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Published July 31st 2018
All aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
To enjoy an interesting example of one of Melbourne's "must see and do" experiences, then, in my opinion, you should book a luncheon or dinner package aboard The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
Dining aboard the Tramcar Restaurant combines delicious food and history of Melbourne all rolled into one.
We were welcomed by the friendly Tramcar staff from our waiting point on the platform at Tramstop Number 125 on Normandy Road. Our names were then checked off the list and we were free to climb all aboard the Tramcar Restaurant!
Once seated, drinks were offered immediately. Choices of champagne, wine, spirits, orange juice and soft drink were available. The drinks from the fully stocked bar onboard, are all included in the dining package price.
Our orders were soon taken for our entrees and main courses. Our entree choices to choose from were either a Charcuterie, which included duck terrine, chicken liver parfait and kangaroo carpaccio or Pumpkin Veloute which consisted of goats cheese tortellini, sage and brioche pangritato.
The main course choices consisted of a Seared Beef Tenderloin, with potato rosti, seasonal greens, red wine jus and beurre maitre d'hotel or the Lightly Spiced Chicken Breast with cauliflower and fennel cream, spinach and enoki mushrooms.
Dessert for our luncheon was a delicious cheese platter which capped off our meals, and drinks, wonderfully.
Our luncheon cost was $95 per person. Considering the quality of food, the exceptional service, the experience of travelling through Melbourne on a vintage tram and the drinks from the open bar, this was all excellent value.
We passed Luna Park - glad we were inside the tram just passing today though!
The Colonial Tramcar route travels from the Normandy Rd pick up point at Tramstop #125, which is across the road from Crown Casino and adjacent to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre through Melbourne, which is an amazing way to view some city highlights. We even travelled past Luna Park and the Gatwick Hotel - which is the next project site from the television program The Block. I am looking forward to following how the renovation turns out!
We passed 'The Blocks' latest project 'The Gatwick. I can't wait to see how it turns out after renovations.
There are daily scheduled services available on the Tramcar Restaurant, with one luncheon per day and three dinner timeslots. Please check the The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant website for times and booking information.