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Lona Misa, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Lona Misa

4.7
4.7
351 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 shareable, seasonal and flavourful, Latin fare and bistro dining collide against the norms of the classical medley you know of vegan and vegetarian dining.

We take Open Table reservations of up to 5 guests. For parties of 6 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 and incur a 10% surcharge.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9116 2020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shannon Martinez & Ian Curley

  • Neighborhood

    South Yarra

  • Cross street

    Close to the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Group Bookings

    A$95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We take Open Table reservations of up to 5 guests. For parties of 6 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 and incur a 10% surcharge.

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What 351 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Melbourne

    Healthy

  • Melbourne

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Inner City South

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner City South

    Healthy

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Special Occasion

  • Inner City South

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Inner City South

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  1. CF

    CandaceFeild

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. This was our 2nd time dining and the food was incredible. As was the service. Can’t wait to go back again.
  2. KH

    KateH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Excellent service. Fantastic food. Definitely coming back
  3. S

    Simon

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We ordered the tasting menu with paired wines. Unfortunately some of the dishes were very poor. Generally I like to avoid fake meats at restaurants as they are often tacky and cheap. The tasting menu unfortunately included fake meats. To make it worse, the fake chicken was rubbery and burnt. The fake seafood was cooked properly but was not enjoyable. The straight vegetable dishes were much better. The deserts were too small. The Malbec that was paired with the “seafood” dish was too sweet and did not match the dish. The new bar downstairs also was loud and the subwoofer could be heard in the restaurant. Not ideal.
  4. SL

    StaceyL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing plant based restaurant, food was so yummy and all the staff were amazing!!
  5. J

    Jsid

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious is an understatement! As a vegan being able to eat anything on a menu is a novelty, instead of sticking to the 1 or 2 things available at other restaurants. Would return many times over!
  6. T

    Teedee

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and really cool ambience. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend the tasting menu - it’s a lot of food!
  7. S

    Shas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food was average, peri chicken tasted burnt (too much charcoal), and overall was over priced for what the quality provided. The ambience was lovely though.
  8. JJ

    JacklynJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Extremely disappointed, took a Friend who is Vegan. The entree was not chewable at all. 1 X skewer of mushroom $32 was over the top The Paella rice in the pan was crusted black at the bottom. When it was replaced the rice was hard. Service was slow for drinks Overall wouldn’t bother.
  9. AG

    AGnes

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Location and ambience are lovely as is the food. Recommend.
  10. PR

    PriyaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Compared to the last time I came here, the food was quite disappointing. but this was probably down to the items we ordered that we didn't really like the taste of.
  11. BD

    BradD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was delicious and wine pairings on point.
  12. CB

    CatB

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious! Will convince even the biggest of meat eaters
  13. JB

    JillB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed all the flavours and textures of the food. The grilled mushrooms had a divine flavour. We are not vegan or vegetarian but food lovers. The food was very tasty and presented well with friendly and professional staff.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing experience!
  15. PK

    PhilK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was simply the best meal I’ve ever eaten. We had the degustation menu and it was taste sensation after taste sensation. The staff were terrific and helpful, and they knew the food really well. The margarita was fabulous too. There were a lot of people in there but it didn’t seem to be too noisy. Now that’s what I call good architecture. Thank you for making our anniversary very special one for two vegans
  16. IB

    IreneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue is gorgeous, the staff were very attentive, and the food was fantastic. The prawns in particular were so realistic that I had a proper emotional reaction, as I haven't had prawns in 12 years and the seafood stew dish really brought me back to a different time.
  17. R

    Robyn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious vegan food in fun atmosphere! Will go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 4th time and it is always exceptional. My favourite place to dine 💕
  19. DM

    DanielM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our time at Lona Misa. Nice atmosphere and great service. The food was very tasty albeit a bit on the saucy side. Would recommend for anyone who may be considering a plant based version of their favourite meats.
  20. AH

    AbbyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time I've been to Lona Misa and it doesn't disspoint! Delicious food, cocktails, and great service. I will be back.
  21. KC

    KuntalC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great unique menu, great cocktails and very friendly service. Worth a visit any day!.:)
  22. d

    danielag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service, Marcelo was welcoming and great at suggesting food and drinks. Funky ambience, delicious food and spot on cocktails. Highlight was the watermelon dish, unique texture. Great experience overall.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    15 min wait for our booked table. Waiter friendly but not great. Paella burnt on bottom.
  24. SV

