A more plant-based lifestyle has proven to be both healthy and delicious. These restaurants are living proof that you can still go out and enjoy a range of different cuisines and foods while keeping true to your vegan or vegetarian diet. In some cases, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Check out our list of who is doing it the best!

Monster Kitchen and Bar

Monster Kitchen and Bar is Canberra’s only fine dining vegetarian restaurant. Featuring all in-house produce where possible, the team are committed to ethical eating and searching for the most creative and mouth-watering ways to showcase vegetables. How does beetroot and sheep milk yogurt tartare or mushroom dumplings sound?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Corella Bar

Showcasing a modern Australian menu that focuses on native ingredients, Corella Bar’s menu is polished yet unpretentious. Truly catering for vegetarian diets, the menu features an abundance of delicious options. Expect dishes like rosella tacos with pumpkin and pepperberry kraut, carrot tartare and porcini mushroom risotto.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lazy Su

Catering for vegetarians and vegans since day one, Lazy Su has always taken pride in their vegan-friendly menu. These options feature prominently throughout their Asian inspired menu, including an unforgettable vegan banquet with creative dishes like pumpkin and walnut dumplings, salt and pepper tofu bites and a crumbed tofu bao bun.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bar Rochford  

Although Bar Rochford is regularly changing their menu, you can always expect vegetarian options that don’t suck. Choose a la carte or the vegetarian set menu and try well-rounded dishes like cherry tomato and parmesan galette, casarcecce with hazelnut and parmesan and beetroot ganache with blackberry sorbet.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Raku

Find only the most flavourful Japanese dishes at Raku. Vegetables are not a foreign ingredient in Japanese cuisine, therefore Raku has many options available such as their famous miso eggplant, tempura vegetables and spicy tofu with avocado salsa.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Morks

Bringing your favourite Thai flavours through modern style dishes, Morks believe they have never met a dietary requirement they couldn’t cater for. Their Chinese eggplant bun and Thai noodle salad have become crowd favourites not only within the vegetarian community. Whether you ask for their secret off-menu vegan menu or dine a la carte, there are plenty of options.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mama Dough

Dishing up fresh wood-fired pizzas, Mama Dough experiments with a range of different flavours in new and exciting ways. Steering away from the basic margherita, vegetarians can try the ‘unusual’ pizza options like pumpkin margherita and roasted artichoke or the ‘usuals’ including a mixed mushroom pizza with taleggio and balsamic.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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