Gopal's

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 24 reviews )
Contact
03-96501578
Find

139 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria, VIC 3000

Casual atmosphere Hare Krishna -run eatery. Menu items sometimes include lasagna, spinach filos, samosas, salad and dessert bar, soups, and pasta. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri 11:30am-9:30pm, Sat 11:30am-9:00pm, Sun 11:30am-5:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, International

Reviews (24)

First Review by tessha_m

good vegan food @ a good price - Edit

There's nothing too flash about the set-up but Gopal's has great value-for-money with decent, fresh and flavoursome food. Lunch was a bit of a rush by serving staff and tight for seats. Dessert was delicious and overall having a big plate of good, healthy food plus a green drink and dessert for 12 bucks is a great deal.

Pros: good value, healthy, lots of vegan options

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

CBD Favourite - Edit

The Koftas and salads are always excellent and today the vegan apple crumble and custard really hit that sweet spot.

Pros: Amazing value for money and lots pf vegan options

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Like it - Edit

Simple but delicious food, conveniently located in the CBD near our hotel. I like the atmosphere upstairs, felt kinship with the folks eating there, seemed to be mostly locals.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Yum! - Edit

Very nice food for a reasonable price! I love it that every dish includes a crunchy salad.

Pros: Nice atmophere, Good food, reasonable price

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Really good value! - Edit

This place is really good value and the food is good. There are quite a few vegan options.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

good food great price - Edit

I want to give this place 4.5 stars but it won't let me. I was stoked about the value of this place. For $12 I got rice, 2 salads, 2 veggie sides, a drink and dessert. The mint drink and the bliss ball where amazing the food was pretty good as well. Will come back here for sure

Pros: great value, loads of vegan and vegetarian food

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Excellent vegan meal - Edit

My favourite place for lunch when I am in the CBD for work! The food is tasty and fresh with good selection for vegan!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Consistently Reliable - Edit

After a recent renovation Gopal's has marginally increased some of their prices. The vegan platter is still great value and there is a wide selection of vegan items to choose from. The serving size is particularly generous with the roti option. Monday's red kidney bean curry is a personal favourite among the curries of the day. Their deserts (halva,carob balls etc) tend to very sweet but this is not a problem me.
Additional vegan sweets have recently been added to the menu but they may not be available every day.
Counter staff can be kept very busy but are cheerful and efficient.

Updated from previous review on Thursday January 28, 2016

Pros: Wide variety , Affordable

Cons: Daunting staircase , Some dairy items

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Vegan Platter - Edit

I've been coming here for a long time. Many of the dishes are now vegan, including halwa. Yum. It is cheap and tasty and they have just renovated the restaurant so it looks fresh.

Pros: vegan options, cheap

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good vegan canteen style - Edit

The koftas are delicious, naan beard was ok not very soft, the curry of the day was great

Pros: All vegan

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Somethings never change - Edit

I've been coming here for over a decade and I'm always satisfied with the results. The food is always fresh and filling and well worth the price.

Pros: friendly staff, atmosphere, food

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Wholesome, delicious, affordable! - Edit

Gopals is an institution here in Melbourne, I hope it stays forever. The food is made with such respect and is simple, wholesome and cheap with generous servings. The Hare Krishnas prefer aromatic spices with no onion or garlic, most things are vegan, and 2 people can get totally satisfied for $20 or less. And if you're lucky you can sit by the windows and watch the busy city life passing whilst listening to some gentle music. The only drawback is the steep stairs which could be hard for some.

Pros: Fresh salads, Delicious Kofta balls, Cheap

Cons: Steep stairs

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Real food - Edit

Cheap, unpretentious, healthy and tasty food. Generous servings and very affordable. Good range of curries and salad, most dishes are Vegan

Have eaten here twice now, will be back again. Highly recommend the Samosas and the Kofta!

Pros: Good food, Large servings, Low price

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great value - Edit

Gopal's provides honest food, in generous servings at a very affordable price. The meals on offer are tasty and healthy.

