2018
We decided to do this to try something different and see some of the city at the same time. Staff were excellent, food was great and was an all round great experience.

117trevor53 Auckland Central, New Zealand

September 7, 2018
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner and experience. The welcome drink and canapes were a nice way to start as the waiter took everyone's jackets and seated patrons. Our entrees were one of lamb and one of goats cheese, we both had the venison main then a tiramisu and a cheese plate to finish. Service was very good as was travelling through parts of the inner city and enjoying the night lights. We will definitely be doing this again.

Inverness1966 - Christchurch, New Zealand

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