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Au Lac Royal Vegetarian Cuisine

#153 of 1,027 Restaurants in Canberra
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Shop 4 39 Woolley St, Canberra 2602, Australia
+61 2 6262 8922
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was amazed at the variety of dishes on offer and even more impressed with the flavours and quality. There was something for everyone, just get over the fact it is vegetarian and enjoy. The staff were all friendly & helpful and prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank Aussie-Arthur
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152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Invited to dinner here by a couple who are vegetarians. Was amazed at the size of the menu and we enjoyed the whole experience. Very nice spring rolls and satay chicken skewers for entre followed by Massaman beef, Shantung chicken, Lemon Grass Tofu and Mongolian lamb. All dishes were delicious and good size serves. The services was quite good considering... More 

Thank RussCanberra
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great vegan food with staff who are just brilliant. Has become less affordable in recent years, but still a favourite of ours on a treat night.

Thank Rob D
Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Exciting to find an exclusively vegetarian restaurant but overall I wasn't that impressed. The veggie dumplings were nice, but the soy "meat" in my laksa tasted weird. Would prefer tofu to meat substitutes. The laksa soup was ok but I've had a better veggie laksa in a non-vegetarian restaurant. Service was fast, although they brought out my friend's food so... More 

Thank CatLadyAbroad
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

On our way to Snowy Mountains, we decided to stop for a bite and found this place by accident. My missus wasn't sure about the dishes but I convinced her to give it a go. We got: - Au Lac spring rolls - Paw-paw salad - Stay sauce soy chicken. - Buddha feast. The food arrived shortly after we ordered.... More 

Thank rodrigoelp
Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Wow, this restaurant is fantastic! It's amazing how they make soybean resemble and taste like meat. The food was delicious and so healthy. It even tricked my son into thinking he was eating chicken! The servings were large and pricing very reasonable. Good friendly customer service and lovely atmosphere. Definitely be back.

Thank Leanne M
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The service was good, food arrived pretty quickly. The quantity was more than sufficient. We had Laksa and Vietnamese curry with fried rice. Choice is overwhelming.

Thank Nikhil D
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I love many of the dishes here. There are a lot of fake meat dishes, which I've heard people people rave about, but my personal favourites are the tofu curry and veggie options. Very fresh ingredients, with nice crunchy broccoli and not too oily sauces. The veggie steamed buns and the tofu curries are my favourites. Only dishes I didn't... More 

Thank vanilla-and-rose
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The food in this restaurant is very tasty; the staff helpful and friendly; the atmosphere is that of a very relaxed coffee shop - in no was pretentious, though the Royal name may imply luxury. I recommend this restaurant if you are looking for vegetarian food based on say and Tofu.

Thank Carlos B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

There are so many world cuisines that are vegetarian and superb. I have no idea why this restaurant wants to have such a focus on fake meat which tastes so awful I couldn't even finish a single piece - and I'm not a fussy eater. The huge lumps of eggplant in soy-based sauce were seriously insipid, the mushrooms unchewable, I... More 

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Anne P, Public Relations Manager at Au Lac Royal Vegetarian Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Bluestocking2, We are very sorry that you didn't have a very good experience at our restaurant. We really appreciate your feedback, either good or bad, so please tell us in person if you are not happy with anything at the time, in order for us to fix the problems and provide you any kind of compensation. It is really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 4 39 Woolley St, Canberra 2602, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6262 8922
Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine- Vegetarian Catering Specialist

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