It's nearly tax time and we know all you lovely people are looking for ways to reduce your tax at this time of year. What better way to do it then by supporting your fave tax deductible community initiative!?! That's us!

Lentil as Anything is launching its End Of Financial Year campaign where with your kind donation you are contributing to a social movement where RESPECT, KINDNESS, INCLUSION & GENEROSITY rule.


Who is Lentil as Anything?

Lentil as Anything is a unique not for profit community organisation with six vegetarian restaurants in Australia. Bringing people together around a meal is a philosophy and the pay-as-you-feel concept brings communities together. It is up to the customer to decide what they want to pay for their dining experience. The financial model is centered on the values of trust, generosity, openness and respect of the human kind that gives people the opportunity to eat out and be social regardless of their financial situation.

Lentil as Anything philosophy has been working successfully for over 13 years now, with three long-standing restaurants in Abbotsford Convent, St Kilda and Footscray, and now also in Thornbury, Preston and Newtown in Sydney, with a growing involvement in education and ongoing community projects.

Our mission

Lentil as Anything has been for 16 years an entity who truly value equality and care for people. We understand and promote multiculturalism, encourage people to become citizen of the world by getting involved in community based projects and initiatives.

Our awards and achievements


How can YOU help?

Lentil as Anything is always looking for any type of support from financial donations on our website or at our restaurants to goods or items which could help us maintain and develop our operations across Australia. Lentil as Anything is launching its End Of Financial Year campaign where any kind donation is contributing to the communities and social equality.

We have developed a gift card system that allow you to purchase and add any value you want, to take a friend, a work colleague or your team to one of our restaurants for a lunch, night out or function.


$ANY - Load our giftcard with any amount of your choice. Giftcards can be redeemed for delicious meals in any of our restaurants.

$1000 - your donation will give you a tax break whilst giving 100 people in need a delicious healthy meal at one of our restaurants, through the distribution of meal gift vouchers to the community organisations supporting those in need: ASRC, HPU, Youth Projects

$2000 - EOFY lunch/dinner with up to 20 of your staff, including an audience with our founder, Shanaka Fernando

$3000 - EOFY lunch/dinner with up to 20 of your staff, including an audience with our founder, Shanaka Fernando + 100 dinner gift vouchers

$4000 - EOFY lunch/dinner with up to 20 of  your staff, including an audience with our founder, Shanaka Fernando + 100 dinner gift vouchers to give away OR for us to give to other community organisations + a day long volunteer experience for up to 10 team members at one of our sites

(variations of the above possible - let us know what suits you)


Other areas where you can donate to Lentil as Anything and make a real difference. 

Here is a non-exhaustive list of things that Lentil as Anything would need. From kitchen goods to art installation, any contribution would be beneficial to enhancing our operations, bringing communities together and reinforcing our not for profit business model.

  • Heaters for our Preston outdoor area
  • Heaters for our Thornbury indoor area
  • Assistance in renovating our new event space - Common Ground
  • Dishwasher for our Abbotsford restaurant
  • Signature art installation for our Abbotsford restaurant


Who to contact?

Please get in touch by using our online form


NB: All donations come with a public acknowledgment of your support unless otherwise requested.