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Global Vegetarian Restaurant

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by Hayley Mills (subscribe)
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Published April 27th 2012
Never judge a book by its cover. That's a lesson I have a real issue with. I think we all do when it comes to where we choose to dine. No one wants to enter a restaurant and see an ugly yellow table in the corner where you get your own knives and forks. No one wants to see bare walls, covered only by signs with a list of rules. Honestly, after walking in and seeing the place, I almost walked back out. Lucky I didn't.

Global Vegetarian, wall menu

I was greeted by a friendly staff and left to look at my menu and order at my own pace, which was incredibly refreshing. No pressure of deciding quickly and picking something I didn't like. Many of the dishes on the menu were things I had never heard of or seen before, so it was very lucky I was going at my own pace.

After much consideration, I chose a cashew stir-fry. It was ready at a speedy pace and after one whiff of the delicious sauce and I was salivating in my mouth. Digging in almost before she had even set the plate down. Needless to say, the food was amazing. The price was reasonable and the serving size was huge. My thoughts about the horrible décor vanished as soon as I took that first bite. For food like that, I'd eat anywhere.

For a laid-back vibe and amazing, healthy vegetarian food, I thought I'd need to go into the city. Although I love the city, the trip from the suburbs just for dinner is not always worth it. Global Vegetarian will definitely be my new food spot for a quick and yummy meal.

Global Vegetarian sign
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Why? Never judge a book by its cover.
When: Mon-Sat - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 499 North Road, Ormond
Cost: $12 main meals
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It would really help if you said where it is,cos I like the sound of it.
by lauryn (score: 2|126) 2730 days ago
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