The White Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, West Melbourne

I had things to do in North Melbourne/West Melbourne this week and finished up at 6pm.  Which was perfect timing because I was standing outside White Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant when I was done    🙂

Everything on the menu is vegan and White Lotus do not use onions or garlic.  I had a tough time deciding what to get and in the end I settled for the curry clay pot (with a side of plain rice) as I’d heard people recommend it.  When my clay pot arrived there were a few big pieces of tofu and some mock meat pieces as well as potato, eggplant, sweet potato and carrot.  The serving was just right, though the meal didn’t exactly blow me away like I was hoping and dare I say it was a little on the bland side (though I’m a big garlic fan!).  I would still go back as the service was friendly, the place is completely unpretentious and it’s super easy for me to get to (yeah, I only just worked that one out the day I went there):


The waitress told me the mock fish is one of their more popular dishes, especially with groups.  The couple next to me ordered the lemon chicken and it looked great.  I might try the fish on a return visit as it is made with soy and not wheat.


The White Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant is located at 185 Victoria Street, West Melbourne.  They accept cash only.

2 thoughts on “The White Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, West Melbourne

  1. Thanks for the reminder about White Lotus! I went there for a work farewell when our lone office vegan left, back in about 2005. I wasn’t vegan then, but I was vegetarian and pretty damned excited about it. I think I had a “chicken” dish. I might have reacted to something in it because my nose was hot and red for the rest of the day, and I looked like I’d swallowed a bottle of port, or something- much to the amusement of my friends. I’ll definitely give it another go though. 😊

    • heh not the most positive of experiences though good to hear you’ll give it another go 🙂 My dad will not return to a restaurant if he’s had a bad experience, no matter what. He had a bad time at a particular restaurant 22 years ago and still refuses to go, even though it has changed hands many times 🙂

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