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1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9419-6444
Today
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Lental as anything works on the basis of you paying what you think the meal is worth. Given the high quality vegetarian meal offered hopefully people pay accordingly. Meal is buffet style with lots of choices including desert and tea / coffee. Highly recommended & would definitely go again.

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Thank sunny6692
Melbourne, Australia
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968 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The name 'Lentil as Anything' is a play on the name of a legendary Australian pop-rock band, Mental as Anything. The band was founded in 1976. The Lentil as Anything restaurant chain was founded in 2000 by a far-sighted, generous and unusual man. There are now about six Melbourne restaurants in the group, with the one at the Abbotsford Convent... More 

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Thank Alys-Schatzi
Adelaide, Australia
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I FINALLY made it here when catching up with a friend. You have to get here early to find a spot especially if you're with other people. The food was a buffet style, each dish was delicious, wholesome and satisfying. You take your dishes over to one side of the room to help clear the tables and pop a contribution... More 

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Thank IndyCure
Melbourne, Australia
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2,183 reviews
533 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Lentil as Anything has a special way of charging for its tasty meals -- pay only what you think it is worth. The food, as you might expect, isl ight on meat, the restaurant has vegetarian, vegan and gluten free option. Lentil as Anything is popular. Pay $5, it won't cover costs; $12 covers costs and wages; Pay $15 and... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
Maili, Hawaii, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Nice concept. Some dishes were nice like the burger. Didn't like the old plastic cups. Didn't seem very hygienic. Again great concept but wish food was better and place was more hygienic.

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Thank Brandon R
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We are always impressed with the quality of food here but most importantly with the generosity of the owners not making any profit from the business and contributing in many ways to those in need.

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Thank Nina L
Krefeld, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Not many meals to choose from but the meals that you can habe are actually pretty nice. -but i never got my black tea- :(

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Thank theglenmorangie
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Amazing vegetarian food. I went tonight and there was a buffet with 6 dishes (all amazing). You pay what you can afford and the venue is run by volunteers. Go check it out! The breakfast menu looks outstanding.

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Thank Josh M
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Lentil as anything is a community run restaurant. The staff are volunteers and patrons can 'pay as they feel' for the meal. The (vegitarian ) food was excellent with lots to choose from. Seating was on large tables and the whole atmosphere was one of acceptance and peace! Definitely recommend a visit however it is quite far out of town.

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Thank Elzy99
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

I Love coming here not just for the food but also the location. Bey thing about this place breaths culture which Melbourne is brimming full of. I'm never disappointed when I come here. Yes sometimes you have to wait a little, but it is well worth it. And if you enjoyed remember to give generously, no matter what you have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 9419-6444

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