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“Must-do in Melbourne” 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Must-do in Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A little pricey, but boy this was a lot of fun. Choice of mains and all you can drink. I would recommend the later night ride, as it is a five course meal and not as rushed as the earlier seating. The staff make this an experience to remember!

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A pleasant, worthwhile evening out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We booked on the Friday night early dinner. Staff greeted and informed us which tram we would be boarding at the meeting point and soon it arrived to collect us. The jovial hosts burst out of the tramcar to welcome and guide us on board. Our hosts clearly loved their jobs and made us feel right at home in their city. The atmosphere was lovely, food quite nice and, as others have previously mentioned, they were very generous with the alcohol. Our route took us through parts of South Melbourne that we otherwise would not have visited during our short stay, so it was nice to see a side of the city many tourists probably wouldn’t. A pleasant, worthwhile evening out.

  • Visited April 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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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This was a really nice evening out. We went on the later of the two evening times and the extra cost was well worth it. It is a longer trip and by the time it is over you are well and truly wined and dined. The staff are very helpful and courteous and do very well in a narrow space. Excellent.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
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“Tourist Dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Food was average, crammed car, full of tourists, first date if your 17, or you've run out of things to do in melbourne (like after you've been there for 5 years)

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Canberra, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mamma Mia! What a meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I went along on the luncheon for my 25th birthday with a majority of the other patrons being at least 3 times my age, but it didn't really matter as the ever changing scenery made for an interesting vista. The food and service was top notch, and the chef even came out to sing me happy birthday! Even if you are from Melbourne, just get a long and see what the fuss is about.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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