Smith & Daughters
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.
Would have to be the best vegan food I have ever had.
It was my birth and they really made an effort to make it special.
I love in Newcastle but will be going back to Melbourne just to eat here.
Nice place. Looks good. Limited options foodwise. Mine was a bit stodgy. Not overly sold on veganism but still enjoyed the experience. Staff were friendly.
Service was much slower than expected and the staff didn't seem that happy to be there
The atmosphere, food and staff were absolutely spot on. So refreshing to have a varied, delicious and well thought out vegan menu, and I loved the artwork on the walls. Will definitely recommend to everyone!
We waited over an hour for flatbread & homus. What we assume we be the first item out, was actually the last. Usually a great place, but definitely won't be back. All our plates we brought out individually, instead of a share scenario as usual. Utterly disappointed.
The Caparccio and Tiramisu were our favourite dishes of the evening. The shredded Caesar, roast beef and apple terrine were disappointing. When we sat down, our friendly server let us know that the table was ours for 1.5 hours before the next booking arrived. Our meals felt rushed and we were asked to vacate our table and move to the bar before properly finishing dessert and our wine. If you want a quick meal, this place would be great, but if you'd like to take your time and enjoy.....it's not ideal.
Great vegan fare. Awesome for introducing non vegan friends to plant based deliciousness . Great service, love the decor
Buzzing vibe! Delicious vegan take on all of our favourites.
Incredible, delicious, hearty Italian fare perfect for vegans and omnis alike
I’ve been before and loved it but this time the food was rushed out and was not as good as my
Previous visit. It was insanely loud and the service felt unprepared and rushed. A huge price to pay for what felt like a cheap and not so cheerful experience.
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!
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.
Delicious and exciting vegan food options. Fantastic!
food servings were much too small for the price. Noice was way too loud. servers were quite stand offish. was not very relaxing.
So delicious... I would recommend all vegan and non-vegan people to give this place a go. Yum yum yum!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 💛♥️💙💚💜
Delightful menu. Loose the stools with no backs though. Not comfortable or inviting. Perhaps that’s why you chose them?
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.
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.
Brilliant and imaginative vegan food as always! Can’t wait to come back!
Everything was delicious and fabulous. Thank you for providing us the best vegan meal we had while visiting Australia from the US.
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.
Ace food and drink selection. Awesome ambience too.
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.
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!!
Delicious dishes, generous portions, friendly staff, great vibes in a casual setting!
I've never had such a nice meal accompanied by such an awesome soundtrack. Smith & Daughters are absolutely killing it!
Beautiful vegan food. Perfect for non-vegans too, to appreciate how good vegan food can be.
Best Vegan food I ever had. I recommend even to meat lovers Thank you !
Exceptional food and atmosphere. The dishes were unique, creative and full of flavour.
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.
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.
Amazing vegan food! Have been wanting to go for awhile and the food certainly lived up to the hype.
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.
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!
Amazing and inventive food, with lots of choices from the menu.