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Abbotsford Convent 1 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9419-6444
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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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Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank facarroll
Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank liketoexplore2016
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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977 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 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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2,271 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Indian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 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?