Abbotsford | Lentil as Anything


Semolina Pancakes - Shot by Paul Chalker 2016

Semolina Pancakes – Shot by Paul Chalker 2016

Address: 1-3 St Helier’s Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Phone: (03) 9419 6444

Breakfast: 9 AM – 11.30 AM
Lunch: 12 PM – 3 PM (from 2 pm – eating in the restaurant only)
Dinner: 5 PM – 9 PM




So… Why not reserve a table and be seated right away?


Welcome to your table!

A La Carte Service

We take bookings for groups of 1 or more for a la carte dinner service (every night from 5pm-9pm) and groups of 8 or more for breakfast service (9:00am-11:30am everyday.)

Buffet Service

We take bookings for groups of 8 or more during buffet service (every lunch time 12pm-3pm : 12 – 2 is self service and 2 – 3 is served by a buffet attendant and eating in the restaurant only)


Reserved but never shy, your table is the meeting place for hundreds in the community who join us to eat and share in the Lentil experience every day…

By choosing to make your reservation with Lentil you are providing the invaluable support which allows us to offer ‘pay as you feel’ service to the entire community 365 days a year.

Our reservation prices are:

$10 per seat – 1.5 hours

$17 per seat – 3 hours

Our booking cost covers your seating only, so please feel free to ‘pay as you feel’ for your food, service and experience as normal.

Make a booking today:

Thank you for your support!

Lentil Burger - Shot by Paul Chalker 2016

Lentil Burger – Shot by Paul Chalker 2016


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Shot by Paul Chalker 2016

Shot by Paul Chalker 2016




The Abbotsford Convent is an extraordinary place and becoming an important arts, learning and cultural precinct in Melbourne.

Just 4 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, it’s 11 historic buildings, gardens are spread over 6.8 hectares in a sweeping bend in the Yarra River. Lentil as Anything at Abbotsford is the largest among 3 restaurants at the Abbotsford Convent. More than 900 diverse members in the community come to Lentil as Anything Abbotsford every day to share a meal. There are 140 places at our tables, inside and out, so there is room for everyone. Opened in 2005 in the former dining hall of the nuns, Lentil as Anything Abbotsford came to build bridges across disparate community groups. Boat people and Abbotsford’s disciples of dhal smile across restored wood-work benches to the music of a one man celtic reggae band.


Art in Abbotsford

Lentil As Anything has 3 art exhibition spaces at our Abbotsford, Thornbury and Preston restaurants. The purpose of our exhibition space is to be an open platform for all artists of all skill level and styles to showcase their work without paying large hire fees or commissions. We also see it as another way for people to contribute to lentils. As well as having exhibitions, Lentils is always looking for artists for group exhibitions and other projects that artists can participate in. If interested in exhibiting at Lentils you can contact our Arts Team  at with some examples of your work and an art statement talking about your art .


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