Vegie Bar, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Vegetarian restaurants

Whether you're a strict vegetarian or simply after meat-free Monday inspiration, Melbourne has your animal-free dining needs covered. Tuck into tofu at casual community eateries, inner-city dining halls and fine dining restaurants. Choose your favourites from full vegetarian menus offering vegan and raw food options, or glam up and go for the vegetarian degustation at some of the city's top restaurants.

Take a break from the token vegie risotto and try out some of these local vegie hot spots.

Vegetarian eateries

Moroccan Soup Bar, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia

Moroccan Soup Bar

Relax in the well-cushioned interior, let the staff bring you the right amount of food, and embark on a gastronomical trip to the Middle East.

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Vegie Bar, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vegie Bar

A Fitzroy institution serving up vegetarian, vegan and raw food dishes from around the world, with organic wine and beer to boot. Be ready to queue.

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Transformer, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Transformer Fitzroy

Housed in a former transformer warehouse, The Vegie Bar's high-end sibling may transform a carnivore or two with its seasonal vegetarian offerings.

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Shakahari, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: John Dunham


One of Melbourne's first and finest vegetarian restaurants, with a seasonal menu offering Indian-influenced vegetarian dishes along with vegan options.

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Monk Bodhi Dharma, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Monk Bodhi Dharma

Pull up a pew and put away a pourover at Monk Bodhi Dharma, or try tea with the changing menu of vegetarian delights for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Grumpy's Green, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Grumpy's Green

With a long list of local beers, rainwater-fuelled toilets and a purely vegetarian menu, Grumpy's leaves nary a carbon footprint on Smith Street.

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Trippy Taco, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Trippy Taco

Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in the sun.

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Smith & Daughters, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Photo: Michael Danischewski

Smith & Daughters

It's only at the end of a meal at Brunswick Street's Latino eatery Smith & Daughters that you remember that not a scrap of meat has passed your lips.

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Vegetarian degustation

Yes, you read it right. These fine establishments offer a vegetarian degustation menu.

Private dining room, Attica, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Ben Shewry's Attica is officially Australia's best restaurant after being named #32 on S. Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide and ranked number seven by Australian Gourmet Traveller, McConnell knows his game.

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Maha, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Get your fill of top-shelf Middle Eastern cuisine at Shane Delia's Maha in the city, winner of a chef's hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

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