If you live in Melbourne or you’ve visited Melbourne in the past, you would know all about the never ending to do list of the city, whether it is an attraction, an event, a festival or even just food, the big city of Melbourne just knows how to keep not only tourists happy and entertained but its residents too.
We are constantly looking for new adventures and it was no different this time searching for something fun and new to do with hubby on his birthday. I came across the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. I’d heard about it years ago, while I was still a university student and all I could remember was how out of my price range it was.
A truly unique experience with fine dining on a tram while it is traveling on the streets of Melbourne, who would of thought, right? We truly were in for a treat. Their website advertises it as “Delicious food on the move” and that’s exactly what it is.
They offer Lunch of 4 courses, Early Dinner 3 courses and the Late Dinner a 5 course menu and best of all, unlimited beverage. Your glass will never be empty!! Perfect right? We were warmly welcomed and seated on the tram by the very friendly staff members. Our menu was the Late Dinner 5 course Menu which starts at 8:35pm and finishes at 11:30pm.
FIRST COURSE – APPETISER – This was already on our table, two delicious house made dips, capsicum and humus with 2 different crackers.
SECOND COURSE – ENTREE – 2 OPTIONS – Charcuterie in house duck terrine, chicken liver parfait, Serrano ham, cornichon, grilled sourdough OR Smoked Atlantic Salmon, Grilled gem lettuce, avocado, heirloom tomato gazpacho, basil
THIRD COURSE – MAIN – 2 OPTIONS – Roasted Chicken Breast, Mushrooms, bok choy, soy dressing OR Seared Beef Tenderloin, Potato rosti, seasonal greens, red wine jus, beurre maître d’hotel
FOURTH COURSE – CHEESE – Chef’s Selection of 2 Local CheeseCherry jam, water crackers, spiced fruit loaf and mixed nuts
FIFTH COURSE – DESERT – Chocolate and Orange Torte, Vanilla Pannacotta and Mango
There was a stop at Albert park for approximately 10-15 minutes. All passengers and staff got out of the tram taking photos and having a small break. Once back on the tram, we were served more alcohol and we were offered tea or coffee and chocolate.
We both had a blast enjoying delicious food, chatting away and looking at the beautiful city while the tram was on the move. It is definitely something we’d do again in the future and recommend to our friends and family.
Have you ever been on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant or something similar?
What are some of the best experiences you’ve done and recommend?