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  • May 21, 2021

    Breweries from Geelong & The Bellarine Bring Home Gold

    Given how well our local breweries performed at the AIBAs, it’s no surprise we only serve beer from Geelong, Bellarine & The Otways.

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  • November 12, 2020

    Our Summer Plans

    Hello Melbourne! Hello Regional Victoria! Maybe even a few interstate friends?! It’s so nice to see you again. I know you guys are excited the restrictions are easing across the

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  • September 17, 2020

    See you in COVID normal (whenever that may be….)

    First up, let’s say “Well done Regional Victoria!”  Now we're at Step 3 out of lockdown. However, that doesn't mean that The Q Train is going to be opening up straight away

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  • March 27, 2020

    COVID-19 – Our response

    Hi there! I hope you’re safe and well, and are staying at home. We all need to play our part in order to flatten the curve; ensuring that our ICU beds don’t get overwhelmed, an

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  • March 17, 2020

    Statement from CEO in regard to COVID-19

    It is with a heavy heart that I have to confirm what you no doubt have seen coming: we need to temporarily close our doors. This is the socially responsible decision, as we all nee

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  • March 5, 2020

    Celebrating & preserving our remarkable region

    When we began the journey of The Q Train, our first and foremost priority was (and still is) to showcase the magnificent Bellarine.  From its local producers to the pristin

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  • February 21, 2020

    Welcome to the Family

    Isn’t she a beauty!  Weighing 130 tonne and with a height of 12ft, The Q Train are thrilled to announce that the 3620 Locomotive Engine will be join

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  • February 5, 2020

    A Romantic Journey

    This Valentine’s Day we’re setting the scene, pouring the bubbles, serving up a decadent feast and taking you and your loved one on a romantic journey.  Climb aboard

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  • January 22, 2020

    Meet The Makers

    The Q Train is proud to be a family business and as such, one of our primary goals is to support other local family businesses and showcase their produce for what it is, the region

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  • December 16, 2019

    The gift of The Q Train

    Fine dining complemented by a shifting landscape of spectacular views and scenery. Here at The Q Train we present an experience like no other. Never before has Australia seen a her

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  • October 11, 2019

    New Year’s Eve – Roll into the roaring twenties

    When & Where: Tuesday 31st December 6-9pm The Q Train Queenscliff to Drysdale return. Then 9pm til midnight at Whisky Bar at the Brewhouse. What: TQT degustation. Free Beer, W

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  • September 20, 2019

    Grand Final Weekend on The Q Train

    It’s that time of year again. Cars are adorned with flags, our social media feeds are full of ‘us vs them’ memes, and there is seemingly nothing else on the radio

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  • July 4, 2019

    MasterChef onboard The Q Train

    Two years ago, just before we started service, Andrew Bridger (one of the owners – and a long time MasterChef fan!) said to our Marketing Coordinator Emma that “I think that we

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  • June 14, 2019

    What an exciting Autumn!

    Wow, what an exciting Autumn we’ve had on board The Q Train! In March we sadly said goodbye and good luck to Greg Egan, who had been our Head Chef since we opened. He followe

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  • June 4, 2019

    Welcome 1107!

    How many restaurants in Australia own and operate their own train with its own locomotive? Only one in Australia that we know of– The Q Train! For our first year of operation, Th

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  • June 3, 2019

    Scotchmans Hill on the Rails

    On Friday 31st of May The Q Train welcomed on board Scotchmans Hill’s Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett. Robin had carefully chosen wines to match each course of The Q Train’s Aut

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  • March 19, 2019

    Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2019

    Our Award Winning Restaurant on Rails The Q Train was very excited to be part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in 2019. Legendary Chef Teage Ezard joined us for A Moveable F

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  • September 28, 2017

    One week to go!

    The Q Train will officially commence service on Thursday October 5th, after months of preparation. To say we’re excited is an understatement! Last minute refurbishments and glitc

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  • August 15, 2017

    Welcome aboard, Greg Egan!

    We at The Q Train are delighted to welcome our Head Chef, Greg Egan. Greg has joined us this week, and is already hard at work meeting suppliers, menu planning and even turning a t

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  • June 5, 2017

    Sleeper to Diner? More like dawn to dusk labour!

    The Q Class Dining Car where you will enjoy your degustation event started its life as a sleeping car on “The Sunlander”, a long distance passenger rail service operated by Que

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  • April 15, 2017

    Club Loco Bar Car Revamp!

    This carriage sat forlorn and unloved, covered in graffiti behind the Ipswich Railway Workshops for 15 years until rescued by The Q Train. As you can see, the interior of this bar

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  • March 8, 2017

    Our journey begins……and it’s a long one!

    The rail grapevine spreads wide, and when we heard about Queensland Rail selling several of its Sunlander carriages, we couldn’t resist going up to have a look-see. Sharing his e

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