From the team behind Donna Maria and Bistro Elba, Patsy’s is an all-vegetarian wine bar celebrating Mediterranean techniques and local produce. Though it’s located just a short hop from the Queen Vic Market, most veg is grown on the owners’ farm in the Central Highlands. It’s presented through pretty plates like pine mushrooms braised with white wine and lentils, socca (chickpea flour pancakes) with Jerusalem artichoke and treviso, and rhubarb and custard empanadas.
While many restaurants offer solid vegetarian options these days, there are some spots that know how to elevate vegetarian food to the point that even carnivores forget there is no meat involved. From fancy dining to cheap eats, Melbourne serves up excellent vegetarian fair any time of the day, any day of the week. Here are the best restaurants dishing up plant-based meals.