Smith & Daughters

4.7
706 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Smith & Daughters is the collaboration of two women with a strong commitment to bring the world delicious food.

Shannon Martinez, award-winning, former head chef of Sweet Water Inn, South, and The Gasometer among others, combines her talents with the business and marketing logistical mind of Mo Wyse to undertake their best challenge yet - creating their own restaurant. Being in the service industry for a combined 35 years - these two gals are proud to bring you Smith & Daughters.

Martinez and Wyse share the common goal for creating a truly beautiful space to enjoy great food. In their new home, a historic bluestone corner property on Brunswick Street Smith & Daughters now brings you innovative, plant- based Italian.
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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Didn’t really like the new feed me menu. They legit gave me to much carbs. 1. Potato and green veggies, 2. garlic bread, 3. then it was this other stuffed bread pastry.

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TO
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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone in our group was thoroughly impressed with the food. Even had two carnivores in our group who were just as impressed!!!
Only thing not so impressive was the wine list but overall is still on top of our list of restaurants we have dined at over our F1 vacation.

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VB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

I've come to love Smith and daughters and Smith and deli. I had come lots in the past and enjoyed the service and food. The other night I went, it was great food but the service was horrid and made me feel horrible. I work in retail and I understand annoying customers. I gave the staff respect and spoke kindly - I was just was making a comment about the dessert which did not taste right. I will continue to visit Smith and deli as the staff are very nice but I might give it's counterpart a miss.

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J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Found it overpriced. 17 dollars for a plate of brocholini was excessive.
Food was average and overated
Barely finished eating , staff swoop in and take your plates in addition found some staff abrupt and unfriendly.

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Some waitresses were awesome, others were a little rude in all honesty. The food was delicious, but there was simply not enough. I left hungry after a starter and a main. In addition, they brought out my partners main first, then the starters, then my main which seemed an odd order to me. Also, you guys need SOME sort of sauce to have along side dishes. When I asked for any sauce that was available the waitress looked at me bizarrely before bringing me the only option, Napoli Sauce, and adding an addition $4 onto the bill for it. Not a big deal, i know you don't want to dilute or ruin any dishes with sauce, more just a suggestion from me.

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H
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Absolutely loved it as always! Rag & schnitzel were highlights

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E
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food!!! Some really interesting flavors! As a vegan, it’s nice to have somewhere to go where there’s a big range and some really strong beautiful flavors! The vodka meatballs pasta was lovely and the ragu and polenta dish was lovely too! It is quite expensive for the size of the dishes, so it’s just for special occasions for us!

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I love this place! I love their food!! Sadly some staff aren’t very friendly and welcoming but others are. Service is still very good but a smile goes a long long way!!!

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DD
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly delicious, the Cannoli was to die for. Heading back in a week with more friends.

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JK
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I know I risk being overly effusive, but I love Shannon&Mo's SO MUCH.

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HV
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thankyou for a delicious brunch. A warm welcome, lovely staff and service, certainly looking forward to next time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Such phenomenal food!!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and amazing service. A wonderful night out and we had a table of ten.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I pre booked on a Saturday night at 5:15pm. I had the Ragu & polenta and my wife had the vodka red sauce meatballs with calamaratta pasta. The meatballs and pasta were amazing, well balanced sauce, pasta cooked to perfection. Another amazing dish in the Ragu, the fake meat I really enjoyed and the flavors were unique. On the down side portions were small, although an increase of about %25 should fix it. I would also ask the chef to increase the amount of veggies in the dish as both dishes lacked bulk. Maybe add a couple more mains to the dinner menu. The staff were quick to react when we walked in and sat us down immediately. They poured water straight away and ask if we wanted drinks. I put away the menus after a couple of minutes but still had to ask the nearest waitress to order, which is fine. Meals came out within 10 mins. Ambience was moderate and the music wasn’t too loud. I had read reviews about the music playing too loud, but it wasn’t like that at all. Pretty Please add more veggies to the meals it’s cheap and they fill you up. I would go back again to try the other dishes for sure.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We did the Feast Me option and loved it! We ended up with items we probably would not have normally ordered and they were all delicious! I hope to come back to Melbourne some day just so I can eat here again! I'm a vegan but my husband is not and we equally enjoyed our meals.