Choose individual dishes or one of their great value meal deals.

Pros: Very affordable

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

fav - Edit

Favourite vegan place in city. Healthy and cheap.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Awesome! - Edit

Went here with my family (vegan and vegetarian) and we all loved it. The food was delicious, excellent value and great service. Definitely recommend.

Pros: yummy, good value, good service

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Love it. - Edit

Excellent food for a great price. I love the room too - the window overlooking Swanston street is beautiful.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Excellent Option - Edit

Gopals is like the rich cousin of Crossways just a short walk away. That being said, it is still very reasonably priced and a delightful setting where you can stare out the window to beautiful Swanston Street. Plenty of choices in the bain marie. The koftas with a tasty tomato puree are somewhat of a signature dish. Yum.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

So YUMMY - Edit

I have been attending gopals for 30 years. The food is always devine and the service is great also. I can even remember in the 1980's when they had there own version of mcdonalds downstairs which was very exciting for me as i was born a vegetarian.

Pros: good variety, cheap, friendly service

Cons: can be busy

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

handy little place - Edit

Just get off the train at Flinders, walk along Swanston st a couple of blocks and you are there. The worst thing about this place is the stair case eeew but once in the restaurant its bright and spacious, happy smiles and good food. I didn't mind the expense. I had Lasagne and salad with Tahine Dressing for $9.90, a mango lassie for $2.50 and a spinach and cheese filo take away for $4.50 that I ate later near a fountain and Church up on Collins Street. Best Filo I have had and reasonal price. Shared some crumbs with the sparrows, they didn't like the filling much but I did. I'd definately go back by myself. Hare Hare, Hare Khrisna :-) Thank Khrisna for this food :-)

Pros: yum, handy place, no onion or garlic

Cons: stair case, Swanson st, not too cheap

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great place - Edit

I come here all the time when I'm in Melbourne for work. Very tasty and a good variety of food. They will also give you a receipt so you can claim it on expenses!

Pros: Good variety, value

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Ok food, pricey for lunch, thought it was a buffet - Edit

We decided to come here for lunch because I had misinterpreted the special, I thought it was a buffet that was $12 for lunch, which there are photos of it on the website.

It is not. You get soup/rice or half and half, and then one veggie or half and half and a drink for that price. If you want a papadum, and dessert you have to go for the chef's special at $14. Pretty darn expensive for lunch.

The portions are big though, if you get just rice it covers half of your plate, very huge. So get half and half so you get medium rice and small soup. The coconut vegetables were good, just really fatty so we felt really tired after, and the noodles and vegetables were super greasy and have TVP which tasted like meat, and was weird to us.

Probably would have enjoyed just ordering at an Indian sit down restaurant considering the price, but if you don't mind an expensive lunch that is ready to eat it's ok.

Pros: ready to eat, different menu items

Cons: pricey, pretty oily and fatty

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Cheap with choice - Edit

Not easy to choose from the slightly confusing counter layout and menus - but plenty of options. Many customers are obviously frequent visitors, which is always a good sign.
Many dishes tend to the slightly bland, but all seem nutritious and well-prepared.

Pros: value for money, choices

Cons: confusing layout, a bit bland sometimes

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Like a vegetarian cafeteria - Edit

Gopals serves food that is basically like a vegetarian cafeteria. Its decent, though a tad expensive for some dishes (eg lasagne) while other options are more of a bargain. The have plenty of choice and meals from a wide range of styles. But its nothing fancy or special. Worth a try.

Pros: Location

Cons: nothing special

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Link to this page from your site. .
Return to Melbourne Vegetarian Restaurants & Health Food Store Listings
Business Owners, if you see an unfair review, read this.
Why was my review removed? - details / Review guidelines
Reviews are not endorsed by HappyCow - review terms
Has Gopal's closed, shut down, moved, or changed? Please use the Update Form.
This page has been viewed 6257 times.

Keep HappyCow Growing Strong!

I would like to support