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4.6 /6 Excellent 104 Reviews

The Groove Train - Doncaster

Doncaster Australian $$$ +100
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About The Groove Train - Doncaster

Melbourne’s where it all began for Groove Train’s founder Rocky Veneziano, and not far east of the city you can find an outpost of this popular family of internationally-minded restaurants whose popularity has found them popping up all over Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Here in Doncaster, as always, it’s all about celebrating the global cuisines that you can find in abundance in Australia, great value, and a family-friendly-vibe. The Westfield Doncaster shopping centre outlet down Doncaster Road is a popular place to grab a bite to eat in the warm-up or wind-down to a day of retail therapy.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 09:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 09:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 09:00 - 21:30
The Groove Train - Doncaster, Doncaster Road, Westfield Doncaster Level 2, Shop 2002, 619, 3108 Melbourne

Further Information

Groove Train’s home turf is Melbourne – it’s where the family of international restaurants first emerged. With the introduction of a Groove Train station to the Westfield Doncaster shopping centre, locals on this side of the city can get in on the action, too. Like its brothers and sisters, Groove Train Doncaster has everything you need to get your international feed: breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners are all on offer and cover the world of food from the Med to Asia, Europe to Australia, with plenty of liquid refreshment to help things along.

Those getting themselves down Doncaster Road early in the morning to beat the rush at Westfield Doncaster will be pleased to know that breakfast is served until 11:30 at this outpost of the Groove Train family. Afterwards, it’s all about eclectic lunch and dinner options, including the perennially popular Groove Train pizza and calzone selection, all made to order in-house using traditional wood-fired ovens. There’s a lot more than just Italian here, though. This is one Melbourne restaurant where you can get your high-quality and innovative Asian and American-style fix, and introduce the kids to the world of gourmet food with the special – and never condescending – kids’ menu!


104 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 104 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
15.08.2017 06:12

Service was lovely, food was presented nicely and of course was delicious, we had happy tummy's all round, will defiently be returning to try other yummy dishes on the menu!

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 19:48

Great food and service. Not squashed in. Only downfall was the ladies toilet was out of order and we all had to line up to use the disabled one. Otherwise we had a great time at my 52nd birthday. Thanks guys

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 08:03

An amazing food and service. We will definitely come back soon. The variety of food gives everyone a chance to eat what they love, Thank you.

1 review so far 6
15.05.2017 07:05

Food was outstanding with very quick service especially on Mother's Day. We had a movie to see and they made sure we had our meals on time.

1 review so far 6
15.09.2016 02:10

Great personable efficient service, excellent ambience and views, and really delicious food! We had the creamy yet crunchy eggplant Parma chips to start & calamari, perfectly light and oh so fresh. I also started with a very good espresso martini (amazingly only $10 as was cocktail of the week) so I ordered another! Followed by a crisp fresh vego Caesar with xtra anchovs- great Parmesan not overly dressed & topped with an egg & fresh croutons- ahhh so perfectly simple but so many restaurants get it so wrong. Thank you Groovetrain, I am truly impressed and will be back asap! Great choice of wines too def a spot for next date night pre movie bite 👍 Girls day/night, post shopping nosh or work get together!

2 reviews so far 6
08.03.2016 15:59

We've been to The Groove Train - Doncaster a few times now. Service was excellent. As soon as we got there, we were directed to our table. The waiters were friendly & very attentive. Food came in a timely manner. Food was great.

1 review so far 6
04.02.2016 08:42

I was well received. The only criticism I have is when the waitress brought my lady to my table. She instantly azked if we wanted to order. My partner was stressed out because she was running late and was unable to find a park. The waitress stood at our table and wanted we told her nicely that we needed a few minutes. Overall it was great. The food was great as usual. Thank you.

1 review so far 3
06.11.2016 23:46

Special request through Quandoo was ignored. Table service was poor. We had entree of dips delivered to our table to share....no plates, no serving ware, and because we were in the farthest corner we had trouble being noticed but eventually got plates shortly before we finished those. Plates, glasses, more glasses etc piled up so we stacked our plates to make more room on the table. When we asked the passing barista staff to take away our wine glasses (balancing on the outer edge of the table) she said nothing and stared at them for a moment before reluctantly snatching them and dumping them on a nearby counter. Food could have been better too. I'd certainly think twice before going again or recommending.

