Currently, The Q Train has three dining carriages, and two bars. Each dining carriage offers a unique experience for The Q Train’s patrons.When booking, we ask that you choose which dining option you would like.
The first of our carriages is called the Q Class Dining Car. Seating forty-four passengers on tables of two, four or six, this carriage is our main dining ‘room’. Diners in the Q Class Dining Car will experience The Q Train’s amazing six course degustation, and have the opportunity to enjoy beer, wine and cider from the finest local breweries and wineries. This is the only carriage to have six-seat tables, of which there are two. This carriage takes inspiration for its décor from the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.The second dining carriage on The Q Train is our Q Class Bar and Dining Car. This carriage provides the same excellent level of service as the Q Class Dining Car, however it also features its own bar, displaying heritage railway artefacts.
Like all of our carriages, the Q Class Bar and Dining Car can also be hired for your perfect private function, and is ideal for small groups up to twenty-eight.
Both of the Q Class dining cars provide fixed table seating for groups of two or four, and we have two tables that seat six on the Q Class Dining Car. Due to structure and space restrictions, there is no provision for moving tables and there is limited fixed space between the front of the table and the back of the chair. If your group is larger than four people, please call us to discuss your seating. If you have a booking for one, three, or five people, please note that your table may be shared by another small group.
What’s included in your Q Class journey:
We regret that our wine matching option is not available in Q Class due to the space and storage limitations on the train.
The most prestigious dining option on board The Q Train is the First Class Private Dining Car. Originally a first class sleeping car from Queensland’s famous Sunlander train, you will dine in your own private compartment. This intimate compartment, with seating for two, creates a unique, romantic atmosphere; ideal for that romantic treat, anniversary, birthday or special occasion. Currently, there are only seven compartments available on each train. First Class guests experience our delicious degustation menu, with matching wines.
What’s included in your First Class journey:
Make sure you wander through The Q Train and visit Club Loco, next to the Q Class Dining Car. This is not a dining car, it’s a unique 80s glam experience.
Built last century by Queensland Rail, it used to be the disco on the Sunlander in the 1980s.We rescued it from the scrap heap where it had sat forlornly for 20 years and here it is in all its retro glory, complete with dance floor and light show.There is no dining in Club Loco, but it has a fully stocked attended bar, and espresso coffee.
Come and check it out, have a drink and soak up the ambience. All our diners are encouraged to visit it as part of their experience on The Q Train.
The Q Train has been awarded an AGFG Readers Choice award for 2018 in the Modern Australian Category for the Geelong & The Bellarine Peninsula region.