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. Find out more below!
For one of the best vegetarian tasting menus 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 $150 pp, enjoy the vegetarian tasting menu which includes everything from smoked potato dumplings to celeriac and truffle toast plus desserts of beetroot sorbet, cheese platters and petit fours. Find out more here.
Nestled in the leafy Cook & Philip Park, Bodhi Restaurant is one of Sydney’s most iconic vegetarian dining spots. With a plant-based menu celebrating the best of pan-Asian cooking. Expect yum cha at lunch and Asian-inspired tapas dishes after dark, with the chefs able to adapt to all dietary requirements. Find out more here.
Just footsteps from Sydney Harbour, The Gantry 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. Starting from $49 for a two-course lunch, enjoy dishes of roast baby beetroot with Tasmanian wasabi 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 for $89 pp. Find out more here.
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. For $45 pp, enjoy the best of Emma’s dishes or snack your way through the bar menu, featuring everything from jalapeno poppers and cream cheese to cider-glazed Brussels sprouts and event field mushroom risotto. Find out more here.
While there’s no meat on the menu at Ormeggio 2.0, you will find some of the best seafood in Sydney. The perfect spot for pescetarians or ‘flexible’ vegetarians, Ormeggio has an exceptional menu of seafood-focused dishes. But if you’re looking for completely vegetarian options, you’ll find plates of warm focaccia, asparagus cooked over charcoal, beautiful plates of pasta served with seasonal mushrooms and more. Find out more here.
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 Two Chaps (more on that spot in a minute!). Swing by for starters of burrata, eggplant and wood-fired sourdough before digging into pizzas topped with smoked mozzarella, fried chickpeas, fermented chilli cream and everything in between. Find out more here.
Head to The Imperial in the heart of Erskineville and dine at one of our favourite vegetarian restaurants, Priscillas. This soil-to-plate menu celebrates vegetarian 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 ‘crabless crab cake’, eggplant schnitzel and coconut ceviche. Find out more here.
Get ready to slurp your way through some of Sydney’s best 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, don’t miss their Vegan Shio or Vegan Miso ramen dishes for a top-notch vegetarian feed. Find out more here.
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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 been to Two Chaps for a delicious brunch, you can also swing by after dark for dinner, too. Three nights a week the cafe transforms into a vegetarian pasta-bar, crafting fresh handmade pasta using local ingredients and cheeses. The best bit? It’s BYO too. Find out more here.
For vegetarian dining at its best, Yellow is the must-see bistro to visit. Set in Potts Point, this European diner offers exception vegetarian and vegan dishes, with a plant-focused menu celebrating local, seasonal produce. Find out more here.
Looking for a delicious, casual vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Surry Hills? You’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. Plus, Yulli’s offers one of the most affordable vegetarian banquet menus in the city, making this restaurant a must-try. Find out more here.