The Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Sydney

Eat, Food Guide, Guide, Restaurants, Sydney / 28 September 2022

From pizzerias to European bistros, discover the best vegetarian restaurants in Sydney.

Whether you’re embracing meat-free Monday or on the hunt for a delicious spot to suit your vegetarian mates, this guide has you covered. We’ve scouted high and low to create your ultimate guide to the best vegetarian restaurants in Sydney. On this list you’ll find a mix of completely meat-free and plant-based venues to restaurants who cater to your carnivore friends as well; don’t worry, there’s something for everyone! Find out more below.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar, CBD

For one of the best vegetarian degustations in Sydney, you can’t go past Bentley Restaurant & Bar. Located in the heart of the CBD, head chef Brent Savage has created an innovative menu that pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s stellar wine list. For $180 per person, enjoy the vegetarian tasting menu which includes everything from king oyster mushroom and pepperberry to the glazed kent pumpkin with zucchini flowers. Plus, enjoy unmissable desserts of blood orange granita and petit fours. Find out more here.

The Gantry, Walsh Bay

Just footsteps from Sydney Harbour, The Gantry offers glimmering water views and is one of Sydney’s best vegetarian-friendly restaurants. This harbourside spot offers relaxed fine dining dishes set in a warm and welcoming dining room. Whether you stop by for lunch or dinner, you’ll be treated to a delicious vegetarian set menu that is designed to share. The focus is on local, seasonal produce, using gentle techniques to enhance the natural flavours; as all good vegetarian menus should. Enjoy dishes of ox heart tomato with burrata and basil all the way through to BBQ King Brown mushroom, and so much more. For dinner, the vegetarian tasting menu serves up the restaurant’s best vego-friendly dishes with a view. Find out more here.

Golden Gully

Head to Leichhardt’s neighbourhood bar and restaurant, Golden Gully for delicious Australian beer, wine, spirits and (most importantly) food. Head Chef Emma Evans has curated a seasonal, ever-changing menu of vegetarian dishes celebrating local Aussie ingredients. Enjoy the best of Emma’s dishes or snack your way through the bar menu. Find out more here.

Ormeggio at the Spit, Mosman

While there’s no meat on the menu at Ormeggio, you will find some of the best seafood in Sydney. The perfect spot for pescetarians or ‘flexible’ vegetarians, Ormeggio has an exceptional Italian menu of seafood-focused dishes. For special occasions or even just because, why not indulge in their pescetarian friendly Chef’s Picks Menu or Signature Menu to try their most coveted dishes. But if you’re looking for completely vegetarian options, you’ll find plates of warm focaccia, asparagus cooked over charcoal, beautiful plates of handmade pasta and risotto served with seasonal vegetables and herbs and more. Find out more here.

Pizza Madre, Marrickville

Who would have thought one of the best pizza joints in Sydney is completely vegetarian? For Neapolitan-style sourdough pizza and delicious local brews, you can’t go past Pizza Madre. Located in the heart of the inner west, this pizzeria is entirely meat-free and run by the crew from neighbourhood gem Two Chaps (more on that spot in a minute!). Their menu changes with the seasons and is totally unique. Swing by for starters of foccacia with giardiniera and bocconcini before digging into pizzas topped with smoked mozzarella, Jerusalem artichoke puree, blue cheese cream, fried eggplant sauce and everything in between. Find out more here.

Priscillas at The Imperial, Erskineville 

Don your dancing shoes and head to The Imperial in the heart of Erskineville to dine at one of our favourite vegetarian restaurants in Sydney, Priscillas. This soil-to-plate menu celebrates vegetarian and vegan eats, with Group Executive Chef Dave Clark and his team crafting a delicious, bright and soulful menu of veggie-focused dishes. Don’t miss their eggplant tajine and coconut ceviche made to enjoy with a cocktail or two. Visit from 5-10pm on Thursdays to Sundays to enjoy a dazzling vegetarian menu with a side of drag! Find out more here.

RaRa, Randwick & Redfern

Get ready to slurp your way through some of Sydney’s best vegetarian ramen at RaRa. Serving delicious bowls of traditional ramen, these local ramen bars are located in Redfern and Randwick. Expect delicious hand-made noodles and nourishing stocks that pack a punch, totally meat-free. Don’t miss their Vegan Shio or Vegan Miso ramen dishes for a top-notch vegetarian feed, because vegos shouldn’t miss out on one of life’s greatest pleasures. Find out more here.

