Dining Room and Courtyard

Please note that the Dining Room is closed on Public Holidays

The downstairs dining-room overlooking the courtyard, is a nice place to sit and have a cup of tea and relax. It is a good meeting-place.


On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings we offer a three-course vegetarian meal which is open to all visitors. Many people make use of this facility prior to attending teachings on those evenings.


So that our cook knows how many people to cook for, we ask that you first make a booking; please call our office before 3pm on the day you wish to come for dinner on (03) 9596 8900 or fill in the form below.  Thank you.

The food is vegetarian, but it is not gluten free; it can contain egg and egg products, milk and milk products and/or nut products as well.

Entrée, main course and dessert are prepared by Tara Institute’s chef and costs $20.00.

You can call the Office to find out what's on the menu for the night.

If you wish, you can also opt for single courses.


  • Soup with bread - $6.00

  • Main course - $12.00

  • Dessert - $6.00


Please collect and pay for your meals at the servery in the dining room.

The dining service opens at 6:30pm and finishes at 7:30pm.

Book a Meal at Tara Institute

Please note:

we cannot take any bookings after 3pm.

The Dining Room is closed on Public Holidays

Tara Institute

... is an affiliate of the FPMT, Foundation for
the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

Buddhist Meditation Centre Melbourne

© 2019 Tara Institute

3 Mavis Avenue

Brighton East, Victoria 3187



Tel: +61 3 9596 8900

Office hours:

9:00am - 5:00pm weekdays

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