Smith & Daughters

4.6
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954 reviews
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$40 and under
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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KG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was dining on my own in Melbourne, and Smith and Daughters had a nice relaxed vibe that made me feel really comfortable. The wait staff were very helpful, offering me half-sized dishes so I could try a few different things. The deep fried eggplant with fig jam was just delicious!

JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly, helped us out soo much when we got to the restaurant early. Food was delicious, that we even returned for lunch the next day. Well done guys, it’s a pity you don’t have one up here in the Sunshine Coast.

IC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and exciting vegan food options. Fantastic!

S
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

food servings were much too small for the price. Noice was way too loud. servers were quite stand offish. was not very relaxing.

L
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious... I would recommend all vegan and non-vegan people to give this place a go. Yum yum yum!

KH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited from Adelaide and went for my Mums birthday there were people that were not vegan with us and we all loved the food and the service.

ID
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food - interesting combinations of ingredients. Great to have ordered the banquet to try a wider range of dishes but to have each dish come individually so that we could truly appreciate it. Friendly and efficient staff.

LK
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

While it was a shame the menu was reduced, the meatball sub and scrabbled tofu were delicious!
Don't know how Shannon has does this!

K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely mind blowing dishes for a city which isn't as vegan friendly as it may think it is. I have a dairy allergy making Smith & Daughters a god-send in a holiday marred by dietary limitations. The service was friendly, slick and attentive, as a solo diner they made my experience extra special through the recommendations of half serves of a couple of dishes & making sure I was always ready for my next course. If you haven't gone, go & if you're scared of vegan food being tasteless or peculiar, definitely go, you'll be surprised in the best way possible. P.s. leave space for the spiked donuts!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for such a fantastic Brunch! It was absolutely beautiful and it was so amazing to have a spectacular Smith and Daughters birthday cake arranged to come out at the end of our meal! Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and cake 💛♥️💙💚💜

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful menu. Loose the stools with no backs though. Not comfortable or inviting. Perhaps that’s why you chose them?

AC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great however service was a bit lacklustre and we were left waiting for a long time for a drink and when we bought it up with wait staff they told us that they didn’t serve us so they couldn’t help us. Absolutely loved the food however and had a great evening.

M
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

The waiting staff were neither friendly or especially helpful when I asked about ingredients.

We arrived on time but were asked to wait at the bar for about ten minutes before our table as ready. We were advised a little over an hour after being seated that we would need to vacate our table in ten to 15 minutes for the next booking and could finish our meal at the bar. We were advised that sittings were for 1.5 hours, but I did not notice this when I made the booking on line.

LA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant and imaginative vegan food as always! Can’t wait to come back!

AD
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and fabulous. Thank you for providing us the best vegan meal we had while visiting Australia from the US.

J
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

The food was amazing but the service was not good. One waiter was rude and the others seemed disinterested and vaguely annoyed. It felt like we were inconveniencing them just by being there. I don't expect all places to have the super welcoming and friendly hospitality of a family-run restaurant , but I feel like this place needs to try a bit harder to make you feel welcome. But the food was AMAZING.

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Ace food and drink selection. Awesome ambience too.

PC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was excellent as per usual, great presentation and flavour. However it seemed staff where in a hurry to get us out, we ordered the “feed me” option and pretty much all dishes came out at the same time.

DD
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've never had a bad experience at Smith and Daughters! The service is outstanding, the waiters and bar staff know exactly what they are talking about, the vibe in restaurant is buzzing and vibey, and the food is MIND BLOWINGLY delicious!!

HU
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious dishes, generous portions, friendly staff, great vibes in a casual setting!

H
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've never had such a nice meal accompanied by such an awesome soundtrack. Smith & Daughters are absolutely killing it!

FM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful vegan food. Perfect for non-vegans too, to appreciate how good vegan food can be.

VP
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best Vegan food I ever had. I recommend even to meat lovers Thank you !

M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and atmosphere. The dishes were unique, creative and full of flavour.

JP
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding, food Absolutely delicious and the ambiance of the place was a super chilled with a friendly, warm welcoming vibe. Look forward to coming back for dinner when I’m in Melbourne next.

s
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Booked a table via Open Table & received a confirmation. I first rang about a week prior & left a message on the answering machine however never heard back. One of the two on the table was half an hour late & once we were both there & sipping on a drink for half an hour we were told we had to leave in half an hour. Was very confused as was never told we only had the table for 1.5 hours. The lady informed us that it should have been on the confirmation email from Open Table. It wasn't. Another lady kindly relocated us so we had an extra hour.
Food was plenty & delicious as were the cocktails.

P
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Amazing vegan food! Have been wanting to go for awhile and the food certainly lived up to the hype.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant! Theres always something new that ill want to come back for. Highlights were the Garlic Bread and Tiramisu and this time around the new Ragu dish. It was lovely. Caesar Salad was nice, a little bit on the salty side though. The new carbonara dish with the egg yoke was tasteless. Nothing to it really. I wish there was a bit more consistency with the food. The tiramisu wasnt as nice as the one they gave me a month ago. This one was a bit dryer and more Boozy flavoured. But other than that, great place to bring mates and chow down. I WISH they would offer a take away menu so i can indulged in the garlic bread and Tiramisu by myself a home with no one watching. But until then ill just keep dreaming about those 2 dishes.

DM
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Every thing I thought this place would be. It is rare that we can keep every one happy in our family, but this place hit the spot for all!

GM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing and inventive food, with lots of choices from the menu.

TH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Most surprising and inspiring vegan meal we ever had. The atmosphere is great and we will definitely come back (more than once...)

LH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

We felt rushed the entire time, food came flying out main meals arrived immediately after the entree.

M
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Too noisy and overall was quite disappointed. Normally it's amazing but food came out cold and service was poor.

E
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time here. The food was next level. Would go again in a heartbeat.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

AW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

B
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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