Back in the day, 60 Lygon Street was just a small local fish-and-chip shop. But if you happened to visit the area now, you'll notice the old store has been transformed into a divine 80-seat restaurant, called Etta.

Co-owners Hayden McMillan, Dominique Fourie McMillan and Hannah Green wanted to create a food spot that produced honest and approachable food. "We still serve fish but it's a little different now," explains Etta.

Brunswick East lands a homely veg-focused bistro

The intimate menu hints Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and Asian influences, with a heavy focus on vegetarian cuisine amongst the mix. Some of the hearty and mouth-watering dishes include mozzarella pasta with zucchini and black olive, eggplant schnitzel, sea bream ceviche and a charcoal lamp rump; all of which have been locally or internationally sourced.

Brunswick East lands a homely veg-focused bistro

With clean marble bench tops, backless banquettes and a botanical mural created by local artist, Robert Bowers; the interior sets a warm, elegant and homely vibe that will cater to everyone's taste. 

Etta Dining is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 4pm and on Sundays from 12pm.

Brunswick East lands a homely veg-focused bistro