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The Groove Train

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123 Eagle St | Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3220 2511
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went for a special occasion. We had not booked but team were happy to assist and could not have been more helpful. They could see we were in no hurry. Allowed us time to have drinks. When food was ordered it came promptly. We had 6 different menu items and everyone enjoyed food. The serving size was not large but... More 

Thank GoldLeft
Brisbane Region, Australia
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644 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This place was rocking and rolling, but not necessarily grooving, even by 9am on a public holiday. Loud noise, poor service (slow) and nothing really special about the groove train, apart from the fact that it is on the beautiful river.

Thank Farkorff
Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The menu was absolutely huge covering several styles ( Thai curries to wood fired Pizza's) I had a rib eye steak which was fantastic, if a little overcooked. The accompanying potatoes were hard and under cooked and the mushroom was runny and sweet (probably supposed to be, but I prefer creamy and savoury). My wife and eldest son had a... More 

Thank JohnnyPuketapu
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were here for a Sunday night dinner. It was almost empty, but picked up as the evening progressed. Wait staff were friendly, but too stretched to provide proper service. The food was poor. The satay, was about the worst satay I've ever had. It was watery, lacking any real flavour. The kids pasta, came out piping hot, in a... More 

Thank Stephen B
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

There's a special place set aside for families with children and video games which is a great idea. But I'm afraid to say that I found the food was just average, but its handy, on the boardwalk and right by the ferry Cats. We normally end up there when the grandchildren arrive.

Thank Bernice D
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The Groove Train is an awesome place to dine casually in a central location. Excellent for couples and groups of friends, and is always easy to get a table. Great atmosphere, and well priced wholesome meals. I'm a tourist who annually comes to Brisbane, and it is always a stop on my list!

Thank Adam D
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The special for lunch is awesome, great cheap and amazing service considering the price chicken salad was generous and fish and chips was large but cooked perfectly .. the added bonus was happy hour beers after a meal $5 beers right on the river a definitely win!!!

Thank javier m
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic only went for coffee and cake but the staff look and feel of the place was great. Will be going back for food and cocktails soon. Keep it up guys.

Thank Darran B
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went with a large group of friends. Staff were friendly and helpful. Handled our very large table well. Great food.

Thank Linda R
Brisbane, Australia
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257 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you're expecting your pizza to be like the one on Groove Train's home page then you'll be disappointed. It's a heavy, thin base and not a light, airy base as shown in their advertising. We ordered the 'Rustic Eggplant Chips' and found them to be tasty and very hot. They are a large serve with about 10 or 12... More 

Thank Janelle D

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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
Italian, International, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Eagle St | Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3220 2511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?