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1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9419-6444
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent community eatery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Been a few times. Like the concept, the position and funky feel. Pay what you think is right. However their can be quite a que on a Saturday at lunch time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Vegetarian and vegan options in a buffet style, all you can eat, pay what you think yhe meal is worth. Queues are sometimes long.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You haven't been to Melbourne if you haven't eaten here. This is one of my favourite places to eat in Melbourne. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located in abbotsford convent, it is a beautiful venue. The restaurant itself has a really good vibe complemented by the trees and park around it. The concept is, you can eat as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Lental as Anything is a great eatery in Abbotsford Convent. Very basic, you queue up grab a plate a choose from a wide selection of veggie dishes. Pumpkin, chick peas, dahl, various other non recognisable things but staff will explain. Some are pretty spicy. The place has a very multicultural vibe about it. You pay what you see fit and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The convent gardens is a sweet spot for this place to be located. So chill and easy to relax. Lentil as Anything is doing all the right things at the moment. Serving great, cheap vegetarian food at a pay as you feel fair way. The restaurant and dining is well set out and very informal. If you want chilled times... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A really unique concept and should be supported. Only vegetarian but as a meat lover that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Lental as anything was a little confronting at first, as I have never been to an informal restaurant before. However after a local explained to me that the food was paid for by how much you felt was fair - I was hooked. The food is great and it is all you can eat; be warned though it is vegetarian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Lentil as anything is great food and stunning atmosphere - especially when the weather is good and you can sit on a lawn nearby. There are no set prices and you leave the money as you feel - do the good thing, support this wonderful idea !

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Additional Information about Lental As Anything

Address: 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 9419-6444
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 9419-6444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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