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4.9 /6 Excellent 85 Reviews


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.


85 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 85 Reviews
Noise: average
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
22.09.2016 09:37

Excellent views, food and service. Good venue for food before a show as it came out fast. Suited all members of the family with the variety on offer.

2 reviews so far 6
12.12.2016 09:50

Staff were efficient and friendly on arrival for our group and seated us in a spacious area. Great selection on the menu. Meals and drinks came out quickly.

2 reviews so far 6
19.02.2017 16:16

Excellent food and service . I really enjoyed barramundi especially coriander sauce. Ambience was awesome especially the green bottles lantern. The decor and staff was excellent too

2 reviews so far 6
08.05.2017 07:33

Great food with lots of variety and very friendly service. The atmosphere is good however music is a little loud so difficult for hearing conversations across table.

1 review so far 5
31.05.2016 09:50

Great dining experience for all ages. Kids were catered for really well and the wine list was perfect for the grown ups ;-). Will go back again with or with out kids!

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 08:08

Great food and the variety means there's something for everyone. It has a vibey atmosphere, the wait staff are the best and the view is amazing.

1 review so far 6
08.11.2016 09:42

Great location and service. Staff were attentive and helpful. Drinks were always brought promptly to the table and the food was delicious. Will defo be back

1 review so far 5
21.04.2017 11:09

We had a large table and had a time limit. So we were very happy with the service and food. The cocktails were good too. Good value at 2 for 1

1 review so far 4
19.03.2016 11:00

Good place to go with kids as noisey and relaxed with a children's menu. Service was not as fast as I rembered the last time I was here but was a busy night over the Grand Prix weekend

1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 13:00

Good quality food for a reasonable price. The service was prompt and the staff were friendly. Overall a great experience and we shall come back!

1 review so far 6
02.07.2016 11:51

Friendly staff and yummy food. Easy to book. Nice table for a large group. Food choice was good for a large group including kids menu

2 reviews so far 6
02.03.2017 19:57

Food was amazing The wait staff were friendly and everything ran really efficiently. Great location and really good atmosphere. I will definitely go there again.

1 review so far 4
06.03.2017 08:50

We were a party of 9. All main courses were great and the range of dishes on the menu was really good. Found the desserts pretty small for the price paid. Save for that, a good experience.

1 review so far 5
18.10.2016 14:23

Friendly Service, the staff were all smiling, helpful and were patient. The food is simple and tasty. The Atmosphere is relaxed with good views of the Yarra and surrounds

1 review so far 5
08.12.2016 12:22

Food was great, atmosphere also great. Service pretty good, unfortunately we were there over a shift change and got a bit forgotten on the hand over, otherwise all good

1 review so far 5
31.10.2016 07:11

Top service and the food was great. Location looking out over the Yarra River and to the City skyline. Highly recommended and has a casual feel about the restaurant.

1 review so far 5
30.06.2017 09:46

We enjoyed great food with our party of seven, against the back-drop of the view towards the CBD. The staff were very friendly and helpful too. A great night.

1 review so far 5
13.06.2017 07:49

Blue Train has good atmosphere, fast and efficient service plus an extensive menu to cover most tastes. Prices are pretty standard and the quality of food is very good.

1 review so far 4
01.06.2017 10:14

Nice restaurant and tasty food; although very hot when the sun was shining on the windows, and a bit expensive... The staff did not rush us out though, which was good, and booking was very easy...

1 review so far 5
24.06.2017 07:27

Food was delicious. Service good. Staff very patient with our large group. We had an excellent view out over the city which was great for our international friends.