Showcasing seasonal local produce
Welcome aboard The Q Train.
The Q Train is an award winning restaurant that travels along the historic Bellarine Railway between Drysdale and Queenscliff.
Australia’s PREMIER
Showcasing Local Food, Wine, Beer and Cider

Never before has Australia seen a heritage rail line used for showcasing local food, wine, beer and cider. We’re inviting locals and visitors alike to come aboard our restored carriages and enjoy a gastronomical journey unlike anything else you have experienced. In 2019, Australian MasterChef were wowed by the experience and hosted a team challenge episode on board The Q Train!

We are serving local produce on every journey from the comfort of our refurbished dining cars; providing every customer with a delicious rail journey, and unique views of Swan Bay and the Bellarine.

Wine and dine in style with The Q Train.

What is a degustation menu?

The Q Train serves our seasonal multi-course degustation. A degustation is great way for restaurants to take their guests on a culinary journey. (A metaphorical journey – not all restaurants are on wheels!) With a number of smaller courses, guests can try many different flavours and combinations that, while being quite different from each other, all tie together as well. Sometimes degustations are called “tasting menus” or “chefs selections” or “feed me menus”.

Catch the ferry from either Docklands or Sorrento

With ferries arriving into both Portarlington and Queenscliff, The Q Train will organise transport from the ferry terminals to the train station, so diners can just relax.

Diners will then experience The Q Train’s amazing degustation, featuring local Bellarine produce, in The Q Train’s refurbished carriages. The train will travel a return journey towards Queenscliff or Drysdale with views of Swan Bay and local scenery.

After lunch, you’ll be transported back to the ferry where you can sail to Docklands or Sorrento whilst dreaming of your wonderful meal and your next visit.

View the journey with our happy snaps and videos
Have a browse through our photo or video gallery and then come and experience a train journey you’ll never forget. We look forward to welcoming you!
Unique. Delicious. Exciting.
Give a gift unlike any other with a gift card from The Q Train. Give a loved one a night they won’t forget with a gift card for The Q Train. They are valid for 3 years from the purchase date. An electronic gift card and a tax invoice will be emailed immediately to the purchaser. If you would like a hard copy of your gift card, we can post gift cards at an additional cost. Please select this option when checking out.
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  • Passport770265
    5 star rating
    08/03/2020 - TripAdvisor

    We did the first class dinner and rail trip. Absolutely outstanding our waiter was spot on, the whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. Will do it again. The 7 course degustation menu along with wine or beer selection spot on.

  • debra s
    5 star rating
    15/01/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Nice to see an experience of this kind supports its local community. We went first class so we had our own carriage and I know from speaking to other passengers that they said if they went again they would take the 1st class option. Good wine on board and somellier so overall a really good experience.

  • Fatimma2015
    5 star rating
    18/12/2019 - TripAdvisor

    FIne dining in a different way. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and informative. I would recommend this experience. We went on a overcast day but it didn't disappoint.I would love to go again soon for the lunch experience.The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing

  • N8805LJmarym
    5 star rating
    12/12/2019 - TripAdvisor

    What a marvellous experience it was to travel by train from Drysdale to Queenscliff on the Q Train. The degustation cuisine was delicious and was sourced from local produce. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine, which was also sourced from local wineries. We can’t recommend this experience highly enough. A big thank you to the staff, who greeted us and looked after us.

  • KerryM21
    5 star rating
    17/10/2019 - TripAdvisor

    An outstanding experience. Beautiful degustation lunch on a leisurely train ride with wines, beers or non-alcoholic beverages. Excellent service and truly outstanding food and wine.

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