All aboard! Christchurch Attractions

Cherished Christchurch attraction the Tramway Restaurant is set to reopen on November 1, just in time for party season after a six-month refurbishment which has polished this 1920s jewel until it shines.


New Zealand’s only tramcar restaurant, dining while riding in the air-conditioned heritage tram while it passes the streetscapes of Christchurch is a unique experience.

Once aboard you’ll receive a variety of the best local cuisine while outside the shifting scenes of Christchurch unfold before you.

The experience is perfect for an occasion or romantic dinner, or simply to do something a bit different. Early dinner services, lunches, and high tea services are available for groups on request, and gift vouchers are available to purchase which make for a very desirable Christmas gift.

The tram can seat 36 people in total across its two sections, with seating at tables for two or four. It is a fantastic choice for group events, including corporate Christmas functions, and you can privately hire one or both sections of the tram.

The menu offers a welcome drink and canapé on being seated, followed by entrée, main, dessert, and tea and coffee.

Created in conjunction with Mona Vale, the menu showcases local suppliers and recommends wine pairings which are available at an additional cost.

The beverage list features wine from Canterbury and elsewhere in New Zealand as well as locally-brewed craft beer.

Departing from Cathedral Junction, the dinner service continues for around two and a half hours, but the memories of this boutique dining excursion will last a lifetime.

Open seven days from 7pm. Book via the website.


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