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Lentil As Anything

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41 Blessington St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 95345833
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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, Dinner, Breakfast

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    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A feel good lunch

Stumbled upon this place in St Kilda, but didn't quite understand how it worked. The staff were friendly and offered us menus which were not excessive (a good sign!)... Ordered a Vietnamese salad which was full of flavour, not too heavy and the perfect size. The catch is - what was it worth? A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Bec G
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this place in St Kilda, but didn't quite understand how it worked. The staff were friendly and offered us menus which were not excessive (a good sign!)... Ordered a Vietnamese salad which was full of flavour, not too heavy and the perfect size. The catch is - what was it worth? A unique business model, lentil as anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went to this place during our stay in Melbourne after some recommendation and it was totally on of the best decisions! The food was simply delicious, the staff incredibly friendly and smiling, the whole place just has this great vibe. To be honest we couldn't resist and went there twice in just couple of days! Even the idea of contributing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We came over for lunch. It was really packed and we needed to wait some minutes. We got some water and ordered our food. After some minutes they served it to us. The food looked great and we like it so much. The taste was good and it was really fresh. This restaurant has a special concept, which is really... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We lined up for quite sometime, with no one complaining, because that is just what you do if you want to eat here. Before you enter the dining room(?) Signage advises you how to donate for your food. There is a selection of vegetarian meals, desserts and tea if you like. Lots of volunteers with a university feel ... We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Three of us waited eagerly for a table at this branch of Lentil As Anything and we were delighted by the dinning experience! The food was restaurant quality with an inspired menu which created excitement among our group! We shared the pancakes as a starter and then we all had Thai Green Curry. One of our party confessed to having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing food and a very good business ethos: pay what you think is worth it, and if you can afford a bit more that will go to feed someone who does not have enough. SOCIALLY USEFUL BUSINESS MODEL. And I love the food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Novel dining model - pay what you think the meal was worth, with no prices on the menu. Vegetarian, with several different menu selections. Cozy dining area surrounding a small kitchen in the middle of the cafe, where the cook was busy churning out dinners right and left. The food was tasty and served quickly. The lentil burgers were great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Complete surprise that we stumbled upon this. You order from the very simple menu, pure vegan (most dishes contain some form of lentil), and then you pay what you feel the dish is worth! This was originally set up as a charity but now it seems a regular for many!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

On my visit to Melbourne I did get a bit lost in the St Kilda suburbs, coming at the end of the day and hunger rising I found "Lentil As Anything"... the friendly staff welcomed with a smile, the menu looked amazing with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. I was surprised when the staff made me aware about they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I read about Lentil as Anything in a travel guide and liked the concept but wasn't sure what to expect. This is a funky chilled out place, drawing all sorts of customers, with friendly and helpful staff, serving very good vegetarian food. My thali of the day (dahl, spud and coconut cream curry, rice and condiments) was very tasty and... More 

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Additional Information about Lentil As Anything

Address: 41 Blessington St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 95345833
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
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: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Blessington St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: (03) 95345833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?