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4.7 /6 Excellent 64 Reviews

The Groove Train - Harbour Town

Docklands Australian $$ +100
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About The Groove Train - Harbour Town

All across Eastern Australia, Groove Train keeps the good times rolling with their superlative international cuisine – pizzas, Asian curries, American delights and steaks – and signature friendly service. Established in Melbourne during 1998, the company has continuously expanded until becoming the recognisable household name it is today. The Harbour Town outlet, found right beneath the Melbourne Star Wheel at Harbour Town Shopping Centre in the Docklands, is a favourite for the city’s shopaholics as well as for tourists and Groovers, Groove Train’s biggest fans.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 20:30
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 20:30
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 20:30
  • Thursday 10:00 - 20:30
  • Friday 10:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 10:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 10:00 - 20:30
The Groove Train - Harbour Town, Star Circus Harbour Town Shopping Centre Level 1, 3-6, 3008 Melbourne

Further Information

Locals hop aboard the Groove Train in Melbourne’s Docklands for a wide range of international culinary options, from the authentic satay chicken to the Italian pork sausage. Until 11:30am you can indulge in an array of breakfast delights: slow toasted muesli, bacon, egg & cheese focaccia, Spanish savoury eggs, corn fritters, and the smashed avocado with seeds (served on sourdough). Kids can indulge in brekkie too, with options like toast triangles, beans on toast and the popular muffin burger on offer for little foodies. Additionally, Groove Train in Harbour Town Shopping Centre also offers gluten-free toast, for those looking to cut down on their wheat consumption.

Groove Train at Harbour Town Shopping Centre has earned respect among locals because of the restaurant's attention to detail, especially when it comes to dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just take a look at any of the Melbourne restaurant’s menus, and you’ll see that gluten-free and vegetarian items are clearly labeled. Furthermore, the restaurant’s servers are well-versed about the restaurant’s many menu options, so feel free to ask when you have questions concerning ingredients or cooking techniques. For lunch or dinner time, Groove Train at Harbour Town Shopping Centre serves up an array of Groovy Mains including tender Moroccan lamb, an incredible veggie burger, and a hearty steak sandwich served with chips. Decide to go Italian with one of the restaurant’s wood-fired pizzas or calzones, or satisfy your Asian-food craving with Thai red seafood curry or Indian butter chicken. Plus, there’s a chocolate calzone that’s not to be ignored – reserve ahead for a groovy dining experience in the Docklands!


64 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 64 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
26.07.2017 08:15

We received great service from the staff overall. Did not have to wait very long to get served or received our food. Owner/manager was wonderful and accommodating. Food was great.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 16:55

Excellent customer services. Food came very fast and delicious. The view was so nice too when you sit outside. My boys loved the game at the front. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
04.04.2017 16:00

We had a group of 12 for a staff Christmas party. Food was great and staff were attentive without being intrusive. Options for our vegan staff too. Would recommend very highly!

1 review so far 6
24.03.2017 19:06

This Groove Train is the ever.The staff are wonderful and welcoming and nothing is ever a bother.Why you eat anywhere else at Docklands is beyond belief.I Ove this place.

1 review so far 4
24.12.2015 09:02

Food tasted ok and generous amounts of it on plates for kids and adults. Had chicken Snitizel, fettuccine carbonara, chicken burger and kids calamari and chips. The only complaint on food would be the crumbed calamari was too overly salted. The service was very slow, waitress didn't come over often and was hard to get their attention from ordering to getting a refill on waters. ( warm night and we were sitting outside in the sun) no cutlery given with meals had to get up and get it myself in the end. After seeing me do this they didn't seem to care. slow to order meals but they did come out at a reasonable time. Not many customers in the restaurant so no excuse for poor service. Noticed it took waitress about 15 min to clear tables near us after patrons had left, looked terrible, The waitresses would just walk past. For the price of meals I would want better service. very laid back restaurant so don't expect to much.

1 review so far 6
30.01.2016 13:20

Groove Train was fantastic, staff always happy to go that little extra to make your dinning experience just that little more memorable. We were seated as soon as we entered the premises and drink orders were taken straight away, by the time the drinks arrived we were ordering our food. Which arrived with in minutes of ordering, wow what service for Australia Day and the Groove Train was full in and outside. Staff were always ready in antisipation for your further orders. Great experience. Definitely recommend Groove Train Harbour Town right by the big wheel. Then off to the fire works. Keep up the great work John and crew!! Richard

1 review so far 5
10.08.2017 09:42

Took my daughter and 6 friends for her birthday, we had a lovely time, place was great food was good service was good, just had one issue they put parmesan cheese on the parma and the child who ordered it hates parmesan so had to scrape off most of the topping , very friendly manager who makes a point of greeting and remembering your name. would definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 09:46

Great night out with friends for my birthday. Staff were very accommodating, allowing us to bring our own cake, storing it during the meal and then providing a knife, plates and spoons at no extra charge. They also very easily split bills which makes it really easy to dine as a group. Will definitely return.

