Govinda's Movie Room
112 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9380 5155

Like they say - if you're in LA. go to Disneyland. If you're in Sydney, go to Govindas."
TNT Magazine

Ouffer - Really, if you haven't discovered Govinda's by now, it's difficult to claim that you've truly experienced all that Sydney has to offer.

Sydney Morning Herald "The daily planner lists Govindas as Sydney's BEST CINEMA - ...After filling up at the vegetarian buffet, head upstairs, kick off your shoes & settle back on the floor cushions to watch a flick...."

Govindas has recently been voted the best vegetarian restaurant in NSW and the fourth best in all of Australia by the prestigious Lifestyle Food Guide

10 best- trusted advice for travellers lists Govindas as one of the top 10 restaurants in Sydney. "The buffet at this restaurant is full of vegetarian options, like curries, pastas, soups, and lentil-based dishes. One of the most unique features of the restaurant is the cinema upstairs, where you can sit or lie on cushions while watching a flick. You can also enjoy the buffet in the balcony dining area and then head to a movie afterwards."


Sydney Morning Herald: The story of Elly and Ian's first date at Govindas. "Govindas is a Sydney dating institution. For the past 28 years couples have been canoodling on the couches in the boutique cinema after gorging on vegetarian food filled with good karma in the restaurant below." " Ian and Elly begin their evening by attacking the vegetarian buffet in the cosy restaurant. Both happily call themselves carnivores and are hesitant to try the meat free dishes. "I'm quite surprised, " Ian admits later. "Usually vegetarian food has no flavour but Govinda's did really well."... "After desert it's time to head upstairs. Forget uncomfortable cinema seating; at Govinda's, shoes come off and patrons lie back on rows of long cushions that bear more resemblance to beds than seats. "You might want to have a coffee before you see a film at Govinda's," Elly sais".......Both agree that Govinda's is the perfect setting for a bit of romance...."

Your Restaurants: "Govinda's is a bohemian Sydney institution. The vegetarian buffet is piled high with dishes from around the world, so you can enjoy delicious curries, bakes and salads, and go back for more if you're still not full (or just want more!) Then head upstairs, kick off your shoes - house rule - and sit back and enjoy a film in the comfiest cinema in Sydney."


The Sun-Herald - Time Out: "Pillows galore set the scene at of Sydney's best- kept cinema secrets. But the price alone is not what makes Govindas special. The cinema is a couch potato's dream. Prime position is the deluxe seat at the back, which resembles a shortened double bed. The next rows are a combination of shorter & longer cushions(with extra pillows)to encourage moviegoers to stretch out & get comfortable for the upcoming flick. The vegetarian menu, ranging from Indian to Italian, includes the best baked potatoes imaginable." 

TNT Magazine-issue 131 " Sydney rule no:4 eat at Govindas. You have to try this city institution at least once... Tuck into the all-you-can-eat vegetarian curry, then chill out in the worlds most comfortable cinema upstairs. It is one of the best restaurants you will visit in Oz. Those who run a mile at the mention of vegetarian should be ready for a surprise, as the food at Govindas is fantastic, & the great staff & relaxed atmosphere make for a perfect dining experience. You're all set up to lie back on the plush cushions in the cinema & take in the latest releases.