Tasked with finding good vegan or vegetarian options during Restaurant Month? Don't worry, we've done the hard yards for you. Below, we've rounded up our top menu recommendations from this year's stellar Restaurant Month line-up that offer vegan or vegetarian dishes.
East | $45 for a two-course lunch or dinner + a glass of wine
With 100% of the dishes on offer being vegetarian and almost all vegan friendly too, it's no surprise that East has made this list. Located on the ground floor of the Sudima Hotel on Nelson Street, East serves up a menu of the most delicious modern-Asian eats. Their menu includes tasty dishes like crispy cups with pineapple, Thai chilli jam, & chilled tamarind reduction and a Penang curry with lotus root, kumara, mushrooms and konjac. See full menu and Ts&Cs, here.
Burger Burger | $40 for a burger & beer lunch combo | Vegetarian and vegan options
Nothing beats a good burger, and the guys at Burger Burger do them exceptionally well. Grab a seat by the window looking out toward the harbour and enjoy their special two-course Restaurant Month offering matched with a glass of gin lemonade. This year's burger option includes a vege or vegan beef and cheese burger with a vege patty (mushroom, quinoa & walnut), pickles, aged cheddar, mustard, tomato jam and mayo; as well as their famous charred broccoli with garlic, butter and almonds or fries as your side. See full menu and Ts&Cs, here.
White + Wongs | $55 for a five course vegetarian sharing style lunch or dinner
White + Wong’s ‘east meets west’ cuisine takes classic street foods from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand – the noodles, soups, curries and delicious dumplings – and has created an eclectic menu to pick and choose from to suit. It's the perfect place to dine with friends this August, offering two menus, one completely vegetarian, featuring dishes including edamame beans with spicy sweet soy, rainbow glass noodle vegetable salad, wild mushroom crystal skin dumplings with goji berry, coriander and teriyaki glaze, penang curry with tofu and a coconut sago with poached lychee, peanut praline and mango sorbet. See full menu and Ts&Cs, here.
Vivace | $85 for a four course lunch or dinner + wine matches | Vegetarian
Vivace's lively atmosphere, warm ambience, and enjoyable Mediterranean fare are the perfect combination for a great meal this August. This year, Vivace have some great vegetarian friendly dishes, from Persian vegetable fritters with yoghurt and spiced tahini to chilli marinated Zany Zeus haloumi with salad and potato gnocchi with a pumpkin, sage and cumin puree. See the full menu and ts and cs, here.
Cafe Hanoi | $75 for a 3 course lunch or dinner | great for flexitarians
Cafe Hanoi is a favourite spot in the Britomart area, offering outstanding Asian-French inspired cuisine that is sure to satisfy all your cravings. This year's Restaurant Month menu features some great vegan and vegetarian friendly dishes within their three-course menu. This menu is designed to share, and it's perfect for when you're dining with meat eaters or consider yourself a flexitarian as three out of the six dishes in this set menu are plant-based. Along with a selection of meat dishes, you will also receive shiitake & water chestnut netted spring rolls with cos lettuce, herbs and soy lime dip; braised tofu squares stuffed with impossible pork, fresh tomato sauce and pickled bean sprouts; and a coconut sago dessert with white chocolate yoghurt for dessert. See full menu and Ts&Cs, here.
Ima Cuisine | $65 for a three course sharing style dinner | Vegan and vegetarian options
Masters of delicious Eastern Mediterranean food and driven by seasonal produce, Ima Cuisine has yet again another fantastic Restaurant Month menu to try this August. It features two vegan-friendly mains including vegan seniya (vegan kofta baked with tomatoes in a tahini crust, topped with pine nuts and pomegranate molasses), and Vegan Impossible Mince skewers or pan fried halloumi with courgette. For dessert, there are three yummy vegetarian options to pick from - hot cross bun pudding, plum & almond crumble with hot vanilla bean custard or a Middle Eastern dessert platter. See the full menu and ts and cs out here.
Ebisu | $65 for a three course sharing style lunch or dinner
Ebisu in the heart of Britomart never disappoints, with a delicious menu full of Japanese delights, from new-style and traditional dishes enlivened with unexpected twists. They have some fantastic vegan options on their Restaurant Month menu this year, from a miso soup entrée with edamame, a vegetable roll and miso glazed eggplant to a kake soba main with vegetable tempura and green salad. They even have a vegan anmitsu dessert option. See the full menu and ts and cs, here.