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.
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!
Food was delicious & staff very friendly. Atmosphere was lovely. There was a great variety of food. Will definitely return. Very close to cinemas & shops.
The booking was for my daughter's birthday party with friends...Service was great and staff was friendly and helpful...We will definitely be back in the near future Thankyou...
The food was tasty, cocktails were refreshing and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we were well looked after.
Prompt and courteous service, excellent selection of food and beverage; and food served quickly and efficiently. Only thing I noticed this time compared to our last visit, was I needed to remind them to bring water.
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!
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.
Ordered 2 cocktails and a veg pizza and dip platter, after over an hour our food still had not arrived and we watched tables around us receive their food. I asked the waiter who then went to check and then he came back and asked us "the kitchen would like to confirm what you ordered" We told him again what we ordered and he came back and said that sorry there was a mix-up and its on its way. He then offered us our next drinks on the house! I said that I can't have another as I'm driving so he said he would give us the ones we had on the house which was great considering the length of time we had waited for the food. 5 minutes later he then came back and said that he was sorry but his manager wouldn't let him give us our drinks on the house only 50% off. I felt sorry for him because clearly he messed up the order with getting it to the kitchen but then he must of told his boss who then who then said no. I felt embarrassed for him and annoyed that for waiting over an hour for a pizza and dip platter they couldn't even give us a drink on the house! Its supposed to be a fast service restaurant which is what we wanted so we had time to shop but instead it was long and the food was "ok".
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.
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.
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.