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The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

corner of Normanby Road and Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia (Southbank)
(03) 9696 4000
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Ranked #1 of 3,889 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $101
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Southbank
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liverpool
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

I took my husband for his birthday dinner and it was something difderent. What an experience, food was lovely, the service was friendly and professional. They even sang happy birthday to my husband with a pannacotta cake and candle. A plus was all you can drink which we thoroughly enjoyed. My husband and I loved the experience and would definitely... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A fun way to share our anniversary dinner. Lovely staff and lovely food. Wonderful old historical tramcar takes you on a long trip around Melbourne while you eat and drink. Something different. Did miss not getting a good photo though.

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Bad food, disorganised service and no view. For $125 per head this debacle of an experience is absolutely not worth it. At the time of booking I asked for a nice table as it was a surprise for my partner. We were relieved when we boarded to see that we were seated at the front of the tram in a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Comfortable old fashioned tram , sort of makes you feel like youot r in history , but I found the food was like areoplane food , which is cheap and does not taste like the real meal, That was dissipointing, I did like seeing the siights of Melbourne. And I have to say the tram driver was so lovely ,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Expensive but an experience. The meals are rushed out so go the later train and try to remember to look outside the tram. There is the free city loop for tourists and may be worth it if you only want a view. The food was great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We have talked of doing it for years, finally we did to celebrate my 60th Birthday. Nothing disappointed - from the super staff Ari, Sarah and Linda, to fine dining food to great wine. It was fantastic and we will do it again sooner rather than later.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It looks interesting when you see it running around the city, all lighted up at night. And the event is more interesting because of the anticipation when you are waiting at the tram stop. My tram was organised in tables of 4, so you have to plan carefully if you have a big group. The tram is surprisingly big inside,... More

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Curzay-sur-Vonne, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is small, but totally unique and different. Luckily, we booked seat early, beacause the restaurant was overcrowed. The food and beverage were perfect. I love desert here. It was yummy.

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Sydney
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We recently celebrated my son's 13th birthday on the 17:45 Colonial Tramcar dinner. It was the perfect evening. The kids felt very special and loved the decor and uniqueness of the tram. The menu was as described on the website and was tasty. The service was impeccable and we felt very welcome and the soft drinks/drinks flowed. The shorter evening... More

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Melbourne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great experience, glad we booked it. Staff were very organised and friendly. Menu is limited, well it is a tram! I had the steak, which was very well cooked and quite tender. Wait staff were great and did not hold back on the drinks! A great dinner on a tram - recommended.

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