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Bluetrain

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Southbank
Contemporary, Australian, Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Southbank | Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9696 0111
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11:00 - 23:00
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Broadbeach, Australia
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking required or risk a long wait. Even though they were really busy, the food arrived fairly quickly. Good service. Good selection and even a children's menu. Food was ok but perhaps being our first time, we made poor choices.

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Melbourne, Australia
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682 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent experience at Blue Train showed me tables may be booked for groups after all, but the standard of service and food did not really impress. There were six in the group, who had been to an early concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre and wanted an affordable meal. Not many places in the area are open on Monday... More 

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Bamganie
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bluetrain's menu has something for most people. Ranging from light meals, tapas and pizzas right up to a substantal dish. Good value for money. Quirky atmosphere and good view over Southbank to the Yarra River.

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Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Thanks Cheryl for your lovely review. We have a great variety of dishes to cater for everyone's taste! We hope to see you again soon! Bluetrain :) More 

Montrose, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined on a Monday evening and restaurant was pretty quiet. Food arrived quickly and was just okay. Service was adequate but could have come with a few smiles. The view over the river was great but Bluetrain not good enough to tempt me back again.

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Thank mytripUK
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hi mytripUK, Thanks for leaving us a review. Sorry to hear our food and service wasn't up to our usual high standard! We'd love you to give Bluetrain a second chance. Bluetrain. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Bluetrain several times and my impression each time has been the same. Being in the Southgate complex the location next to the river and Arts Centre is excellent. Inside it has an expensive fit out. In fact it looks so expensive I'd assumed it was a chain restaurant. The place has always been very busy. Music... More 

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Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hello Bontempi2, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate and take on board all feedback given. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Bluetrain. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went here before the Adele concert and all 4 of us ordered something different. My burger (kanas corn chip crumbed chicken) was with out a doubt the best burger I have had. Other meals also rated very high by the people I was with. Friendly staff, quick service and not breaking the bank. Sits up on level 3 so... More 

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Perth, Australia
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374 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Recently visited Melbourne for a Sales Conference and dinner was organised for about 40 of us at the Blue Train. I thought it would probably be average however I was pleasantly surprised. I had the seafood pasta which was very good and the seafood was plentiful and appeared fresh and not pre-frozen. Colleagues had the lamb/beef ragout which they said... More 

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Thank Aussies10
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

G'day Aussies10, Thank you so much for your review! It's great to hear everyone in your party enjoyed their food, our huge capacity is fantastic for hosting large functions with the options of set menus or from our a la Carte menu! Be sure to swing by next time you're in the city! Cheers, Bluetrain :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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265 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We met our Norwegian friends for a bite of lunch and a catch up. Shared a Mediterranean Plate with my partner, they shared a Plowerman's Platter. Both were good. Our plate offered pulled lamb, cheeses, pickled vegetables and chutney all served with plenty of flatbread. All reasonably priced, great for the middle of the day. You find it upstairs at... More 

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Thank Elsie J
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hallo Elsie, Thank you for your wonderful review! It's great that you enjoyed our sharing platters, the Mediterranean Platter is one of our best sellers! Hope to see you again. Takk skal du ha, Bluetrain :) More 

Perth, Western Australia
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295 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

5 star dining overlooking the Yarra this place is not but for a relaxed reasonably priced late lunch on a Sunday afternoon with friends from Melbourne we were very happy with the choice Bluetrain offers a wide menu selection from pizza to burgers to fish to pasta and many others. A children's menu is also available. I thoroughly enjoyed my... More 

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Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hi tranzactnow, We are indeed a relaxed family friendly restaurant with a wide variety of dishes to cater for everyone's tastes! :) Our bathrooms our a big hit with our guests! Hope to see you again soon! Bluetrain More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We didn't eat just popped in for drinks before moving on. The selection of beers were good and at the right price point. They offered us a window table which was booked for diners who were due to arrive 3/4 of an hour later. This offered us views over the river. Very nice ambience and decor .Top marks to the... More 

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Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hey Sweeneys! We have a great selection of local and imported beers on our 14 ice cold taps! Come in and join us for happy hour Monday to Friday 4pm-7pm! Happy to hear you enjoyed our Yarra and city views! See you again, Bluetrain! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 29
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian, Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Southbank | Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9696 0111
Description
Bluetrain has been "Melbourne's meeting place" for over 20 years, where thousands have passed through their doors and enjoyed a definitively Bluetrain experience. Re-launching in 2013 in a new location with a fresh Aussie fusion menu by new head chef Jay Sinclair and exciting new dining spaces, Bluetrain offers an ideal casual dining location to enjoy a selection of grazing plates, pizzas, pastas, burgers and dishes off the char-grill. The new dedicated bar with its 16 ice cold taps of beer will keep any beer enthusiast satisfied. A huge array of beverages are available ranging from quality spirits, wines and champagnes all meticulously chosen to compliment your dining experience. Skilled bar staff provide a range of traditional cocktails not to mention Bluetrain's original "cityloop" cocktails.

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