We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Australian, Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Southbank | Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9696 0111
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

507 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 497: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here before the Adele concert and all 4 of us ordered something different. My burger (kanas corn chip crumbed chicken) was with out a doubt the best burger I have had. Other meals also rated very high by the people I was with. Friendly staff, quick service and not breaking the bank. Sits up on level 3 so... More 

Thank Rob3193
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
372 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited Melbourne for a Sales Conference and dinner was organised for about 40 of us at the Blue Train. I thought it would probably be average however I was pleasantly surprised. I had the seafood pasta which was very good and the seafood was plentiful and appeared fresh and not pre-frozen. Colleagues had the lamb/beef ragout which they said... More 

Thank Aussies10
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
265 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met our Norwegian friends for a bite of lunch and a catch up. Shared a Mediterranean Plate with my partner, they shared a Plowerman's Platter. Both were good. Our plate offered pulled lamb, cheeses, pickled vegetables and chutney all served with plenty of flatbread. All reasonably priced, great for the middle of the day. You find it upstairs at... More 

Thank Elsie J
Perth, Western Australia
Level Contributor
286 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 star dining overlooking the Yarra this place is not but for a relaxed reasonably priced late lunch on a Sunday afternoon with friends from Melbourne we were very happy with the choice Bluetrain offers a wide menu selection from pizza to burgers to fish to pasta and many others. A children's menu is also available. I thoroughly enjoyed my... More 

Thank tranzactnow
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't eat just popped in for drinks before moving on. The selection of beers were good and at the right price point. They offered us a window table which was booked for diners who were due to arrive 3/4 of an hour later. This offered us views over the river. Very nice ambience and decor .Top marks to the... More 

Thank the2sweeneys
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bustling Restaurant where we selected a variety of drinks and dishes before going to a show at The Malthouse. Service was excellent and quick

Thank Leigh B
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Menu heavily advertised as gluten free. After arriving we found out the gluten free options weren't suitable for people with celiac. Disclaimers such as "may contain traces of gluten" weren't anywhere on the menu and this would've made a huge difference. If we had seen this disclaimer on the online menu, we wouldn't have booked. I know they're tapping into... More 

1 Thank markherring2017
Oakleigh, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch here with my daughter recently and the spot is perfect for dinner and drinks with friends or a casual lunch with the family. Food and drinks were reasonably priced, service was great and the food came out quick! Been here a few times and the food is consistently of a a great standard.

Thank CezK
Forbes, Australia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal in a relax environment, served by fantastic staff.. Loved the venue, menu, wine and drink selections.

Thank hoopssteve
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
531 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super restaurant overlooking river. Pasta fine, chicken salad good and good choice wines by the glass. Lovely views over river and city ask for a window seat.

Thank Coolcookingteacher
Bluetrain1, Manager at Bluetrain, responded to this review

Hey Coolcookingteacher, Cheers for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so lucky to have fantastic views over the city and Yarra! Our window seats are very popular!! Hope to see you again soon! Bluetrain :) More 

Travellers who viewed Bluetrain also viewed


Been to Bluetrain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Contemporary, Australian, Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate Complex, Upper Level, Southbank | Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9696 0111
Bluetrain has been "Melbourne's meeting place" for over 20 years, where thousands have passed through their doors and enjoyed a definitively Bluetrain experience. Re-launching in 2013 in a new location with a fresh Aussie fusion menu by new head chef Jay Sinclair and exciting new dining spaces, Bluetrain offers an ideal casual dining location to enjoy a selection of grazing plates, pizzas, pastas, burgers and dishes off the char-grill. The new dedicated bar with its 16 ice cold taps of beer will keep any beer enthusiast satisfied. A huge array of beverages are available ranging from quality spirits, wines and champagnes all meticulously chosen to compliment your dining experience. Skilled bar staff provide a range of traditional cocktails not to mention Bluetrain's original "cityloop" cocktails.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bluetrain staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?