1 review so far 5
26.05.2017 18:04

Nice experience at The Groove Train - Harbour Town. Good food and beautiful view under Melbourne Star. Yhe personal was friendly and the service pretty good.

1 review so far 3
30.03.2016 18:31

Been twice before and loved it however decided to go last night for my daughters birthday and felt that we needed to hurry up with our meals because staff wanted to go home as we were the only ones in restaurant.It was only 9.30 and its suppose to shut at 10!We spent a bit of money so expected not to be so rushed.Food was great though and the usual manager wasnt working which was a shame as he always makes sure you have a great experience.

1 review so far 4
28.06.2017 09:30

Overall the food was very average, in a group of 8 no one really enjoyed there food which was a shame. The view was lovely and the service itself was fantastic could not fault the staff at all, if the food was better I would definitely come back for the service, but the food was too much of a let down sorry.

1 review so far 4
17.02.2016 18:04

Overall we enjoyed our breakfast at Harbourtown. The location and ambience is great. One negative was that our breakfast was a little over cooked and when delivered to the table was not as hot as it should have been. I was also served bacon with my Eggs Benedict when I ordered ham - but it was Ok.

1 review so far 6
06.06.2016 06:29

We were a party of 12 adults and children. Quick and friendly service, food came out quickly which was great for hungry kids! Everyone enjoyed their meals, large portions and tasty.

1 review so far 6
10.01.2016 19:12

The owner was absolutely fantastic, very friendly, even offered me a free cocktail for my birthday :) The food was beautiful & quick to arrive, will definitely be returning again soon!

1 review so far 6
26.05.2016 18:26

The food was yumm and the staff was so warm and welcoming especially the restaurant manager!! This is definitely a super cool place to hang out with family and friends !!!?

1 review so far 5
11.01.2017 08:13

Meal and service was great. Cleanliness of toilets was a real turn off, very dirty. Mentioned to staff and they were very apologetic and said they would see to them, hopefully they did for other diners sake

1 review so far 6
20.03.2016 10:11

We loved The Groove Train! We were greeted with smiles, service was fast, the food was great! Chicken risotto was delicious! Not overpriced, lots to choose from on the menu

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 16:21

We shared a seafood basket which was absolutely delicious! Staff were attentive and helpful. Prices were very reasonable especially with an entertainment book voucher. I'd highly recommend a visit!

1 review so far 6
02.11.2016 07:17

Delicious food and very friendly staff. We spent a lovely dinner. It's highly recommended for a meal with friends because the place is big and is well located.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 14:44

Great atmosphere, was very busy but the staff made a huge effort for us to seat more people. Food was tasty and the restaurant has a great feel.

1 review so far 6
28.06.2016 07:43

Great food and lovely staff. Lots of choices and also very spacious. Will keep coming back as there's plenty of parking available at harbour town as well!

1 review so far 6
21.03.2016 13:51

14 of us went and all our meals were great, service was friendly and prompt, would recommend it to anyone wanting a night out in the area.

1 review so far 6
04.09.2016 10:12

The food was amazing with big portions and the serving time was extremely fast! Excellent customer service as well, very friendly and helpful! Will be coming back(:

5 reviews so far 6
25.07.2016 09:43

Great Services and Food - relaxed atmosphere - host and waiters / waitresses make you feel welcome - fast service for food delivery - happy customers

1 review so far 6
12.12.2016 10:38

Great food great service and great atmosphere. Loved it and would recommend to everyone! Next to the Melbourne star so very convenient to that great attraction.

1 review so far 6
26.11.2016 18:21

Excellent service, warming, friendly staffs... will be going back there again the pizzas were yummy and the kids loved the cake and ice cream.. thank you

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 09:23

Staff were really friendly and the service was great. Food was tasty and came out quickly for a Sat night. Defenetly be back.. Thank you

5 reviews so far 6
28.10.2016 11:29

Always great service and food at this place. Reasonably priced and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner before or after the footy.

