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Abbotsford Convent 1 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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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Sydney, Australia
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216 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lentil As Anything has several locations, but this one is housed in the old Abbotsford Convent which was used to help underprivileged women. It is still maintaining that philosophy by offering wholesome vegetarian meals to all who come. There is a suggested price for the food, but you can give as much or as little as you can afford. There... More 

Thank Deborah D
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch with family. We enjoyed a variety of dishes in a lovely peaceful setting. Very keen to go again.

Thank facarroll
Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Came with a friend who had been many times before. This is a very alternate place, none like I have ever experienced. It has certainly opened my mind to new and different ideals. Lentil as Anything is a unique not for profit community organisation. At our core are the pay as you feel restaurants where customers give what they feel... More 

1 Thank Steve S
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Serve only pure organic vegan food. Run by volunteers. Vegs all home grown I was so impressed by the various salads and pasta dishes from n the buffet style restaurant. Also the delicious deserts all for donations only so all can afford to eat there Seating inside or out in the lovel peaceful gardens of the old historic convent.

Thank liketoexplore2016
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank sunny6692
Melbourne, Australia
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977 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
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 

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Adelaide, Australia
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

Thank IndyCure
Melbourne, Australia
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2,399 reviews
637 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jeffry B
Maili, Hawaii, United States
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank Brandon R
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nina L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Indian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
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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: Abbotsford Convent 1 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, 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?