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Bluetrain

$$ - $$$
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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Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Atmosphere, view, staff and food were impressive. My fiancée had the Five spice Pork Belly with bok choy, celeriac purée and seared scollops at $32 and I the Double Trouble burger at $24. Food was well presented and the flavour was impressive. You can choose to sit inside or outside with views of the Yarra River. The Bluetrain in Southgate... More 

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Thank Steve P
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service great, food great, staff great. Never disappoints and just love the atmosphere, its why I keep coming back.

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

Hello Nunawad, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback - we really appreciate it! It's great to hear that our team upheld our high standards and made your experience with us so enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Bluetrain :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 7 of us and we all enjoyed the food. Great service and good portions. We'll be back when next in Melbourne!

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Thank Cheesecake19
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hi Cheesecake19, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We hope to see you again next time you're in Melbourne! Bluetrain :) More 

Canandaigua, United States
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567 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This review is based on drinks only. I stopped by here while waiting for my wife to get her nails done. This is a very bright and upbeat place. They play loud hip hop (?) music which isn't my favorite but I'm old (57). The bartender was slow but made the best Bloody Mary I've ever had. Glad I stopped... More 

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Thank William S
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hi William, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving us a review. It's great to hear that Millie provided you with the best Bloody Mary you've ever had! Be sure to swing by on a Thursday and make the most of our fantastic cocktail deals! Thanks again, Bluetrain More 

Perth, Australia
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703 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has lost it's panache. It's now old and dated. The service wasn't crash hot and the food was average. It has a lovely view of the city but the food is overpriced.

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Thank Merilyn_S_12
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hi Merilyn, Here at Bluetrain all feedback is valuable and welcomed, so thank you for providing us with a review. Bluetrain boasts to have one of the prime locations and views on Southbank overlooking the Yarra and the city skyline. Our prices are a reflection of the quality produce we use in all of our dishes and are competitive for... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently visited Bluetrain with a group of friends and I have to admit that it had certainly gave a great first impression. Not only does it have a very nice atmosphere for guests to dine in, great quality meals were served (and adequately fast too despite their busy dining hall), and the service was great and attentive to the customer's... More 

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

Hello StudentGourmet, Cheers for leaving us this awesome review. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit, and we'll look forward to your return! Thanks again, Bluetrain :) More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We vusited yesterday and had a good experience. We're regulars down South Bank but had never noticed the signs for Bluetrain, however our friends suggested it. We ordered the pork ribs - very soft and melted off the bone and the 'we're not in kansas anymore' chicken burger - also very good. The service was excellent, attentive, quick and very... More 

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Thank jojackson1920
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hello Jo, It is much appreciated you taking the time to leave us a terrific review, also great to hear that your friends suggested us! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Bluetrain :) More 

Naracoorte, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends and a great meal. Variety of food pizza burger and ribs and all was great and good size. Service was good and very prompt. Nice location aswell

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Thank travel_bug8287
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Travel_bug8287, Thank you greatly for an all round positive review - very much appreciated!! We're glad to hear everything was great for you when you came to visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Bluetrain :) More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Blue Train (a long time semi- regular haunt) with a friend fri 30th Dec 2016 for lunch. Lovely experience, good food, attentive service, nice ambience. So made a point of taking family visiting from Rockhampton Qld thurs 9th jan 2017. Appalling experience!!!! 3 or 4 bar staff ignored us (including one doing a silly dance to amuse her colleagues)... More 

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Thank Carol B
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I'm sorry to hear that your second visit to us wasn't up to our usual high standard that you experienced on your first visit. Unfortunately it is clear that our staff, in this instance, had a clear oversight of your needs. Bluetrain prides itself on our diverse... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Attended early evening for a feed, staff were every helpful in suggesting share plates for me and my partner, food was great staff were fantastic and accommodating.

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Thank rachelmC6059OI
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hey Rachel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a fantastic review! Our taste and grazing plates are a very popular choice, they make for a great social experience - perfect for intimate dates or larger parties! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks 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$30
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, 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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