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“Great lunch venue although service can be patchy”
Review of The Groove Train

The Groove Train
Ranked #8 of 118 Restaurants in Robina
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Gold Coast
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great lunch venue although service can be patchy”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Lunched at Groove Train last week in large party of 18 which is always difficult. Colleague booked but we must have been expecting more as they had the place settings very close, yuck. Water and glasses were on the table already thankfully but we found it very hot. Platters of antipasta and breads with three dips all down the table were a great starter to share, very tasty although the bread ran out before all the food on the platter was gone.
Meals ordered down my end included the porterhouse steak on sweet potato mash -10/10, the tempura barramundi , huge and good and the warm beef salad which I had, delicious. The smoked salmon salad is also good and I have been told the gnocchi is great.
Tried a Marborough Sav Blanc, served appropriately and an ice bucket provided, not bad at $28.
Food prices are average here but the food is good and portions are well sized, not mountains but certainly plenty, well presented and tasty.
Service is okay, one girl was terrible on drinks, she'd take an order off one person then bolt, rather than looking around and checking if anyone else needed something. Gee love, look down at glasses and see whose got any empty one and ask them too. Not rocket science.

Coffee is good, didnt bother with desserts, too full.

Lastly, its quite noisy, big open space so with music you cant hear whats being said down the table. As it quietened down towards 3 it was much more pleasant.

Total bill was $750ish not bad for a long lunch

  • Visited July 2013
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Huge portions”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Good value, big portions but service varies. The groove train offers a wide range of food but the pizzas burgers are the choice here. If you want Asian dishes eat in a Asian restaurant. The house wine is a very good. If your not big eaters then share. The food is constantly good but service varies on who's working.

  • Visited May 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good but inconsistent service”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Generally very good but even the best can give a bad experience. Great menu and quality food but service can be a bit questionable at times.
Haven't been back since November last year even though we are at Robina al the time. I guess we've decided there are better options.

Visited November 2012
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Gold Coast
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28 reviews
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“Spoilt for Choice”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We normally go to Groove Train for lunch or dinner while we are shopping or after a movie, however I arranged a group of 20 pax for breakfast on Anzac Day and we were all astonished by the breakfast menu. There were healthy options as well as the traditional offerings as well as a selection of naughty dishes such as pancakes & french toast. We had a few children with us & the staff were very accommodating. Always a great meal!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Kym K K
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Palm Beach, Australia
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“Never disappoints !”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I have been to Groove Train many times and it is always fantastic - thought it was about time I reviewed it !. Have been for lunch with big groups of work colleagues, dinners with friends and family etc and cannot fault it. The service is always fast, efficient and friendly. The meals huge (you would not need more than a main in my opinion) , fresh and very tasty ! I don't think the prices are particularly reasonable however you get what you pay for and this place is always great so I don't mind. I use the vouchers in the Entertainment book and you get 25% discount which is quite substantial if there is a few of you. I love the garlic prawns, the nasi goreng and the calamari best but everything on the menu here is great !

  • Visited May 2013
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