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Lona Misa, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Lona Misa

4.6
4.6
727 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 6 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
  • Delicious Month Out

    $120.00 per person

    1 May - 31 May 2024
    Join us this May for A Four Course Taste of Lona Misa. Fall into flavour as Head Chef, Pamella Tomio, brings you Latin loved persuasions in collaboration with Delicious Magazine Australia. Reserve your table today and experience why every moment at Lona Misa is oh so delicious! MENU: House Cocktail on Arrival STARTER: Fried Olive Risoles De Atun ENTREE: Castana De Agua MAIN: Lion's Mane Steak SIDE: Salpicao Slaw DESSERT: Tres Leche
  • 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 727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Innovative

  • Melbourne

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • 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

    Hot spot

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City South

    Vegetarian-friendly

727 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great, all yummy and tasty, well done on the skill of presenting vegan with a twist and sophistication. The service is lovely and attentive and informative. Ambience is unique, the colours and the bar is beautiful with moderate lighting. The bar downstairs is lovely with a moderate art deco and great to catch up with a friend over a drink after the meal and time allocated. Great idea and so easy, no need to look for another venue.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant nice staff Food is just not tasty way too much fake meat We wasted so much food as it wasn’t palatable I hope they review their menu

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love loved it. Beautiful food, venue, ambiance. Service good but could be a little friendlier.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best meals I have had. Great service, ambience and food was outstanding..... Love to eat food I would not cook at home. I will definitely be back - that's if I can get in ;-)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely incredible and the food was very delicious. My partner and I had an excellent experience and thoroughly enjoyed everything that we ordered.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I've been here several times before and loved it. However, unfortunately this time the wait staff brought the wrong drink order, overcharged, and didn't deliver one of the dishes we'd ordered. The ambiance was also lacking and felt a bit transient rather than its previous 'cosy'/warm. A shame, as it spoiled the taste of the food that was delivered. 10/10 for the 'mutton' skewers and the guacamole though - both excellent and recommended.

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  7. RobinR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally Vegan… with s highly creative and inresting7 course chefs menu.. as well as regular wonderful menu.. we had chefs menu: paired with exacting complementary wines.. an experience not to be missed!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly creative, and delicious plant based food

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  9. Casshill

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Throughly enjoyed our experience, food was outstanding. We were celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary, we’ll be back next time we visit Melbourne.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Queso con chorizo and Caesar salad are standout dishes! Fantastic service

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  11. BryanM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a peak experience. We had the tasting plate (or whatever it's called) with the matched wines, wow. It was faultless, and priced well compared to similar places. As someone who has eaten at 5 star restaurants around Australia and the world (on my employer's expense account, I'm not rich), I was happy spending my own money for this amazing night, and can say it was the best ever anywhere. Big claim, but deserved.

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  12. Daniel

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding. We have been twice now and both times faultless. We will definitely be back and will be telling everyone we know how good this place is.

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  13. nickwho

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are extremely attentive, helpful when needed and always available to ensure you have a great time. Delicious food.

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  14. Hellwoman

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love all food. Have not eaten vegan food at a restaurant before. Lona Misa surpassed all my expectations. The ambience was gorgeous, service impeccable as the staff were attentive, from walking through the door, right to the coffee and teas. Shannon Martinez was so present and loved her aura and the Team who presented us with this amazing menu experience.

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  15. EliV

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a meat eater the food was amazing. Exception date spot if you have a vegan or vego partner or family member.

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  16. Dora

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to Lona Misa and whilst we loved the food on our first visit - we were disappointed with the food this time - it just didn’t quite hit the spot.

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  17. LindaM

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Why do you call vegan food steak tartare.. ridiculous… why call any vegan food by a meat name.. if you want to eat vegetarian and vegan then call it what it is made from !! Did not like fried olives… the water chestnut dish was not good at all, mushrooms too rich.. overall a bad dining experience and could not eat most of it. Thought wine list was poor and expensive.. Pewsey Vale reisling for $76 .. really?? Waitress was lovely but will definitely not be going back or re recommending it

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  18. SineadR

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our meal at Lona Misa, the food and the staff were incredible!

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  19. AnnaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was less than ideal. We tried to order more food but were told we couldn't because we had to leave in 20 minutes. They rushed us again 10 minutes later. It's an expensive place for this kind of service. I won't go back.

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  20. RosF

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was amazing. We had great service and the food was so different. Great attention to detail. Noise level despite being full was really comfortable.

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  21. CatherineS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Started well with attentive staff to take our order & help with menu suggestions & drinks. Starters were delicious. Our main arrived a little too soon. Disappointed to find it our eggplant was undercooked. Our staff person didn’t come near us again. Had to get up & find more water & have another staff refill glasses, take a drink order & return main to the kitchen. I wouldn’t rebook. Basic skill to actually serve dishes cooked!

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  22. AndrewI

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Amazing staff Amazing restaurant Best vegan food I’ve eaten to date Highly recommended

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was phenomenal and food was incredible. Lovely atmosphere

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  24. Sara

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lona Misa never fails to dissapoint. The menu evolves yet continues to deliver on taste

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  25. MargaB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Lona Misa many times and it never disappoints. The food is incredible, the service outstanding and we always have such a hard time deciding whether to have our favourites or try something new.

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  26. SophieR

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down best vegan restaurant in Melbourne. The red wine mushrooms made us cry.

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  27. MazP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    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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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    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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  29. Clancy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    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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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    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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  31. Julz

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    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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  32. Kittylovesfood

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

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

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. TableAte

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

Lona Misa is rated 4.6 stars by 727 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 6 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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