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“Wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
| Tramstop 125, Corner Normanby Road & Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9695 4000
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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
Melbourne, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our late session on 1 of the 3 tramcars that operate in each of the 3 daily sessions. The food was very good (dips/pate, entrée, main and dessert) the drinks excellent quality and free-flowing and the service comprehensive for the 2 1/2 hours that we travelled around the CBD, St.Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Fun restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a must do experience when you visit Melbourne. I have had 2 Tramcar Restaurant experiences and both times with great service and yum food. The early sitting is good to see the sights in the daylight and you still have plenty of time to visit the Casino afterwards. You certainly never have an empty beverage the whole trip :)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Fabulous evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Enjoyed a really great evening with friends who were visiting Melbourne on the Tramcar early dinner sitting. The food was very good (they even catered for special dietary requirements), the service excellent and the views enjoyable. Overall, lots of fun and a great night.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

What a great night we had for the late dinner service! Yes, you could be nitpicking and say you can get better food in Melbourne, the views/ route could be better, the tram is too cramped - but it is what it is: dinner on a tram! We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service. We've been wanting to do this for years and were not disappointed!

Visited March 2013
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“A Melbourne dining experience that should not be missed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Make reservations early since this is justifiably very popular. You tour the city while experiencing fine dining. The staff does not let your wine glass get empty (the wine is included in the price). The whole experience is a return to what it must have been like to be wealthy 100 years ago.

Visited February 2013
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