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ER
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always! I will travel interstate to eat here!

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AW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing vegan Italian
Great cocktails and desert
Edgy interior with great music selection

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EF
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Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Interesting to explore vegan food that mimics omnivore food.
Not sure what my "schnitzel " was made of , but it was enormous, and did taste similar to chicken schnitzel.
The spegatini was light and delicious.
Ther service was unobtrusively attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was AMAZING, service was AMAZING. Just loved it all. Music was a tad too loud, us old farts with hearing issues are painful but in saying that, I loved the AC/DC. Would fully recommend to all my friends. We’ll be back.

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VG
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best selection of vegan food from any restaurant I've been to - even the meat-eaters struggle to comprehend it's all meat-free! Darcy was an amazing server, very attentive and friendly, and the general atmosphere is very upbeat. Plus some very tasty mocktails. Can't say enough good things about this place, but rest assured, I'll be back for more.

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BF
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food and service - "music" far too loud and may result in subsequent claims for hearing loss from staff who work there regularly for long periods. It's a shame that this diminished the whole experience.
I'd recommend it - especially to all my profoundly deaf friends!

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JK
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

While too many people go to church on Sundays, I instead choose Smith&Daughters. Why? Because SHANNON MARTINEZ, MO WYSE & ALL THE WOMEN OF SMITH&DAUGHTERS/DELI RULE THE WORLD. Just the way it is.

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HR
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and food was delicious.
Cocktails also deliciously refreshing.
Could not fault.

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RL
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food as always, service is amazing and the vibe 10/10

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LL
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Vegan food like I've never eaten before - memorable!
Wasn't sure if it would live up to the reputation... It did!
Decor was nice. Big room with lots of tables tightly packed in. The room was loud, ambience would improve if the noise-level could lessen (it was hard to hear conversation).
Other than that, lovely staff and food was next-level.
Well done!!!

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

The food was so overpriced for what it was, this place is for yuppies with money to burn not for us.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal , super friendly service.
Will always return to this absolute gem of vegan deliciousness!

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JK
6 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not only would I recommend Smith&Daughters to a friend, but directly introducing the restaurant to a friend/s in person, as I did on this occasion, is one of the greatest things one can do. Why? Because Smith&Daughters are ONE-HUNDRED-PERCENT THE BEST. It is actually irrefutable.

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EA
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Recommend that you, your family, your friends and everyone you know go experience the magic that is Smith & Daughters. Electric atmosphere as soon as you walk in, constant service and most importantly, absolutely incredible food. I’ll be back to show off this place to as many people as possible. Thank you for a wonderful night!

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MF
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Magnificent! The Parmesan Scramble was delicious and the breakfast cocktails, a must!

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S
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Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was really good, and the waitress was very attesting and helpful. The atmosphere was awesome, food amazing and drinks were so tasty! The food was well portioned, where we walked out full and didn’t leave any food behind, which I hate doing. It was an all round good experience!

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food! Coming from someone who is not a full time vegan. Really like the armosphere and the staff look great too.

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ZB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had wanted to come here for ages and it didn't disappoint! Everything was delicious!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Cant wait to go back to try more of the menu.

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GA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not a thing we didn’t like. Loved the service, great atmosphere and brilliant food. We came from Canberra for the experience and weren’t disappointed. Highly recommend to anyone.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!! AmaIng service!!! Great place!!! Had the best time.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It felt pressured to eat fast. Food was ordinary. A huge schnitzel with a couple of lettuce leaves. No sides! Cannoli desert was a huge disappointment. Just greasy hard discs layered with cream, strawberries and jam.

All round, a disappointing experience.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing vegan food, delicious coffee and brilliant wines to match. Bit loud but that is to be expected at such a popular restaurant.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food is creative and delicious and the decor fabulous.
Sometimes the wait staff can seem disinterested as they are busy, and the older I get, the louder the music is so it is not a place to meet people you actually want to converse with.
There is something that keeps me coming back each time, the food !

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CM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I love this place, great italian-inspired vegan menu. Tasty comfort food that will win over omnivores. The only thing that lets this place down consistently is the service - perhaps there are too few waitstaff on shift but it's always a lot of effort to get their attention to place an order. But that's minor - the food is the thing that keeps me coming back!

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