Historical information

Set of documents associated with the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant that commenced operations in 1982 and ceased in 2018 due to dispute with Yarra Trams over the safety of the tramcars. It was a very popular operation. See reference for further details.
Item 1 - notes the September 1984 Tourism Award, item 2 and 3 are promotional pamphlets.

The Museum has other similar documents from different dates in its collection.


Yields information about the Tramcar Restaurant operation in Melbourne.

Physical description

Set of three documents, full colour on gloss paper, for the "The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant", Melbourne.
1 - Menu - full dinner four course menu, including logos. On the rear is a brief history of Melbourne tramways and the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant itself. Has contact details.
2 - pamphlet with 442 on front cover, advertising the restaurant, the food, seating plan, departure point and the availability of the tramcar.
3 - pamphlet promoting group bookings, general information, contact details including telex and fax numbers. Gives prices from Jan. 1988 and times.