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Horse Drawn Restaurant

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Published October 14th 2009
You might have heard of or even seen the tram restaurant on your travels through Melbourne but a wackier new concept has been born: A horse drawn carriage restaurant.

Well, this is not a new concept as such, as luxurious horse drawn touring was very fashionable up until the end of the early 1900's, but now it’s back with a modern Australian menu rather than port and quail eggs.

The Slow Coach is Victoria’s only horse drawn restaurant and tours the scenic streets and parks of Healesville, just under an hour east of Melbourne.

Travelling at an Old World pace that allows diners to take in the sights and sounds and being drawn by two stunning Windsor Clydesdales, you will pass by many original old buildings as you meander your way through the historical town of Windsor, one of Australia’s very first settlement towns.

As you can imagine the atmosphere inside is a cosy one, they encourage black tie attire (it adds to the experience don’t you know), but this is not essential. You can hire it for a special occasion or experience it with a group of friends and family.

Seating up to eight people, the carriage has been luxuriously restored with antique fittings, brass, velvet and lace that will transport you back to the days of your grandma, or possibly great grandma.
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Why? To tell everyone you've had dinner on a horse-drawn carriage.
When: Breakfast (Sat-Sun) 8.30am-10.30am, lunch (Weds-Sun) 11.30am-2pm, dinner (Weds-Sun) 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where: From the Wattleseed Australian Restaurant, 177 Maroondah Highway, Healesville
Cost: from $120-$165 per person
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