The Groove Train legacy began on the streets of Melbourne back in 1998, and has gone from strength to strength and multiple outlets across Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales since then thanks to founder Rocky Veneziano’s commitment to fast food that never sacrifices fantastic flavour, affordability, and friendly service. The flock of Groovers that have made Groove Train their default destination when they’re after an internationally-inclined feed – Italian pasta and wood-fired pizza, Asian wok dishes and curries, salads and steaks, and American, European, and Australian-style main courses – have many reasons to rejoice, and this outlet in Brisbane’s North Lakes, in the Westfield shopping centre along North Lakes Drive, is just one of them! Book your tables now.
Day in, day out, passengers embark Groove Train for a fuel-up feed in reliably good style thanks to the group of restaurants’ solid breakfast offering, and the same goes for the Brisbane branches of the family. Begin the day at Groove Train’s North Lakes Westfield shopping centre outlet along North Lakes Drive with everything from fruit salad to triple-stack pancakes and French toast, toasties and focaccia to eggs in a dozen styles, plus plenty of the house-roasted-and-blended Groove Press craft coffee. Signature dishes at these earlier hours include the Spanish savoury eggs, scrambled with chorizo, semi-fried tomatoes, Spanish onion and olives on toasted sourdough, and The Whole Groovy hog, a big brekkie of fried eggs, Italian pork sausage, tomato, onions, mushrooms and hash browns on sourdough.
It’s just before noon when Groove Train fires up its famous all-day a la carte menu, pulling out all the stops when it comes to a fast, affordable, beautifully presented and fantastically flavourful international-style feed. Here at the North Lakes outlet in Brisbane you can get your fix of Groove Train’s so-called pastabilities and risotto dishes, including the signature spaghetti alla Groove with chicken, avo, spring onion, basil pesto, cream, parmesan and a Napoli sauce, with gluten-free pasta on offer, too. Pizza and calzones are always popular here, made fresh to order in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven and covering all the bases from classic margherita to the gourmet lamb pizza and the fiery Hottie, both favourites among loyal Groovers. Asian wok-based dishes and curries like the vegetarian wok-fried Hokkien noodles and the spicy Thai seafood curry rub spicy shoulders with Australian faves like the Groove’s fisherman’s basket with chips, chicken Parmigiana, and classic grilled steaks sourced from grass-fed Gippsland high country stock. All aboard for the Groove Train – reservations are being taken now!
Very pleasant surroundings, excellent quality food. We had 2 of the pizzas and 1 chicken wok noodles. Plenty of choices on the menu and the food was delicious. Minimum time for the food to be served. Wait staff very helpful and we had a great meal.
We arrived at the Groove Train for dinner first time experience we were met by friendly courteous and very helpful, location was great as the restaurant was only meters from the escalators down from the roof top parking, great view and near the night time entertainment and the food was not only delicious but the servings were large feeling very satisfied also went well with a cold ale and cocktail for the wife , prices I thought were quite good as well Jeff & Jenny
Most enjoyable night- service was excellent and staff knew the dishes on menu. Food was delicious & timing was great. First time here & will definitely be back
Was an amazing expereince, Food was well prepared and enjoyable. Wasn't too long but also wasn't too quick between the starters and mains. Service was great and they were always looking to ensure our food was good.
The food was delicious, the service was exceptional and the atmosphere of the restaurant was really relaxing. I went for a birthday celebration for my daughter and the staff let me take a birthday cake and brought it out for dessert with the candles lit and plates for us to use at no extra charge. This is the second time that I've been to this restaurant and I can't speak highly enough of my experience. I would definitely recommend it.
Food was okay. Service could've been better and food couldve been better. Decided to have dinner here for my birthday. Waiter took their time to take our order and prices were quite high for the quality of the meals. My son had the kids tropical wood fire pizza and it seemed like it couldve been cooked longer as the dough was still white. My meal of the coubtry southern chicken burger was good although it was quite spicy and wasn't mentioned in the description. Entree was also pricy for what it was. Garlic and olive oil wood fire pizza. Tasted horrible but to add cheese would've costed $15.
No record at Groove Train of our on line reservation ( from comments made it appears this is not the first time) and luckily we were still able to be seated immediately. Food was generally of an acceptable standard and our guest was very happy with his steak but I found there was insufficient meat on my dish. Staff obliging and attentive and apologized for booking error. The restaurant was busy and people seemed to be enjoying themselves and this created a good atmosphere.
The atmosphere was fantastic. We were seated outside next to a tree which was lovely and there was live music playing outside as well which was very nice. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and checked to see if we were happy with our meals. Overall, the experience was a very positive one and I would not hesitate going back there.
As always they never disappoint! 7 of us went out for wify's birthday and had a lovely time. I tried the Vegie Burger and it was fantastic, usually go for the gnocchi but was able to tast that as wifey got that. That was also fantastic. Definitely one of the best places to dine in North Brisbane.
It has been over a year since my previous (very pleasant) visit to Groove Train and so I suggested my family go there to celebrate my mum's birthday. Therefore, it was disappointing to discover that their quality of food had diminished somewhat. While I don't mind paying for a quality dish, I felt in this case that the price did not reflect the meal (with some exceptions of course - there were 8 of us so would say 20% of the dishes served were quite good). Also, while the waitstaff were very pleasant and helpful when serving, they did seem somewhat distracted with trivial tasks over waiting on their customers.