(Melbourne) Vegie Bar

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Vegie Bar is a very popular vegetarian restaurant located on Brunswick Street. It offers a diverse range of dishes, including both Western and Asian cuisines, so there would be one that suits your taste. The restaurant is always filled with people and is conveniently opened every day. Vegie Bar is also a popular destination for a night our during the weekends, so don’t be surprised if you’re placed on the waiting list. Want to try out delicious vegetarian dish? Vegie Bar’s the place to go.


 – General Review –

  •  Service: 7.9/10

Staff were quite friendly, prompt service, and some were very attentive too. There is a wide selection of food and beverages, although personally, not all suit my taste.

  • Servicescape: 7.5/10

Veggie Bar felt like a large warehouse with grunge-like atmosphere, and I liked how they have plenty of seats, and even different ‘sections’ in the restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice and chill, albeit loud since there were so many people talking. At night, the atmosphere resembles more of a bar, especially with the dim lighting and music playing in the background. It’s a great place to go with friends to talk and enjoy vegetarian food (I know, it sounds astonishing for some people).

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  • Non-smoking area: Yes, seats are indoors and smoke-free.
  • Vegetarian dishes: Every dish in the menu is suitable for vegetarians.
  • Price range: $$ (AU$8 – $16 for most main dishes.)

Overall Rating: 8/10


 – Food Experience –

1) Dim Sims:

You could smell the aroma of the  Dim Sims even before they’re placed in front of you, and they come in 6 small pieces. Beware, it’s pretty oily so it’s probably not the best choice for health-conscious people. The inside was some creamy assorted veggies filling, and the dim sim had a perfect crisp. The dish came with soy dipping sauce, but it becomes too salty if you take too much. I liked this appetizer, but thought each individual piece was too small.

Dim Sims - 6pcs ($5.50)

Dim Sims – 6pcs ($5.50)

2) Stuffed Mushrooms:

This was the first dish I’ve tried at Vegie Bar and I loved it! The mushrooms were bite-size and a little oily although not to the point where you’d feel it’s too much. The chutney served at the side was a little sweet, sour and spicy, and I thought that it went really well with the mushrooms. The salad also helped to balance out some of the oiliness. The Stuffed Mushrooms can be great for sharing although the portion is a little small for that, but it’s definitely my favorite dish from Vegie Bar.

Stuffed Mushrooms ($8.50)

Stuffed Mushrooms ($8.50)

3) Baked Gnocchi:

The Baked Gnocchi tasted really good, although the portion may appear a little small. The gnocchi wasn’t too chewy, was pretty cheesy, and the sizes were perfect, although the dish was a little sour from the sauce. There was also bread served on the side.

Baked Gnocchi ($15)

Baked Gnocchi ($15)

4) Baked Field Mushroom:

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this dish but I honestly thought it would turn out better than it did. It was sour from the tomato and tasted too rich after a while. I thought the quinoa was good and I liked the mushroom too, although I could barely taste it most of the time. However, the stew was a little too watery, and there were just too many different kinds of flavors to take in all at once. I wouldn’t say the dish tasted bad (even though it’s not exactly my cup of tea), but it was definitely interesting.

Baked Field Mushroom ($14)

Baked Field Mushroom ($14)

5) Vermicelli:

The vermicelli itself was great, and the dish was a little sweet with celery and tofu and plenty of beansprouts. The overall taste was light, but it could have been a better dish if there were less of the vegetables and more of the vermicelli instead.

Vermicelli ($13.50)

Vermicelli ($13.50)

 

Location: 380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy – VIC, Australia (3065)

Contact number: +61 3 9417 6935

Website: Vegie Bar

Operating hours: Mon – Fri: 11am-10pm (Fri 10.30pm)

Sat – Sun: 9am-10pm (Sat 10.30pm)

Posted by: V

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