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$$ - $$$, , 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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Contemporary, Australian, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in for burgers before a comedy show at the Arts centre. Filling, fantastic patty, and great quality product. The service was a little absent, but spot on food.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Blue Train on Tuesday night it would have to be one of the worse restaurants I have ever been to . The staff were fine and served us fairly promptly but we waited for our meals about 45 mins even though they...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in to Bluetrain after having not been to their new location, and hadn't been there for many years. There were 9 of us so a variety of meals were ordered. Wait staff were good and helpful, but probably mostly backpackers. I had the recommended...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

4 friends catching up for dinner. Started with drinks at the bar waiting for a table. Good service up to this point. Seated at table and ordered. When the food came out the waitstaff passed a meal across me to my friend. What is it...More

Thank aussiewill
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Aussiewill, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feeback and take everything on board. Your comments have been passed on to the team. Thanks again, Bluetrain

Reviewed 8 August 2018

woah! blue train has moved! i haven't been for a number of years and happy to see that it still churns out not bad food at good prices at the new place with a new look. the hamburger with the lot and chips was really...More

Thank 1mightymouse
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mightymouse! Its great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bluetrain! All feedback is important to us and I have passed on your comments to the kitchen in regards to the Duck & Shitake Spring Rolls. Many thanks, Bluetrain

Reviewed 7 August 2018

As my friends and I were leaving Morning Melodies at Hamer Hall, we wondered where to go for lunch. We decided to try and find a place in Southgate, as that venue had not been explored before. My memories of Bluetrain, from long ago, and...More

Thank Maria G
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello there Maria, Thank you for taking the time to write us this lovely review! Our Taste Plates are perfect for friends to share and it sounds like you enjoyed your meal with us! We can be quite busy after Morning Melodies so be sure...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with a friend who suggested we eat there based on their experience. We weren't disappointed it was a good pasta meal. A good selection of drinks. Was very busy towards the end of our meal and it was hard to get the staffs...More

Thank Brenden J
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brenden, Thank you for your wonderful review, its great to hear you enjoyed your experience at Bluetrain! Hope you swing by again soon, Bluetrain :)

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Went here with a friend for cake and coffee as they used to have a huge range of cakes and desserts to choose from. Was disappointed to find they no longer have much to choose from. Service was fine, nothing special.More

1  Thank Teegs2302
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Teegs2302, We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with our selection of cakes. Our cakes cabinet is stocked with around 10 different varieties of cakes and cheesecakes as well as crumbles and tiramisu so we are surprised to hear that you feel our selection...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. Long lunch with an old friend on a Thursday afternoon. The staff were amazing...not caring that we talked to much we took ages to figure out what we wanted to order. The food was spot on. Ravioli with truffle oil was...More

1  Thank Kellie G
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kellie, Thank you so much for leaving us a 5* review! Fantastic to hear the staff looked after you well and even better to hear you enjoyed our new Porchini & Thyme Raviolo. We hope to see you and your friend again soon for...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

My husband and I had lunch here and were warmly welcomed and shown to a table. Orders were taken quickly and drinks arrived shortly after. We both ordered the Pork Belly. It arrived looking and smelling wonderful. My husband was commenting on the beautiful tender...More

1  Thank KTJ058
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi KTJ058, Firstly I would like to say thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, however we are saddened to hear you were disappointed with you meal and would like to apologise for this. Action has been taken to prevent this...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • 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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