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Lona Misa, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Lona Misa

4.7
4.7
315 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.

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Booked 12 times today
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.

Popular dishes

Menu

Tasting Menu - $88 per person; Matching Wines - $135 per person

Course 1

Paired With: 2015 Caledonia Australis Method Ancestrale, Gippsland, Vic, Australia

  • Watermelon Tiradito

    Corn Chalaca Salsa, Cured Sweet Potato, Rocoto Chilli, Leche De Tigre

    • Roasted Padron and Manchego Croquettas

      Crispy Bechamel Croquettas Filled with Roasted Spicy Padrons and Manchego Cheese, Served with Aioli

      Course 2

      Paired With: Parish Vineyard Riesling, Coal River Valley, Tas, Australia

      • Remolacha

        Smoked Beetroot, Rich Otonal Mole, Pumpkin, Fermented Plum

        • Sweet Corn

          Josper Fired Baby Corn, Served with An Ancho Chilli & Coffee Crema

          Course 3

          Paired With: Domaine De Bel-Air Beaujolais Blanc, Beaujolais, France

          • Peri Peri Chicken

            Fire Roasted Chicken, Basted in A Fermented Peri Peri Sauce. Served with A Spicy Chimichurri

            • Tijuana Caesar Salad

              Baby Cos, Traditional Caesar Dressing, Parmesan and Croutons

              Course 4

              Paired With: Matias Riccitelli Kung Fu Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

              • Mushroom Pinchos Morunos

                Moorish Spiced Oyster Mushrooms, Grilled Over Coals

                • Patatas Bravas

                  Fried Potatoes Dressed in Aioli and A Smoked Tomato and Fermented Chilli Sauce

                  Chefs Selection Dessert

                  Paired with: Pair Changes with Dessert Offering

                  • Chefs Selection Dessert

                    Alternating Desserts Selected by Our Pastry Chef

                    Last updated: May 7, 2022

                    What 315 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

                    Loved For

                    • Melbourne

                      Healthy

                    • Melbourne

                      Good Vegetarian Options

                    • Inner City South

                      Fit for Foodies

                    • Inner City South

                      Handcrafted Cocktails

                    • 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. Z

                      Zezima

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 1 day ago

                      overall3food3service3ambience4

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

                    2. DS

                      DebS

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 1 day ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Very enjoyable evening. Considerate attentive staff and great food

                    3. R

                      Rubi

                      Melbourne

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    4. MC

                      MelissaC

                      Victoria

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      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!

                    5. LS

                      LeahS

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 3 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing cuisine and atmosphere. A vegetarians dream

                    6. MN

                      MichelleN

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 3 days ago

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      Delicious plant based food. We love our meat, and we absolutely loved this restaurant. Really interesting food and each dish tasted great

                    7. VM

                      VeeM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent menu, service and ambience will be back for sure

                    8. MG

                      MartyG

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We loved our night at Lisa Mona. The service was excellent, with us feeling beautifully cared for from beginning until end. The food was excellent and seriously set the bar for vegan dining, it feels criminal even calling it that given past associations with the genre. The decor was clean and fun, totally on point and the seating was comfortable and cosy (in our case perfect for our 5 year old who was happily contained and happy with the giant pillow on his booth chair - entertained him for a good hour!) We loved our waiters/waitresses and Alex at the door was beautiful. Overall highly recommended, though we would love to see some more gluten free options in the future but know this is hard with faux meat options!

                    9. FG

                      FlorentG

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      My favorite restaurant in Melbourne! The place is very cool, great staff and amazing dishes 👌🏽 Lona Misa bring the vegan food to a next level!

                    10. JM

                      JustinM

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                      overall3food3service5ambience4

                      The food offers some incredible flavours. The only issue I had was the quantity of food. My partner and I had the set menu. The entrées were so enjoyable except they were over just as you started. One main was very good but still left me wanting more. And the second main had a generous serve patatas bravas, which just felt like they were trying to fill you with potatoes. And to add more context I'm not a big eater. The venue and service was fantastic!!

                    11. JS

                      JasonS

                      Victoria

                      2 reviews

                      3.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                      overall3food4service2ambience4

                      We were super excited to try Lona Misa, the food was great but the service was a little disappointing.

                    12. SL

                      SarahLakyn

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We love Lona Misa! Service was great , food is really flavoursome and the atmosphere is really warm :)

                    13. MS

                      MartinS

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing top notch all vegan food! Highly recommend a visit.

                    14. J

                      Jimmy

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 3, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      If you after high quality vegetarian food, then I recommend Lona Misa. However do keep in mind you get what you pay for.

                    15. KH

                      KateH

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 3, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Beautiful food, great vibe, excellent service - couldn’t fault it ❤️

                    16. CS

                      CarolS

                      Exclusive

                      10 reviews

                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      Everything was excellent only our waiter was so busy due to all diners being new to venue and him having to explain menu (food) he didn’t come back to check on more wine order so we asked another staff member. Other than that Victor was an asset to the team.

