Reviewed by Amy @inbetweendesserts
The Groove train is a great place to dine and is a family friendly restaurant in Narre Warren. It is a large open space with plenty of seating and options for tables and booths. We ate early so were able to get a booth however I’m guessing these would be a popular spot to sit at. Their menu has a huge range of delicious pizzas, steaks, pasta, curries and more. The menu for kids is impressive too. The Groove Train open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tom the manager was friendly on arrival and Peyton was our waitress during the night. Sometimes eating out with children can be a little difficult but the staff were great and very patient while we looked over the menu and sorted out the drama. For our entrée and the kids meals we ordered the bruschetta, a serve of arancini, a garlic pizza and the kids fish and chips.
The bruschetta – grilled pesto ciabatta, with ripe tomatoes, Spanish onion, garlic, basil, shaved Parmesan & balsamic reduction. It was so fresh and tasty.
The arancini was a nice combination of green pea and buffalo mozzarella. The arrabiata sauce complemented it well and had a hint of chilli without it being too hot and overpowering.
The boys had the fish and chips from the kids menu and the garlic pizza. Both were devoured and followed by ice cream with lime topping which they were very excited to have.
I was recommended the gourmet lamb pizza by our waitress – wood fired pizza with Napoli sauce, topped with mozzarella, grilled lamb fillets, Spanish onion, kalamata olives, spinach and tzatziki. Every mouthful was delicious with so much flavour so it was definitely a good recommendation. The lamb was so tender and the sauce was the perfect amount.
Of course I couldn’t eat a whole pizza so I was able to have the remainder of the pizza to takeaway and it was just as good for lunch the next day.
Hubby had grooves mixed grill plate from the steak menu which came with a combination of sirloin steak lamb fillets, bacon, chicken tenderloins, Italian pork sausages which were skewered and grilled then served with steak fries and salad. The meat had a nice charred flavour and was a very generous sized serve.
Of course we couldn’t leave without trying dessert. We had the Nutella calzone which was full of oozey Nutella sauce and strawberries served with a scoop of ice cream. It was rich as expected but extremely delicious. We didn’t expect to eat it all but with a little help from the boys we came close.
The Groove Train
Ph 8794 9846
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner