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US$71 - US$71
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Christchurch Tramway Restaurant will take you on a tour of Christchurch's inner suburbs while you dine. The air-conditioned vintage tram is New Zealand's only tramway's restaurant. It's colonial style interior houses a restaurant and full bar. The trip takes around two-and-a- half hours. The three-course...winter menu features local produce and matching wines, and a welcoming drink.. For winter, main courses are a choice between roast free range pork, rack of lamb and market fish. Vegetarian options are available; the tramways restaurant is vegan friendly. Full table service is provided. The trip on this 36 seat dning tram is a wonderful experience, not to be missed if you are in Christchurch.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were really disappointed from the quality and quantity of food that was served to all of us. We went to another restaurant after the dinner because the meal was not enough for us. Not recommended at all

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tram restaurant is an experience not to be missed when in Christchurch. We were a party of four and we all enjoyed the evening very much. We were welcomed onboard by Brian and Sofia. Our waiter was Brian and he had a very good...sense of humour. The tram driver explained the 2 1/2hr trip while we were having our welcome drink and starters. The menu was excellent and the tram was very warm. There is one ‘comfort’ stop which is sufficient. I had duck for entree, lamb for main course and spiced pear for dessert. Our group all had the same main course. In our group,one person had mussel and corn chowder and another had chocolate and caramel dessert. All the meals were excellent and no one had any complaints whatsoever. The coffee could have been warmer but that would definitely not stop me recommending this trip to everyone. Thank you Belle for the welcome card on our table. We thought that was very special.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband surprised me with this wonderful meal and city tour on the Tram Restaurant. The staff are welcoming and friendly, the foods delicious and the Trams been lovingly restored. The whole experience was very enjoyable, thank you.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 21 April 2021

If you are looking for a special dinner when visiting Christchurch this is a must. 2.5hrs on the tram enjoying an amazing 4 course meal. Do the wine match its so worth it. Staff and service excellent

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

The tram itself is about 100 years old and has been adapted for modern dining experiences. The waiter was easy to talk to and had a great understanding of the meals. The food itself was good. I went with the pate, Venison and cheese for...dessert. The matched wines made a great addition to the meal. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 23 February 2021

Me and my wify just loved the style and vibe of the place. If you are up to something different and unique- choose tramway. Awesome service, great food and fun atmosphere, we going to come back soon to try new desserts.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

We couldn't book the Friday as no spaces left. Went in on Friday am and got a cancelation. We have a few dietary restrictions and the service we received was faultless. They couldn't have been more understanding and accommodating . This is service!! It can...be done with a smile. They went the extra mile to make sure we were happy. We weren't the only ones ..several people had restrictions and they offered very reasonable alternatives. Full marks to the company, the chef, and the crew. 3 course meal and 2 and 1/2 hrs on the team going round. Meal was all freshly cooked on board and plenty and great wines..10 🌟 ⭐ Thank you for such an enjoyable eveningMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021

What a fabulous way to dine, takes you to a bygone era of fine service and fine food. The waiters and chefs were all young guys who did an outstanding job. We had such fun, loads of laughter with fellow diners and the food was...delicious. Highly recommended for special occasionsMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

You are greeted onboard with a plate of canapés and a complimentary drink, the tram ride starts and your entree arrives followed by your main course all while travelling through the city of Christchurch, a short stop to stretch the legs before setting off again...to enjoy dessert and view the city as the sun sets, the staff are friendly and attentive, the tram is beautiful and the scenery shows both the stunning and soon to be stunning scenery of the city, would highly recommend. My dietary needs of gf were accommodated for with having the menu emailed in advance for me to choose from so that the chef could make sure my needs were met 😋More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Thank you for your enquiry. We offer one vegetarian option per course on the Tramway Restaurant. Some of our vegetarian dishes are also vegan (depending on the menu at the time, as this changes seasonally every three... More
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, we can cater for both gluten intolerant and coeliac guests on board the Tramway Restaurant. We offer at least one gluten free option per course on the Tramway Restaurant which are suitable... More
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Christchurch Tramway Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5