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The Q Train

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“matching wines”(11 reviews)
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Dining on board The Q Train is a unique culinary experience. A restaurant on board a train, departing from the historic Drysdale Train Station, and travelling along the picturesque Bellarine Railway. Showcasing food, wine, beer and cider from the...more
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Drysdale Railway Station, Drysdale, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
+61 474 968 309
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All reviews first class matching wines train journey degustation menu unique experience bellarine peninsula pork belly local produce food and wine fine dining stretch your legs port phillip staff were so friendly mouth watering great concept fantastic evening course meal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with another couple to celebrate the wives Birthdays. Booking was easy and from the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a special night. The train is a little crowded but it makes it very cosy. Would suggest going earlier in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linda59Melbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening in First Class on The Q Train. From the moment we arrived we were looked after, especially regarding dietary requirements. The kitchen staff invited us into the kitchen and ensured they understood all intolerances. The journey, food, wine, service and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank petermichelle2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a gift voucher for the Q-train (Sail, rail & dine) for an anniversary gift. What an experience for something we had never even heard of. After catching the ferry from Docklands across the bay to Port Arlington, we were met by the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank karenarb2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked first class for a birthday present for my husband. We had such a lovely night. The food was delicious, the staff were attentive and friendly. The train ride was lovely while watching the sun set. There are a couple of stops along the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kazm76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teage Ezard was guest chief . I have never experienced such professionals in the hospitality industry as was the staff on board . The 8 course meal was fantastic and balanced and the Scotchman Hill wines went excellently with the food. Great experience but overwhelmed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MikeP723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend booked the first class dining as a surprise for my birthday and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect night. The service was excellent, the attendants and wait staff all professional, warm and knowledgeable and the first class experience offered a perfect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Sandi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An anniversary gift from my husband, we combined a dinner on the Q Train with an overnight stay at Drysdale House Bed & Breakfast - a truly wonderful experience. The gorgeous B & B was opposite the Drysdale station, where our train journey began. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank NinneyS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Morning ferry from Melbourne to Port Arlington followed by a leisurely train journey whist enjoying gourmet food and wine, all locally sourced. The scenery is not particularly picturesque but that's not the point. It's all about the restored train and the food. The waiter explains...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Crozzers1910
Reviewed 16 February 2019

We caught the fast Port Phillip catamaran ferry from Docklands, about an hour and a half to Port Arlington, thence 20 minutes by bus to Queenscliff to catch the Q train, which consists of dining carriages originally built for the Queensland Sunlander, and recently renovated....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 863dermotc
Reviewed 13 February 2019

We went on the Q Train late last year in the first class diner. When we got there, we were greeted and escorted to our compartment and also shown the bar carriage where we had a drink before departure. Once the train left we settled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank bettyk915
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19 February 2019|
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Response from missycitygirl | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. there is only a small bench seat in first class. The table setting is small, and once laid out it takes up all the room. The first class meal is the same as the other meal but includes wine (which your child... More
7 January 2018|
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Response from 343JulieS343 | Reviewed this property |
The first class is more romantic and wine to match each course!
11 December 2017|
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Response from 23cathief | Reviewed this property |
Drysdale House is a lovely B&B just across the street from Drysdale Station which may suit.