Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Australia
  3. Canberra
  4. Inner North
  5. Canberra City
Monster Kitchen & Bar, Canberra, AU-ACT

Monster Kitchen & Bar

4.3
4.3
1137 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • 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!
  • Neighborhood
    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

  • Bar Experience

    A$50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Bar Area Seating - Choose your favourite dishes from our bar menu and enjoy a cocktail in our Lobby area.
    Bar Experience Photo
  • 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
  • Mothers Day Brunch at Monster

    A$75.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Breakfast Like a Queen (2 Hours) Enjoy a shared style High Tea experience with an assortment of both savoury and sweet treats, served hot and cold. Treat Mum to a glass of Champagne and indulge in bottomless Mimosas. Barista Coffee is also included to complete your experience. $75pp Times: 8am or 10am
    Mothers Day Brunch at Monster Photo

What 1,137 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambiance

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Good for special occasions

  • Canberra

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Canberra

    Lively

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

1,137 Reviews
  1. MichelleD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and fantastic venue, would definitely go again

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I arrived at the required time. Was asked “I take it you’re here for the bottomless lunch - I won’t check I’ll take your word for it”. Was then seated and left for 35 minutes. When I finally flagged down the person who originally served me was told “I asked someone else to serve you as I had something else to do”. Apparently as a solo diner I was not important. I walked out.

    Is this helpful?

  3. JaneP

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was all very salty! Have dined here before without this problem so a bit disappointing

    Is this helpful?

  4. Anon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, attentive service in a fabulous environment. Loved it!

    Is this helpful?

  5. GrahamG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Need to advice chili is on most dishes, should be tempered and the level discussed when order is taken.

    Is this helpful?

  6. pnashconnect

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous dinner. We had the set menu with wine pairing it was really excellent. And the staff are really attentive and such interesting people. Thanks for a great evening

    Is this helpful?

  7. TonyC

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Th right place for vegetarians! Excellent main course dishes.

    Is this helpful?

  8. HaydenR

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service in an eclectic space! The feasting menu was a great mix of dishes that’d I’d recommend to anyone.

    Is this helpful?

  9. Veggie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Seems to have gone downhill. Less than half full on a Friday night. Food not as good as it used to be and terrible service. They were not busy and empty plates were left for ages, we had to wait a long time to order drinks.

    Is this helpful?

  10. KarenV

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I asked for a quiet table and this was granted. It was beside the fireplace which was just lovely. The food was great, as was the wine list. We will be back again.

    Is this helpful?

  11. CharmaineB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I had been to monster previously and enjoyed the experience, however very disappointed this time around. The food was hit and miss, ambience disturbed by intoxicated people and the waitstaff had hygiene issues.

    Is this helpful?

  12. SteveB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monster Kitchen was a Great surprise! Nearly converted me to Veg. Great Restaurant & awesome design.

    Is this helpful?

  13. Aussieeating

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious vegetarian food that is taken to the next level in both taste and presentation.

    Is this helpful?

  14. StevoH

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly, I was a bit disappointed. We have eaten here before and really enjoyed ourselves, but on this occasion the service was a bit slow and the cocktails were very poor. The food was over flavoured and just not enjoyable to eat. One of the cocktails was completely undrinkable … and believe me, I’ve drunk some terrible drinks before.

    Is this helpful?

  15. MargW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious vegan food. Some of the best I’ve ever had - an absolute taste sensation

    Is this helpful?

  16. BlairP

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Ho to place in Canberra. Always great! You saved us from a disastrous dinner elsewhere with great cocktails & a menu of great inventive food that we loved!

    Is this helpful?

  17. TriciaM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious and healthy dinner, inviting two crusted-on carnivores. They were blown away by this experience. Well done! We'll be back.

    Is this helpful?

  18. jenn

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had 3 different meals and 2 were outstanding. The spinach gnudie was very floury and not very good.

    Is this helpful?

  19. DerekZ

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and cocktails. The restaurant has a funk zibe to it

    Is this helpful?

  20. SteveC

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the meal very much service was excellent apart from an incorrect tea being brought to the table. We ordered 2 x peppermint we received 1 peppermint and I think 1 x Jasmin the tags on both bags were very similar so the mistake was easily made. We did not comment to the wait staff as it was of little consequence to us. Another great meal enjoyed at Minster

    Is this helpful?

