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Lona Misa, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Lona Misa

4.7
4.7
700 Reviews
$41 to $100
Vegetarian / Vegan
A collaboration with renowned Melbourne chefs Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters, Smith & Daughters Deli) and Ian Curley (French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar), Lona Misa is a rebellious renaissance from root to stem, sustainably crafted to be seasonal, full of flavour, and memorable. The result? "A deliciously lively eatery that provides the ideal setting for coming together and taking part in the simple act of enjoying good food that is kind to the planet" (TimeOut).

Awarded One Hat by the prestigious Good Food Guide 2023, Lona Misa’s Latin fare and bistro dining collide against the norms of the classical medley you know of vegan and vegetarian dining. Think of dishes like Brazilian steafood stew Moqueca, roasted padron & manchego croquetas, or pastor mushrooms grilled over charcoals on Josper with corn puree, fermented pineapple & chilli.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, Latin American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9116 2020
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Shannon Martinez & Ian Curley
  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Cross Street
    Close to the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chefs Tasting Menu

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Vi Va La Veg! 5 course set dinner with salivary Latin American cuisine. Take what you know of vegan dining and think vibrant, loud, and unapologetic. We take OpenTable reservations of up to 16 guests. For parties of 16 guests or more, please email us directly at lonamisa@ovolohotels.com. Parties of 6 guests or more are required to dine on our tasting menu.
    Chefs Tasting Menu photo
  • Group Bookings - 5 Course Tasting Menu

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Vi Va La Veg! Never stop the party whole night with your buddies! Lona Misa provides tables for up to 16 people, gather all your squad together for a group set dinner with salivary Latin American cuisine. Instantly book your table below for groups up to 16. For larger groups, our events team will craft the perfect celebration tailored to your needs. Take what you know of vegan dining and think vibrant, loud, and unapologetic. We take OpenTable reservations of up to 16 guests. For parties of 16 guests or more, please email us directly at lonamisa@ovolohotels.com. Parties of 6 guests or more are required to dine on our tasting menu.

What 700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Ambience

  • Melbourne

    Innovative

  • Melbourne

    Healthy

  • Melbourne

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner City South

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City South

    Innovative

  • Inner City South

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Inner City South

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City South

    Healthy

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City South

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner City South

    Most Booked

700 Reviews
  1. MazP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for meat eaters as well as vegans. Food presentation was beautiful and the wine pairing was fun. Just note that they are half glasses to go with your meals on the set menu.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vegan food, loved it. As two new vegans we were blown away :)

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  3. Clancy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and atmosphere were great thank you!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we first entered we were greeted by friendly staff who made us feel very welcome. We decided to order the Valentines set menu which was a fantastic suggestion by the waiter. Every dish was absolutely incredible (especially the lion’s mane mushroom dish) and we were very impressed!

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  5. Julz

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the restaurant was busy the service was good. We didn’t wait long to be served drinks or food. The waiter was friendly and pleasant. We’ve eaten here before and I enjoyed the seafood dish. I had chicken this time but didn’t enjoy it as much. Starters were good. We had croquettes, crackers and bread. I would recommend anyone to eat here. The environment is comforting though we found it a little too dark.

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  6. Kittylovesfood

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food. Great staff. Cool vibe. Positively pumped.

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  7. MattB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing place to eat, the food was incredible. You can taste and feel the love and care taken to produce this amazing food . My daughter has a dairy intolerance and generally most standard have limited options, not here, the menu is extensive and delicious. I would say it is up there as one of my highest culinary experiences, not just vegan! Well done to the whole team, chefs and front of house, it was a complete and professional not to mention delicious experience…we’ll be back!

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  8. SoyPeach

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning. The food is inspired and delicious - so nice to have a vegan fine dining at good value

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  9. AndrewD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best mock meat dishes we have ever experienced!!!!

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  10. BenP

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best vegan restaurants I’ve ever been to. The fit-out, ambience and food - amazing The staff were so lovely but maybe just have one waiter per table, we had multiple waiters asking for drink orders and coming to clear plates as soon as we’d finished. Highly recommend the mutton, lamb tostadas and peri peri pollo.

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  11. TableAte

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have visited LM a few times before, but this was my first experience with the set menu, which was for a group of six plus one person with special dietary needs. I felt that the dishes selected by the chef didn't showcase the uniqueness and creativity of the full menu. Nevertheless, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance, as always, was excellent. I plan to return with just one other couple so we can order from the full menu and fully appreciate the restaurant's offerings.

