Sirens is an aromatic oasis of political and culinary pacifism serving creative, intricate and surprisingly good vegetarian cuisine. Recline at a low table or in a harem-like curtained enclosure and revel in their beguiling dishes. Spices, preserved lemons, pistachio, harissa, limes and more are wielded with skill and subtlety in dishes with obvious Persian influences. Try soft pink grapefruit and beetroot-encased tortellini, nori-wrapped celeriac and silken tofu, or a green olive soufflé. Before you leave, you must try the seductively creamy white chocolate and rose mousse with rhubarb, even if you have to share it with your friends.

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6 Victoria St; (03) 6234 2634; open Mon–Sat for dinner

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