>> Thursday, April 22, 2010 – Adventure Victoria
Ready for the long weekend?
Well, I'm posting from my town this week and I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite touristy things to do in Melbourne. This is the tour that I take all my non-Melbournian relatives on when they visit and it never fails to impress.
What am I referring to?
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
It glides through the city streets and onto South Melbourne, St Kilda, Prahan and Malvern.
You're welcomed aboard by a friendly maitre d' and served by the friendliest waiters I've ever met. Although it's also open for lunch, we always go for the five course dinner in the evening. Prices range from $82.50 for lunch (4 courses + drinks), $77 for the early 3 course dinner to $121 for the 5 course late dinner.
Figured out why I love it so much?
Booze aside, the food is always sensational.
My favourite so far has been the cognac pate for an appetizer, heavenly kangaroo (sorry Skippy) with tomato chilli jam for an entree, macadamia chicken with pesto, a selection of cheeses served with pear, and white chocolate and passionfruit parfait with praline and raspberry coulis for dessert.
* swoons *
I love my food.
It's a great way to introduce people to Melbourne but make sure you book early, it's so popular that it's often difficult to get a reservation. The tram has all the modern conveniences you'd expect from a first-class restaurant (but no room for prams folk) with all the luxury and fittings from the period.
It departs from the Tramstop at Normanby Road near the Crown Casino.