Monster Kitchen & Bar

4.4
766 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Monster Kitchen & Bar welcomes new Executive Chef, Matthew Bentley on the back of Ovolo’s global announcement that all restaurants and bars across Australia and Hong Kong will go vegetarian for 365 days. The confident leap to greener grass will also see the kitchen & bar enter new terrain, growing their own produce and focusing on food preservation.

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 evolving and now is a herbivore.

Experiences

  • Monster A La Carte

    Multiple dates available

    Choose your favourite dishes from our vegetarian à la carte menu...
  • Spring Set Menu

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Monster's Spring 2021 Vegetarian Set Menu 4 courses personally curated by our Executive Chef Matthew Bentley
  • Monster Feasting Menu

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A selection of dishes chosen by our Executive Chef Matthew Bentley designed to share among friends
  • Spring Set Menu

    A$105.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Monster's Premium Spring 2021 Vegetarian Set Menu 8 Courses personally curated by our Executive Chef Matthew Bentley

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 766 people are saying
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SamW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Sam, lovely ambience and delicious food. Perfect for a special celebration!

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Friend
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent variety of vegetarian dishes. Delicious and generous servings.
Only complaint is it’s a little noisy and dark making it a bit uncomfortable for some.

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Catie
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful décor, mood lighting with a stunning fire. Superb service. It wasn't just a meal it was an experience.

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DomDom
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lovely atmosphere that harps back to a moody seventies era with great food, cocktails and a good selection of wines.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine with friends and family

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Brad
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Lauren was such a delight and helped make great selections for us so that we could try a variety of different dishes

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Felt that the entres were too small.
Mains were appropriately sized and delicious. Bravo!
The baked cauliflower was amazing but I felt it should have been warmer.
Would have liked to see a veggie casserole, or stew or a gumbo even.
Very good food, on the expensive side.
I think about 15% too much for the whole experience.

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great venue and service. Amazing what they can do with the vegetarian dishes.

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ChloeM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience and amazing food.

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LaurenA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Had an excellent night out! Great food and cocktails!

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IanG
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian menu. Service just right and ambience perfect. It was a busy night but everything came out in good time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiola was an amazing and kind server that made our experience great. Both the food and the dining areas themselves were amazing and innovative, a very unique experience for Canberra. I’ve been a few times now and I love it, worth every dollar! Highly recommend.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, wonderful ambience. The lighting is dim but strategic spotlights on the table itself means you can read the menu and see your food without losing the intimate feel

Also the sound is dampened by wall and ceiling sound absorbing materials, so there was not the din of some restaurants even though the dining room was full.

These two factors (lighting and sound) are so important to me! The food also has to stack up, and they delivered in spades on that score too. Outstanding menu!

Five stars. I will go again and again.

TG
TrishG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Excellent service, Looking forward to going there again

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RachL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff were so lovely and the food was amazing, definitely recommend!

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PilarM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Atmosphere is relaxed and stylish. Extensive drinks list and short food menu. Undoubtedly, the best thing in the menu is the parmesan churros and desserts. Beer selection is set on lagers and amber or pale ale, no IPA options or anything hoppy. Food was nice, however 32$ for half a cauliflower seemed excessive for us as there was nothing outstanding of it: roasted and just some pesto, cream, hydrated raisings and pinenuts. I couldn't see a lot of work in that dish for the price to pay. On the other hand, the vegan chocolate meringue was delicious with an amazing combination of flavours and textures. Finally, it was my birthday and my partner asked secretly to the waitress to bring a candle with dessert or any surprise, but I got none. I was quite disappointed when he told me on our way out as another attendant had the waitress bringing candles and singing. Overall it was a good experience, we might be back just for the churros and dessert.

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Evara
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was strong taste for me, I preferred something light and original taste. The staffs are friendly.

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HollyG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening, food was hearty and flavoursome. Fire and ambience was cosy on a winters night.

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PennyN
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful service and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a Coeliac and vegetarian so finding restaurants is difficult for me, but Monster made it so easy!
I was spoilt for choice and boy was it delicious!
Everyone should have a dinner here to see just how creative vegetarian food can be.
As a side note, the cocktails are sublime too!

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MitchellB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan options on the menu. Will definitely go back again. Waitress was really friendly too

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MLL66
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being able to go somewhere that I can literally choose anything from the menu (being vegan). Delicious amazing food!! Highly recommend.

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KristenT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a banquet for 7 and it was amazing! A huge variety and the perfect amount of food - we felt very well fed! Cocktails were also delicious. Thanks for having us!

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Toby
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vege food. Quirky and cosy surroundings. Moderately expensive.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was impeccable, lighting was great, noise levels were manageable.

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Oohl
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WELL. We could not have asked for a most EXQUIZZ fully vegetarian selection. I'm sorry we couldn't have stuffed more dishes into our appreciative gobs. Everything was so uniquely delicious and unpredictable. We're guaranteed to return every time we come to Canberra.

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JacL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sensational vegetarian with a lovely variety of flavours and techniques. As a plant based eater it is such a joy to be able to choose from a whole menu and know everything will be delicious. Setting is quirky and interesting too; a feast for the senses! We will be sad when the year of veg is finished.

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Daintree
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience3

The Pumpkin Katsu is exceptional! The rest of the menu was interesting, although not all great. Service lacked knowledge of the menu, or any enthusiasm for the diner's experience.

JB
JudithB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant vegetarian menu. Great ambience. Lovely staff. A very good dining experience.

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Rick
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This place is really cool, with great ambiance. We did the 6 course vegetarian set menu with the wine pairing but honestly the food was pretty sub-par. There was not really a single dish that stood out (besides the first appetizer parmesan donut!) and most of them were quite hard to get through.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks. Wait staff appropriately attentive.

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Fairly nice place. While wait staff were polite, they forgot our main meals, and we were well into entrees before any drinks arrived.

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SylviaC
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Monster was excellent however it was noisy for mature customers like us.
The food was delicious and tasty and exciting however we would have liked the very good cauliflower dish (in the third course) further up the line in the menu for 6 as we were so full by the time it came we couldn't eat it all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous vegetarian food. Amazing flavours. Will definitely go back!!! 10/10.

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KatrinaH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the banquet with its exquisite food. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable when pairing the wines to the food.
I would highly recommend Monster Kitchen.

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CatW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who knew veggies could be that tasty!! Highly recommend

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Athene
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Astonishingly good food. Great ambience. A must experience.

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PatrickK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fabulous, the food, ambience and service were first class. We were able to enjoy a relaxed drink at the bar prior to dinner and we were not rushed at any time. The low background noise was enabled our group to chat without having to shout.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesmerising

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NazA
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A little pricy for a vegetarian restaurant, by great ambiance and service.

FAQs

Monster Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 766 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.