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Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Enjoy a 4-course dinner aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in heritage style through the city center, round-trip from Cathedral Junction. Relax and enjoy views of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Avon River from your window-side table. The journey in this elegant restaurant on wheels includes a welcome drink upon arrival, with tea and coffee to accompany your gourmet meal, served by professional waitstaff.
  • Dinner tour on the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant
  • Ride in an elegant tramcar through the city center
  • Sip a welcome drink on arrival, and enjoy a 4-course dinner on the tram
  • Pass by attractions like the Avon River and Canterbury Museum
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Tour by air-conditioned tram
Welcome drink
Tea and coffee
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cathedral Junction , 109 Worcester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This activity will end right where it started.
Start your dinner tour of Christchurch from Cathedral Junction, where you board the beautifully restored Christchurch Tramway. Professional waitstaff take you to your 2-person or 4-person table in the air-conditioned tramcar restaurant, which holds a maximum of 36 guests.

You’re served a welcome drink, followed by a 4-course meal prepared with a seasonal menu (see sample in Itinerary below). Coffee and tea service accompanies dessert, and alcoholic drinks are available to purchase. Relax as you dine, chat with your companions and take in the sights of central Christchurch.

After dinner, the tram makes its way back to Cathedral Junction where your tour ends. (Click on the 'View additional info' link below to see a map of the tram route.)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children's menu is not available
  • Dress code: Smart casual, suit or similar dress is recommended
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited
  • You may request your preference of a 2- or 4-person table when booking, but your choice is not guaranteed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Christchurch Attractions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "People with limited mobility may find it difficult to use although there is a hand rail." See review
  • "The route around Christchurch doesn’t show much but it’s a good way to spend time there." See review
  • "This is not some hokey tram ride, this is an elegant night out!" See review


106 Reviews

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Lovely staff, food was...
, May 2022
Lovely staff, food was great! The tour was wonderful, a great experience! We will be back for another journey!
50th Birthday Romantic Dinner
, Apr 2022
Really loved this unique dining experience, the history of the tram, the fantastic staff, quality of the food and service, the selection of the matched wines, were all exceptional. This was our first time on the dining cart and we've been living in Christchurch for over a decade. We won't wait that long to come back though, it was such a lovely evening.
Tram restaurant Christchurch
, Apr 2022
Good food, wine and a great experience. The service was very good and staff were friendly and attentive.
1 of the best experiences...
, Apr 2022
1 of the best experiences we have done. Highly recommend to anyone to give it a go. Staff were friendly, atmosphere was great.
A great way to celebrate a great event
, Mar 2022
The friendliness of staff and other diners. The waitress was really attentive and the food was so well presented. The other diners sitting near us were, like us, celebrating our wedding anniversaries
Romantic date!
, Mar 2022
It was a unique experience, definitely worthwhile for a special occasion. The food was delicious, portions could’ve been bigger though
Fine dining with a unique experience
, Mar 2022
What a great and unique experience. The food and service was excellent. It was like being in a revolving restaurant, but better. Would highly recommend for anyone to do, it is well worth it.
The lovely old tram,...
, Mar 2022
The lovely old tram, friendly staff good way to see Christchurch at night. Food was good and we'll presented.
Attentive service,...
, Feb 2022
Attentive service, delicious food. A great experience. I liked how we changed direction so could see things from both sides of the tram.
The whole thing was...
, Feb 2022
The whole thing was amazing from the service the food and the views loved the whole experience would highly recommend
Wonderful experience
, Jan 2022
Wonderful dining experience ,good food, great service, wonderful company.Lovely way to view the city
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi there, It's great to hear you had a wonderful time on the Tramway Restaurant. Thanks for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back onto some of our other attractions soon. Kind Regards Christchurch Attractions
Honeymoon fun
, Jan 2022
The staff were lovely. Trying octopus for the first time!!! Our drinks never even felt like they weee going to spill driving around town. Was such a cool experience
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Luke, Thanks for joining us on the Tramway Restaurant. It's great to hear you found our staff pleasant. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the experience.
Wonderful tram dinner with sightseeing
, Jan 2022
Great food & trip around inner Christchurch. The service was impeccable - the whole experience wonderful.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Maggy, Thanks for your feedback, it's great to hear you enjoyed the trip and loved the food. I'll pass the feedback on regarding the impeccable service. Hope to see you back again soon
A good experience all round
, Dec 2021
The food. It was very good and the staff were very friendly, the service was very good. It was great value for money, will do it again next wedding anniversary.
The experience of...
, Nov 2021
The experience of travelling on a tram and dining was nice but there was no commentary of different icons that we went through, a bit of soft music wuld have been nice, great service, meals were okay, the sights were repetitive(3 an a half times)around
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We only offer a lighter commentary on the evening dinner service due to the fact that people are dining on board. We have an all day tram service which offers a full commentary service around town if you were looking for some more information around Christchurch. It's great to hear you enjoyed the service and the meals. We hope to see you back again on our attractions soon
Tram A Lam!
, Jul 2021
this overdelivered... easy onboard, so professional and the service was attentive and efficient. food was awesome - we don't know how they do it. all set with a backdrop of a tour of the cbd... fantastic.
, May 2021
The whole experience was fantastic! The meal was great, the staff were all very courteous and professional, and the tram ride itself was an awesome way to see Christchurch on our first eveningthere. Would recommend to everyone, and would go back myself if in Christchurch again.
Nostalgic experience.
, Dec 2020
Wonderful food, service and experience. My friend enjoyed the wine matching with the meal. The carriage is beautifully restored with polished wood and fabrics.There is a toilet on board but as expected on a train, it is small and very low. People with limited mobility may find it difficult to use although there is a hand rail. There is a toilet stop after the mains are served back at the boarding point. The journey then continues for dessert.
Excellent evening in Christchurch
, Mar 2020
Great travelling on a vintage team enjoying a four course meal. Food was excellent, even more so considering the tiny kitchen the chef had to prepare in for 40 people, and service wonderful. Thoroughly recommend.
, Mar 2020
Absolutely well worth the experience. Staff were polite and professional. The meal was so tasty and was such a nice way to celebrate out wedding anniversary. Very good value for money.

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