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$$ - $$$, , Italian
Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Southbank | Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9696 0111
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (77 reviews)
“pulled lamb” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Contemporary, Australian, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Southbank | Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Out with girlfriends for a Xmas get together. Took ages to get even a first drink has to find the wait staff. Wine took over 20 minutes to come as apparently they had ran out of glasses. One hour for food to arrive. One over...More

Thank NikkiMcN500
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined at BlueTrain on several occasions now and have always had excellent service and delicious food. We have instigated group meetups and found the staff to be completely focused on ensuring everyone has a positive experience. All our friends that we have taken...More

Thank 123elizabethm2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a table of 14 friends visit for dinner last night, the restaurant was very busy but the service was still excellent. Orders were taken promptly and drinks and meals delivered without a long wait. I had the chicken which was delicious, the seafood platter...More

Thank MelJ888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for lunch in September food not very good 3 meals 3 drinks 1 wine 1 beer 1 soft drink bill over 100 dollars my husband had risotto just ok my daughter had pork meet ball horrible she could not eat them I had mussles...More

Thank trezj13
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Trezj13, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, all of our guests feedback is really important to us. Sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to our usual high standards. Bluetrain

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, service and food. I had a delicious seafood pasta with a couple of glasses of Prosecco, followed by a delicious cheesecake.

Thank Annie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out of street sight and very busy for Lunch but service excellent, meals cooked and delivered in time and attention paid to needs. Great selection of meal varieties, beers and wines. Screened from any adverse weather.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Food is good. Service was a little slow even though thd restaurant was not full at that time. I would recommend the seafood linguini.

Thank Aley07
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Aley07, Sorry to hear the service wasn't up to our usual high standard when you visited us, however we are very happy that you enjoyed your Seafood Linguini! Hope to see you again soon! Bluetrain

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch and everything worked, the food was good, staff are organised and professional. Would definitely go back when in Melbourne again

Thank scottmcgavin
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Scott, Fantastic to hear you enjoyed having lunch at Bluetrain! We would love for you to visit us again when you're next in Melbourne! Bluetrain :)

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks Elliot and team, we appreciated the great service. Great lamb pizza! Pizza had a lovely crispy base, lamb was not overdone and the sauce was great. Location of the restaurant is great if you are out in Southbank.More

Thank David W
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David! Thank you for leaving us a great review! Our lamb pizza is one of our most popular items on our menu and guests always comment on how tasty it is! I will pass on your thanks to Elliott and the rest of the...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

You may have changed premises but that is the only thing that has changed! you are still a super family restaurant to dine at with a great menu for adults and children. Fantastic prices and delicious cocktails!More

Thank LizandMattJ
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Evening Liz and Matt, Thank you for your lovely review! Its great to hear that you love our new premises as much as our previous one! Being a family friendly venue is really important to us and we hope the little ones enjoy coming to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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