For a family event, we headed down to the Groove Train in Harbour Town.
I find Harbour Town/Docklands as a weird place – I say that with no real reason and full of bureaucratic prejudices. I work in a tall building in the city, and I can see all the wonderfulness of Melbourne below me. Everything looks nice, green and populated until you see Docklands. It’s sparsely populated, accentuated with the fugly expensive but cheap-looking apartment building complexes and the big, ugly, broken Ferris wheel (don’t get me started on that....too late. Who are the morons who think that having a Ferris wheel adds class or interest to a city?! I know London has one, as does a few other European cities. But at least with London, the Big Eye isn’t so much an eyesore – mainly because the building density is such that it fades into the background, and what little you could see is effectively masked up by the pea soup).
Anyhoo, we ensconced ourselves in a horseshoe-shaped booth. I’m not a fan of horseshoe-shaped booths – it’s bit of a pain to get in and out easily (especially if you need to go to the loo).
Bubba Chuck went for the children’s chicken nuggets with chips, which she enjoyed. I was lucky enough to try one of the nuggets – only because Bubba Chuck wanted me to give her my calamari....
...Beaker went for the chicken salad...
...Mr P went for the chicken parma...
...Mother Hen got the club sandwich. Unlike the rather ‘meh’ and deconstructed club sandwich that we had at Cafe Vue at Heide a few ago, the club sandwich here was properly toasted, stacked and stuffed full of ingredients....
...Mr Strong got the seafood pasta, which he quite liked. He particularly liked the good mix of seafood and the white wine sauce...
....and I went for the calamari salad. I was quite impressed – lots of fresh calamari, which was perfectly grilled. The salad leaves were fresh and crunchy. Bubba Chuck wanted in on the calamari and convinced me that it would be a fair trade for me to give her three pieces of calamari for one of her nuggets.
The GT is a pretty good place for us. Lots of menu options and the service was prompt, friendly and the food was big and tasty. Afterwards we wandered around the shops in Docklands and made an obligatory trip into CostCo (and that’s when I bought a 1.8kg bag of Reese Peanut Butter Cups... yummo!).
Food - 7
Ambiance - 7
Service - 7
Price - 7
3-6 Star Circus
Harbour Town 3008
Telephone: 9670 4662