Nestled in a little corner of the Kāpiti Coast – a 1952 Railway Carriage; a piece of Wellington’s Johnsonville Line rail history. Refurbished in Art Deco style to capture the atmosphere of yesteryear.

Owned and run by Chris Evans who has passion for days gone by; classic cars, cocktails, good food, good wine and good company.

Private functions for up to 20 guests. Lunch, High tea, Jazz night, Burger night and Cocktail evenings. Dinner – choose from a range of themed menus.


Come to the Blue Train for your special occasions –Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Graduations, Christmas, and mid-winter Christmas, Themed nights or just a big family get together

Menus can be designed to meet your specific needs or you can choose from our carefully selected menus.

This includes menus which reflect those enjoyed on some of the great train journeys of the world.

We operate a fully licensed Bar and can accommodate BYO.

We can organise to have your party collected by private bus hire and returned at the end of your function.

In addition we can arrange for musicians to compliment your function.

Meet the founder


Chris Evans has had over 30 magical years in the hospitality profession, this commenced in London’s’ Restaurants, Hotels and Theatres. Chris expanded his experiences seeking adventure in Europe, the USA and Asia prior to moving to New Zealand.

Chris has a passion for good food and Wine along with style and an enjoyment for life.

He is a great believer that the best ingredients for a great night is, the range of personalities the guests bring to the event.

Chris is committed to making your “Blue Train” experience a memorable one.