The Tramcar Restaurant: A Chardonnay And Shiraz Experience

Chardonnay And Shiraz Experience

A famous fleet of historical trams that have become the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining.

If you want a DINING experience…
And a Chardonnay and Shiraz WINE TASTING experience…
And a MOVING experience.
You’re in for an experience of a lifetime.
Come aboard The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, cruise the city streets of Melbourne, while dining on scrumptious dishes and sumptuous wines.

WHAT: A Chardonnay and Shiraz Experience 

WHEN: Sunday Lunch, 1st February from 1PM to 3:30PM

WHERE: All over Melbourne! Enjoy a mobile dining experience aboard The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

AVAILABILITY: Reserve your seat today! It’s literally “Going, going, going…”

RESERVATIONS: To book, please call 9695 4000



You’ve read about it. You’ve heard about it from friends and family.

But have YOU experienced a meal aboard The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant — The world’s first travelling tramcar dining experience? Now’s your chance!

Top Australian Wines brings a collection of its best Chardonnays and Shiraz wines. With every new chef-inspired course, you’ll enjoy yet another outstanding wine. Enjoy a variety of wines from Andraos Bros, Heathcote, Izway wineries, and more.  

Experience the best Melbourne has to offer while saving the best cuisine and wine we have to offer.

The food menu is as follows:

On Arrival

Hummus And Roasted Capsicum Dip — These homemade dips become the perfect starters to turn on your flavour jets.

Wine Match: Stefano Lubiana NV Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine (TAS)
The perfect blend of chardonnay and pinot a fruit-enhanced with depth of flavour. Exceptional from pour to nose to taste.

First Course

Duck Terrine — “My compliments to the chef.” That may be just what you say after enjoying this tender Confit Duck Terrine wrapped in Proscuitto, with a Wild Berry Relish and Cornichons.

Wine Match: 2012 Piano Piano “Sophie’s Block” Chardonnay (Beechworth, VIC)
“Piano, piano” translates to “Slowly, slowly” in Italian. And that’s just how this beautifully-balanced and impeccably well made chardonnay is meant to be enjoyed. Every sip, every nose… savoured.

Second Course

Smoked Tasmanian Salmon and Avocado Mousse —Flaky perfection in every bite. Dressed with Baby Capers, Red Onion and Tomato Salsa.

Wine Match: 2005 Golden Hawk Black Label Chardonnay by Andraos Bros (Sunbury, VIC)
A one-of-a-kind wine.Golden straw color, nose of melon, grapefruit, vanilla. Creamy and buttery notes on a crème brulee finish. Good acidity and very good length.

Third Course

Eye Fillet — A Victorian Farmed Eye Fillet Of Beef, this flavour-forward dish is paired with a Rosemary And Thyme Scallop Potato, fresh seasonal Vegetables, Onion Marmalade and Red Wine Jus.

Wine Match: 2012 Izway “Bruce” Shiraz (Barossa, SA)
Encapsulating all the beauty and flavour of the Barossa Valley, this is Izway’s first ever wine. A remarkable delectable Shiraz.

Fourth Course

Cheese Tasting Platter — Give your taste buds a grand finale… Exceptional local Cheeses matched with a Quince Paste, golden Crisp Water Crackers, and a Spiced Fruit Loaf.

Wine Match: 2010 Wild Duck Creek Springflat Shiraz (Heathcote, VIC)
The most popular variety of Heathcote wines and quite possible the most expensive (but worth every sip)… this complex Shiraz never disappoints.

There’s no question that The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant will move you.
But we’re pretty confident the incredible cuisine and extraordinary wines will move you too. In other words… Don’t Miss!

Reserve your seat today for this on-the-go Chardonnay and Shiraz Experience.


After The Event: Cabernet Yum Cha Lunch at David’s Restaurant, 18/10/14


All-you-can-eat yum cha sum combined with with 8 delicious cabernet varieties? Result: a great time had by all at David’s Restaurant on Saturday the 18th of October!

To refresh your memory, here’s the wine list:

1. 2008 GMH “The Vineyard Series” Cabernet Sauvignon (Adelaide Hills, SA)
2. 2004 Riverbank Cabernet (Swan Valley, WA)
3. 2008 Red Edge Cabernet Sauvignon (Heathcote, VIC)
4. 2009 Formby & Adams Leading Horse Cabernet Sauvignon (Langorne Creek, SA)
5. 2011 Redman Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra, SA)
6. 2013 Hentley Farm Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa, SA)
7. 2011 Two Hands Sexy Beast (Barossa, SA)
8. 2012 Cake Wines Cabernet Sauvignon (Limestone Coast, SA)

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After The Event – Rose & Pinot Noir Yum Cha Lunch at David’s Restaurant, 11/10/14


David’s Restaurant was witness to yet another successful Wine Tasting Event: eight rose & Pinot Noir wines coupled with the restaurant’s signature range of yum cha delicacies!

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2009 Bress “Gold Chook” Heathcote Shiraz

It had been a number of years since I visited Bress winery in Harcourt, Victoria and met the winemaker Adam Marks.  He was kind enough to show me around the winery and we did some barrel tastings and he gave me some wine to take home.
Today I decided to open one of those wines which is the 2009 Bress “Gold Chook” Heathcote Shiraz.
After allowing the wine to breathe in my Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru wine glass, the nose displays lovely plum, vanilla, oak and black fruit characters.
The nose flows onto the palate which is very well rounded and a nice hit of spice. I particularly enjoy the long finish of this wine as it hangs on. This is a smooth yet powerful wine and thoroughly enjoyed.

2009 Bress "Gold Chook" Heathcote Shiraz