Melbourne restaurants are known as some of the finest in the world. If you are planning a trip to Melbourne and looking for a "uniquely Melbourne" experience, visit one of the following Melbourne restaurants for more than a dining delight.
1. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne aboard a converted 1927 tram that is the first traveling tramcar restaurant in the world.
Enjoy first class cuisine and the very best of Australian wines as you take a journey into a little piece of Victoria's history. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant has become one of Melbourne's star attractions since its inception in 1983. Expect all the comforts of a top Melbourne restaurant ? air-conditioning, piped music, plush burgundy carpets, velvet covered seats, stately brass fittings and fresh flowers ? all creating a cosy atmosphere reflective of the colonial period.
Enjoy a three, four or five course meal while gliding through the streets of Melbourne with all food prepared on the tram. The set price is inclusive of all food and beverages from the fully stocked bar. Tempt your taste buds with one of the delicious menus including grilled kangaroo fillet, Prime eye fillet of beef, a selection of Australian cheeses, and mouth watering desserts.
Luncheon is a four course meal and the tour is from 1pm-3pm. You can decide between an early dinner ? 3 courses from 5:45pm-7:15pm or a full 5 course dinner from 8:35pm-11:30pm. The maximum party size is 108 people (36 people per tram) and the restaurant operates 7 days per week. It is advisable to book well in advance.
2. The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant
If you are looking for the perfect romantic experience, what better place than aboard the Spirit of Melbourne, right in the heart of our vibrant river city? Savour the ever-changing city background reflecting the cosmopolitan culture that is Melbourne.
Enjoy a luxurious dining experience while cruising the magnificent Yarra River. The Spirit of Melbourne caters for only 40 guests and the setting is intimate, yet relaxed with personalized service and attention to detail.
Delight in the fusion of international dishes and fine Australian wines.
The extensive six course meal is freshly prepared on board by the gourmet chefs. All beverages, including Australian wines, beers, spirits, cognac and liqueurs are included. The Spirit of Melbourne is fully enclosed with air-conditioning and heating or enjoy a breath of fresh air on the alfresco deck.
By: Rebecca Greg