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This designer Brisbane hotel is going 100% vego!

On World Vegetarian Day, October 1st, Ovolo Hotels announced that their family of restaurants and bars across Australia and Hong Kong will go vegetarian for 365 days. The designer hotel’s leap to greener grass makes them the first hotel group in the world to go vegetarian! 

Ovolo’s Australian venues that will go vegetarian for a full year include  ZA ZA TA at Ovolo The Valley in Brisbane, Monster Kitchen & Bar at Ovolo Nishi in Canberra, and Mister Percy at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour in Sydney. Executive Chef Roy Ner (previously from Nour and Lilah in Sydney) will be at the helm of the ZA ZA TA Kitchen & Bar vegetarian takeover. Ner has evolved his menu to further reference and celebrate the food of Tel Aviv, fondly known as the vegan capital of the world. Guests will be taken on a journey of the Middle East, experiencing all the spices, vegetables, and textures of the Levantine melting pot!

ZAZATA Head Chef Ray Nar
Executive Chef, Roy Nar, will be dishing up traditional Tel Aviv flavours at ZA ZA TA Kitchen & Bar

With a rise in consumer interest and understanding of the benefits aligned with plant-based and vegetarian cuisine, this change embodies Ovolo’s philosophy of connecting with its customers’ wants. This menu shift will bring fresh and locally sourced produce, ethical eating, and conscious cuisine to the forefront. Along with this, guests will be able to enjoy seasonal cocktails and wines from some of Australia’s most progressive producers. 

Ovolo Group’s Founder and CEO, Girish Jhunjhnuwala explains that, “We want to be conscious about what we are consuming and practice environmental sustainability as best as we can, as this leads to a larger impact on humanity, not just the environment.”

ZAZATA Cauliflower Shawarma
Our Pick; Cauliflower Shawarma, Smoked Labneh, Pickled Fennel, Quince

As well as going vegetarian across their restaurants, Ovolo will continue their commitment to continuously finding ways to further reduce their environmental footprint. This launch comes off the back of several eco-friendly initiatives already implemented by the hotel collection in the past year including; the removal of single use bathroom amenity plastics, making use of re-fillable, tamper-free pump bottles, removal of plastic straws, introduction of reusable woven bags for slippers, and the use of biodegradable materials in laundry bags and packaging. 

The world changes, and Ovolo evolves – Bring on the 365 days of vegetarian goodness!

ZAZATA Ovolo Hotel
We can’t wait to experience vegetarian cuisine – The Ovolo way!

Looking for more funky feeds in and around Brisbane? Check out this Brisbane bank-vault bar that is transforming into a moody Japanese Izakaya!

Ashleigh Holland
Ashleigh Holland
From Townsville, to Mackay, and now located in Brisbane, Ashleigh is the poster girl for the Queensland life-style; an avid beach-goer, water-sport enthusiast, wine aficionado, and camping queen. After catching the writing bug at an early age she has since lived in Bali for an extensive journalism program, studied a bachelor of Mass Communications, and contributed to a variety of lifestyle publications over the years. And she will take a soy flat white to go, thanks!
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