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“Healthy, fast and real flavour food - pay from the heart.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Annalakshmi on the Swan

Annalakshmi on the Swan
Ranked #13 of 1,642 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $45
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Perth CBD
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Healthy, fast and real flavour food - pay from the heart.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love all you can eat buffets, and this one is and feels so healthy. Today they had a pumpkin curry, potato curry, dhal, rice pancakes, cooked vegetables and such yummy dessert once again. It full of spices, but medium in spiceyness. Monday's this place is closed so you know. There is plenty of parking even though the developments of the surrounding quay is happening. This place needs your clientele as it has dropped due to the development.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Louisa-Holland
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Simple, wholesome, affordable food, comforting ambience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

The concept of eat all you want, pay what you can is just perfect, but I like that they also request one not to waste food, so you never feel the need to go over board on the plate pile.

It is a place that just seems to gain your respect for simple food and the importance of enjoying a meal without the pressure of dining out.

The beautiful view of the river as I ate my rasam, rice, carrot and cabbage poriyal was more food for thought than I could have bargained for. I had a sea gull for company and he too seemed to want to share in my reverie as much as my meal :-)

We went a little late so the papads and rotis might have exhausted themselves, if you want the full meal, get there by 12:00 when the doors open and chances are you will eat to your hearts content and leave with your tummy full and a smile on your face. Worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Nicolette R
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A truly special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

It is unusual to find, especially in a top location, a restaurant where you can pay what you think the meal is worth! And I sat with others, as it was crowded, great people, great food. If only there was somewhere like this in every city! A true joy in every way, with views over the harbour!

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Graham_from_Sussex
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“OK for a low fuss lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had read a lot of the reviews on here, so knew what to expect. I had booked a table for two for lunch, but needn't have bothered as there was plenty of spare tables. We arrived and were shown where to sit, but that was all. No explanation was given on the process, so we just figured it out, go get your food, get your cutlery, get your drinks, put your dishes on the tray when you have finished. Simple process that does work. The food was pretty good, but basic. At the risk of sounding like a snob I would have liked some bread or something similar, this would have been awesome. It was a simple low fuss lunch for a good cause,

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Perthgirl31
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Somwhere different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Simple vegetarian food served to one and all for a voluntary contribution. The purpose of the mission is to promote vegetarianism around the world. Very popular with people from all walks of life. To us it was an opportunity to experience something different and we were not disappointed.
We observed most people make a contribution and some not. One couple emptied the milk provided for diners' tea/coffee into a plastic glass and leave the eatery. Misuse?

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank 2014LM
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