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The Groove Train

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Italian, International, Contemporary, Australian
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Lvl 2, Shop 2002 Westfield Doncaster, 619 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Manningham, Victoria 3108, Australia
+61 3 9840 6466
09:00 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prompt and attentive service and food received in good time. We all had very different style dishes and all were of a good standard. I think we may have entertained the surrounding tables with our raucous laughter. The only thing I will say is that once our meals were received (and our volume increased) we did not have anyone offer... More 

Thank Anne G
Beaconsfield, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Service was prompt and friendly. I had beef and bacon burger , was very nice. Partner had penne amatriciana and she loved it ! Had a same as well . If you get the chance , sit by windows at night , makes a great vista .

Thank rhinoman62
Melbourne, Australia
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224 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had the fishermen's basket at $35, had 2 over burnt fishes, tasteless soggy chips, calamari, tiny scallops and 3 prawns. It came with dry cheap salad. Also had the shared mix grilled which was full of olives and calamari. This place is expensive and food quality poor. The cashier girl looked like she hated the world and wanted to be... More 

1 Thank melbgirl123
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great food fast service staff friendly clean environment amazing view of Doncaster and city Food is of excellent quality we definitely come back with family and friends 👍

Thank Tracey B
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Last time l ate at this Groove Train Doncaster it was a 'train wreck' but that was over 2 years ago and history but l had been to Greensborough Groove Train ( just new) recently and thought we would give Doncaster another try whilst waiting to go to Gold Class. Arriving about 7ish was escorted to a table which was... More 

Thank Leela4
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Just visited the new Groovetrain in Greensborough and had the best smashed advocado for breakfast. Staff were friendly and food was amazing. Will definitely be back.

Thank Deborah M
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Been to this outlet this afternoon with few work colleagues amazing atmosphere and service has changed by miles after this change of management. Waitress was very attentive and attention to detail was very surprising, food was decent although we were not planning to eat but was sold just because of her effort.

Thank Ashish M
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Called in for a light lunch with my husband, son and daughter in law. We decided to share a couple of mains. My son ordered nasi goring while we ordered fish and chips. The meals arrived promptly and staff were obliging in providing additional crockery and cutlery. The nasi goring was tasty but wold benefit from more spices. The fish... More 

Thank Carol W
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Staff weren't overly enthused to be there but were not rude. Took 20+ minutes for eggplant chips, calamari and cookies and cream shake. Hardly any calamari on plate. It actually looked weird. Granted it is an entree but still very small. All food was yummy. A little bit more balsamic on the eggplant chips would have been great as there... More 

1 Thank Katherine W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here for 2 years, the menu has become very basic with all the expected choices. It has lots it's chic appeal and had become your very average greasy salty food Don't order anything like the steaks or pizzas as they are no better than your average take away ! Food is terrible for the price, very disappointed

Thank paul c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Italian, International, Contemporary, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lvl 2, Shop 2002 Westfield Doncaster, 619 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Manningham, Victoria 3108, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Manningham  >  Doncaster
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9840 6466
Opening Hours: Open 9am 'til late, 7 days a week Conveniently located next to the cinemas, the open atmosphere and modern, retro-inspired groovy style, is designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. As the Groove Train 'vibe' takes over, quickly alleviating any stress, have a snack or a three course meal, a glass of wine or a coffee and enjoy some well-deserved time-out. Mull over any important shopping decisions, or enjoy some time-out with a friend before heading back to the stores for some more retail therapy. And the Groove Train Doncaster is a great place to visit in the evening as well. It's a convenient place to meet friends for a quick bite before seeing the latest blockbuster or to take a loved one for dinner after seeing a romantic comedy. There is certainly no lack of choice with the Groove Train menu. Our friendly and accommodating staff members are at your service and will help if you're struggling to decide on any of the modern Australian and Mediterranean inspired meals or snacks. A popular choice, particularly as an after movie or late night meal is gourmet pizza, made to order every time and cooked in the famous Groove Train wood-fired pizza oven. The Groove Train proudly serves award-winning Veneziano coffee, made to perfection every time!

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