    SteveandVed

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great all vegan place to come for my wife's birthday! We are quite big fans of Smith and Daughters and decided to come here to try this. We ordered 5 dishes and some cocktails and they were all brilliant! Great service, friendly staff. Can't complain at all! Had a couple of drinks at the bar before we were seated as it was quite busy and the bar at the hotel was quite nice too!
  25. VG

    VersaceGal

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to lunch so I could choose from the a la carte menu (not big on set menus) and was not disappointed. The queso cheese & mince bowl haunts me in my fever dreams, and it is possible I could plot a murder to obtain the recipe for the Pedro Ximinez smoky mushrooms. The peri-peri 'chicken' far surpassed my expectations, and the paella was ugly-face-cry-worthy. The quietly fabulous Jackie attended to our every whim and made us feel so welcome, suffice it to say, we can't wait to return!
  26. AO

    AlejandroO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and good service . That’s perhaps the most important thing for me , even more than the food itself. I like to be served by friendly people who enjoy their job. The dishes were great of course
  27. j

    jaredf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Very excited to get a spot on a Friday night and enjoy some of the best food I’ve had in some time. We had the degustation menu - absolutely sensational. Service - there wasn’t any service, felt very uncomfortable. Didn’t have a drink for a good 20mins upon arrival. Service was a big let down. Food - great Service - not great
  28. ML

    MargieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing creative and delicious food, the service was very attentive and the decor is equally inspiring. Absolutely loved it and can’t wait to return and try more!
  29. J

    Jess

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Definitely try the Peri Peri Chicken (deliciously smokey & chargrilled), Roasted Padron & Manchego Croquetas (can't go wrong, especially with a squeeze of lime). The Watermelon Tiradito was an interesting try if you want to experience a surprising texture, delicious nonetheless. The Tijuana Caesar Salad was simple yet amazing, still dumbfounded by how they can make a vegan caesar salad better than the original, so much flavour! The place is calm yet moody and the seats were really comfy which is always a plus in my book. The cocktails were great but unfortunately almost all of them were bitter, not catering to those who prefer sweet or fruity cocktails. After being so impressed by all the food, we were let down by the service unfortunately. It started off really well but got worse and worse. We had to grab someone's attention for water (which was difficult to do - they may as well have left the jug on the table) and we were hoping to look at the menu for dessert but after 20+ minutes of waiting we ended up getting up and asking for the bill at the bar.
  30. MB

    MiaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible hospitality, seamless service, a vibrant atmosphere and exquisite food. What more can I say? Run, don't walk.
  31. SP

    SilviaP

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were surprised to find this gem tucked away in Toorak Road south Yarra As soon as we walked in we felt we were on the Left Bank in Paris or in Soho in NY We will definitely be back
  32. CY

    ChengY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented and delicious food. Service was attentive too.
  33. NT

    NicoleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Lona Misa, and will absolutely be returning! The food was delicioius, even for the carnivores in the family! The location is great and the restaurant itself if beautifully decorated. The wait staff were friendly, proactive and made my birthday one not to forget. Would highly recommend.
  34. CG

    CarmenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome. We had the tasting menu. Each course worked so beautifully, building on the last, and OMG the peri peri chicken was ridiculous. Staff were so lovely and attentive. Definitely keen to come back. Not to be missed!
  35. NL

    NLHS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and food! We’ll definitely be back.
  36. Z

    Zezima

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slack service for the price tag attached. Meal portions were small and not for the feint hearted vegan
  37. DS

    DebS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening. Considerate attentive staff and great food
  38. AV

    AVeganEats

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and utterly amazing service - cannot remove the name of our host but she deserved the tip we left because she was outstanding!
  39. R

    Rubi

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed with the food. Great ambiance too for date night.
  40. MC

    MelissaC

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is SORCERY in this kitchen. They are NOT chefs, they are WIZARDS. You MUST MUST MUST try the queso entrée and then the Josper Peri Peri Chicken. IN-CRE-EDIBLE. To be able to dine at this amazing venue, and not have to worry about a single thing on the menu conflicting with my diet, is a level of inner peace I have not experienced in many restaurants in over 20 years... Add to that, the staff are INCREDIBLE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for those who are plant-based, or who are curious about plant-based food, for whatever your reason... This restaurant makes you realise how ZERO sentient beings (or their by-products) need to be on a plate to eat like a glutton. Support this business so they keep doing the good work they do!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Lona Misa is rated 4.7 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


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

  • Neighborhood

    South Yarra

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shannon Martinez & Ian Curley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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