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Monster Kitchen & Bar, Canberra, AU-ACT

Monster Kitchen & Bar

4.3
4.3
1149 Reviews
$A41 to $A100
Vegetarian / Vegan
Canberra’s only refined vegetarian dining experience, Monster Kitchen and Bar, has a deep respect for locally sourced and seasonal ingredients landing an exciting set of fresh ideas with conscious consumption at the forefront.

As it becomes increasingly popular for people to feel good about what they eat and order, our kitchen team strive to introduce complexity to simple, fresh and quality ingredients finding inspiration to create many layers of flavour to the final result.

Monster’s cutting-edge veg will endorse longevity, fermenting and pickling will feature prominently across the menu allowing the vibrancy of the produce to live on.

The Monster is a herbivore.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $A41 to $A100
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, Modern Australian, Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Bar Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6287 6287
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Full catering menu can be supplied upon request
  • Private party facilities
    To host your private event at Monster Kitchen & Bar contact our events team at events@ovolonishi.com!
  • Neighbourhood
    Canberra City
  • Parking Details
    Underground paid public parking available
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Lunch

    A$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Bottomless Lunch every Friday with the Monster $88 for two course plus Bottomless wine for 2 hours or $49 For two course
    Bottomless Lunch photo
  • Monster A La Carte

    Multiple dates available
    Choose your favourite dishes from our vegetarian à la carte menu...
  • Toast Together Package

    A$85.00 per person

    Jun 17 - Jul 12, 2024
    In the spirit of friendship and staying cosy this winter, we’re offering a complimentary bottle of Taittinger to guests who book for a group of four or more. Monday to Friday. Or upgrade and make it a Magnum for $150. Bookings essential.

What 1,149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambience

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Great for fine wines

  • Canberra

    Good for special occasions

  • Canberra

    Lively

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

1,149 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and amazing atmosphere! Will definitely be coming back!

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  2. Anby

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so delicious! We were seated near a loud musician outside the restaurant door but they happily moved us further away.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was excellent. The menu was superb and the food was fantastic. Would love to come again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great. Except the amount of food. We did the Feed Me for 3 people. It felt like if there had only been 2 of us we would have had the same serving size. So very disappointed with value for money. Otherwise we enjoyed our evening.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. We had an anaphylaxis near-miss (restaurant's error), which they then managed with great seriousness and accountability. Would that all restaurants took incidents like this as seriously. Even though it was quite a scare, we would feel safe in their hands again due to the grace with which they managed their mistake. Food, service, etc all also excellent. Please keep up the good work!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very well presented and tasty. Good selection for all tastes.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bartender (Phoebe), very engaging and nice cocktails (yuzu sour one especially). New-ish menu when we went - some of the dishes were exemplary (Nasi goreng, Asian-style cucumber salad), others less so but still nice (roasted cauli, crumbed tofu, san Choi bao). Char potatoes needed to be more crispy- probably should have gone for the shoestring fries instead. Lovely ambience to the large space, lots of comfy sofas and armchairs around and in between the dining spaces. Would definitely return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous vegetarian food, full of flavour. Eclectic and engaging decor creates a wonderful atmosphere.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    To start, the food and ambience was excellent as always. I’ve been quite a few times and have never been disappointed on either of these points. Unfortunately, the service was completely disappointing. Firstly, we had to stand around for uncomfortable period of time when we arrived until we finally caught the attention of someone to seat us for our booking. We were early, but it didn’t explain what the plan was for the half empty restaurant and walk-ins. After this, it was 25 mins from when I ordered my wine that I had to force someone’s attention to query where it was and ask if we could actually order food. We had looked around to get someone’s attention multiple times and saw many servers walking around aimlessly. When we had finished dinner, we wanted to order desert. It was near impossible to get anyone’s attention, so we decided to just leave. I finally managed to ask someone for the bill, and after they provided it, they again vanished. I stood to get someone’s attention, and after 5 mins of again being ignored, decided to approach a register away from my table where staff were standing and asked if I could pay. After the staff finished their conversation (5 minutes later while I awkwardly stood behind them) I was asked where I sat and I had to remind them that I had handed them an actual bill. This was just a completely bizarre experience from start to finish and tainted what would have otherwise been a perfect night. We felt deliberately ignored from the moment we entered and had to literally force attention at almost every moment of the night. I really don’t know what was going on, but the service fell well short of our expectations. I hope that when I return (which I will because I’ve always loved the food), I won’t have a similar experience again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The variety of vegetarian meals was very impressive. We took the Set Menu and were very happy with the selection of meals. The restaurant has a great ambience.

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FAQs

Monster Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 1149 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Monster Kitchen & Bar

25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Canberra City
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Bar Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $A41 to $A100
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, Modern Australian, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Underground paid public parking available
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 6287 6287
  • Catering
    Full catering menu can be supplied upon request
  • Private party facilities
    To host your private event at Monster Kitchen & Bar contact our events team at events@ovolonishi.com!
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