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Bluetrain

$$ - $$$, , Italian
| Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9696 0111
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (84 reviews)
“pulled lamb” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Australian, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
| Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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191 - 200 of 583 reviews

Reviewed January 12, 2016

I was escorted without a word to my seat. I was not asked if I had any preference but as a single diner I was taken to a seat next to a rough wood wall. The menu plonked onto the table without a word. A...More

Thank 1Sussexgal
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2016

Evening, Thank you for your review. We take our diners feedback seriously as we strive to improve our customer experience. Kind Regards, Bluetrain

Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Bluetrain is a Melbourne institution, but it's this new version that moved across the hall at Southbank a short while ago which has been lifted it from quirky and tired to funky and slick. Beautifully fitted out and with a fabulously updated menu, this the...More

Thank Eat_by_Cal
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2016

Hi There, Thank you for your review. So glad to hear you enjoy your visits to Bluetrain. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers Bluetrain

Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful Sunday afternoon, no booking, and a group of 12 including three children! Despite being rather busy we were promptly offered seating on the balcony offering us fantastic views over the Yarra and Flinders Street station. Just as quickly the children were given colouring...More

Thank Karen M
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2016

Hi there Karen, Appreciate your review. So glad you enjoyed your Sunday afternoon and found the dining experience impressive. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon. Cheers Bluetrain

Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great burgers, salads, drinks with a fantastic view over the yarra and the cbd. Had the cumin chicken salad with Freekah - yum! Quick and friendly service. My daughter took a group of 16 teenagers on another table, this ran very smoothly.

Thank Michelle36Melbourne
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Hi Michelle, Thanks for your feedback... have to say the chicken cumin salad is one of my favourites!! We look forward to welcoming you back. Cheers Bluetrain

Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had dinner here with my son and was pleasantly surprised! We ordered the pizza which my son scoffed down and said was "the best" and I ordered the veggie burger which was absolutely delicious! The staff were also friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend this...More

Thank paras73
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Hi there, Thank you for your positive feedback. We love hearing from our customers. So glad you would recommend us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bluetrain soon. Cheers Bluetrain

Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Pumkin Salad looked like slop in my bowl Was too salty and nothing like the disruption on the menu. Small portion

Thank Heather D
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Hi Heather, Thank you for your feedback. Will pass on your concerns to the kitchen. Kind Regards, Bluetrain

Reviewed December 29, 2015

We went there mid after noon for a pre theatre meal. The staff were lovely and attentive but the food was very ordinary. We ordered some bread which came out dry and tasteless.. Then we both had different salads. The bowls were nice but it...More

Thank tezzaGeelongVictoria
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Hi Tezza, Appreciate your recent review of our venue. We take all feedback seriously and we will be sure to address your concerns raised with the kitchen. Kind Regards, Bluetrain

Reviewed December 27, 2015

Bluetrain is located on the upper level of the Southgate Complex and it has a great view of the river. It is your typical local bar/restaurant hangout place so it does get a bit noisy! We ordered 2 pizzas and an entree between the four...More

Thank Linda K
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Hi Linda, Thank you for your recent review of our venue. Glad you enjoyed the food. December is a very busy month at Bluetrain which can result in higher than usual noise levels. We hope you will pay us a visit when you are next...More

Reviewed December 20, 2015

Good food - pizzas are great! The waiter seemed to be bit "high" but it may have just been his manner. The location is marvelous, overlooking the Yarra river. The only complaint is that it was noisy, crowded and the people on either side of...More

Thank supermario888
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Hi there supermario, Appreciate your recent review of our venue. Glad you enjoyed the food and agree the location is "marvelous", you never get tired of the view !! We hope to see you at Bluetrain when you are next in the area. Cheers Bluetrain.

Reviewed December 15, 2015

We met our children and grandchildren here to celebrate my birthday lunch. It was an excellent choice. The staff were attentive and helpful. A high chair was provided along with crayons and a colouring sheet, good start. We shared some platters to begin, they were...More

Thank Kerry J
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Hi there Kerry, Thank you for your recent review of our venue. So delighted to hear we were an "excellent choice". Very pleased to hear we met with all your expectations. We hope to welcome you back to Bluetrain soon. Cheers Bluetrain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $30
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9696 0111
  • E-mail
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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