  21. SharonP

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Good food menu chooses and drinks, waited for abit too long to be served drinks while we waited for our table - we were early. Signage to restaurant from basement carpark not clear to us.

    Is this helpful?

  22. MegS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic as always, we are never disappointed by the quality at Monster. In addition, the staff were friendly, kind and attentive. We had wonderful evening. Thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time since it became vegetarian and I’m not vegetarian but it’s my new favorite restaurant in Canberra

    Is this helpful?

  24. BecC

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. The Momos specifically were the best dish

    Is this helpful?

  25. JenniferA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food - definitely some of the best I’ve had. Lovely friendly service.

    Is this helpful?

  26. MichaelS

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monster is a rarity in Canberra as a vegetarian outlet that treats vegetables in ways that surprise vegans (like me) and meat eaters alike. I have taken friends who are keen on their steaks and roast chicken to Monster and they love it - they want to come back. The set menu on this occasion was excellent with terrific matching wines. The creativity involved in the preparations of dishes and their presentation is wonderful. Is there a better restaurant in Canberra? I doubt it. Others may be as good but not better! I can't wait until my next visit.

    Is this helpful?

  27. CarolynD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent our waiter was very polite and helpful, the noise level was quiet and added to the enjoyment of our evening.

    Is this helpful?

  28. DavidW

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant. We are vegetarians, so it’s one of our favourite places. My wife and I stay at a close hotel just so we can go to this restaurant. Don’t miss it.

    Is this helpful?

  29. AnnaliseI

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s great to have a vegetarian fine dining option. We enjoyed the set selection for New Year’s Eve and enjoyed everything. We also got the sweet potato chaat added on as we were curious to try it. All of the dishes were detailed and had amazing flavour. The sweet potato dish was spicier than expected - we were hoping for a little more subtle so worth checking if you don’t like hot things. The cocktails were also amazing and excellent quality! All in all, it was very enjoyable and we will be back!

    Is this helpful?

  30. AlyssaH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really delicious food and a great drinks list. Friendly service and fantastic ambiance and decor.

    Is this helpful?

  31. JohnG

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food on our first return in about 5yrs! The waiter negotiated a good wine deal after several choices from the wine list turned out not be available so cheers to him in particular.

    Is this helpful?

  32. JulianS

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were ok. The constant emails I’m receiving for just choosing a restaurant is annoying! Stop!

    Is this helpful?

  33. KathleenS

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice. Xmas lunch. Not so struck on the beef Wellington, I don't like the red, of the non meat. A didn't really like the taste. But the veggies were all presented nicely. Sauces were nice. You don't really have to hide the flavors of veggie dishes. Great service. Beautiful restaurant

    Is this helpful?

  34. PaulR

    Tropical QLD

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great location for a family Christmas lunch. Enjoyed most of the courses on the set menu and the service was very good.

    Is this helpful?

  35. MellisaE

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Christmas lunch and the meal was absolutely delicious - one of the best meals we’ve had there. Each dish was different and innovative, and we left feeling full and satisfied. There was a mix up with our dishes, so we did have to wait about 30 minutes between our third and fourth (main) courses but it was Christmas and the staff were extremely busy, so we weren’t too worried. We were also hit with the additional holiday surcharge which we weren’t aware of until paying the bill. It would have been good to know this at the start or it be included in the booking charge.

    Is this helpful?

  36. CathyT

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 great.

    Is this helpful?

  37. PhilomenaB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional both in taste and presentation. Wait staff were attentive and answered our questions expertly. We ordered 5 dishes between 3 people and it was more than enough.

    Is this helpful?

  38. christineb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to have a strong vegetarian option in Canberra. However, staffing was inadequate for the volume of customers. Overall, a good restaurant but a reminder that a Hat is not equivalent to a M star.

    Is this helpful?

  39. JanaviS

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Scrumptious food and all vegetarian!! So great to be able to choose anything on the menu. It's a fun and elegant place with very intriguing food selections. Love the pink chandelier.

    Is this helpful?

  40. DavidW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and perfect treat for a vegetarian and vegan who had been struggling to find good food during our travels across Australia

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Monster Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 1137 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 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Monster Kitchen & Bar

25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    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
    $41 to $100
  • 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!
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo