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Lona Misa, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Lona Misa

4.6
4.6
418 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

7:00 PM


Booked 33 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 and incur a 10% surcharge.

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What 418 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Melbourne

    Healthy

  • Melbourne

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Inner City South

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner City South

    Healthy

  • Inner City South

    Notable Wine List

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Special Occasion

  • Inner City South

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  1. GH

    GavinH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant vegan food. The peri peri chicken was amazing!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A seamless dining experience.
  3. DT

    DerekT

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    You know when movie critics rave about an acclaimed film so you watch it and is a complete load of rubbish? This is what has happened with Lona Misa. Forgotten what the core values of the place is I think. Thinking too far outside of the box. Pull it back a bit. For us the flavours and the menu did not connect at all.
  4. EB

    EmmaB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always incredible, staff are lovely and the atmosphere is somehow perfect for any type of occasion - special event, intimate date or catch up with friends. I try to bring everyone I know here!
  5. G

    Grace

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time dining at Lona Misa and hopefully won’t be the last! Enjoyed every dish we ordered and want to go back to try all the others we missed out on this time. So in love with the place itself and wouldn’t mind indulging in a suite next time too!
  6. A

    Ange

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Don’t come here expecting Smith & Daughters. The decor is incredible (this is why I came as I read about an international award this place won and wanted to see). The service was good, though clearly very new staff (no one’s fault) so minimal ambience/banter. The wine selections are excellent. Friend had a cocktail she couldn’t stop raving about. Food was so average. Woolworths does a fake duck meat (highly recommend) and the peri peri chicken tasted like this on a plate - not what you’d expect at this price point and not the BBQ chicken I expected from the menu. Unimaginative boring flavours throughout. Potato bravas drowned in aioli. Aioli was pretty much the sauce for everything. You need to order at least 5 x $25+ dishes to have a well balanced, flavourful meal. One plate was just a skewer of charred oyster mushrooms with a dollop of uninteresting red sauce that tasted like blended Avjar. Oyster mushrooms are amazing, but expect more for a $24 dish. Was surprised at the lumps of flavourless food presented considering dinners at Smith & Daughters have felt much more considered, and the diners experience has felt taken into consideration. This is the reason people steer clear of vegan food - weird textures with no taste. I’d go elsewhere though the decor is very pretty - get a cocktail then head out (to Woolworths for their fake duck and some frozen roti - you’ll be more impressed and fuller!)
  7. KA

    KylieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great - highly recommend the paella. Decor a bit odd but it works. Was very busy
  8. B

    Blake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience! Three of us took part in the winter 2022 tasting and were really impressed with the portion size and variety offered. Lovely drinks and a very friendly waiter made it a very pleasant overall night. Thank you!!
  9. J

    Jezza

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic decor - lovely, helpful and attentive wait staff and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS FOOD! 10 out of 10! Thanks - will definitely be back here ❤️🍷😀
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    Food was great! It was actually a perfect night, until mid convo in a restaurant that had many customers still eating and 45 mins before our allocated reservation time was up the waitress interrupted us mid convo to bring over the eftpos machine to settle the bill, that was only left on the table moments before. It was such a terrible way to end what was looking to be a great night.
  11. A

    Ankita

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Ordered the braised beef and half of it was potatoes. Lovely puree but quantity and replacements doesn't cut it. I didn't feel I got my money's worth.
  12. S

    Shai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tapas offering with a fresh wine list. You’d be surprised to know it was all vegan. Service was knowledgeable and easy going. Very sweet staff with our little one. Enjoyed our family outing.
  13. ZM

    ZenobiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Friendly, fun staff, wonderful atmosphere
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food...I'd recommend the beetroot...just yum!
  15. M

    Melski

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Having a few vegans in our friend group we were really excited to eat at Lona Misa, it’s exciting to have a more refined option that caters for them. Overall the experience was ok, and the food was delicious, but none of us will be going back, for a few reasons. It was 8pm on a Friday night and the waitress had to revisit our table three times to apologise for sold out items, across the food menu. The bottle of wine we chose was out of stock too and their replacement was pretty average. Service was mediocre - well meaning but quite sloppy, although given the climate at the moment I don’t want to be unfair. The most disappointing thing was the value, we weren’t expecting a pub meal, but the portion sizes were TINY, even the ‘big plates’ designed to share were the size of a normal single entree. We spent $100 each (including a glass of wine each) and all had to eat when we got home because we were still hungry. Great ambience and not a regrettable night, just not a venue we’d rush back to.
  16. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences of my life. The service was impeccable, the food was on another level (my partner and I were amazed by the flavours!), and they truly made my girlfriend's birthday a special experience. The ambiance is great and the decor was beautiful. There's also a bar downstairs with a pool table and vintage video games for an after-dinner wind down. Thank you so much! We'll never forget this!
  17. L

