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“Delicious buffet food, pay what you can.”

Lentil As Anything Abbotsford
Ranked #1 of 60 Restaurants in Abbotsford
Certificate of Excellence
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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Delicious buffet food, pay what you can.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I love the whole idea of this place. Set within the Abbotsford convent it has plenty of seating and a really cool interior. Usually a good live band playing, at least 5 dishes to pile your plate up with and so many interesting people to share conversation with over dinner!

  • Visited June 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Melbourne
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Eat well and help the community in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is restaurant is part awesome vegetarian food, and part community project. It works on a honesty system where you pay what you feel for the food, so as not to draw attention to the people who cannot otherwise afford to eat at a restaurant. It has an open door policy which means anyone and everyone can eat there. It aims to provide an opportunity for everyone in society to experience eating at a great restaurant. It also provides training opportunities for people who want to work in the hospitality business through a volunteer program. It also supports the community in several ways.
Breakfast is a la carte, while lunch and dinner is a buffet set up. It has great vegetarian food, and a wonderful carefree and inclusive environment.
I must say though, if you are to visit this place and you can afford to pay $15 - $20 for an a great quality meal that will definitely satisfy your hunger (cheap compared to most restaurants), do so. Please don't take advantage of the honesty system - these guys are doing a great thing for the community, if you abuse it, it will not be able to do so in the future.

  • Visited June 2014
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