Smith & Daughters

4.6
1117 reviews
$41 to $100
Italian

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Good Vegetarian Options

Smith & Daughters is the embodiment of award winning chef Shannon Martinez’s commitment to bring the world f*cking delicious food. Smith & Daughters combines her knack for creating dynamic vegan cuisine, with an unrelenting commitment to creating a fun, no-bullshit dining experience
Housed in an historic bluestone piece of Fitzroy history (the oldest pub In the neighborhood, once frequented by Bob Marley!), a meal at Smith & Daughters promises a tasty good time for all.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1117 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Blayke
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Besides Shannon being a dog damn food genius, the staff, venue, prices and drinks are A++++++++ I haven't missed a menu drop in 3 years, this one is my favourite so far.
I cannot recommend this place enough! Thank you again!

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MartyA
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Unfortunately, the poor service left a terribly poor impression on our experience here. We had to ask on 6 occasions for drinks and/or water, we had the wrong dish set down twice (wrong sequence), and no apology or additional plate offered to recompense the errors.

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SarnLouise
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are vegan, you must eat here at least once in your life. Once a month would be recommended! And if you aren't vegan, you must eat here at least once in your life! It might just convert you. Not a piece of tofu in sight. And very few lentils.
The set menu dinner was to die for, everything was delicious. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The drinks menu just the right size. If only I wasn't moving to the country I'd be here every week.
Thankyou for a wonderful date night.

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Merri
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy coming down to Melbourne and visiting Smith and Daughters and this visit did not disappoint.
The set dinner menu and paired drinks are a delight to the taste buds. I’m normally someone who uses salt and despite it being on the table we never touched it.
All the team are friendly, attentive and happy to answer questions about the different dishes.
Highly recommend

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LaraR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love not having to select from the menu! Knowing that everything is vegetarian takes the fuss out of it and having lots of yummy little morsels to devour delivered to your table so you can try it all was really fun.

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ttttt
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious vegan food, not missing anything. will be back for dinner.

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OLIVIAR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing variety of food with wonderful mixes of styles . staff supper friendly and very helpful 😀 great cocktails. Would recommend this place for all not just vegan. Thanks Zoe & Tom for gift voucher and we’re going back ♥️

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KerrB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible! Every dish was unique and drinks were paired perfectly.

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Maree
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Each element of the banquet was beautiful. Highlights were the chickpea salad and the kataifi dessert!

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Ange
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic mind blowing food and amazing service. Always such a special experience. Thank you Smith & Daughters staff

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good value, all the food tasted amazing and the portions were great

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MartinD
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Although I am definitely not vegan I was pleasantly surprised by all the very tasty dishes on the set menu. Presentation was great.
The staff were excellent, both friendly & very obliging.
A very enjoyable night.

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Tamiv
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Unfortunately I found a long hair in one dish but I did enjoy the other dishes. I am vegan for health reasons but unfortunately I also experienced severe stomach pains and reacted badly all night and into next morning from something. No one else in my table had the same problem so I assume its the pasta dish that only I ate. Hope this helps you find out if any one else had the same reaction. Although this happened i did enjoy the night.

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience everything was perfect

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Sketch
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful and varied food as always. The reduced amount of indoor tables meant the noise level was lower so it wasn’t a struggle to hear conversation.

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AlexanderP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent venue and service regardless of being vegan or not (I am not). Highly recommended. Wonderful food!

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GenevieveH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A wonderful culinary adventure for 2 vegans and three omnivores. We enjoyed all of it but thought the tomato’s in cream cheese, hummus with mince, chick pea dish and the dessert were stand outs. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Plenty of food variety for the set menu...total of 12 courses...it just so much food. All in share plates...but they did not give serving spoon...so only go with the person you don't mind sharing a plate 😅.

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Marc
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavours were good.
Just thought it was touch on the expensive side.. but that’s just me..

