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Melbourne's 5 Wackiest Restaurants

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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published November 13th 2011
Melbournites love things different, weird, wacky and wonderful, so why not extend that love to your next dining experience, try some of these fun experiences on your own or with a friend.

Lentil as anything

This has become a much loved icon in Melbourne. Located next to the collingwood childrens farm, it is waited on and chef'd by volunteers. You eat what you like and pay what you like for it. That's right, there a no prices or set menus, food varies daily and you simply pay what you want to when you order your meals.

There are now 3 Lentil as Anything restuarants in Melbourne (St Kilda, Abbotsford and Footscray) with healthy and delicious vegetarian food all served on a trust basis.

Their philosophy is that of placing human dignity above profit.
All moneis given are popped into an anonymous box.

They are now also offering Live music, sometimes films, and artworks on display. Their food is mostly sourced from local suppliers, pretty much all prepared on site and often laid out where you walk along and help yourself.

Great vegetarian, vegan, gluten free options, just ask when you arrive and they will do their best to accomodate you.

A Melbourne institution. Stalactites was one of the first 24 hr restaurants. With a funky roof that looks like you are dining inside an underground cave, they serve up souvlakis, chips, snacks and huge platters of food.
Open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day you can go anytime a snack attack strikes.

Click here for their full menu

Sushi Burger
You've tried a burger before, but how about a sushi burger? All the ingredients you love in hand rolls, now in a handy burger - how wacky! Its probably a whole lot healthier too. Great prices starting from $5.50

Click here to see their menu

Colonial Tramcar

Seating 108 diners, the colonial tramcar is a unique way to see Melbourne aboard a luxurious tram whilst dining on delightful menus. With beautiful twinkling lights, the stage has been set for many proposals and truly special nights out.

With private seating boothes for 2 or 4 people, you can dine in true style whilst seeing the lights of Melbourne. Forgotten what to say? You can just gaze out the window together.

Click here for their menu

Dinner in the Sky

This isn't really a fixed restaurant, but if money is no object and you are wishing to make a truly amazing experience. Consider booking out dinner in the sky.

Huge framing equipment is used to suspend your table and patrons (all of whom are stapled in) 50 metres above the ground.
In the centre of the table there is space for up to 3 chefs to prepare meals for you and your guests. However most people opt for 1 chef, a waiter and an entertainer.
Fantastic views, a truly wacky and unique experience, probably not the best for those afraid of heights.

Some other fun Melbourne wacky restaurants
That can be read on weekend notes include:
Titanic Theatre Restaurant
Witches in Britches Theatre Restaurant
The Summer Night Market on Wednesday nights at the Queen Victoria Market
Dinner at the Melbourne Zoo
The laneways of Melbourne - perfect for weekend brunch

Got some more? Let us know which wacky restaurants you've been to.
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Your Comment
I am a coffee addict and I would love to spend anything for a good cup of coffee. I found this place on the corner of Drummond and Queensberry St, i believe its called Coffee on Drummond. The coffee is bloody good and the food is very reasonable priced for a student. There is nothing above $10 at the cafe.
by pgt_r (score: 0|8) 2428 days ago
Wow the dinner in the sky looks amazing, I've never heard of that, thanks for sharing! I personally probably wouldn't enjoy it though, scared of heights.

Love the sushi burgers at J-cafe. Soft shell crab is really good, yum.
by Winnie (score: 2|111) 2923 days ago
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