    Lamevegan

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and brilliant service! While the menu was great, some of the dishes were not as appetizing as what was mentioned on the menu.
  18. TR

    TracyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best vegan place we have been too. The customer service was amazing, food was delicious (couldn’t even tell it was vegan) and place was beautiful. It is a bit pricey like fine dining but worth it.
  19. GA

    GeetanjaliA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A bit more light would be appreciated. Good ambience. Average food.
  20. LS

    LaurenS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Melbourne from Brisbane and this was absolutely the best food we had during our entire trip! The service was also amazing- professional yet warm and kind. Also the best French martini I’ve ever had! Thank you very much to the staff and the chefs for an incredible experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and it did not disappoint. The service was as amazing as the first time. Food as amazing too. One things for sure. You can’t go wrong with this place. Defs my go to for entertaining guests.
  22. W

    Wendy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing on all levels. Superb service, talented chefs, on point decor and ambience. Sure to impress plant based and meat eating customers alike. Highly recommend. Our favourite dishes - peri peri ‘chicken’, ‘seafood’ stew, artichoke hearts, and water chestnuts.
  23. s

    sams

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall our meals were excellent but the highlight was the mushroom Pinchos morunos !!! Truly brilliant
  24. a

    amused11

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was too salty, especially the “meat” dishes, texture was fine but was so thirsty after dinner.
  25. k

    kuhan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is the 3rd time I have had the tasting menu. All three times the menu is similar. My friends who are not plant-based, enjoyed the peri chicken, croquettes and the fish dish with the banana chips. I enjoyed all of it and also the beetroot and artichoke, however, they didn't as much ( perhaps their palate is not accustomed to these textures ) however they enjoyed all the sauces that went with the dishes. The wine selection was perfect! The dessert was not the best, I had the Belgian choc several times and yesterday it was too bitter and the custard was not tasty. I guess we were expecting something sweeter for dessert. The service was as always great! and the ambience is pleasant as usual! I do think we might have been chatting slightly louder ( 5 of us) and I did notice a couple kept looking at us and they left before us ( so we apologise for that). I would definitely come again for ala carte unless there is a new selection of dishes for the tasting menu.
  26. NB

    NanetteB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy vegan food. Trendy looking interior. Superb service from the restaurant and waitstaff.
  27. m

    markb

    South Australia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    An immersion into vegan fare, the tastings menu provided more value than a la carte, a very filling session, with balanced tastes from fresh to smoky and beyond, a range of textures emerging from innovative and traditional cooking processes.
  28. DB

    DylanB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Great food, amazingly prepared and fantastic esthetics I can’t remember the gentleman that served us but he was amazing and knew everything about the wines and the food selection
  29. J

    Joanne

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vegan food! host was very attentive and waitress Kiara was awesome! :)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful
  31. AK

    AngeloK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not a negative review, but just a humble constructive feedback. Our waiter was lovely and we could see that she was trying her best. Sat down, drinks menu and water was quick. Took 10 minutes for someone to come over and take our drinks. BTG was poured first and Negroni followed 10 minutes after that. Majority of the food was good. Waiter forgot that we haven't had our mains yet, the dessert menu was offered. No big deal, everybody makes mistakes. Unfortunately, wrong item order, which happens and it was quickly amended. Potatoes seemed like it was sitting on the pass for quite a while since the dressing was starting to solidify and the actual dish being lukewarm. The ambiance was lovely and thank you for your hard work. Regards, Angelo
  32. JP

    JessicaP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible experience. This was our second time coming to Lona Misa, came for our anniversary and the food was absolutely outstanding, hard to believe it is all plant based. I have been vegetarian for over 10 years and this is the best mock meat I’ve ever eaten. Service was also excellent. Overall great experience 10/10 can’t wait for our next celebration.
  33. AT

    AliciaT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in a great environment, would happily return!
  34. KA

    KANIKAS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for vegetarians! Absolutely loved the Gamay wine and the service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute fave restaurant, as good as it gets.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Terrible service, wasn’t greeted and was just left standing at the door. Waitress wasn’t friendly or attentive and couldn’t properly explain items on the menu. Honestly for being in the top 50 Melbourne restaurants I would have expected better than this.
  37. JG

    JoanneG

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Was ok not great - would i go back probably not. $30 for broccoli was a bit steep. The waiter didnt really help us order the food as was new and didnt understand - he came over about 20 times asking if we needed anything. He took the plates away while we were still eating.
  38. JS

    JonS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Absolutely recommend to anyone!
  39. LM

    LilacMirage

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I have sampled so far is amazing. Loving the Peri Peri Chicken most!
  40. R

    Roxandjem

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Incredible vegan food, very excited to visit again. I have already expressed my positive experience with all my friends and loved ones. the only thing I could slightly fault were some of the cocktails, some of the flavours seemed to be alittle miss match. But WOW 9.5/10 Fantastic experience

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 4.6 stars by 418 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 PM


Booked 33 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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