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4.5 /6 Excellent 50 Reviews

The Groove Train – Southland

Cheltenham Australian $$$ +100
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About The Groove Train – Southland

Since its humble beginnings way back in 1998, Groove Train has grown to become one of Australia’s favourite independant chain restaurants. With a vision of serving the people of Melbourne with fast food that doesn’t sacrifice quality or flavour, Rocky Veneziano set up the first Groove Train and has been dishing up delights throughout Melbourne and beyond ever since. Take a trip to Groove Train Southland on Nepean Highway over in Cheltenham to experience the legacy for yourself!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 19:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
The Groove Train – Southland, Nepean Hwy, Wesftield Southland 1239, Level 2 Shop R203, 3192 Melbourne

Further Information

With its location inside Melbourne’s Westfield Southland shopping centre, a visit to Groove Train Southland is an ideal way to refuel after some retail therapy or to load up before you start your day. Known for their delicious breakfast offerings, you’ll find an extensive range of options on the menu at Groove Train’s Cheltenham joint. Only some them include the burrito wrap (spiced beans and cheddar scrambled eggs wrapped in a tortilla with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos), triple stacked pancakes and the classic eggs benedict.

A family-friendly choice, Groove Train’s all day menu has something for everyone. We recommend starting off with the Groovers tasting favourites, a selection of eggplant chips, salt & pepper calamari, bruschetta, polenta chips and chorizo with dipping sauces, before moving on to some wood-fired pizza, pasta, steak or a main course like fish and chips or chicken parmigiana. Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Groove Train Southland is a favourite amongst Cheltenham locals. Situated inside the Westfield Southland shopping centre in Nepean Highway, it is a popular choice, we recommend making your reservation at this beloved Melbourne restaurant in advance!


50 Reviews

4.5 /6 Excellent 50 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 11:15

The service & meals were great, we dine here regularly. It's a great place to dine at, before or after a movie, it's extremely convenient.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 12:06

Great meals, really quick service and really good prices. Staff were really friendly. I had the lamb pizza this time and last time I had spinach and pumpkin risotto.

1 review so far 6
06.02.2017 08:14

Food was amazing, serving sizes just right. Kids meals are really good, my kids at all of it. Tiramisu dessert is just yum..service from staff was great. We met up with family to meet their new baby..fun was had by all

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 10:21

the service was fantastic the food was great! defenetely i am coming again. This was surprise breakfast for my husband 's birthday! And he was pleased too. thank you

1 review so far 4
18.01.2016 10:28

We had dinner here with the two kids. The restaurant staff were friendly and pleasant. We had the platter to share as starters. The squid was quite bland but overall the dish was ok. Generous serving of fish and chips for the kids and they enjoyed the complimentary ice cream. The main courses were good but I wouldn't have been too keen to pay full price for our meals that day. Overall it was good if we factored the entertainment book discount.

1 review so far 6
15.05.2016 13:12

The service here was outstanding - friendly and non obtrusive. The food was great and everyone's meal came out together. We also got a bonus when we ordered out lemon tart to share. Thank you to our great waiter - you gave us a great experience and we will definitely be back.

1 review so far 5
14.08.2016 19:31

The wait time for food was a little long But in saying that it was compensated by serving up a great meal well worth waiting for,our waitress was friendly polite with a great smile made us feel welcomed i would recommend your establishment to friends . It was my daughter who recommended we try you.

1 review so far 4
21.02.2016 10:38

Not to bad overall. We ordered pizza came to us very dry in the middle told our waiter she said she would tell the chef and get back to us but nothing happened. It's fast service to get as many bums on seats before the night ends... I'll think again about taking friends there again.

1 review so far 6
15.11.2016 10:40

My wife and I had a lovely, relaxing breakast for her birthday at Groove Train Southland. The meals were generous and delicious and the service friendly and considerate. The chef makes great omeletes !!

1 review so far 5
25.09.2016 08:34

The Groove train has nice, simple food. The service is good and meals are brought out quickly if you're heading to a movie after dinner. It's very busy on a Friday night so best to book..

2 reviews so far 4
25.12.2016 09:31

Got in straightaway, it was great booking on line and easy. Pleasant waitresses, eager to help. The food was good. The Thai Calameri salad I would not have again. It was just a mass of cabbage with little calamari and left me hungry.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 07:09

Very Nice, active and friendly staff. The Food was great hence will definitely return back to taste more yummy food. I give it a six out of six.

1 review so far 6
24.02.2016 17:16

The atmosphere was great lovely place for a meal before the movies, excellent service for a buisy restaurant makes you feel like your wants and needs matter

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 18:06

Food was delicious and service was prompt and friendly. Pricing is reasonable and a huge variety of menu items to choose from. Will definitely go back again.

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 08:14

Great brekkie food and very pleasant staff A great place to start a weekend - and a nice respite from the business of the shopping centre

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 15:42

Loved the food \. The service was excellent. All in all a most pleasurable experience. Hopefully we will be able to go again in the future,

1 review so far 6
20.02.2016 09:05

Friendly staff, excellent service. The meals were great value as well as delicious, drinks weren't over priced. Would definitely go there again and recommend to anyone.

