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Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

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Welcome Aboard Booking Office | Shop 13 Cathedral Junction, 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 7830
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19:00 - 21:30
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Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose to dine on the tram on one of the coldest nights so far this year….so standing outside in the cold while one table at a time was shown to their table was not a good start. However the welcome by the staff made up for that. The food was very good ,there was something on the menu for... More 

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Thank mbslk230
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is great for couples, anniversaries etc, Moving tram winds through the city, the food is outstanding.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All up a great night. Food was good. Hospitality was good. Well worth the price. A fun experience. Thanks

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and we are glad you enjoyed your evening on the Tramway Restaurant! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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255 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining in a moving TRAM while enjoying yummy food, fantastic service and good music is a really neat combination and believe you me, this is one activity I will certainly do again. Overall--9/10

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your evening on board the Tramway Restaurant! We will pass on your thanks to the team, and look forward to seeing you on board again in the future. More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect so much regarding food here as it's a tramway restaurant but the food was surprisingly nice! Only minor issue was since we visited here in April, when we started our dinner, outside was already dark which means almost no view from the tram. I would recommend to try this restaurant during Summer.

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Thank Angelic8619
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your time on the Tramway Restaurant! We aim to offer top quality food on board despite the limitations of our small galley kitchen, so are glad that you were happily surprised by your meals. It does get dark quite early in Christchurch between late autumn and early spring (usually between 5pm and 6pm) which means... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience👍Loved the food, wine, ambience, and the service! It was indeed memorable! Looking forward to my next visit 🙂

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Thank ritzallen
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your evening on board and look forward to seeing you on the Tramway Restaurant again in the future. More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time celebrating my daughter's last night in New Zealand before returning overseas. The whole ambiance was just delightful - fantastic service, amazing 5 course dinner with welcome bubbles on arrival. The Chef and staff were awesome. This is truly a special occasion which everyone should try. It was lovely going round Christchurch aboard a beautifully restored... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your evening on the Tramway Restaurant, and we will pass on your thanks to the team. Thank you for recommending us and for taking the time to share your thoughts about your time on board! More 

Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the dinner tram, couldnt fault the food. Our only complaint would be that the music wasnt ideal for such a small area and it was too loud for most of the 3 hours. As others have mentioned perhaps the 3 hour journey is a little long also. We were a table of 3 and all enjoyed different meals.

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Thank CMK69
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us on the Tramway Restaurant! We are glad you enjoyed the food on board. We have passed on your comment about the music to the team who will be more aware of the volume (especially in the small section of the tram as this is usually quieter than the larger section due to... More 

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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, great food! You may get a little dizzy though, the circuit the tram travels is quite small but the experience is so good you may not even notice!

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Thank Miles R
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the Tramway Restaurant! Our tram circuit is a 4-kilometre figure-8 loop, so the tram usually travels around the circuit 2.5 or 3 times during service. Thank you for dining with us and we will pass on your thanks to our team. More 

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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though not cheap, this was worth doing. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and professional. We would have liked the lights to be slightly dimmed so that you can see outside the carriage better. imwould have liked to promote this on social media whilst we onboard but there is no Wifi. Not a problem as such but... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us on the Tramway Restaurant! We are pleased you enjoyed the food and service on board. We have looked into having wifi available on the tram, but unfortunately this would be too expensive for us at this stage due to the hardware that would be needed to supply a strong wifi connection on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$69 - US$69
Cuisine
New Zealand, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?