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4.9 /6 Excellent 85 Reviews

Bluetrain

Southbank Café $$$$ +100
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About Bluetrain

Please note that the minimum number of guests for online reservation is 7 people and that tables will only be held for 15 minutes after your reservation time.

Bluetrain Cafe has reopened and is bigger and better than ever. Found on the upper level of Southgate Complex directly in the heart of Melbourne’s South Bank, Bluetrain is one of the city’s most exciting dining establishments, even featuring galleries with rotating art exhibits and events. Something of a legend among city-dwellers, Bluetrain Cafe has served local foodies for over twenty years now, and is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 23:00
Bluetrain, Southgate Complex, Upper Level Shop UR3, 3006 Southbank

Further Information

As Melbourne’s meeting place, Bluetrain Cafe has a serious reputation to live up to. Never disappointing, this amazing dining establishment is striking both in its appearance and in the cuisine on offer. From pizzas to chargrilled specialities, Bluetrain Cafe’s menu features some of the city’s very best cuisine. The location at the Southgate Complex in Melbourne’s South Bank is stunning, and the bar offers 16 taps of craft beer and an extensive menu of wines and cocktails to keep your thirst quenched. A place for everyone, Bluetrain opens its diverse clientele with open arms, thereby creating an atmosphere that’s buzzing with life and energy.

Chef Jay Sinclair isn’t messing around in the kitchen – his Australian fusion cuisine is some of the best that Melbourne has to offer. When dining at this superlative South Bank CBD cafe, you’ll want to start off with tasting plates featuring delights such as marinated kangaroo fillet, sesame crusted seared tuna, chicken karaage and crispy-skin duck breast salad. There are many choices when it comes to mains, including the cajun pulled pork burger, the country-style roast duck risotto, crumbed veal cotoletta and freshly baked pizzas with gourmet toppings like spiced pumpkin, sun-dried tomatoes and marinated prawns among others. Bluetrain also features an excellent kids’ menu with sophisticated options like crumbed veal schnitzel, ham & pineapple pizza and linguine napoli, so bring the little foodies along. This is truly the people’s cafe – booking ahead will ensure a table at this bustling, busy local cafe.

View Food and Beverage Set Menu Options

Available for larger group functions. Ideal for groups of 12 guests or more. Food is designed for sharing to facilitate for a communal dining experience.

View Main Menu

Operates Monday through Sunday 11am until Late

View Dessert Menu

Our range of house-made desserts. We also have a selection of individual cakes available on display daily that are served with cream or ice-cream.

View Drink Menu

Our everyday drinks menu. Bluetrain offers a happy hour 4-7pm Monday through Friday in our bar area exclusively. 2 for 1 cocktails run from 5pm on Thursday evenings.

View Children's Menu

Our option for under 12s.

CHEF'S CHOICE

85 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 85 Reviews
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Noise: average
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1 review so far 4
29.08.2017 11:34

Food was good, enjoyed the chicken burger I had and I liked that I could go up to bar to purchase drinks. Didn't like that you can't split bills...wth a table of 7 it's a bit annoying to have one person pay that full amount. Why can't every one pay individually and the restaurant accomodate this.

1 review so far 6
16.11.2016 09:38

Great service...we were a group of 12 ladies and the young man was lovely. He was also contending with a group of about 30 for a 50th and little kids running everywhere. Great food and location too.

2 reviews so far 4
02.04.2017 22:14

Great atmosphere! Delicious food! Service was good, the waitresses seemed in a rush but were pleasant enough. We ordered a platter and even though the food was very tasty we did not get everything that was described on the menu. Good value, great selection of food and drinks. Would recommend to a friend.

1 review so far 6
12.12.2016 07:38

Great food and service - and a gorgeous sunny day to top it off perfectly. Been a fan of Blue Train for many years and look forward to another visit when I'm next in Melbourne.

1 review so far 5
02.03.2017 09:19

Great staff, very attentive and helpful. Food was really yummy and reasonably priced. We had a large group and had to be in and out in just over an hour - nothing was a problem for them.Would definitely recommend Blue Train

1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 22:57

For starters had the italian meatballs which had a very nice balance of flavours, highly recommend the duck rissotto for main course it was delicious. expresso martini was really good, friendly, professional staff

1 review so far 5
21.12.2016 10:02

Good food, good prices and timely service given the size of our dining party. Would certainly book again for a similar event. Also were able to accommodate the additional members of our party who weren't on the original booking

1 review so far 6
31.07.2017 08:54

Great food, good service. Food did take a while to get out to us, but a lot of people came into the restaurant (busy weekend in Melbourne), otherwise, the food was good!

1 review so far 4
04.11.2016 09:17

The staff were very polite and professional. They turned off the music in our corner for us so we could hear one another speak, which was really appreciated. Our in line booking had not been recorded by the staff so a table had to be prepared for us.

1 review so far 6
06.09.2016 12:27

casual but sophisticated, service was prompt and all food arrived together. waiters were professional and at the same time easy to talk too. Nice place to catch up with friends and family.

1 review so far 5
26.01.2017 07:08

Great vibe. Friendly service. Food is good, though perhaps not amazing, and maybe a little expensive for what it is. Had the seafood platter. It was definitely tasty, and plenty of stuff, just... Pretty good, not quite excellent...

1 review so far 6
16.04.2017 20:36

We LOVED the Blue Train. It's a friendly, funky space with delicious food. Kids are welcome and we would definitely go back. All the plates we tried were really really yummo!

1 review so far 6
24.08.2016 08:38

lovely atmosphere and food. we were a group of 10 and well looked after by the staff. thank you for a wonderful evening - we hope to be back soon.

1 review so far 5
23.01.2017 08:01

The staff at Blue Train were very helpful and friendly, which made for a great evening. Food was very good, service was prompt amd the location is ideal for guests travelling from different areas of Melbourne.

2 reviews so far 6
11.04.2016 15:10

We came as a group. The meals were delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We were impressed with the prompt service. A great experience all around.

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 07:17

Fantastic! We had a wonderful night, service was great, atmosphere friendly and food was beautiful. Top score for blue train we will definitely return. Thanks to all the staff

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 15:50

Love the food and atmosphere of this place! everyone enjoyed their meal as it was very fresh and the drinks were good as well. Great view of the river.

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 08:14

The food and service was excellent. Highly recommend for a dinner with friends as they have a variety of options on the menu to suit every budget or taste.

1 review so far 2
29.12.2016 14:25

Table service was fast and friendly, food (veal, meatballs, calamari and pizza) took about 45 mins. (Too long for kids to wait) Veal dish was really really salty but the salad(capsicum) it came with was really tasty. I don't think you really need a big half cooked lemon taking up the plate. The pizza was great. Limited gf options if you are with children. Staff chased up our meal and were friendly and prompt. Would not return due to limited gf options for kids. Location is great.

1 review so far 5
18.04.2017 15:24

Staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. Two for one cocktails on Friday was also a nice surprise! We arrived earlier than our booking, but staff accommodated us without trouble.