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About The Groove Train - Waurn Ponds

Ever since 1998, The Groove Train has been winning over the hearts of Melbourne foodies, starting off as a single restaurant and developing into a popular chain, with a number of restaurants across the country. Located inside the Reading Cinema Complex at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre on Pioneer Road, The Groove Train’s Waurn Ponds branch is the perfect destination for a big family meal or an evening out with friends in Geelong, known for its extensive menu of international favourites, it's stylish industrial-inspired decor and its casual, family-friendly vibe. Just remember to book in advance to guarantee a table!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm


The Groove Train - Waurn Ponds
173 Pioneer Rd, Waurn Ponds
Geelong 3216

Menu Highlights



Salt & Pepper Calamari

Floured in lemon pepper & lightly fried with tartare sauce & lemon

Crunchy Bruschetta

Grilled pesto ciabatta, ripe tomatoes, Spanish onion, garlic, basil, shaved parmesan, balsamic reduction & e.v.o.o

Rustic Eggplant Chips [V]

House cut parmesan crumbed eggplant, served on a balsamic reduction with aioli


Triple Stack Pancakes

With mixed berry compotè, maple syrup & icing sugar

Grilled Ham, Cheese & Tomato Toastie

Good old classic with smoked ham, tasty cheese & tomato

French Toast

With maple syrup, cinnamon & icing sugar


Grooves Fishermans Basket with Chips

Beer battered fish fillets, marinated grilled tiger prawns, scallops, salt & peppered calamari, served with salad, tartare sauce & lemon

Lamb Souvlaki

Homemade pita wrap with lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion & tzatziki with lamb fillets

Polenta & Roasted Vegetable Stack [V] [GF]

Grilled polenta with oven roasted vegetables, fresh ricotta, pesto, Napoli sauce & rocket



Napoli source, mozzarella cheese, gorgonzola cheese, mascarpone, prosciutto & fresh basil

Wood Fired Calzone - Hottie

Napoli sauce, fiore di latte, chorizo, Spanish onion, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers & fresh chilli

Gourmet Vegetarian [V]

Napoli sauce, mozzarella, roasted pumpkin, Danish feta, pine nuts, rocket, balsamic reduction & shaved parmesan

More about The Groove Train - Waurn Ponds, Waurn Ponds

No matter if you’re craving some Asian cuisine, want to indulge in some Italian, or go all out with an American comfort food favourite, the menu at The Groove Train in Geelong’s Waurn Ponds has something to appease all appetites, whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. At breakfast time, only some of the delicious choices you could choose from include eggs benny with bacon, triple stack pancakes and the grilled ham, cheese and tomato toastie. Later on in the day, chow down on some Indian butter chicken, the spaghetti alla Groove with chicken, avocado, spring onion, basil pesto, cream, Napoli sauce and shaved parmesan, the Moroccan lamb, the club sandwich with chips, some salt and pepper calamari, or try something from the daily chef’s specials board.

With options to suit all tastes and dietary requirements, no matter if you’re a lover of meat or seafood, or are vegetarian and vegan, you’ll be more than happy with the menu at The Groove Train. After your meal, sit back and relax with a cocktail or two from the lengthy list, or try some of The Groove Train’s very own craft-roasted coffee, paired with the dark chocolate mousse or some housemade tiramisu. Whether its for a leisurely breakfast, a spot of lunch, or a big feast in the evening, The Groove Train is a favourite among Geelong locals. You’ll find the Waurn Ponds restaurant located inside the Reading Cinema Complex at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre on Pioneer Road. Book a table now!

55 The Groove Train - Waurn Ponds Reviews

55 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Nicole I.2 months ago · 1 review

We were seated straight away, the staff efficient, the food came out really quickly and was most enjoyable. I highly recommend Groove Train Waurn Ponds

Ben W.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Great Experiance this time round the food was cooked very well and they offered you drinks lots of times as well. Very happy with the experience.

Graeme H.5 months ago · 1 review

Best pizza I have had in a long time. Very tasty and they adjusted my order to suit. Service was great, the girls bent over backwards to cater to my fussy needs.

Leonie W.5 months ago · 1 review

Great food, quick service. Only fault was hard to get waitress to order more drinks. Would have had more drinks if we could order. Other wise brilliant night.

Sean W.a year ago · 1 review

I have always been happy with the service, menu and food at The Groove Train , Waurn Ponds and our last visit was no exception. For some reason they hadn`t received the electronic booking through Quandoo but still managed to find us a table and get us seated quickly after I showed them the confirmation email. There was no fuss, just an apology and then a great meal. Happy to recommend and thanks again.

Joren T.a year ago · 1 review

Our experience was pleasant. There were way too many wedges in the starter for one person,but they were delicious and my husband enjoyed his pizza unfortunately he asked what size the pizzas were and the waitress answered 8 slices instead of indicating bread and butter plate size or dinner plate size. Otherwise the service was good but the metal chairs are very uncomfortable and I ended up sharing the very comfortable bench with my husband.

Theresa T.8 months ago · 1 review

We received prompt service when we first arrived and were shown to our table. When we received our meals around 30 minutes later the meals we nice and hot and there was plenty of it. A waiver asked us how our meals were about half way through. Overall an excellent experience and will be back again soon.

Rodney M.a year ago · 1 review

The meal was well presented and the food tasted great. Staff were more than helpful and willing to go the extra mile to make the evening great. Even gave my wife a free slice of cake for my birthday. Will be back highly recommended.

Kerri B.a year ago · 1 review

There were so many delicious options on the menu, the tough part was deciding what to try. Well presented, generous portions were quickly delivered and enjoyed. Noisy atmosphere, but still enjoyable. Will definitely be back again!

Ranjeet M.a year ago · 3 reviews

good food and service. But don't sit in the box near the entrance. its smells of kitchen and gets cold due due draft from the entrance. staff are knowledgeable and really helpful.