Pizza and pasta, Indian curries, pub grub, burgers, Asian noodles and more are all available on Groove Train's ample menu. The variety makes Groove Train ideal for large groups or families with picky kids, as there is something for everyone to enjoy. The full menu can be viewed here.
You could be forgiven for thinking that because Groove Train makes so many dishes, they have perfected none of them. When I dined at Groove Train, they surpassed my expectations with their food and service. My partner and I made the mistake of ordering a starter to share as well as a main each- we hadn't anticipated portion sizes that big. We began with the garlic bruschetta pizza ($14.90), which united the deliciousness of a flavoursome pizza base with the fresh toppings of bruschetta. For mains we got a ham filled calzone ($17.90) and a Groove burger which came with a serve of thickly cut chips ($19.90). Neither of us could finish our meals, but we sure tried.
The interior of Groove Train is quite dark, with the occasional splash of orange. Everything from the lights to the wall decor was perfectly coordinated, with pop music playing lightly in the background. It is a relaxed venue, with some aspects of its interior seeming more suited like a lounge than a restaurant. Groove Train is worlds apart from the impression you might get from its name of it being a hippie haven. For those wanting a less cosy dining experience, there is some outdoor seating available on the footpath.
I went to the Church Street, Brighton restaurant; but there are many others. Their Melbourne locations include South Yarra, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Central, Doncaster and the original Richmond restaurant. Details and menus for each can be found on their website.