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) #259 of 3,366 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ , , 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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (76 reviews)
“pulled lamb” (9 reviews)
“calamari” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All 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 5 weeks ago

Visited the Blue Train restaurant with my mum and two adult daughters on Saturday. This old favourite has moved premises to nearer the art gallery. Very nice new digs. Same familiar buzz of the old Blue Train but the food was 10 times better.The ambiance...More

Thank gail967
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Bluetrain has changed and is a very different experience to what it was a number of years ago. Went there one mid-week night and we were surprised at how different the look and feel of the restaurant was. Try to get a table outside or...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Over priced substandard burger would have got a better burger @ Mc Donald's or KFC. Lamb back strap over cooked and dish loaded with onions a cheap way to fill a plate.

Thank peterm_brooks
Reviewed 7 May 2017

With no booking on a busy Saturday night, we were encouraged to order a drink and wait to be seated. We had just done so when a table became vacant. I must emphasise the wonderful service by the friendly and efficient staff, they were great....More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Good to go out and get great service, great food , we got there when it was packed but the meals all came out within 25- 30 minutes Good work to the whole team The only bad point was trying to find it as we...More

Thank bart12342017
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Booking required or risk a long wait. Even though they were really busy, the food arrived fairly quickly. Good service. Good selection and even a children's menu. Food was ok but perhaps being our first time, we made poor choices.

Thank RickyB_DBN
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our recent experience at Blue Train showed me tables may be booked for groups after all, but the standard of service and food did not really impress. There were six in the group, who had been to an early concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre...More

Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Bluetrain's menu has something for most people. Ranging from light meals, tapas and pizzas right up to a substantal dish. Good value for money. Quirky atmosphere and good view over Southbank to the Yarra River.

Thank Cheryl M
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thanks Cheryl for your lovely review. We have a great variety of dishes to cater for everyone's taste! We hope to see you again soon! Bluetrain :)

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Dined on a Monday evening and restaurant was pretty quiet. Food arrived quickly and was just okay. Service was adequate but could have come with a few smiles. The view over the river was great but Bluetrain not good enough to tempt me back again.

Thank mytripUK
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi mytripUK, Thanks for leaving us a review. Sorry to hear our food and service wasn't up to our usual high standard! We'd love you to give Bluetrain a second chance. Bluetrain.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

I have been to Bluetrain several times and my impression each time has been the same. Being in the Southgate complex the location next to the river and Arts Centre is excellent. Inside it has an expensive fit out. In fact it looks so expensive...More

Thank Bontempi2
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hello Bontempi2, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate and take on board all feedback given. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Bluetrain.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 30
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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