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 07:55

Excellent food and fast service. It is close to the movies to quickly have something to eat and be in time for your movie. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 5
26.03.2016 07:25

Fast and Efficient Service - particularly given how busy they were. The food was good and location was very handy. Close to the cinemas. My son really enjoyed the steak.

1 review so far 5
28.10.2016 16:14

The service was great. Unfortunately my corn fritters weren't, but the service made up for it. This is why I keep going back. Generally the food there is also good.

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 13:04

We had awesome staff looking after us. Very fast, prompt service with exceptional quality food and excellent presentation. I would rate my experience as 10/10!

1 review so far 4
09.08.2017 12:19

The out of four meals came out on time, pizza would be another few minutes they said. Came back after a while and told us that the chef had burnt the pizza and had to start again!!

1 review so far 5
27.10.2016 17:58

Went to groove train for breakfast before going to a movie and found the food very good and the service friendly. We will be making a return visit

1 review so far 1
29.03.2017 08:18

We booked a table at 7:30. We arrived hungry with 3 young children. We ordered our food to be told that will would have wait 30 mins for our pizza. Although we weren't happy we waited anyway. After an hour of waiting it was too much. We definitely were far beyond hungry and angry. When our food finally arrived, the food was over cooked and horrible. To top things off, when we went to pay they initially over charged us. I put my foot down and made a huge complaint. Fortunately the manager and table staff were apologetic as they were aware things didn't go well for us and gave us 3 free kids meals and our drinks were free. However, this wasn't the first time l've had issues with this restaurant at Southland. I won't be going back.

1 review so far 5
02.01.2017 11:05

Quality of the meals was good for the price with plenty of seafood in the risotto and lamb pizza was very tasty and the service was great.

1 review so far 5
21.05.2016 08:18

The food was great and it came quite quickly. The location is great if you want something to eat before a movie, right across from the movies.

1 review so far 5
18.10.2016 17:45

Lovely service, atmosphere and food. Thank you for a very nice breakfast! We will definitely be returning for dinner and some drinks before our next movie!

6 reviews so far 5
01.07.2016 10:46

Great meals salmon was perfect. Great customer service the manager was lovely and staff. Meals were quick coming out and the kids played in play area

1 review so far 5
16.06.2016 09:58

Food was very tasty and timely, but a member of my party was charged above the advertised price for their drink. Would definitely go here again!

3 reviews so far 5
12.05.2016 11:55

Service was fast and efficient though the food may have been rushed a bit but this may have been due to it being Mother's day

1 review so far 5
28.12.2015 08:20

We arrived 15 mins early, but we're greeted and sat at our table immediately. Service was friendly, the food was good and came out quickly.

1 review so far 5
16.05.2016 15:54

Quick easy meal before the movies. Beef salad was really good.Great spot to meet up with friends before the movies. Would go back there again.

1 review so far 5
18.04.2017 00:02

Food was delicious.We had corn fritters and big breakfast. Staff were very attentive and food was delivered hot. Coffee was good and strong, as requested.

1 review so far 5
08.05.2016 21:57

The staff were very helpful, although it was very busy because of Mother's Day. Food was fast and delicious, same as always. Will be back.

6 reviews so far 4
15.10.2016 16:24

The steaks were great and service fast . The salad never came out with at we ordered but still scrubbing was great anyway. The kids were entertained with the games

4 reviews so far 4
15.07.2017 13:09

It was okay for a while but it became noisy from the cinema previews being projected on the big screen nearby when people were coming out of movies.

1 review so far 4
08.05.2016 16:36

The food was nice and we had our own table upstairs . The food took a while but they were busy as it was Mother's Day

1 review so far 4
10.03.2017 09:07

A nice quick but fresh and tasty meal before seeing a movie. I chose a Thai calamari salad which had fantastic flavours. Fully recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 4
02.12.2016 15:33

Staff were great! Meals weren't as good as I would have expected though. We got salt and pepper calamari and was dry and not much taste.

6 reviews so far 4
28.08.2016 16:56

The butter chicken was not very good but the souvlaki was, and a large portion too. Service was great as usual and quick too thanks

6 reviews so far 4
02.03.2016 22:10

Fun night steak overdone though . Staff friendly and fast . Fish was good. Good selection of wines and good coffee and desert too also

1 review so far 4
23.01.2017 07:25

Food was good without being great. Bit pricey for what you get and they do the dodgy steak with no sides. Got to buy separately.

3 reviews so far 4
30.04.2016 09:44

Service was a little inattentive at times. Food was good but a little pricey. Would have like it if they had lasagna as a choice

1 review so far 3
07.09.2016 07:55

Nothing flash and certainly not value for money. My husband's steak was over cooked. Service was friendly and location convenient to see a movie afterwards.

1 review so far 1
23.07.2016 19:35

We were seated then no one came to the table, to order drinks in the 15 minutes we were seated. We asked a waiter to order and he sent someone else who then sent someone else who didn't care and gave an excuse. She didn't care when we said we were leaving. We never ordered or ate there

1 review so far 1
08.03.2017 16:35

the service was good the food was awful sorry to say, kids meal,s were bad my 5 year old could cook better than that! sorry to say i won,t go back, the one in the city was good 10 years ago .

1 review so far 1
18.10.2016 08:55

The Moroccan lamb was tasteless & service was slow even at 5 pm being we were the only group of 6 seated at that time.