Smith & Daughters

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919 reviews
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$40 and under
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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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super tasty, top notch vegan food! Consistently AhMazing & Delicious! So good I went back the next morning for brunch!

T
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

great vegetarian food. very noisy so if noise is a problem for you get there early.

AW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is SENSATIONAL, interior is super cool, staff are just lovely, drinks are spot on. This is plant food at a whole new level 👌🏻

HV
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always amazing, really good service. Will dine again

B
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most incredible food experience only equaled by how incredible the service is. The staff are so warm and inviting. They made me feel extremely welcomed and comfortable as a solo diner. The food was very literally the best meal I have ever eaten. Everyone here is so fitting to what I see the brand to be and every involved should be extremely proud of their product and performance.

AM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was sensational- the service, the food and the atmosphere were perfect.

TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always everything was great. I’m not vegan but I went with my son who is. They are so clever their that whether you are vegan or not you will be happy with your meal.

The staff said that due to a new menu the kitchen service may be slow but we didn’t find that at all.

KS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Time and time again it’s always amazing

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I dont know why ppl dont write your order down instead of remembering! They got the drink order wrong and I've had a bad experience on what they brought out ... one sip and my stomach was churning. My partner became unwell after eating a few pieces of the gluten free garlic bread before suggesting to the waitress that it wasn't GFO. They ran out of half the menu so choice was very limited - like they always do so we had to pay $20 for chargrilled broccoli.

GC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

This is the first time I’ve been where the service was slow, mixing up our order and the waitress looked so confused. I love coming for the food but the menus haven’t changed in a while either. Won’t be coming back in a hurry unfortunately

T
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was awesome as usual
Not all our group were vegans (sorry!) but everyone just loves the food
Staff are great, put a candle and sparkler in my daughter's desert after I mentioned it was her birthday
Only issue with service was that one main course came out very late when everyone else was almost finished
Fairly minor, the only thing that made the night less than perfect

RW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The service was not great - the lady working October 5th 11.45 AM with short black hair was quite rude to us actually. The breakfast pizza and tiramisu are amazing. However, the meatball sub and tiramisu despite being yummy are very overpriced. You’d expect to pay $15 and $12 respectively. Would only come here for special occasion because of high price but you’d expect the service to be top notch at that price!

E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The beef ragu was unlike any other vegan meat I’ve had before. So flavoursome and amazingly textured. The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. I would definitely recommend Smith & Daughters.

A
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

The food was below average tasting, certanly does not come close to some of the other vegan restaurants in Melbourne. The waitors were nice but there was an underlaying subtle negative attitude from all staff. The atmosphere was not warm of welcoming.

SA
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was ABSOLUTELY fantastic!!! If I didn't live in Brisbane I would be here every weekend. Please don't change anything about your mission and keep feeding people because I love it and I know thousands of other people do too. I don't care if you're Vegan or not.....GET YOURSELF HERE AND TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT!!!!! You will DEFINITELY not regret it!!!!

M
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! The staff were all divine and knew the menu inside out. Service was quick and we had the best night!

LB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food that has been thoughtfully created and is great to share. The restaurant itself has a really nice atmosphere inside too.

NP
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had been looking forward to dining at Smith & Daughters for ages, so had big hopes and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and my friends who are foodies and meat eaters, were very impressed. I look forward to going back soon.

KR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

great restaurant, and a new experience for me as non-vegan. will definitely recommend and come back.

M
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Poor portion sizes on some of the dishes, $25 for approx six strands of pasta...

PH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, I had a couple of meat eaters with me and they were simply blown away by how good it was.

N
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Hard to believe the ragu and meatballs are not meat. Amazing eggplant dish. The four of us had a fantastic night. Love the desserts too.

H
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Was excited to check out this vegan institution for a long time now however, was disappointed in the options for lunch. We went later in the afternoon and was disappointed that the only food you could get at this time is from the brunch menu. We opted for the meatball sub, scrambled tofu and the bombolini for dessert and although all the food was delicious and I've been craving it ever since, it would be better if there was a greater variety for lunch.

ZA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time and loved it! Will definitely come back!

KI
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and the quality of food - How do you make Beef ragu taste so good with no beef!?!?!!!! Whaaaaaat!! Definitely worth the travel from the other side of town. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

LV
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The most delicious meal (including dessert) I’ve had in a very long time. I highly recommend the rhubarb & chestnut crumble with amaretto ice cream for all the sweet tooths out there. It is literally comfort food with finesse at its best. The meal sitting was approx 1&1/2hrs long before they shuffle you along but the service is relatively quick so you don’t feel like you have to rush your meal too much.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Staff were lovely and accommodating. Food great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This isn’t the first time I’ve eaten at Smith & Daughters, so I know what kind of experience I’ll get in general. This time wasn’t as good, with the food not as standout as usual and much smaller portions than I’ve had before.

JC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always come here when I visit Melbourne because it's amazing every time 💖

SV
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came down from Brisbane for my daughters 16 th birthday dinner, so that’s saying something about this place. It’s her favourite place. Food is next level so tasty the staff are so helpful. We love it so much here.

D
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Having dined at Smith and Daughters many times before, we were really disappointed by our most recent visit.

We booked for a late lunch at 2pm, only to find that there was only a breakfast menu on offer and despite asking there was no option to eat from a dinner menu. Outside of the standard breakfast options, the menu was limited pretty much to side dishes which weren't particularly satisfying or imaginative.

Further to this, when we arrived the restaurant was 1/2 full (if that), and the staff were playing thrash metal at a very high volume which made it difficult to converse - we asked the staff if they could turn the music down and were told that it was policy and they couldn't change it but they'd ask (they didn't - they walked away in the opposite direction). Just plain rude, and the service for the remainder wasn't much better.

Looking at the demographic of your customers, you're not hitting the mark and you need to have a good hard look at yourselves.

D
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The set menu was a great range of dishes for our large group, the food was delicious, plenty and nice wine. We really enjoyed the birthday cake and were very happy with the service.

DW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely - and have already! Neither I nor my date is vegan but this food is so good it gets a recommendation to all my friends.

PC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All of us loved it. The food was delicious and the service speedy and friendly. The wait staff knew about the food and drink and were happy to help out. A great night.

SN
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was just great. Food is amazing and the staff were really friendly

MH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, 10/10 Vegan dining experience, its all I have been talking about since dining there.

PG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always this is an outstanding dining experience. From the minute we walked in to the second we left the service was impeccable. Even to the point of the lady asking us to put the menu aside and not on the table because waitresses would think we were still ordering (we kept it for dessert). Anyway the food as always was as good as ever (my wife is the vegan) and excellent value for money. Admittedly, we couldn’t finish the shared dessert but that is because we were both full. I fully recommend this place to anyone - vegan or not
P

T
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant ever. We live on the Mornington Peninsula and will drive into town just to treat ourselves a Smith and Daughters. We cannot rave about this place enough!

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Took my mum here for dinner and it was amazing! Can not stress enough how delicious it was, my non-vegan mum was blown away by the food especially as she was quite sceptical before the evening.
Looking forward to going there again!
the eggplant was amazing!

ST
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. Loved the menu and loved all the food. I'm not actually vegan - my girlfriend is - but I absolutely loved the food and will definitely be going back.

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