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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’d make a fantastic team challenge for MasterChef, you should look into that!”. Never...

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 followed his heart to Melbourne, and we are very happy for him...

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, The Q Train has been pulled by QR Locomotive 1604 -1000HP Diesel Electric, owned by...

All Aboard

The latest and most unique addition to our local food and wine scene is ready to roll - yes roll! - this month. The Q Train is bringing six recently refurbished carriages, a team of award winning chefs and the region's best produce to The Bellarine...

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 glitch-fixes are happening as I type, with the intention of having our full 6 carriages ready for the 5th....

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 talented hand to painting his kitchen car, as you can see above! Greg...

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 car required a fair bit of work to get it back to its funky...

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 excitement with his friends and family, the seeds for The Q Train were planted, and grew...