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Lentil as Anything

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1-3 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
+61 3 9419 6444
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is place is amazing, food is incredible and the payment is volunteer. I always used to pay 15 bucks for a meal. They have 3 restaurants one in Abbotsford, St Kilda and one is close to Preston station. My favorite one was the one in St kilda

Thank Sophie S
Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the concept and love the food. The buffet style vegetarian spread is put on by amazing chefs and facilitated by volunteers. A tasty and delicious variety of vegetarian dishes (and dessert) for a lunchtime feast, before chilling out at the gardens of the Convent. Worth a visit and worth returning.

Thank Gerald TC L
Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After I lost my credit card and had no option to have a meal this day cause I was unable to do card less cash as well, Lentil as anything saved my life. I came with a few coins and had a perfect dinner. I appreciate that it's all vegetarian and Asian, my favorite food ever. I had the dish... More 

Thank Kendra M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great concept of community restaurant. Awesome atmosphere and delicious food. One of the best places I 've been in the last years.

Thank Don B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere! Come here often for the buffet lunch and the food never disappoints. I especially love the momos. I highly recommend this place to anyone, the variety of food is always fantastic, sometimes a bit to much oil for my taste but otherwise the food is delicious! I will keep coming back time after time :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Amazing restaurant to have a meal set in the beautiful grounds of the old nunnery. Food set out in a buffet style great variety of fresh salads all organic and very tasty All vegan therefore dont expect meat fish or eggs though doest really matter as so much to choose from plus delicous desert. Whats really interesting is that you... More 

Thank liketoexplore2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

An eclectic cafe in an old convent complex which does great vegetarian food which you pay as much as you think it is worth. (don't be one of those people that try to get a cheap or free meal out of it). The complex also has a great bakery place for bread and several artists who work from there.

Thank mrhwalsh
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I come here a lot with my girlfriend and also mates, have eaten brekkie, lunch and dinner and has been amazing every time. Food is delicious and always has great options. The coffee and chai's are amazing. The staff are always very friendly and attentive but remember that these guys are volunteers. The building is decorated sweet and is set... More 

Thank jekeable
Rome, Italy
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I didn't know about the philosophy adopted in this restaurant before go there. It was a good surprise. You pay how much you prefer, they just explain to you how much you must pay to cover or not expenses, then you choose. It's a good challenge for them, I admire it. The place is very friendly, big tables are shared... More 

Thank DrPX
Wodonga, Australia
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125 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Set in the beautiful grounds of a convent, Lentil as Anything is staffed by volunteers serving great food and coffee alongside smiles and goodwill. Pay what you can afford and think it's worth. I had the Sri Lankan dosa which I would cross town to have again. My partner had a sweet dish (pancakes, I think) which he quite enjoyed... More 

Thank Ellyn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Abbotsford
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 6444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?