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  12. Ellen

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. Had the set tasting menu and all of the flavours were amazing. Skewers were a highlight. Excellent service by are attendant

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  13. HollieK

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A must try when in Melbourne. Excellent plant based food and great venue

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  14. Emmmmz

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The tartare is a must! Always super impressed with the kitchens creations. Service was good, lacked a lil attention to detail (empty water glasses or missed follow ups) but the team are all delightful. Highly recommend stopping by!

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  15. SusanB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to Lona Mis a couple of times before and always enjoy it. This time we had the tasting menu and every dish was good. The only slight negative is that we felt the service was rushed, with not enough time between courses to relax, digest and chat. The whole meal took only about an hour, with 8 dishes. However the service itself was excellent, the staff very pleasant, and the food of high standard, and we will definitely come again.

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  16. Johan

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places for vegan food in Melbourne alongside Smith and Daughters.

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  17. cassie

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience at Lona Misa. The service was great and so was the food!

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  18. Natalie

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful. Great cocktails and very innovative menu. This is our second time dining here. We will definitely come back again.

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  19. Alex

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely place with lovely food! we got the tasting menu and loved it, the food was exciting and it was made even better by the lovely lady taking care of us. i think her name was kiara, she made the whole experience so much more fun & made us feel very very comfortable. love lona misa, love kiara, love anticuchos and riesling.

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  20. Michael

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening with some really interesting and unique dishes. The service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, wonderful atmosphere, lovely food and exceptional service!

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  22. OliviaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Very cool interior design. Best part was that I saw De Minaur there!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it thank you! All around great experience. Thank you!!!

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  24. SarraM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was super friendly and knowledgeable. She was able to recommend dishes that complimented each other and help with dietary requirements. Food was delicious. I have already recommended Lona Misa to a friend and told her to try the pastel.

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  25. ParthS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting with so much for vegetarians and vegans to explore from the menu, every item was outstandingly scrumptious.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around! Must visit and will recommend to all my friends

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was solidly okay. Not good, not bad. I wouldn’t pay that much for what you get

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  28. AdrianeW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything, from the ambience, staff and food. The restaurant has an interesting decoration and we do recommend the 5-course menu with the best vegan meal ever.

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  29. AnnelieseC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved my experience at Lona Misa! Everything from the food to the staff was sensational

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  30. LaurenA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and beautiful environment. Extensive drinks menu too.

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  31. HansZ

    Newcastle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I think our waiter was new to the job. Potentially trained very poorly? Wouldn’t recommend.

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  32. K12345

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I think the food should have been brought out with better timing, two out of five in the party did not get their food until everyone else had finished their meal. The shared plates did not come out on time. The service was poor: in explanation, and in timeliness., we had to re order drinks, had to call the waiter several times for service and had to ask for the bill 3 times. After a very long time planning to dine here, it was disappointing from a service perspective, but the food was absolutely great!

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  33. ThomasK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! I’m not vegan but my girlfriend is, and their ‘meat’ is fantastic

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We absolutely loved Lona Misa! My son (vegetarian) chose it for his birthday. We had the taster plate option for the group, with pairing wines, and it was utterly delicious. The waiting staff were attentive, knowledgeable and not overly ‘present’ which was perfect. They even did a candle in the dessert for our son as per my online booking prompt. Cannot recommend highly enough…

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  35. BenjaminW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly, welcoming service. I'm not vego/vegan however this was irrelevant. The dishes were delicious. Perfect idea was to order a few entrees and share. Highlight dish: tostadas

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  36. WesG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was pretty amazing. Ultimate date night place for vegans!

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  37. Nessa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything just the creme brûlée on the dessert menu was just an espresso martini and not what expected but otherwise perfect and excited to return thank you

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  38. Emma

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was on their second shift and they were incredibly charismatic and wonderful! Defintely made the experience great! All staff were very kind very knowledgeable about the incredible dishes. I loved the explaination of each dish as it was served, a very nice touch! PLUS the playlist was great. The red hot chilli cocktail was my favourite

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  39. JelenaM

    New South Wales

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    the welcome was a bit interesting... we did not feel very welcome but the food more than made up for it!

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  40. Kayla

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious food, great service, good vibe - lona misa is definitely a fave!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Lona Misa is rated 4.7 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lona Misa

234 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Close to the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road
  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Shannon Martinez & Ian Curley
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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