Melbourne Cruising Restaurant for 3 hours including food & beverages

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5.04 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Premium dining experience on a 3 hour cruise
Great views of Melbourne by night
Delicious 4 course dinner
A selections of wines, beers and basic spirits
Reflection of the cities cosmopolitan culture
A personalized service and attention to detail

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Enjoy one of Melbourne's most unique dining experiences with a delicious 4 course meal aboard the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant as it winds its way along the calm waters of the Yarra River past the glowing city lights of Melbourne! Over the course of 3 hours, you'll enjoy freshly-prepared food as well as a number of included beverages - both alcoholic and soft drinks - for the duration of your cruise included in the price of admission. Seeing Melbourne city at night provides an entirely new viewpoint on the skyline, which you'll be able to view from either the expansive viewing windows indoors or outside on the viewing deck.

Enjoy a tantalising tasting platter to start, then follow it up with your choice of several mains including chicken, fish, beef, lamb and a vegetarian option to ensure all tastes are covered. Indulge your sweet tooth with a selection of mini desserts, then cap everything off with a lovely cheese platter consisting of a number of Aussie cheeses, crackers, fruit and nuts. Ideal for both celebrating special occasions or simply for a classy and relaxing night out, this Melbourne dinner cruise is one of the more special ways to dine out in Victoria's capital.


What you need to know

  • 3 hour Melbourne Dinner Cruise
  • 4 course gourmet dinner
  • Beverages including premium selection of red and white wines, sparkling wines, beer and basic spirits
  • Hotel transfers
  • Enjoy a spectacular 4 course gourmet dinner prepared fresh on board
  • Includes all beverages, including premium table wines, sparkling wines, beer and basic spirits
  • With a stunning background of colours and lights, delight in a fashionable fusion of international dishes and fine Australian wines, a reflection of the cosmopolitan culture that is Melbourne
  • Tours depart on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7.30pm and return at 10.30pm from the Southbank Promenade, BERTH 1
  • Please arrive by 7.15pm to commence boarding (Late arrival will not be accommodated)
  • Cruise will depart from Southbank Promenade, BERTH 1
  • Please click [here]( for a map
Sample Menu
  • Entrée Tasting Platter
  • Lamb Kofta served with minted yoghurt (GF)
  • Peking Duck on a bed of garden salad (GF)
  • Seafood Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF)
  • Main (choice of one per guest)
  • Chargrilled Chicken Breast with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)
  • Baked barramundi fillet, cooked with ginger and lime, dressed in a curried coconut veloute
  • Chargrilled Beef Eye Fillet cooked “medium” with a port wine jus, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)
  • Portuguese Lamb Shank served upon mash potato with a confit of vegetables (GF)
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Entrée: Ratatouille Filo Parcel served with goats cheese and salad (V)
  • Main: Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa, topped with melted cheese (V) (GF)
  • Dessert Tasting Platter
  • Selection of mini desserts
  • Cheese Tasting Platter
  • Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers
  • Tea, Coffee & Chocolates
  • Port or Liqueur (available upon request during Tea & Coffee service)
  • Beverages
  • Premium selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines
  • Selection of Beers & a range of Spirits
  • Soft Drinks & Orange Juice
Additional Information
  • Main Course selection must be chosen per person at time of booking
  • Cruises path is determined by weather and tidal conditions and may be altered on the day
  • Menu selections must be selected at the time of booking or will be selected on your behalf by operator
  • The Cruising Restaurant may sometimes operate on the Yarra Countess and the Yarra Empress, depending on demand, weather, major events, river closures, and tides
  • A mobile contact number must be provided at the time of booking
  • Guest must call 48 hours beforehand to reconfirm details of their cruise (complete tour operator details will appear on your tour confirmation voucher)
  • Vessel subject to change without notice
  • Minimum age of 2 years old
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

54 reviews

Had an amazing experience on the cruise. Dinner was fantastic and the cruise team were easygoing and very helpful.

I purchased the tickets for my brother and his partner, but due to Covid, they weren’t able to make it. I had to swap the gift with my husband's birthday present, and although it’s not something my husband would have chosen to do, he still enjoyed it. Had an amazing experience on the cruise. Dinner was fantastic and the cruise team were easygoing and very helpful. The night was perfect with amazing weather. The sunset and the night scene were majestic. Definitely recommend this to family and friends.

Zahra Jobson 6 months ago

Warm boat on a very cool evening. Terrific service and a great choice of meals.

Warm boat on a very cool evening. Terrific service and a great choice of meals. The ambience is great. Good boarding spot and very smooth sailing. Staff accommodated us by taking family photos and were very attentive and careful with the food with two of our party who had coeliac disease.

Rosemary Cussen 6 months ago

The first time my partner and I have tried this. She has always wanted to go and so we did it.

The first time my partner and I have tried this. She has always wanted to go and so we did it. The food was very good better than I expected and complimented with unlimited alcohol how could you go wrong? The staff were very attentive and well-mannered. The only fault and this is very minor would be the route we take. Maybe we can’t go the other way on the Yarra and so we have to go that way. But then again that’s a very minor one.

Calvin D'Monte 6 months ago