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The Q Train serves up vintage dining cart glamour

Stuck for a romantic date night or weekend getaway idea? The Q Train on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula has opened six refurbished carriages (once used on Queensland’s The Sunlander) for a journey that brings back a bit of the glamour of rail travel. Collecting guests three times...

Six Reasons to Visit Drysdale

The Q Train offers a luxurious four-hour, slow lunch or dinner on board refurbished rail dining cars travelling between Drysdale and Queenscliff. The six-course degustation menu is based on local producers such as beef from Sage Farm and smoked trout from Bellarine Smokehouse prepared by the...

Local produce celebrated in unique dining experience

LOCAL produce is the star of the dining car aboard a new travelling restaurant in a restored Sunlander Rail train on the Bellarine Peninsula. The Q Train opened in October last year and runs Thursday to Saturday weekly, serving a six-course meal of local food and...

Labor of love serves up gourmet train dining on The Bellarine

MORE than a decade ago, train enthusiast Andrew Bridger started keeping tabs on some Queensland Sunlander coaches due to be retired from service. Then operated by Queensland Rail, the long-distance passenger service ran between Brisbane and the state’s far north from the 1950s until 2014. As president...

Restaurant right on track

IT was full steam ahead last week for the launch of the Bellarine Peninsula’s latest tourism drawcard, with the Q train upper-class rail restaurant attracting more than 100 diners. The opening weekend was declared a roaring success by organisers, with business manager Marie Claire Trotter saying...

The Q Train Journey Delights

Drysdale was buzzing Saturday night the 23rd of September with the launch of The Q Train, a progressive dinner train serving a 6 course degustation menu. The menu is complemented with local produce from farms and suppliers of the region. “A true complement to the...