Colonial Tram Car Restaurant in Melbourne

Sep 19th, 2007, 08:47 AM
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Colonial Tram Car Restaurant in Melbourne

It sounds interesting, but is expensive. Is it worth it?
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Sep 20th, 2007, 12:12 AM
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I have been on the Tramcar Restaurant twice because we have had overseas guests who were interested. On both occasions they were really happy with the experience as something very different to back home.

As a local I wouldn't bother because for the price you can go to a much better restaurant. However, on the two occasions we did go, I must say we quite enjoyed the experience trundling along and seeing the sights at the same time. It is some years since the last time but I do recall being pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meail. It certainly won't be the best you have every had, but considering the circumstances under which it is cooked and served they made a very good job of it.

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Sep 20th, 2007, 05:55 AM
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Very touristy and not value for money.

Melbourne is a real foodie town, with the most restaurants per head of population in the Southern Hemisphere. It's renowned for wonderful, varied food and wines.

Look at the trams, travel on the free tourist circle tram, but try some of our other fabulous restaurants where the food will be a thousand times better than this tourist trap!
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Sep 20th, 2007, 06:10 AM
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Have to agree with Shandy & Libretto; I took the tour to check it out because it's one of the things that clients always ask about - while the food was better than I expected for this type of venue (it was very good); the thing that surprised me was that there was no commentary about anything you might be seeing, so there's no real sense of getting to know Melbourne!

You'd be much better off taking public transporation trams, meeting the locals, having fun getting lost, and you certainly won't have a problem finding good restaurants in Melbourne!

Hope this is helpful!


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Sep 20th, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Thanks. I think we'll skip it and use the free tram around the CBD during the day.

FYI I contacted the Tram Car restaurant to see if they would reduce the price for someone who doesn't drink alcohol and the reply was that they would reduce it by $5 for the lunch and early dinner and by $10 for the later dinner.

If you have any recommendations of great reasonably-priced restaurants in Melbourne, I'd welcome them.

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