1 review so far 2
07.08.2016 01:05

Booking through Quandoo was very easy. Upon arrival we were seated promptly and drink orders taken. Floor staff appeared busy but well experienced staff would be able to cope. For a table of nine, from first meal to last hitting the table, 17mins passed. Six of us had finished our meals before the last one arrived. A kids beef burger was the the 2nd last meal to arrive...generally a no-no in restaurants. For the whole time we were there (2.5hrs), we only got one round of drinks, no one took a second round order. One meal arrived, just about to start eating, had poked the chop sticks and a fork in to see the ingredients when the waitress came back and just took it off the table saying wrong meal. Meat noodle dish delivered to a vegetarian. I will eat there again if just myself or couple of close friends who are easy going but for a birthday where you want to pic something nice where everything will go smoothly...I would go elsewhere.

1 review so far 6
12.09.2016 10:08

whilst we got off on the wrong foot with them not having the booked recorded properly .. it was 19.00 not 9.00 they were quick to accomodate and set up the required tables. Food was exquisite with service outstanding. Thankyou for a very enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 6
19.05.2016 10:27

Great food, the group I took were all happy with their meals, generous sizing too. Slightly more expensive than it used to be, but still happy with the service we received. They allowed us to split the bill too which was appreciated!

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 10:52

Excellent service. Meals were excellent. Friendly staff and we were placed at exactly the table I requested. Did not have to wait long for the meals to arrive and several times staff checked if we were ok for drinks. Highly reccomend.

1 review so far 6
06.05.2017 07:55

Great service and range on the menu. Quick service, polite and friendly staff with amazing food. Try the lamb pizza it's excellent! Didn't get put off by the slightly flickering light bulb and cracked leather seats :)

5 reviews so far 6
28.03.2016 09:32

We've eaten here many times before and both the food and service has always been of a very high standard. Recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a good atmosphere with good food and fine service.

1 review so far 4
30.07.2017 10:40

Food is always great, our waitress forgot to put our drinks through the system after we ordered them. So we were waiting awhile for our drinks. Second round of drinks she forgot again and put through the order and put through the wrong wine than what we ordered yet we were charged for it.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 08:07

The Waiter was very nice and hospitable. Got in an hour early and it wasn't a problem, got a nice window seat. Meal turned out to be cheaper than expected and was very yum and filling.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 09:32

Great service, good food and overall a pleasant experience. Got voucher from Cudo which was also terrific value for Money. Wouldn't pay full price for it but I hardly ever do for any place

1 review so far 6
04.01.2017 08:48

The food and drinks were great, particularly the kids menu. Great size meals, quick and easy. The environment of the restaurant was good. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The desserts and Pizzas were really yummy!

1 review so far 5
26.11.2016 10:37

Good food, had the salt and pepper calamari which was amazing! Friendly helpful and very attentive staff although the restaurant wasn't very busy which may account for some of that. Not a place for 5 star dining but good prices.

1 review so far 6
15.08.2016 17:35

We had great service and a lovely lunch. Pizza was great and the base was perfect. Toppings enough. Hot Chocolate was also good. Friendly and efficient service. Love the menu, always great choices.

4 reviews so far 6
06.04.2016 05:15

Great atmosphere and a good selection of food on the menu. Great for catching up with friends and family. Def a place will go again. Love the fact there lot of locations.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 07:40

The service was great and the staff were super friendly. Food was awesome. Huge ceiling to floor windows making it dinner with a view. Fantastic experience overall, will definitely be back!

2 reviews so far 4
29.06.2016 16:47

Good quick generous sized meal. Was able to use voucher from the Entertainment book so worked out in our favour. Fish and chips a little over cooked but still good. Vege burger ordered again by my daughter, tasty as it was last time she ordered it.

1 review so far 5
31.07.2017 13:32

Always reliable food - a good solid spot for a quick dinner before a movie. I would happily bring my kids (6 & 8) here - lots for them to order and it seems very kid-friendly.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 15:07

It was great, no dramas, food was very good, service prompt & timely. So all good & no complaints from me. Have been several times and will go back again.

