Transformer
Modern Australian
  • 99 Rose St,
    Fitzroy,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9419 2022,
    transformerfitzroy.com
  • Fri-Sat 11.30am-11pm,  Sun 11.30am-9.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Thu 5pm-10.30pm


     

Transformer
-37.795878,144.979332

Transformer. More than meets the eye. To wit: an all-vegetarian, occasionally vegan, restaurant eschewing the mock-meat roulette. This refined spin-off to the casual fun times of the 30-year-old Vegie Bar boasts a kitchen intent on creating its own oeuvre of plant-based cuisine. It's a winner in the aesthetic stakes, the striking old factory smartly retooled with the double attractions of abundant greenery and sympathetic lighting. Dishes play either to trends (avocado and bean tacos with Mexican chilli and fried spring onion fuzz) or by their own rules (coconut labne saddling up with chickpea panisse and grilled zucchini, or fried silken tofu with wakame and a wild froth of carrot dashi). And that's not forgetting a two-speed drinks list where ayurvedic elixir shots rub shoulders with good-times cocktails. Vegie Bar-style service doesn't match the amped-up food and surroundings, but one thing's for sure: the revolution rarely tasted so good.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $7-$16

    M $16-$24

    D $16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Bryce Edwards

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