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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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Today
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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fab

Only downside was no aircon. Food amazing!!!!! Service friendly. Pay what you think the food is worth. Great concept. Set in beautiful grounds, well worth the bus ride there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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london
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only downside was no aircon. Food amazing!!!!! Service friendly. Pay what you think the food is worth. Great concept. Set in beautiful grounds, well worth the bus ride there.

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Thank papsLondon
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food (I recommend the Japanese and Indian dishes) and friendly staff. You pay what you can afford, I aimed to cover costs plus a bit extra for the good service!

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Thank Emma D
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took 5 or ten minutes to be seated when we visited due to the small apace being rammed full, if you go then don't wait until you're starving as often there is a short wait for someone to vacate a table. I shared the okinominaki which was really delicious and I also tried the burger which was great. For... More 

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Thank Laura B
Melbourne, Australia
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320 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is a 'hippy and bohemian' place for good quality organic vegetarian meals. Family friendly and free for anyone to visit for meals. You can eat as much as you like (including ordering of drinks); pay as much as you like. There's a guideline on how much you pay will cover certain costs. No bias and judging from anyone! Staffs... More 

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Thank sarikei s
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Staff were nice, attentive, and my gosh the food was really good! Pay what you feel, as it's based on irregular wages of people who work within creative arts. Hopefully no one takes advantage of this as they are a great little restaurant.

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Thank Ellyse M
Adelaide
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

It's a great idea to have a pay what you want cafe. Make sure that you take into account that there is rent and wages that they need to pay. Parking is terrible in this area so go by public transport (seriously) if you're able. Food and coffee was good, service was good, patrons were 'interesting'.

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Thank mitchell456
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

These people use people from 'work for the dole' so they don't have to pay for staff.......If they were genuinely community minded, they'd be offering 'real' jobs with 'real' wages

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Thank Tim R
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Pros: Tasty food Generous portion sizes Amazing chai Friendly staff Cons: Often very busy Tables are all uneven While the food is very tasty, its preparation is inconsistent We love visiting Lentil As Anything in St Kilda. It's a pay as you feel set up, but we always try to overpay when we can to cover those who can't.

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Thank RadiumGirlStKilda
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

You pay what you feel the meal was worth. It was delicious. A very popular place to eat. Can be a bit hard to get a seat due its popularity.

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Thank robyn w
Melbourne
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I was very looking forward to visiting this place and dragged the family along a long distance from home. This particular restaurant is small. A very tight fit. We were lucky to be seated at a small table straight away and luckier to move to a larger one after about 10 minutes. I say lucky because the queue started building... More 

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Thank Carina T

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?