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Lentil As Anything

41 Blessington St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 95345833
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Ranked #13 of 175 restaurants in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great little nook in St. Kilda. Amazing volunteer staff and this restaurant runs completely on donations from their (satisfied) customers. Came here one night for dinner. Ordered the pumpkin lentil curry and Japanese(?) pancakes. Delicious. Great mix of people. Ended up helping out a bit with the dishes towards the end while chatting with the employees and fellow patrons. Xx

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Really friendly service and a great concept which you pay as you like. The food is very good and constantly changes. The location is very central to Acland St and close to the 96 tram.

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Thriplow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Not sure I need too many words for this, but you have to love this place. Great food, great people great concept. You would always get a warm welcome and the food fantastic. If I was short cash some days, the pay as you like system was greatly appreciated (but I would always make up for it next time) but... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I always had a great experience here. The food is great. The people are great. This place is pretty popular so plan on having a small wait during dinner hours. It helps to know how much you want to pay ahead of time since they're not able to make change. Make sure to think about your drinks whenever your deciding... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

On my way to Melbourne my wallet was lost or stolen. I had no cash, visa or debit, no friends, and had luckily prepaid for my hostel. Lentil As Anything offered me a place to eat healthily while finding a way to access money (which ended up taking about three days). When my finances were back, I could go back... More

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Perth, Australia
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231 reviews 231 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Lentils is like going to another country. The toilet door is bent and bucked, the tables are crammed and the kitchen is tiny yet it has an aura about it. The food is very easily made and the "pay as you like" method is strange at first but then when the food comes it makes you give a real thought... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Concept is awesome and the food is great! I prefer the one in Abbotsford to the one in St Kilda but either way - amazing.

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Melbourne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

The wonderful Lentil of yesteryear is LOOOOONG GONE! I was once a huge super but the 'restaurant' is St Kilda is now just plain terrible...gone is the handmade roti replaced with cheap white supermarket bread and curry that tastes like it comes out of a can from Coles. The rude French waiter who thinks his attitude is required is also... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

What an amazing place. What an amazing concept. Lentils as anything has been one of those spots that I will go again and again and again. Although the food is basic, it is also super tasty and more than anything else, made with love. The decoration is the perfect one and the ambience is amazing, everybody seems chilled, no worries... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Amazing concept, great food, nice staff. I am there pretty much everyday, I eat, write my diary and read my books. The food is very lovely and you decide how much you want to pay. If you fancy some tasty food in a environmental/ people/ ethical friendly place you must visit this little cute cafe.

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