Smith & Daughters

4.6
671 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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TG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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EG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best vegan food I’ve ever had!

Tiramisu is a must (yep, even for brunch). Meatball sub was amazing.

Staff were super friendly too

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NL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Smith & Daughters, loved everything, food was amazing!

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AJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent food - we spent a lot of time wondering how they managed to make it so chickeny / calamari-like - and the restaurant itself was really cool.
The service was slow and the parking was a nightmare, but it was a Friday night, so overall we were happy!

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CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Sensational food and service and great value but music too loud

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RG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and staff, would definitely recommend Smith and Daughters to others and return again anytime

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JG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfection every time. Highly highly recommended to anyone- even meat eaters!

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was awesome!

One constructive criticism is that our waitress did not write our orders down.

One main and Entree were forgotten about resulting in a 15-20 minute wait.

Our dessert which was a dope af tiramisu did not arrive for 30 minutes.

Our waitress was awesome, fun, caring and took great care of us aside from those instances.

Thank you so much for a lovely night.

You’re all awesome!

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TR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a great night. This is the second time we have dined at Smith and Daughters and we were happy with everything. Would recommend to friends and family.

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D
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great service food was prompt and good quality.

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CR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was so, so good. We had the schnitzel, the meatballs in vodka sauce, and the tiramisu to finish. Loved every bite. Food came out quickly. Staff were friendly, professional and experts and clearing the table and making room for more food.

My only small criticism is that the 'couple' tables are very close together so you can overhear the conversation of others and it doesn't feel particularly intimate.

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

Amazing food, and awesome service
The only critique I could make is that we were told our table was only reserved till 7:30 (6pm booking) we only got our desserts at 7:25, even though we ordered straight away.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As usual the food at Smith and daughters is incredible. Although the serving sizes aren’t the biggest the food is rich and full of flavour. I’ll definitely be back for the millionth time!

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LC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Australia, hands down. You will always leave feeling full even though you didn't think you'd eaten that much. Service is so lovely, the food is orgasmic, the ambience and decor is cool and it's in a great accessible location. It's a little noisy, but if you don't mind raising your voice (and occasionally leaning to hear someone) you'll love this place and want to marry it. I recommend for all types (omnivores, vegetarians and vegans).

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BH
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Attractive, interesting, delicious food. Excellent service, noise level high (for us)

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LE
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was amazing, the best vegan food I have ever tasted. Service amazing, But the music was way too loud and they wouldn’t turn it down on request. Had trouble hearing people on the other side of the table.

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NT
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant to visit for exciting Vegan cuisine, that is more than just salads and tofu! As a meat eater, I am always impressed by the 'meat' and 'cheese' ingredients in the dishes, as they are almost identical to the real thing. Very tasty flavours, and good quality and portion sizes. Nice, casual meal with friends and family.

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K
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter that serverd me was outstanding. Had an excellent knowledge of the food and drinks menu. Being from the service industry I could not rate her highly enough! The food lived up to expectation and then some! I will be making a point of eating there every time I visit Melbourne!!

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TG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious, price was really good for the amount and deliciousness of food we got, service during dinner was very good as well.
A different staff member was at the bar when we went to pay and was pretty rude for no reason at all...that was the only downside.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As an interstate visitor I was really excited to go to Smith & Daughters. I had both their cookbooks and the food and atmosphere of the place was really amazing and did not disappoint. I had some problems with the noise level as the music was so very loud but otherwise the experience was fantastic. The food was so good and my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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C
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was delicious. The service good. However, the music was so loud that conversation was challenging if not impossible at times. For some obscure reason the music was mainly 80s classic hits which seems to be at odds with the quasi central American ambience/decor. It fairly bounced off the bluestone walls. Pity.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very yummy food, that even impressed the non-vegans in the group. The staff were super lovely and made a fuss over my niece for her birthday - even putting sparklers and candles in her donuts.

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VM
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is amazing. Service and the noise were the let downs

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SN
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OMG.....long time vegan, but oh so slack getting to Smith & Daughters. Our BAD......what scrumpuous fare we've been missing out on.

We'll be back every month we hope.

Inspired, we made Leek and Kale bake following day from recipe book. Yummmm

Thanks everyone at Smith & Daughters, an amazing experience all round.

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DT
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific venue, parking was a challenge but acceptable, table service was fun and effective but most importantly, the food was AWESOME! Thank you.

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MT
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very over priced and food was not that interesting or dynamic for vegan. I was expecting a lot more creativity than pasta with vegetables and an assortment of different starter/salads which made up 80% of the menu. I ordered the Ravi with polenta which is one of 3 mains (aside from pasta) and for $25 it did not live up to expectations. The dessert of cannoli however was delicious but again at $16! I was enticed to try a cocktail after asking the waitress whether the cocktails were ‘tall’ or short and explained I didn’t want a tall cocktail. So on her recommendation I ordered the equivalent of a espresso martini for $14 but when it arrived it was the size of a shot glass!! So over priced and so underwhelmed!

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

Sooooo good as always. Friendly staff, prompt delivery of food a d drinks. Every bite and drop was Delicious. Feast me option is great value!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such delicious food and amazing staff and service. Thank you so very much Smith and Daughters for such fantastic food and experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. Will definitely be coming back!!! Oh and the drinks!! THE DRINKS!!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a fantastic night. Food was amazing - so nice to have so many vegan options for a change. The staff were very efficient and helpful. My ONLY criticism is that it was a bit noisy. Will hopefully be back again soon!

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ES
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had wonderful service; the waitress was very friendly and it was service with a smile!
We really were Smith and daughters- myself and my two girls.

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JK
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OUTSTANDING. Always has been, ALWAYS will be. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. #ONLYfivestars

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ZM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are incredibly friendly and upbeat and are completely on their game when it comes to refills and just generally checking how everything's going, genuinely great service. The food is to die for (especially the cacio e pepe), I walked out of there with a significant food baby that I did not regret one bit!

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B
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the servers were super friendly and really knowledgeable about how the different dishes were made. Will definitely be going back!!

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R
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Some dishes (eg. Beef ragu) were amazing, some not so amazing (eg. Spaghettini).
Friendly staff, but super keen to clear our plates (for all course) when we weren’t finished (we weren’t taking our time and it wasn’t busy).
Also a bit loud for us, but then one of our friends is a little deaf.
Overall great place and we will be back for the choc & hazelnut tartufo!!

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JK
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

BEST. VEGAN. RESTAURANT. EVER. While one of my dining party, like a previous older-male one, stated the music was too loud for him, the consistently kickass music of Smith&Daughters is 100% the best, both in terms of the volume and shuffle-based selection. Akin to the conjured-magic food/drink, the "noise level" in the restaurant is feeling-based, and not an experience just based on taste/hearing. I ain't no culinary or plant-based expert, but S&D RULES THE WORLD, and I've only further respect & gratitude to convey to all involved. True story.

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