• Govindas

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  • White Vegetarian

Vegetarian restaurant on the first floor. Offers daily changing food for lunch. Choose all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet which includes main, salad, dessert, and drink; or opt for a plate of any 3 dishes. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-3:00pm.

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17 Reviews

First Review by guest101


Points +70

20 Sep 2022


The curry was only average. I was hoping for dhal as well but apparently that wasn't vegan. So only a bit of curry and loads of rice and two small kofta. Didn't seem worth it to me.

Pros: Relatively cheap

Cons: Cold



Points +1204

08 Jun 2021

Second To Naan

Govinda's feast meals are great value. We love their comforting curries and wholesome salads. Don't pass up the koftas and chutney - full of flavour, they're fan favourite for a reason. If you're looking for an affordable lunch with large portions, check out Govinda's, but get in early for the best variety.
Samosas and spinach feta rolls can be purchased frozen, in bulk. Located up quite a few stairs


Points +66

23 Feb 2019

Excellent price and food

Big plates, fantastic flavours perfect for the price


Points +291

24 Jan 2019


Simple Indian food - nothing amazing. Probably went too late as portions were small. Ended up with more salad than curry

Ella Mckella

Points +65

30 Jul 2018

Reliably tasty, satisfying & cheap

Great value lunch plates. Something about the combination of dishes is just so satisfying. As others have said, it's definitely not fancy or anything surprising, but it's reliably good, and one of the cheapest sit-down lunches you'll find in West End.

Pros: Tasty, Good value, Filling


Points +387

28 May 2018

Lovely place

Great prices, nice service and lots of good food! You just need to tell them if you want vegan instead of vegetarian.

Pros: Cheap, Good quantity and prices, Nice service


Points +91

25 Nov 2017

delicious curry and daal

Really good value for money and delicious food. Large plate of curry, daal, rice, pakora and poppadoms with a drink for $10


Points +288

10 Jul 2017

cheap and nice atmosphere

This is a good place to go if you want cheap and reliable veg food. Nothing special but it's pretty good. I do really like the desserts though I have to say.

Pros: friendly atmosphere , pretty good food, cheap

Cons: not amazing though


Points +4108

22 May 2016

Great food

Govindas is great for a cheap and filling meal. I personally enjoy the plates. Their currys are tasty. Good vegan options just ask.

Pros: Cheap , Filling , Tasty

Cons: No disability access


Points +192

13 Nov 2014

Good value

I enjoyed my meal here, it's a bit basic inside but the food was tasty and really good value. It is now open some evenings as well as lunchtimes, but only from 5-8pm.

Pros: Cheap, Good location in West End

Cons: Not much choice, A bit tired decor wise

Lara Tempeh

Points +42

22 Jan 2014

govindas stones corner (not west end)

It usually costs about $60 to eat as a family at a vegan cafe, without ordering dessert. Govindas costs us about $30, including dessert. They have special prices for kids: 0-3y free, 4-6y $4, 6-8y $6, so we can afford to eat out more often. The kids get kid-sized meals that are pretty healthy. Omni husband enjoys the food, and there's a selection of interesting salads for me. Plenty of close parking and easy access (no stairs). Our family loves Govindas stones corner.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday January 21, 2014


Points +104

21 Nov 2013

Pleasant Surprise

I was on my way to the Forest Food Cafe and noticed the sign for Govindas around the corner.

I thought to pop in and check the place out.

The staff were really nice and the food was yumo. What more do you want?

The decorum was a little bit on the budget but at least the place was clean.

I plan on coming back.

Pros: yum!, friendly, clean

Cons: low budget decor?


Points +747

20 Nov 2013


My curry was incredibly bland and the veg were beyond overcooked. I was in at lunch time but there was hardly anyone there. It felt a bit like an empty canteen that had quickly had some Krishna stuff thrown up.There was nothing entirely bad about it but there's nothing that'd make me want to go back.

Dwane Johnson

Points +21

27 Mar 2013

value for money

Nothing flash , but simple very Yummy food , I go here on a regular basis as its on my way home from work and i can pick up take out containers for just a few dollers .

Pros: cheap, friendly staff, clean

Cons: nothing


Points +110

03 Jul 2010

Love cuisine

This is my favourite Hare Krsna Cafe in Brisbane. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere relaxed and the food consistently Hare Krsna food yummy. The 'all you can eat' selection of curries, dhal, pakoras,salad,desert,drinks never fail to satisfy me. Although sometimes I cant resist getting a takaway piece of the delicious eggless honey sponge cake to savour later .....

Pros: excellent food, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: up stairs, no lift access, lunch only, noisy


Points +2411

25 Oct 2009

friendly, quiet

This is from their flyer: "$9 all you can eat ($8 student/concession, $7 Tuesday special). Includes: rice, dhal, mixed vegetable dish, kofta balls (veggie nuggets) and tomato sauce, fresh garden salad, dessert, drink. Located upstairs above Perfect Potion. Open Mon to Sat 11.30am-2pm. Catering available for all occasions: 0434510129."

On the day I was there last week everything was vegan except the salad dressing and dessert I think. The chickpea & silverbeet curry was just fine.


Points +28

02 Sep 2007

great vego food

This one seems to be run by exactly the same people who run Govinda's in the city. Food is almost exactly the same, but that's by no means a bad thing.

It's only open for lunch, about 11.30am-2.30pm, Monday to Friday. I think the prices have now gone up a dollar since the last review, $9 and $8 for student.

I find this a cheaper and often more fulfilling meal than the forest cafe around the corner on Boundary street, but it's only open for lunch during the week.

Like the Govinda's on elizabeth street, the menu changes every day. It's great. I try to go as much as I can.

Pros: The food, The people, The price

Cons: Not open all that often

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