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The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Corner Clarendon and Whiteman Streets | South Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia (Southbank)
3 9696 4000
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Ranked #4 of 4,031 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Geelong, Australia
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We took a trip on the Tram Car to celebrate my Mum's 65th birthday and what a wonderful celebration it was! There was 6 of us, so we sat 4 on one table and two on the other. We chose a day trip so we could see the sights, not that we rally looked out a lot, we were too... More

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Perth, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to/on this restaurant as part of a group. Waiting for the tram on a slightly chilly, slightly wet day (it is Melbourne after all) was not entirely comfortable, but once the tram arrived, we were made to feel very welcome. Seating is comfortable, if a bit of a squeeze. As would be expected, menu choices are limited but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is the 4th time we have been on this wonderful Tramcar experience. The first time was nearly 30 years ago & I can say it gets better everytime. Even bought this a Christmas present for our son who also thoroughly enjoyed it. We did the late dinner which meant not getting on the Tram until 8.30. We were met... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been four times now and have just made a booking for our fifth trip. I enjoy it, my wife LOVES it. This time we take our daughter for her first trip, so it will be great to see it through her eyes. A must for overseas visitors!

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Perth, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

21st August Our Wedding Anniversary we flew in from Perth and had dinner booked on the Colonial Tram Car booked 4 weeks prior and we paid $240 As a regular reviewer on Trip Advisor i checked all the fabulous reviews and have had a few friends tell us how lovely the experiance was, so we booked All day we had... More

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Tramcar R, Manager at The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tania, On behalf of everyone at The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant I apologise to you and Justin for our requirement to cancel your reservation on Thursday the 21st of August, 2014. We understand how disappointed you both must have felt when you received the call to cancel your reservation, especially when you had booked your dinner several weeks prior and... More

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

What is a more iconic symbol of Melbourne than its trams? Then, fit them out as dining cars, run them at night through the city streets, and serve a multi-course menu with drinks - what a magic experience! The wait staff were friendly and had a cheeky personality, the onboard chef ensured that your food was to your expectation, and... More

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I took my wife for her birthday and we were both very happy with our experience. A combination of good food and very friendly staff and some great views of Melbourne thrown in, made for a wonderful night.

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New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Thanks to Chef John and Peter and Tim for a great Dinner and trip...The tram is the old Tram a lot of History we were by a Queensland Couple and that was great...good banter...the beer was free and the 3 course meal was excellent..I can imagine the the 1800s with people dining,. A well worth trip thanks to the people... More

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Came here for a celebration and we couldn't be more happier with the food and service. This was one of our highlights in Melbourne. We can't wait to come back again.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic time on the tramcar restaurant. Even though the weather wasn't kind, it was still a great trip, with wonderful food and unlimited drinks. We did the early dinner, and were warmly greeted and service was well above expectations. I will be back for another experience next year!

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Tramcar R, Manager at The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed dining aboard the Tramcar. Hopefully we’ll see you aboard one of our Luncheons or Late Dinner services. More

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