Melbourne’s where it all began for Groove Train’s founder Rocky Veneziano, whose family of international-style restaurants has spread all over Victoria as well as to Queensland and New South Wales thanks to his unique take on global cuisines, fantastic value, and emphasis on proper hospitality. Regulars to Groove Train’s restaurants are called Groovers, and it’s these loyalty-card-holding diners that come back to Groove Train time and again for more Italian, Mediterranean, Asian and modern Australian classics. The Burwood East outlet of Groove Train in the Burwood One Shopping Centre along the Burwood Highway is yet another outpost for the veteran group of Melbourne restaurants that locals can call their own.
The big, hungry, passionate family of Groove Train restaurants is well established in Melbourne, where the chain of international restaurants first established itself. One amongst many in Melbourne, the Burwood East outlet can be found in the Burwood One Shopping Centre along the highway, and like its siblings it offers everything breakfasts to brunch to lunch to dinner, with drinks and coffee in between. In fact, Melbourne’s caffeinated Groovers know and love the Groove Press craft coffee that the restaurants roast, blend, grind and brew themselves. Don’t forget to get your Groove Club loyalty card stamped for great offers next time you dine!
Once the popular breakfast sessions turn around just before noon, Groove Train opens up its lunch and dinner menus, featuring all manner of international cuisines all given a distinctive Groove Train twist. Highlights at the Burwood East branch of Groove Train’s Melbourne (and east coast) empire, found in the shopping centre along the Burwood Highway, include the Gippsland steaks – grain-fed offered here as porterhouse, ribeye, or the huge Grooves mixed grill plate. There’s also a kid’s menu if you’ve got the little ones in tow.
Enjoyed our risotto for dinner. My wife had the pumpkin risotto and I had the chicken risotto. It was lovely. We recommend a family dinner there anytime. The staff are excellent and friendly. It was quite busy even for a Saturday. Says a lot about the Groovers.
Prompt and friendly service, excellent food, large servings - 10/10! I happened to be looking out the window and saw a lady drop something whilst running through the carpark in the rain and one of the waiters ran outside in the pouring rain, running around the carpark until he found the lady and returned her keys! Now that's service! :-)
Great food, generous quantity. Prompt table service aswell. Loved the Pink Floyd music in the background. Our group ordered the fisherman's basket and salt and pepper calamari. Fresh and wonderful tasting
Pleasant staff, good service, yummy meals. Allow bill splitting which is great for group bookings. Close to work so our staff go there semi- regularly.
Great experience! The staff at this establishment are well trained and pleasant. Our drink orders were taken on arrival and entrees were recommended while we were deciding on mains. There was a great atmosphere, music was not too loud but loud enough to enjoy and still have conversation. The owner was always present and lovely to talk to. The food was delicious, with zero complaints around the table. Portions sizes were generous and definitely worth the money. Overall, we all had a lovely evening and will surely be back again.
My wife and have been members for over 2 years and occasionally have breakfast at Burwood East. We have also booked tables for special occasions: Birthdays and, yesterday, Mothers' Day. We were lucky to get our booking as it was made last Friday. The place was buzzing when we arrived at 2pm and a couple of our guests were late. So, naturally, we didn't order our meals until that came. All meals were well presented and enjoyed by all. Drinks and serving staff were pleasant, courteous and efficient. Thank you Groove Train.
We had a 1pm reservation with a party of 8 and food service was very slow. There were only three other smaller tables in at the time which doesn't seem overly busy for a lunch hour. Nobody was wowed with their food either. My particular choice, the Southern Fried Chicken Burger had a very confused spicy flavor, almost more of an Asian chili spice than Southern Fried. Another colleague order the Porterhouse done medium and it came out Well done and chewy. Service staff were reasonably friendly at the start but became scarce once the food was delivered. Overall not a great experience and certainly not one that we would highly recommend for a office lunch choice. We were not in a rush, but had it been a typical work lunch we would have had to asked for takeaway as slow as the food was to come out.
We were greeted at the door and shown to our reserved table. Chose an entree to share which came out quickly and then we were asked how long we wanted to wait until our main meals cam out which was nice. I was going to choose the rump steak but was disappointed to see that it did not come with salad or vegies. Chose a kebab & burger instead which was very nice.
Food was nice but average. Slightly overpriced for what it was. Main issue were the staff- it was pot n Parma night, but as we were driving we couldn't drink alcohol. We asked for a soft drink instead but they refused. (Only place I know that doesn't do it). We also asked for chicken breast instead of tenderloins in a salad but they refused. In addition, the waiter was extremely intrusive- removing plates with food still on them. Then next time aggressively asking 'are you done?!' Before taking the plate. We also asked for the entree to be served first, but all the meals came at once. Was about a 50 min wait. Wasn't horrible But wouldn't recommend.
My family and I ordered pizzas, burgers & chicken parmagina. The food was delicious. The staff were friendly and accomodating. The toilets were clean and there was sufficient soap for washing hands. The billing was honest and correct and I was happy that I could pay by Mastercard. I would have given a rating of 6 if I was able to pay by American Express- my preferred credit card.