The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

Exclusive Christchurch Restaurant Tour


Book Now

What you need to know

Christchurch Attractions - Clock Icon


Approximately 2.5 hours

Christchurch Attractions - Open Icon


Departs from Tram Stop 1 in Cathedral Junction at 7:00pm daily March - October and 7:30pm daily November - February (excepting public holidays).

Christchurch Attractions - Age Limit Icon


Not recommended for children under 10 years of age. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult

Christchurch Attractions - Present Icon


Welcome drink
Four-course meal
Tea or coffee
Tram ride

Christchurch Attractions - Top Rated Trip Advisor Badge


More than 10,000 reviews on Trip Advisor

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 a 2 seat table or a 4 seat table. 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

May 10, 2018
My friends and I finally decided to try out this restaurant after hearing good things about it. It was a fantastic dinner, we all enjoyed ourselves and the unique side of it. I will return. Thanks

FionaSmith0668 Christchurch, New Zealand

May 10, 2018
It was a surprise dinner from my partner and he never failed with his purpose. Good service, amazing food by Chef Jaime (whom I really admire for having that beautiful outcome and food presentation). Highly recommended if you are looking for a different and outstanding experience.

Aurelia C Manila, Philippines

May 3, 2018
We did this in April and absolutely loved it. We were celebrating two significant birthdays and we had such a great time. The food is delicious and the staff are amazing and can’t do enough for you. Highly recommend doing this.

Debsjoan Whangaparaoa, New Zealand

May 2, 2018
Despite the fact that you are eating on a gently moving tram The Tramway Restaurant is primarily a restaurant and a very good one at that. The food was excellent and Chef pulled off an amazing feat cooking such great food in such small space, a moving space too! After being greeted with a glass of fizz we enjoyed a full three course meal preceded by a amuse bouche, including lamb and salmon both delicious and cooked perfectly. Wine pairings were excellent, if you like your wine then definitely opt for the wine flight. We had so much fun trunddling through the city chatting to others diners, eating georgeos food and drinking great wine. This really is a very special and unique experience. Be sure to book well in advance so you don't miss out.

Emswurf uk

Awards and Achievements