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10 Quirky and Unusual Dining Experiences in Melbourne

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Updated: 5 October 2017
Melbourne is home to an incredible array of restaurants including quite a few quirky dining experiences that are anything but typical. From tramcars to suspended tables, underwater events and theatrical dinners, these are the most unusual foodie experiences in Melbourne.
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Colonial Tram Car Restaurant

The first of its kind, the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is an elegant dining experience unique to Melbourne. Behold the sights as you comfortably cruise around the city while enjoying a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines from the all-inclusive bar. Choose between the luncheon four course meal, early dinner three course meal and late dinner five course meal as well as pre-theatre dining.

Tram Stop 125 Normanby Road, South Melbourne VIC Australia +61 3 9695 4000

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Dinner in the Sky

Hoisted 50 meters into the air, Dinner in the Sky is the most suspenseful gourmet experience in the world. Those at Soundwave 2012 will remember it as the Ele[V]ator. The dangling dinner table seats 22 people along with the chef, sommelier and waiting team who stand in the centre ensuring your experience is of the highest quality. Dinner in the Sky not only hosts events but can also be booked for private parties.

Secret Foodies

If you love spontaneity and great food, then purchase a ticket to Secret Foodies. The surprise culinary event takes place in a mystery location only disclosed via text on the day of the event. Launched in 2010, Secret Dinner hosts themed events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. From warehouses to restaurants, rooftops and laneways, you never know where you’ll be sent or what cuisine you’ll have the pleasure of tasting.

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Puffing Billy Steam and Cuisine Train

Experience Puffing Billy in style on board the daily Steam & Cuisine Luncheon. The charming three hour journey has you seated within the heritage dining carriages and features a three course meal or natter platter and local Yarra Valley wines. Along the way, you’ll see the iconic Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge and you’re even invited to disembark and explore the picturesque Emerald Lake before relaxing with dessert and a cuppa as you return to Belgrave Station.

1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC Australia +61 3 9757 0700

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