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VanitaB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s been ages since I’ve been to S&D, was so pleased to see it hasn’t become a casualty of COVID. Staff were friendly and attentive, and the food was inventive and delicious. Well done Shannon and team :)

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really love the set menu idea. Abundant food! We opted for the drink pairings which included wine and cocktails. We decided that we’ll try and eat here once a month, or every two months (we don’t live in Melbourne).

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TiaRaeW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and all of the workers were really kind and helpful! Highly recommend. Everything on the set menu was delicious and it encourages you to try out new things that you wouldn't usually

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NellieP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails, and very generous. Left stuffed , impressed and happy

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SharynP
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant meal and place to eat. Cannot fault the food at all - variety, taste and efficiency of the delivery.

One waitress was pretty disinterested and short when serving the food but the overall experience was great.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Food and drinks bought out real quick, and to die for. Absolutely faultless.

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OliverS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Set menu is so delicious, and very filling. Staff were lovely and super attentive. Drinks were tasty

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CathieM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delicious lunch! Three of us shared three mains and two desserts. Ample food.

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KK1972
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous food that even a non vegan like me loves. We come here regularly and it never ceases to impress.

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MoniqueC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

good food. cant believe it was all vegan. i wihs they did more desserts

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Edzy
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their Mediterranean course menu was just amazing!! Looking forward to the Italian one someday!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The current menu is really hitting it out of the park. I’ve been twice in a week with plans for more!

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Ange
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food , best vegan food in Melbourne. Friendly staff! Highly recommend to anyone . Just delicious ! 🤗 Will be back for sure !

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FionaB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the new Mediterranean Dinner menu, which was a three course shared set menu selection of Mediterranean style dishes. The flavours were great (the chocolate mousse to finish the meal was fantastic)

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AngieM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant. Absolutely seamless experience, brilliant service, absolutely delicious food and all round wonderful evening.

S&D should be so proud. So thankful you’re back!

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VersaceGal
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took 2 omnivorous friends for lunch here, and they said it was the "best food they'd had at a restaurant in a very long time." Literally nothing on the menu disappoints, and the table service is very attentive and personal. Music is always a personal compilation, depending on the demeanour of the kitchen; in this case it was really relaxed, middle-of the road retro: think Fleetwood Mac and Rolling Stones. Really enjoyed the Turkish hommus with mince and hot bread, but the coriander dumplings were undoubtably the star of the show. I wasn't prepared for the last-minute decision of dessert - a Turkish, rich deep dark chocolate mousse - which blew my mind, and paired perfectly with my iced coffee. The perfect afternoon in Brunswick St with friends. 10/10!

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GavinA
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved every aspect of our dining experience. Staff were great, food was amazing and matched drinks option was perfect.
Thanks for a great start to our night.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so full of flavour we couldn’t decide what was our favourite. Drinks paired with the set menu nicely as well. Lovely and welcoming team. Definitely will be back again!

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CameronB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

While the food was obviously phenomenal, prices weren’t advertised and as a result we didn’t know how much the set menu would be. It ended up being $344 for four people and we weren’t really prepared to pay that much. If they could at least give an estimated price per person that would be super helpful because that kind of ruined the whole experience for us. I don’t think we will be coming back now that we know we probably can’t afford it. Pretty disappointed.

Smith & Daughters
Responded on 6 December 2020

Hi Cameron, thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback about your experience with us. We're thrilled you were happy with the food. Smith & Daughters have been entirely forthcoming with information and prices in regards to our dinner set menu. The information has been on our website since we reopened bookings. You'll also find the same information on OpenTable when making a booking in A Note From The Restaurant which we have ensured is clearly visible when making a reservation

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GaelynT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

first timer to S&D, the three of us had very different dishes but all of us thought they were amazing. The tomato salad was delish!!
Staff were friendly and attentive, vibe was appropriately Fitzroy cool... will definitely go again!

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Chando
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WOW, NICE DINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Smith & Daughters is rated 4.6 stars by 1117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.