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10 Nov 2016

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Celebrate the festive season at Bluetrain

Southgate’s oldest restaurant is going above and beyond this festive season to provide a unique experience for its customers.

Since opening its doors in 1993, Bluetrain has become an institution in the Southbank community and is now the only remaining original Southgate restaurant.

In building on its tradition of providing something for everyone, Bluetrain is currently open to Christmas and New Year’s Eve bookings with a set menu perfect for families and friends.

Marketing and promotions manager Elliott Woodman said Bluetrain would be hosting a special ticketed event for New Year’s Eve with two sittings on a set menu, stunning views of the fireworks by the river and an after party.

And as a first ever, he said the venue would be opening its doors on Christmas Day.

“It’ll be a pre paid ticketed event perfect for families or simply those who are looking for the traditional Australian Christmas lunch with a modern twist,” he said.

“Bluetrain is a great place to hold work Christmas functions and its funky vibe makes it a great meeting place for large groups of friends.”

“With our selection of tasting and grazing plates it heightens the social aspect of the dining experience with people sharing the dishes.”

For 23 years the cafe, restaurant and bar has built its reputation on simple yet quality food, friendly service and providing locals and visitors with a relaxed and easy-going atmosphere that appeals to all generations.  

That inviting atmosphere is reflected in its renowned urban garage themed interior, which incorporates a mixture of hard wood, corrugated iron and colourful designs splashed over the walls.

Complementing the aesthetic is a modern menu incorporating flavours from around the globe and a diverse selection of drinks, which is typified by a delicious cocktail menu and a rotating craft beer tap.

And, as we head into the warmer end of the year, head chef Wayne McKnight has prepared a delicious new spring/summer menu, which he said took inspiration from different world flavours to cater for everyone’s’ palates.

“I like that the menu is family friendly and it’s diverse,” Wayne said. “Obviously we’re fusion so we can play with a bit of everything so that’s my main focus with this one.”

While incorporating its usual selection of mains, tapas and grazing plates, the menu stands out with a generous offering of pizzas, pastas and burgers.

And to top off its latest offerings, it is now also extending its weekend opening hours from 8:30am to 11:30am for the introduction of a fresh new breakfast menu, with offerings of your classic eggs on toast right through to a delicious Beef Brisket Hash.

“We pride ourselves on using the best local ingredients to create a simple, fresh and flavorsome menu extensive enough to satisfy anyone’s palate. Be sure to book your next meal or function at Bluetrain. The restaurant is located on upper level at Southgate.

For more information visit or call 96960111.

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