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Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

Welcome Aboard Booking Office | Shop 13 Cathedral Junction, 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 7830
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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New Zealand, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Welcome Aboard Booking Office | Shop 13 Cathedral Junction, 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Faultless! Tram was beautifully set up. Staff were friendly and very attentive. Food was delicious! I have the venison, beef cheek and the mousse desert. Very nice Scenery around Christchurch. Highly recommended.

Thank Tillari T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed my Tram Dinner. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the food was very tasty and well presented, and the tram car beautifully restored and presented. I took the wine-pairing option, and was not disappointed. Doing the Tram Dinner is a lovely way...More

Thank Dion_C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a surprise dinner date and this turned out to be the best one. The service and food was fabulous. it made it more interesting eating while going around Christchurch city. I loved every moment and something to do for a couple.

Thank ashweeni l
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner date on the Tramway Restaurant! We will pass on your kind comments about the food and service to our team, and are glad you enjoyed your evening.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful way of experiencing Christchurch central. It started when each set of guests was led individually to their table by one of the hostesses. Welcome aboard glass of bubbly was there waiting for us along with three small appetizers. There were choices for...More

Thank David W
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for a great review! We are pleased you enjoyed the food and service on board. Our staff are always happy to drop guests off at their accommodation along the route, so are glad that this worked well for you. Thank you for recommending...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner on the Saturday night while travelling through the streets on the tram, what can I say, from start to finish was excellent and a must for travellers to Christchurch.

Thank Tipperaryboy
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening dining with us on the Tramway Restaurant. Thank you for recommending us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I had a wonderful evening dinning on the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, the gourmet meals were present beautifully and were delicious with the matching wine.For entree we both choose the Caramelised Onion Tart, loved every mouth full especially the taste of the Creamy Blue...More

1  Thank MBB1952
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your photos and we are glad you enjoyed your evening dining on the Tramway Restaurant! We will pass on your thanks to Christian, Kirstin and Peter and are pleased you enjoyed the food and matching wines on board. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have previously eaten on the Melbourne Tramcar Restaurant and thought it would be a fun way to celebrate my husband's birthday while we were holidaying in NZ. It did not disappoint. We had a lovely glass of bubbly on arrival and although, due to...More

Thank Ros E
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening celebrating on the Tramway Restaurant! We will pass on your kind comments to the team for their service on the night and are glad you enjoyed the food on board. Thank you for choosing to join...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a gourmet presentation meal prepared in the tiniest of kitchen on open view. Complimentary bubbly and local fare such as NZ lamb featured. The menu gave a choice and suggested excellent wine matches for each course. The staff were friendly and professional. The...More

1  Thank Lorraine A
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for a great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience on the Tramway Restaurant and hope you enjoyed seeing the rebuild in progress at night. Thank you for recommending us and we hope you had a great time in New...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband decided to book a romantic dinner on the Tramway for just the two of us. Heaven only knows why he thought this was such a wonderful idea- He has suffered crippling motion sickness his entire life. The upside to this was there was...More

1  Thank reginaphalanges
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening dining on the Tramway Restaurant, and hope that your husband did too despite his motion sickness. We will pass on your kind comments to our chef and wait staff team. Thank you for choosing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st time in Christchurch and wanted to hit one of the top dining experiences on Trip Advisor, since we were only here one night. Experience was good - tram was very old & incredibly beautiful, service was pretty good but food was average. Also, Christchurch...More

Thank Susan W
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us on the Tramway Restaurant, and we are glad you enjoyed your evening on board. The tram has recently undergone a refurbishment and is definitely looking better than ever! We are pleased that you were happy with the...More

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Robin S
1 August 2017|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, we do offer New Zealand beer on board the Tramway Restaurant (as well as a selection of New Zealand wine, a range of spirits and soft drinks). All of these can be purchased on the tram from... More
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umac2016
21 April 2017|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We do not recommend the Tramway Restaurant experience for children under 10 years of age: this is due to the fact that any children dining on board need to remain seated at their table for the... More
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Hayley M
7 April 2017|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Tramway Restaurant seats up to 36 people over two sections, one of which seats 24 people and the other 12 people. We would be able to seat your group in the larger section of the tram. For... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welcome Aboard Booking Office | Shop 13 Cathedral Junction, 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 7830
  • E-mail
Description
Enjoy dinner in style on board our beautifully-restored heritage tramcar. A unique experience mixing great New Zealand cuisine and beverages with a slow-paced tour showcasing Christchurch's rebuilding and vibrant inner city - this is not to be missed!
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