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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
Food: delicious
Noise: average
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 5
05.11.2016 09:31

Great and helpful staff. They were accommodating and adjusted to our requests. The food was lovely too! Top view over Southbank precinct and warm atmosphere in the restaurant.

1 review so far 4
24.04.2017 20:19

Dumplings and saganaki rocks my world. Service was only so-so this evening and is usually much better - polite, but we waited quite a bit. Will do again because they are generally so "wow".

1 review so far 5
07.12.2016 07:55

Good service, excellent food and we had a great experience. The staff were very helpful and helped celebrated my girls 21 Birthday. We had a good time

1 review so far 5
26.09.2016 09:55

We went for a quick pre theatre meal and had vege, beef burgers and a pizza. We all enjoyed our meals! Staff and venue all very nice.

1 review so far 5
23.07.2017 07:38

Great tasting food and good service- booking for 11 (8 of those kids 7 and under) well accommodated for. Will return again when next in Melbourne

1 review so far 5
03.08.2016 07:42

Great food selection, catering well for kids. Food came out for all guests at the same time and service was friendly. Recommended for eveyone and families.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 12:09

Good and friendly service and staff, had colouring in for the kids to keep them settled. Really good food and good vibe on the restaurant

2 reviews so far 5
23.10.2016 22:29

Food, drinks and location were great. We enjoyed! However, we sat really end of the restaurant so it was bit difficult to find the staffs.

1 review so far 5
03.09.2017 09:39

Great food, good variety of options, great service, quick (as we were going to the theatre) and brilliant view! Highly recommend if visiting south gate.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 07:51

Good casual venue particularly for groups or families. The views are beautiful, good service and offers a bar for a before or after dinner drink.

1 review so far 5
26.06.2017 07:51

Food was great, there's a lovely atmosphere and its great for families. It's been our third time here and we will defintley come back again.

1 review so far 5
31.07.2016 10:37

All the food was great, the staff were really friendly and helpful! would recommend this to friends and family and will definitely coming back again!

1 review so far 5
27.02.2017 09:28

The food was excellent and we had some great cocktails too. We also enjoyed the view over Southbank. Great place for lunch on the weekend.

1 review so far 4
15.10.2016 10:54

My children & I found this to be a busy, fun restaurant with promt service. Food was good aside from the calamari. Would go back again.

1 review so far 3
17.11.2016 11:35

Food was good. But we struggled to get anyone to take a coffee order after eating. After 25 min waiting without service, we decided to just leave and go elsewhere for coffee and desert.

1 review so far 4
13.11.2016 08:32

The Food is fresh and portions are good. Great place to meet for a pre theatre meal as the location and service is excellent .

1 review so far 3
07.05.2017 21:23

We were cramped into a small space. Apart from that all good. Would like to see a few more chicken mains options on the menu without the inclusion of nut products.

1 review so far 3
02.01.2017 11:21

Our table of 8 had trouble speaking to each other as the music was loud. The food was average . Service was slow. We would consider another venue next year

1 review so far 3
28.03.2016 08:22

Friendly staff made us feel welcome, hut the food was cold and wine arrived when we had almost finished our main courses. Other drinks very slow too.

1 review so far 2
21.05.2017 10:29

Service was terrible. Everything took a long time, candles on the balcony were not lit, we had been bought out a cake that was not ours. Guests weren't happy at all and I celebrated my 20th.