Smith & Daughters
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.
A bit loud, a bit dim but that adds to the atmosphere. Amazing dishes for vegans and carnivores alike. I just wish the portion sizes were bumped up or the priced bumped lower. Either/or would make this place perfect.
My first visit was really great - excellent food & not too noisy however this time around the food was poor at best, extremely loud & well over-priced. We won't be returning unfortunately.
Delicious vegan food. The tiramisu is particularly impressive. Good vibes, cool crowd, A+
Food was excellent! Yum! and ambiance would have been good for dinner but we were there for brunch so it was a bit dark on a sunny day. Staff where good at serving but needed to smile and talk. Overall pretty good, I would go back for the food definitely!
Absolutely adore this place. The food is incredible and the venue is beautiful. Always get treated well by the staff too. Would highly recommend :)
Another amazing meal from S & D! The portion sizes have improved and as a result I was satiated, sumptuously full and already dreaming of my next meal there.
great vibe and amazing food, my fave vegan place to eat :)
Fabulous evening, excellent and clever food, a great wine list, very helpful staff and loved the old building. Kudos to our waitress who arranged for us to sit at the communal table down the back to chill and enjoy our deserts and coffee as we overstayed our 8pm departure! Nice work. Looking forward to a return visit.
Food was amazing. Music was way to loud couldn’t have a conversation.
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.
The food is so ridiculously good and on the next level!!! That calamari was divine and could not believe it was mushrooms!!! Vegan magic!!! The desserts were absolutely gorgeous and would order ten more of each!! Can’t wait to be back soon!! Best grub in Fitzroy, best service and the best cocktails too!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely loved it as always! Rag & schnitzel were highlights
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!
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!!!
Truly delicious, the Cannoli was to die for. Heading back in a week with more friends.
I know I risk being overly effusive, but I love Shannon&Mo's SO MUCH.
Thankyou for a delicious brunch. A warm welcome, lovely staff and service, certainly looking forward to next time.
It was the best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Such phenomenal food!!
Wonderful food and amazing service. A wonderful night out and we had a table of ten.
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.
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.
Amazing as always! I will travel interstate to eat here!
Amazing vegan Italian
Great cocktails and desert
Edgy interior with great music selection
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Service was great and food was delicious.
Cocktails also deliciously refreshing.
Could not fault.
Incredible food as always, service is amazing and the vibe 10/10
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.
The food was so overpriced for what it was, this place is for yuppies with money to burn not for us.
Amazing meal , super friendly service.
Will always return to this absolute gem of vegan deliciousness!
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.
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!
Magnificent! The Parmesan Scramble was delicious and the breakfast cocktails, a must!