TASTE OF THE Q TRAIN
With rolling lockdowns and size restrictions we have changed your experience a little bit.
So we can keep operating and have you enjoy The Q Train we have come up with our new experience “A Taste of The Q Train”
A Taste of The Q Train is a return 1.5-hour Journey from Queenscliff to Suma Park return, and includes:
- Dining alongside the beautiful Swan Bay
- A delicious 3 course “Taste of The Q Train” Lunch.
- A table in either Q Class (buying your own beverages), OR First Class, including drink matching with each course.
Your Dining Journey Onboard The Q Train
Join us for a 3 course taste of the beautiful Bellarine
Your journey onboard Australia’s only rail restaurant commences at the picturesque Queenscliff Railway Station. It’s important to arrive at least 15 minutes early, because we cannot wait if you’re late.
Our friendly staff will welcome you on board quite soon after arrival, as we need to minimise mingling on the platform. You’ll be shown to one of The Q Train’s restored Dining Cars. If the restrictions on the day of travel include mask wearing indoors, we’ll ask you to pop that on then, too.
Once comfortably on board, we invite you to relax whilst perusing our beverage list. The Q Train proudly only offers local, independent wines, beers and ciders from the Bellarine and across Geelong and the Otways. Is your heart set on your ‘usual’? Don’t worry, our staff are trained to recommend a locally owned and made equivalent that we bet you’ll like even better!
Sit back, relax and enjoy
As only The Q Train can take you on a Swan Bay adventure
As the train whistle sounds your journey begins, travelling along the beautiful Bellarine Railway, offering views of Swan Bay. Your first course will be served soon after departure.
Due to the current restrictions, we are asking you to stay in your seats between the set courses of our A Taste of The Q Train Menu. While you can’t explore the other carriages, you can read about them in the information booklet which you can qr scan on your device. Feel free to ask any of our staff about the rich history of our train, our locomotives or the renovation journey.
The Q Train will pause at Suma Park, where we encourage you to stretch your legs. Your journey and second course will be served as we travel and stop alongside beautiful Swan Bay.
Unique. Delicious. Exciting.
A wonderful scenic lunch you'll never forget.
The Taste of The Q Train runs for approximately 1.5 hours. As The Q Train closes its return journey into Queenscliff Railway station, the staff will make their way around the train to make sure you enjoyed your trip;.
The waiters are keen to meet your every need; simply ask for any information regarding the train or surroundings and we can guarantee they will know the answer. We also have booklets on each table which are full of information on the train, the menu and our local suppliers.
The Q Train has a toilet in each carriage, however they cannot be used when the train is stationary. There are also toilets at every station.
Bookings are essential. Click below to book your Taste of The Q Train journey.
Because your safety is important to us
Rest assured we have frequent schedules for cleaning and sanitising, and all surfaces and touch points throughout the train are cleaned and sanitised frequently.
You will notice fewer guests, strict seating arrangements, and signage displaying allowable guest numbers and new hygiene protocols. Paper items are single-use. We are currently preferring bills are settled via EFTPOS, and our machines are sanitised between uses. 70% alcohol gel hand sanitiser is provided at the restaurant entrance and at each table. The air conditioning in our carriages is not the typical recirculatory air conditioning systems. Rather, we use a negative pressure system for air conditioning, which brings in outside air from one end of the carriage, and expels it at the other end. This is similar to what is used in the aviation industry.
Team members are not permitted to be at work while showing signs of illness. The health of every team member is monitored and recorded via daily health checks.