Discover more delicious ramen spots with our guide to the best ramen in Sydney.

Two Chaps, Marrickville

For Sydney brunch lovers, Two Chaps will be a familiar name. The inner west cafe has been championing from-scratch, sustainable eats with a strong local supply chain of like-minded suppliers. While you might have visited for a delicious brunch, you can also swing by after dark to discover why Two Chaps is renowned as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Sydney. Three nights a week the cafe transforms into a vegetarian pasta bar, crafting fresh handmade pasta using local ingredients and cheeses. The set menu is ever-changing and starts at $65, with gluten-free and vegan-friendly options. The best bit? It’s BYO too. An absolute must-visit, whether you’re vegetarian or not. Find out more here.

Yellow, Potts Point

As the first vegan restaurant to be awarded two chefs hats by the Good Food Guide, Yellow is plant-based dining at its very best.. Set in the leafy suburb of Potts Point, this European diner offers exceptional vegetarian and vegan dishes that are a true celebration of local, seasonal produce. The $105 six-course menu is utterly unique and currently features dishes like turnip, green garlic and bronze fennel, and a mango and cumquat ice cream sandwich. To complement the refined menu, you’ll sip on natural, biodynamic and vegan wines. Find out more here.

Yulli’s, Surry Hills

Looking for a delicious, casual vegetarian restaurant in Surry Hills? We’ve found just the place. This bustling neighbourhood bar and restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal any night of the week. Taking inspiration from Mediterranean and South-East Asian cuisines, the veggie driven menu features dishes like crispy wasabi cauliflower, stuffed zucchini flowers and smoked eggplant with romesco sauce. Plus, Yulli’s offers one of the most affordable vegetarian banquet menus in the city, starting from just $44 per person, making this restaurant a must-try. They also offer a completely gluten free menu for your celiac friends. Did we mention they also own a brewery? So expect to pair your meal one of the many Yulli’s brews on tap. Find out more here.

Alibili, Woolloomooloo 

Inside Sydney’s trendiest hotel, the Ovolo, you’ll find Alibi Bar & Kitchen, the brainchild of famous vegan chef Matthew Kenney. With a focus on local, seasonal produce, expect a unique vegan dining experience that pushes the boundaries in the best way possible. The 100% plant-based menu is creative and compelling, offering everything from kimchi dumplings to sweet potato gnocchi and charred okra caponata. Visit on Wednesday and Thursday to eat off the a la carte menu, or from Wednesday to Saturday for the tasting menu. Find out more here

Bad Hombres, Surry Hills

For our vegetarian friends who love margaritas, nachos and tacos, Bad Hombres is a must-visit. This all-vegan eatery features all of the cuisine’s crowd favourites, with a plant-based twist. Their BH cauliflower is pretty much famous, with cashew crema, salsa verde, coriander and onion, and the mushroom birria tacos are next-level good. Plus, everything is gluten-free, so no one misses out. Find out more here.

Gigi’s Pizzeria, Newtown

King St in Newtown is a hotspot for vegan and vegetarian eateries, and it’s here you’ll find Gigi’s Pizzeria serving up delicious woodfired pizzas. As one of the best vegetarian Italian restaurants in Sydney, you’ll find a completely vegan menu that is a celebration of the traditional Neapolitan style of pizza. From the classic Marinara with San Marzano tomatoes to the Cavolo with cauliflower puree, you will be spoilt for choice. And if you are missing meat, there is the Salsiccia e Broccoli featuring Beyond sausage. A bustling, must-visit venue for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Find out more here.

While you’re here, check out our guide to the best vegan restaurants in Sydney. 

 

Frequently asked questions:

Where can I find the best vegetarian restaurants in Sydney?

There are endless vegetarian restaurants in Sydney’s Inner West area. Here you’ll find Gigis Pizzeria, Two Chaps, Pizza Madre and many more.

What is the best vegetarian degustation menu in Sydney?

For the best vegetarian tasting menus, try Alibi at Ovolo in Woolloomooloo, Yellow in Potts Point or Bentley Restaurant & Bar in the CBD. 

What is the best pescetarian menu in Sydney?

For the best pescetarian menu in Sydney with a view, visit Ormeggio at the Spit in Mosman. 

What is the best vegetarian restaurant in Surry Hills? 

For the best vegetarian restaurants in Surry Hills, visit Bad Hombres for Mexican and Yulli’s brews for a plant-based feast.

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