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Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

Welcome Aboard Booking Office | Shop 13 Cathedral Junction, 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 7830
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (6 reviews)
“lamb rack” (7 reviews)
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Opens in 5 min
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CUISINES
New Zealand, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Welcome Aboard Booking Office | Shop 13 Cathedral Junction, 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold winters night this was a lovely way to see Christchurch and enjoy an a la carte meal with family. The food is cooked on the tram in a miniature galley and is of excellent quality. The matching wines are of high quality....More

Thank phillipkathleenb2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greatly surprised at the choice of menu on this beautifully converted tram. The food was delicious and so well prepared. Our waitress was very pleasant and responsive to everyone's needs. The staff take great pride in their work and made us feel very...More

Thank Joaniemac59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty renovated old tram car converted into a restaurant that is very quaint. Very nice food, good service and a moving panarama outside your window while you eat and drink. We had a delicious pinot noir with our meal and got to see the central...More

Thank mrhwalsh
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for dinner on the Tramway Restaurant! We are pleased you enjoyed the service and food on board and we hope you enjoyed seeing the progress that is being made in the city centre - hopefully the road works will be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tram restaurant was a wonderful way to experience Christchurch and the cuisine it offered. The choices of food were exceptional as well as the staff on board. Very welcoming and informative. The food was delicious and the night was rewarding.

Thank Lilylou1
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed dining on board our newly refurbished tram! We will pass on your thanks to our team, and are glad that you enjoyed your evening.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely experience! Food sounds a bit strange on the menu but turned out to be very delicious! Wish the tram could operate earlier so we could see more shops open.More

Thank Krystal N
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to dine on board the Tramway Restaurant! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining from our brand new winter 2017 menu. We do operate an earlier dining service on demand in summer when there are a few more stores...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to book one of the last dinners before the tram goes in for maintenance. We chose the wine matching package and it was done perfectly. How the chef can prepare such amazing meals in such a tiny space is remarkable. I'm...More

Thank Knappstars
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

We are pleased you enjoyed your evening on the Tramway Restaurant! Our previous tram driver trainer (now retired) was very strict about teaching our drivers to drive smoothly (and especially important on the Tramway Restaurant with food and drinks that can spill on board!) We...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

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...More

Thank mbslk230
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for choosing to dine on the Tramway Restaurant, and we are glad you enjoyed the food on board and were pleased with the dietary options we offer. All guests on the Tramway Restaurant are pre-assigned tables, so our staff lead groups to their...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank Adrianhamill
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for joining us, and we are glad you enjoyed your evening!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Gavin10000
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

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

Reviewed 6 May 2017

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

Thank arby235
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

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.

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umac2016
21 April 2017|
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Response from WelcomeAboardCHCH | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We do not recommend the Tramway Restaurant experience for children under 10 years of age: this is due to the fact that any children dining on board need to remain seated at their table for the... More
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Hayley M
7 April 2017|
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Response from WelcomeAboardCHCH | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Tramway Restaurant seats up to 36 people over two sections, one of which seats 24 people and the other 12 people. We would be able to seat your group in the larger section of the tram. For... More
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Christina J
9 March 2017|
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Response from WelcomeAboardCHCH | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We do not have a dress code as such for the Tramway Restaurant, although we do ask that guests are wearing tidy and non-offensive clothing (i.e. no offensive slogans or images). Most of our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 74 - USD 74
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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