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The Groove Train

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Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great for groups!

Our group of 18 was fabulously catered for. They were ready for us. Allowed us to keep a tab and sort out money later. The staff were very attentive and prompt... But best of all the food suited everyone :) everyone got something they wanted to eat (big menu) and everyone said the food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
shirley b
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melbourne
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Our group of 18 was fabulously catered for. They were ready for us. Allowed us to keep a tab and sort out money later. The staff were very attentive and prompt... But best of all the food suited everyone :) everyone got something they wanted to eat (big menu) and everyone said the food was excellent. We had pizza and... More 

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BRISBANE
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47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Dont know if I have the right Groove Train but the one at Docklands in Victoria was very good. We went for a late lunch after sight seeing and had the Couc cous & lamb & crunchy Bruschetta to share and a beer each. The food was excellant and the service very friendly Thank you

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My friend and I go to The Groove Train most Thursday evenings for coffee and cake or chips. The service is great, the food and coffee is always spot on and the atmosphere is relaxing. There is outside seating that's my only downfall as smokers sit there when the law comes in no smoking it will be almost perfect. It's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went to this restaurant with some friends and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was very tasty and the place was clean. The staff were friendly and all in all it was a good experience. I would go back and recommend this place... ~David

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Spur of the moment visit, we decided to drop in for the Lunch time pizza special. The restaurant itself is quite appealing to the eye. We were greeted by what appeared to be the manager? He promptly sat us down and gave us the full listing of drinks and food. Ordered our drinks for our pizza while giving us a... More 

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Saratoga
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Groove Train (Queen St) is a really great place for dinner. The food was delicious and you had great portions. You do not need a starter (if you want one i advise sharing meals as they are huge!). The costs are what you would expect to pay for a meal in the city. The staff were friendly and accommodating.... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The groove train has an extensive menu. So much to choose from and a mixed cuisine of food the taste buds can confuse and not ideal to share. I like to have a good theme when i done, but you can have pasta or pizza or an Asian platter or a Greek lamb. The options suit the basic tastebuds. Not... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I visited the Groove Train in the last few days, we were attracted to it because of the happy hour on drinks. The restaurant was quiet there were only a couple of tables occupied which was strange for a Saturday evening. We were served by two different servers and both were rude, I waited over 15 minutes for drinks both... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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553 reviews 553 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Came here with my husband and friend for lunch. My husband ordered the chicken parma which he really enjoyed. My friend ordered the carbonara pasta which was very good and I had the salmon sandwich which was incredible. The waitress was very nice and attentive. While eating my sandwich, I found a little piece of rope or something in it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Love the burgers at Groove Train, food is always good, prices are fair, service is good. If you are looking for a reasonable meal, and have the time to sit down and eat then this is the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: South Melbourne

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