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Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
50/50 thoughts on this place

we enjoyed the meal there (Groove Train in Bendigo), the staff were pleasant and helpful, place was clean etc. The only thing against was that we were expecting a "posh" restaurant because it was for a special occasion, and it wasn't really so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Beryl12015
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Werribee, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Werribee, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

we enjoyed the meal there (Groove Train in Bendigo), the staff were pleasant and helpful, place was clean etc. The only thing against was that we were expecting a "posh" restaurant because it was for a special occasion, and it wasn't really so.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We arrived with 2 adults and 2 kids to order some drinks after shopping. We were ignored by the numerous floor staff and then had to call the waiter over to place an order. There were 4 occupied tables and more than one staff per table. We got 2 ice coffee and 2 ice chocolate, this took almost 10 mins.... More 

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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

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 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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  • Address: Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

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