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about veda

VEDA comes from the Sanskrit word "vid", meaning "to know". VEDA is "knowledge" or "wisdom". Here, we celebrate Eastern and Western cultures and ingredients, bringing them together into a menu that is meant to be shared. We serve comfort vegetarian food with the philosophy of always using noble products and treating them with passion and care.

more of a celebration

Eating VEDA's humble, delicious vegetarian food should be more of a celebration than a sacrifice. VEDA's dishes are not centred around the "without"; rather they are focused on the "with" - food with flavour, with texture, with creativity, with thought.

5-A-DAY, THE VEDA WAY

VEDA's vibrant, vegetable-forward dishes are supported by a specialty drinks menu featuring a diverse selection of wines sourced from all over, as well as our coffee partnership with Coco Espresso.


The wine list focuses on exceptional regions, cult producers and thought-provoking winemakers. Seven classic cocktails, one for every day of the week, will be crafted using artisanal spirits. In true VEDA fashion, even our cocktails are healthy. From morning ‘til night, we serve low ABV cocktails where health and fun play nicely together.

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Step into a little slice of vegetarian heaven

Step directly from the Centrium Steps into a little slice of vegetarian heaven. A creative collaboration between MAKE and KplusK Associates, the intimate space is rich in colours and textures, a reflection of the bold flavours and playful textures of VEDA’s vegetarian dishes.


Designed for all-day dining, with floor-to-ceiling windows and lush greenery, VEDA is an urban oasis, an escape from the bustling streets of Central. With plush, velvet upholstery and soft lighting, the evening ambience is luxurious, yet relaxed, the perfect setting for a casual night out.

HETTY MCKINNON

Hetty McKinnon is an Australian cook and food writer with a passion for vegetables. In 2011, Hetty established Arthur Street Kitchen, a community kitchen with a simple concept: local food for local people. From her inner-city terrace kitchen in Surry Hills, Sydney, Hetty dreamed up and cooked flavor-packed, hearty, seasonal salads, which she delivered to locals on her bike.


In 2015, Hetty - with her family and Arthur Street Kitchen in tow - relocated to the rather larger neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Here, she has continued to build meaningful relationships via her creative pop-up events, workshops, lunches and dinners. She is also the co-owner of Brooklyn kitchen studio Neighborhood Studio, and is the Publisher and Editor of multicultural food journal Peddler (www.peddlerjournal.com). Hetty also writes a regular vegetarian food column called The Community Kitchen on The Guardian.

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Festive Menu

There’s no better place to enjoy an intimate and cosy festive dinner away from the rowdy crowds typical of that time of year. Celebrate your year-end dinner with the internet famous smoked watermelon but with Veda’s signature flavours.

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Vegan Month

Check out this menu and see what’s different. Yup, it’s completely vegan – who would have guessed? In celebration of World Vegan Day on 1 November, Veda has put together a set menu featuring the best of our signature vegan dishes together with some new creations! There’s never any compromise on flavour or texture and this menu perfectly reflects the possibilities of vegan food.

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VEDA Tiffin-Wala

A popular lunchbox movement in India today, the ‘Tiffin’ is transformed into a delicious spread of gourmet yet humble dishes at VEDA. Packed into the iconic stainless-steel containers, VEDA’s Tiffin lunch features comfort dishes and treats. Available daily 12-3PM for dine-in and pick-up. Limited time only takeaway special of $98. Delivery available on Deliveroo.

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