5 reviews so far 5
14.07.2016 08:38

We were warmly greeted on our arrival and provided with great service and appetising meals. There was a slight hiccup with our Groove Train card (not scanning as registered) but otherwise a very pleasant experience.

1 review so far 5
15.01.2017 09:00

I go to the Groove Train every couple of months for a catch up with girlfriends. There is always great service and food. It can get a bit noisy as it is quite busy.

1 review so far 6
05.05.2017 07:35

Service was fabulous - went out of their way to cater to my "fussy" 11 year old, and also checked about peanuts for my allergic 16 year old.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2017 10:51

It was lovely, my friend and I had time to sit and chat for a couple of hours over the great food, the service was just great.

3 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 05:52

Fast se Vice with high quality meals. Staff very welcoming and attentive. Staff often returned to check if additional beverages were required and how the food was.

1 review so far 6
05.09.2016 09:27

Fabulous as always. Great Fathers' Day dinner. The staff were helpful and the food was delicious, always a great atmosphere at Groove Train, we will be back!

1 review so far 6
21.11.2016 08:24

Prompt and efficient. Mentioned that we had to make a movie and they were super quick and friendly with time to spare. Thanks The Groove Train Doncaster.

2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2017 09:05

The waiters were very attentive and the food service was prompt. Good selection of desserts to choose from as well. We were able to make our movie straight after without any problems.

2 reviews so far 6
29.08.2016 13:32

staff are always helpful and food is always great. love the atmosphere and the accommodating staff who are happy to assist with any requests or concerns

3 reviews so far 6
14.03.2016 08:11

Friendly service. Good food at a consistent quality. The Groove Train is our regular "place to go" with Quandoo making reservations easy and efficient. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2016 09:11

Super friendly staff with fresh & yummy food. Thank you to Groove Train Doncaster for having my husband and I on our date night last night!

1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 15:43

Drinks took awhile to come. We had nearly finished our breakfast. Food came fast. Service was great with friendly faces. Delicious meals. Coffee not strong enough. They didn't have our booking.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 12:26

The service was fast and friendly. All meals were yummy and prompt. The restaurant has a very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. A most enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 6
17.02.2016 07:52

Our waitress was lovely, nothing was too much trouble. The food was great and we all loved it. We can't wait to go back again.

5 reviews so far 6
15.02.2017 09:18

Warmly welcomed and excellent service. It's always a breeze coming to this place and receiving great food and service. Will continue to keep coming back.

1 review so far 6
09.01.2017 10:35

Lovely open plan atmosphere, friendly staff, amazing food. Beautiful thank you, will definitely return again. Price for the level of quality was amazing. Great Overall

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 12:57

it was a very good service. will be go back to again. it will bring my friends and family going again. will enjoy more service

3 reviews so far 6
28.04.2016 10:01

Excellent food. Great service. Great staff. Would encourage all to go but make sure you book before you come and make sure you use Quandoo.

1 review so far 5
14.11.2016 13:11

Overall dining experience was very good. Staff were friendly, courteous and prompt and the meals were also very good and the soft drinks were nice and cold. Will definitely return.

4 reviews so far 6
01.06.2016 05:16

Staff very welcoming upon arrival, food choice was very nice, adequate wine list although restricted on desserts that night amazing view of city, worth returning

2 reviews so far 5
16.10.2016 10:00

We had great service (the waiter looked after us with a special cokctail; ate great food (Chicken Hokien Noodles were very nice); and got a lovely table with a view

1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 22:30

the seafood basket is very tasty with prawns and scallop and squid. The Moroccan lamb was tender and tasty. But the fisher and chips was tasteless. the environment is excellent.

1 review so far 6
28.04.2017 07:19

Service was great! Food was great! Staff we're very friendly and kept checking if we needed anything else which was great, we weren't forgotten about

1 review so far 5
20.09.2016 07:42

Overall fantastic experience. Advisable to book a table for Friday night. We booked and skip the long que. We ordered pasta and wood oven pizzas. Food was great most importantly

1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 00:36

We had a nice night at Groove Train. The food was good and we were at a table right next to the window which gave us a great view.