The Melbourne restaurant has a unique interior design with Buddha’s adorning the restaurant provides an inviting atmosphere.
Chocolate Buddha is named after one of our Buddha’s at home. It is dark chocolate in colour and had a particularly sweet face and smile.
We welcome you, and sincerely hope to provide you with an uplifting dining experience.
Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Great pre-show lunch. The food, service and setting were perfect!
This is my favourite place to eat in Melbourne. The service is outstanding and very friendly... The views across Federation Square to the Yarra makes this a place for people watching and enjoying the Melbourne skyline... Great food, great menu choices. Lunchtime offers set menus that will fill your hunger.
Had a delicious meal pre show. Food served very quickly as they knew we had limited time. Great food to share.
Love, love love ! Chocolate Buddha ! The food is fresh and fabulous, the staff are friendly and accommodating. Thank you !
Great with allergies and intolerances. Friendly service and great food.
I love Chocolate Buddha- always reliable for service & food & you can actually hear each other speak! Our combination of shared plates were mouthwatering.
service is wonderful all the staff were great especially considering how busy
it can get.
Wonderful, amazing, fresh food with quite a buzz to the room but can get very noisy with cramped seating - difficult to get in and out of seats and often knocked by waiting staff. We booked for a table of 10 and shared with another 4 random people. We were there for my daughters 18 so not great if you want intimate It was difficult to hear each other talk. Unfortunately no backs to the chairs so a little uncomfortable after a few hours. Also very, very hot inside- no cool air flow. The staff apologised but said we were lucky not to come on a 30 degree day as this was often a problem !! Staff were all super friendly and very helpful with picking from the menu, however we had 4-5 different ones throughout the night making it a little confusing at times. Overall would recommend this restaurant but probably better for a smaller group.
Great range of food to choose from and very fast service. We were a party of 6 with an event to get to and were not pushed for time at all as the food came out very quickly.
We have the most amazing service every time we visit Chocolate Buddha. Will definitely be back!!
Amazing food, incredible service, and they are wonderful at accommodating food intolerances. We will definitely be back!
Great location for a lunch whilst spending the day with young kids.
was a great experience - as always ! The outdoor space is terrific ! But also nice to be inside.
Convenient location for dinner after seeing theatre at The Arts Centre. Attentive and present staff. Notable espresso martini and apple crumble dessert.
service was fantastic even though they were very busy. food yummy as always
Great food, atmosphere and service. The eggplant was divine. Our waitress was lovely and the food came out promptly. Not needing gluten free myself but there was an entire menu over the page and my vegetarian friend found plenty of options. Parking easy at Fed Square on a Thursday night. Definitely will go back.
Always a delicious meal, lovely staff and fun chats with the manager. Fantastic options for gluten free!
We got the Arts Festival express meal, which had a choice of a main dish plus miso, rice and pickles. The miso and pickles were really salty and the miso lukewarm, and my main dish, the eggplant was bland and also luke warm. My partner got the pork and thought it was ok but not anything memorable. Not that great a meal unfortunately even though friends had raved about this place.
The service was outstanding here, convenient, warm and genuine without being too overbearing or intruding. They have it just right! Food was great, we got a range of small plates to share and enjoyed the variety of flavours.
The food was amazing and they even made my fave dish all though its no longer on the menu. The wine was delish and the staff were so friendly.
Great meal - we were in a rush as on way to a concert we asked and got food out quickly- all staff we wonderful- especially our beautiful waitress who was very helpful warm and friendly.
Good food with efficient service in a busy but pleasant informal setting. Backless chairs not so comfortable and dining very much communal but a very reliable standard especially for a meal when visiting Federation Square or for Art6s Centre a pre-theatre dinners.
Fantastic little place in the heart of the CBD. Always great food and drinks and wonderful service. It can get very busy so book ahead if you can during peak times.
Flavoursome and fun as always. The service at Chocolate Buddha is great, friendly, fast and helpful. But the food is why we keep coming back.
Very Freindly staff and an excellent choice of food.
Amazing service , great food with amazing flavours . Lots of fun share plates
Really helpful, friendly staff and delicious food.
It was just exceptional said my 8 year old and I agree with her! Many delicious options, incredible service and so wonderful with children.
We can’t stop going back again and again.
Dined with my sister on the window & had the most gorgeous night. The staff were INCREDIBLE, now, that’s how you do hospitality ! We enjoyed the steamed dumplings & nasu eggplant & ooooh thAt Cheesecake. Thank You Chocolate Buddha for delivering on every level. We’ll be back.
It is lovely to have such extensive gluten free options. Service is friendly and attentive.
Very quick service, and the food is beautifully presented and absolutely sensational. The tempura vegetables are to die for! We shared a few dishes between two of us and it was such a filling amount and all of it was delicious. When we went to pay the bill we were shocked by how affordable it was and on top of that, Monday - Thursday if you park in the Federation Square car park ($13 flat rate) after 6pm, they give you a free parking voucher.
Our fav japanese vegetarian restaurant!
Thanks for the excellent customer service you always give us! Attention to detail 10 points
Staff made our evening - great food - great views
Great atmosphere and service . Heaters and blankets are great when seated outdoors
Was able to cater for LOW FODMAP diet with advance notice. Also was very knowledgable and caring towards my daughter's severe nut allergy. Host was exceptional in service and prepped our waiter prior to our arrival. Could not fault service or food. Only option not available was dessert (menu online didn't state nuts, but menu in house did). Nut content was still highlighted by staff, so there was not an issue about ordering it by mistake. We had a lovely time and would definitely go back again, because we were taken care of so well!
Excellent service and delicious food. Have been going for years and it never disapoints.
Again Chocolate Buddha delivered outstanding service at good prices for the City Food was delicious as always Baked cheesecake was a highlight We will return
We had a great time at Chocolate Buddha. Great Gluten and Dairy free options.
Brilliant service and amazing food as always. Will always come back.
Great place to catch up with remote work colleagues, close to transport links, yummy lunch plates, great service, one if our favourite spots.