                    17. ND

                      NicoleD

                      Las Vegas

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Every dish was a stand out, there were no disappointments. Can't wait to go back.

                    18. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Melbourne

                      4 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                      Delicious food and cocktails with great service and a super cool vibe. Would definitely go back here!

                    19. CF

                      CandaceFeild

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing! We went for lunch and wanted the set menu which is apparently normally only available at dinner, but the amazing manager spoke to chef and arranged it for us! 5 courses of the most wonderful plant based food! I’m vegan but my hubby isn’t and yet loved the food as much as me. We will be returning!

                    20. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Omaha

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      A truly wonderful experience a must do in Melbourne!

                    21. LR

                      LeanneR

                      Melbourne

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Magnificent food, stimulating, interesting and delicious, we loved it! We live in the country and this was our first meal in Melbourne since before covid hit

                    22. BS

                      BeeS

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Delicious food and cocktails and a great ambience. Didn’t even feel like we had vegan food!

                    23. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      Great service and environment. The food was great.

                    24. AT

                      AndrewT

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                      overall3food3service3ambience5

                      Great venue, very nice food however portion sizes on the set menu were poor. My partner was just about full but I definitely was not. The menu needed maybe 2 more courses. I will go back but will be ordering what I want not the set menu.

                    25. MM

                      MiffyM

                      Victoria

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great Knowledge of food and wine and able to support our request of the set menu as we needed to leave for a scheduled show. The meat eater informed “tastes exactly like chicken”. Friendly service and great atmosphere. Will be back

                    26. AH

                      AronH

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      Our experience at Lona Misa was fantastic. We had the tasting menu with matching wines and it was a perfectly curated meal with excellent portions and flavours, at a very reasonable price. The ambiance was comfortable and welcoming and the staff were friendly, attentive and informative. A night to remember

                    27. PH

                      PetaH

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing food! Recommended to my friends before I had even walked out the door

                    28. Z

                      Zoev

                      Melbourne

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing food! Very creative and very enjoyable experience!

                    29. BP

                      BlakeP

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                      overall3food2service5ambience5

                      Food lacked flavour...............................

                    30. G

                      Gabi

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                      We had a really good time. The Peri peri chicken was the star of the night. The mushrooms pinchos were ok but not as good as the last time we went, and they were not very hot. Drinks and the rest of the food was very tasty. And the place is amazing.

                    31. LJ

                      LauraJ

                      Melbourne

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty by the staff. They were all excellently well mannered and offered suggestions for food and cocktails. They handled my nut allergy professionally and with exceptional attention to detail which I value as a diner. The drinks were spectacular, we had the radio gaga cocktail, ace of spades cocktail and a Malbec wine all suggested by staff and all delightful. The food was phenomenal, the champiñones españoles and the peri peri chicken wee the standouts for the night but everything was absolutely delicious. The ambience of the restaurant made it feel like a real fine dining experience and we cannot wait to go back for our next special occasion.

                    32. LT

                      LuciaT

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      It was sooooooo yummy and the waiters and waitresses were the nicest people ever. Had a great time, the drinks were delicious too!

                    33. MW

                      MollyW

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Incredible food and cocktails, fun vibe while still maintaining a fine dining feel. it's an absolute must for anyone who enjoys food.

                    34. VB

                      VeganBoi

                      Melbourne

                      2 reviews

                      4.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                      It was an overall pretty good experience. Food was amazing and an absolute experience of flavour. The food was well priced but some items were questionable for the price and what you got - mostly small items. Staff were friendly and prompt to help. Once we were moved to another table after our session time was over, we felt a little neglected and we were only served when we got the attention of staff. Overall a good experience, just short of being great.

                    35. SH

                      SharnaH

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                      Wonderful venue and service! Food was delicious. Definitely on the costly side, with smaller serving sizes. But a nice treat!

                    36. RG

                      RobG

                      London

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Outstanding. Great atmosphere and such wonderful food that was different and very tasty and inventive. Look forward to the next time we can eat here

                    37. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The Peri peri chicken with patatas bravas is a combination that you will not regret. Everything is totally moreish and I recommend trying it all!! 😊

                    38. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Melbourne

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      Food keeps getting better and better

                    39. JM

                      JamesM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great food and great service. The bar downstairs looked amazing too.

                    40. MS

                      MichelleS

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great place to eat ! Would recommend vegetarians and non vegetarians to try.

                    Safety precautions

                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

                      • Limited number of seated diners
                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                      • Extra space between tables
                    • Protective equipment

                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                    • Screening

                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                      • Staff is vaccinated
                      • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                      • Staff temperature check required
                      • Contact tracing information collected

                    FAQs

                    Lona Misa is rated 4.7 stars by 315 OpenTable diners.

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

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                    Booked 12 times today
                    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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