1 review so far 6
29.09.2016 11:33

Absolutely delicious food, and great service. The restaurant had a very relaxed vibe and I would definitely come back again. Thank you groove train team.

1 review so far 6
31.03.2016 10:24

We are a large family and there are not many places that handle a family of 10 with such ease and make us feel special

1 review so far 6
07.01.2016 00:40

Great food and helpful and cheerful staff!! Great dining experience shared between myself and 13 other guests that attended with me. Will recommend to anyone!

1 review so far 5
28.03.2016 18:55

A great meal, great service. Only down side, our main course hit the table as soon a we finished our entrées - we'd prefer a little time between courses.

1 review so far 5
29.07.2016 23:34

Wonderful service. Extremely friendly and upbeat front of house. They were extremely busy thanks to fireworks, however we never felt rushed. The food was quite prompt and very nice.

1 review so far 3
10.07.2016 09:28

Staff seem like they would rather be somewhere else. Didn't come back to offer drink top ups. Plates were sitting in front of us for about 15inutes before being cleared. Menu was simple, good variety. Food was ok. Serving sizes were huge, but just seemed over the top.

1 review so far 5
03.07.2017 07:42

As always, the service was friendly, efficient and staff were engaging. The food was excellent, we can never fault our experiences here, and are always happy to return.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2016 14:07

Friendly service and good food it can be described as upper class pub food so if you're looking for a nice ,casual bistro then groove train is it

1 review so far 3
22.04.2016 06:52

Couldnt eat my main as it had too much spice in it, as if I was eating a jar of Cumin. Waitress didn't even ask why it wasn't eaten just took the plate. Nutella calzone dessert was great though, made up for the main.

1 review so far 5
01.01.2016 20:00

Service was great. Staff very friendly. Normal waiting time for service. Food awesome. Clean furniture and rest rooms. Love the owner - one in a million.

1 review so far 3
09.07.2016 07:46

Food was ordinary. I had a Fishermans basket and it was not fresh, the fish was frozen and the prawns and scallops over cooked. Service patchy Over priced for what it is. There are far better restaurants at cheaper prices in the area

1 review so far 4
19.02.2017 12:16

Food was ok not bad but not overly tasty out of the seven of us only one really liked their meal the rest of us said it was alright Service was excellent

1 review so far 4
20.06.2016 09:10

Good food, but was given a more expensive bottle of wine than what we ordered. Didn't want to cause a fuss so we just paid the extra. Overall a good night out..

1 review so far 5
15.07.2017 22:57

Excellent service very friendly and efficient staff, the food was delicious and was served quickly, everyone enjoyed their time there we will be back again.

1 review so far 5
20.06.2017 09:26

Great food and service. Quick. The only disappointment was the lighting and ambience at the back end of the restaurant...a little dull and lacking sparkle.

1 review so far 4
09.07.2017 21:03

Food was nice; service was friendly but slow and disorganised... items were delivered to our table that we didn't order and were added to our bill. Not a "well oiled machine"

1 review so far 4
14.04.2017 07:45

Huge choice on menu but meals did not come out together. Outside tables were a bit dirty. Food and atmosphere was good. An ok dining experience but room for improvement.

1 review so far 4
27.05.2017 18:07

Fish of the day and tandoori chicken pizza were good but wak chicken and noodle was a bit too sweet. Otherwise we quite satisfied our visit for the first time.

1 review so far 1
16.07.2017 14:57

We were not impressed - seated between 2 doors, it was freezing! my husband had the satay that didnt taste at all like peanut, just watery coconut. His rice was mush. My "moroccan lamb" was tasteless and tough and the rice has a strange sweet flavour but no saffron in sight and again no flavour. We were really disappointed. We tried to order dessert - someone gave us a menu but didnt clear our table, when we got the attention of waitresses who were just chatting, they told us none of the desserts were available (at 7pm on a sat night), we could only order the nutella calzone. For $60, this was a really disappointing meal, we wont be back.

1 review so far 4
24.02.2016 09:58

Groove train was fantastic. Food was delicious. Lovely smiling staff and very accommodating. Definitely a must go there. Only problem was after booking online, there was no booking.

1 review so far 4
03.07.2016 10:19

Took a while to get any service, and some of the things we wanted were not available because they ran out. Food and drinks though were really good

1 review so far 4
18.06.2016 00:28

It was good service. The food came out fast and the everyone was nice. Would come back again next time. Food was decent for the price