Smith & Daughters

4.6
846 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • 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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JB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seriously one of the best options for GF VEGAN food my partner loved it ! Many thanks for your awesome, consistently amazing food and atmosphere

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KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been waiting for ever to come here for dinner and it was everything I'd hoped for! The food was so delicious, I bought a non vegan friend with me she was super impressed too. The flavours were perfect, the spiced rum and Apple cocktail hit the spot on a cold Melbourne night! Absolutely stunning decor and friendly warm atmosphere- a must in Melbourne

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CM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I'll admit this has become my favorite restaurant in Melbourne when I visit for work.
Having a vegan only menu means I never need to ask 'can you do that without dairy' and are you sure the additives don't have fish due to my allergies.
Sure there are plenty of over vegan places, but always the service is good, always the food is interesting.
My only concern (not 5 out of 5) is that it is crowded to the point of noisy.

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TD
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner as a last day of holidays dinner. Smith and Daughters has a great atmosphere and the food is amazing whether you are vegan or not.

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RL
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience at Smith & Daughters. Fantastic and helpful service staff. Ordered the 'Feast Me' option and really enjoyed the mixed dishes we ended up. Great tasting Vegan food even for non-vegans like myself. Definitely worth a try for the food, venue and great staff.

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e
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!! All 5 of us enjoyed our meals immensely. We were over from Perth for the weekend and had high expectations for Smith & Daughters and expectations were exceeded!! I’m sad I won’t get to have it again for a long while.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, (but a bit on the pricey side), intriguing decor, good atmosphere, friendly efficient service. It was very noisy which made conversation between 6 of us, hard work. I’ll be back!

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PM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Smith good wine list, acoustics great in a very pleasant atmosphere in the heart of Fitzroy.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is amazing. Noise is too loud, can't have a normal conversation without having to yell over the top of the sound of everyone else talking and the music

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TP
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic plant-based menu with GF options. Snappy service, delicious food and moody atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit!

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ZW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always!
Great wine and food suggestions.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I love Smith and Daughters but didn't love the new Italian menu, which I think wasn't as strong as the usual menu. It was over seasoned in some dishes and didn't push all its usual boundaries.

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BT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got the feast me for 2 and it was AHMAZING!! Couldn’t rate it enough, each dish was super delicious and got me wanting more! Our spiced apple crumble desert just topped off the night!

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RC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, friendly staff! What more could you want? 😊

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Food was insanely good. Service was great.

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D
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been coming here for months now. The food is spectacular and the staff are always so friendly. Brought a few friends from Sydney who also absolutely loved it.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing vegan food with fast service and a great atmosphere :)

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JH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food and service, however the music was too loud and found it difficult to listen to anyone.

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A
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome staff, would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best vegan food around with great service!

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CM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a pleasure to visit for dinner! Small menu list (maybe because I visit too often 😀 ), but almost everything is great!
Service is friendly, just a little noisy sometimes.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoy our dinner at Smith & Daughters.
The food was amazing and the staff very friendly and polite.
We will come back for sure!

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OC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food!!! You wouldn’t have even known it was vegan. Definitely recommend.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best vegan food i've ever eaten.............................. .

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food. Not great for conversation as it is very noisy.

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C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Yummy food but so overpriced for the portion size I couldn’t believe how small my pasta was and no veggies or anything with it! Lovely staff and atmosphere though

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VT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I never knew animal-free food could taste so unbelievably delicious. Can’t wait to return!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We opted for the feast me option and the waitress brought out everything in perfect order and timing! A great idea as the share food it best enjoyed when you have lots of options. Dessert course finished off the meal amazingly - we were all stuffed!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Buzzing for a Monday night when we visited.

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AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was really good - would have liked chairs with backs. Our party of 10 had a great time sharing the delicious food.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were excellent! The restaurant space is visually pleasant, a bit noisy for my liking. My chair was unstable (surely in a high-quality restaurant you can make sure the chairs don't wobble - and I'm not talking minor wobble!). But the real issue was that the food wasn't special. Nothing to complain about, but we typically enjoy better vegetarian Italian and many other Italian restaurants in Melbourne (and at home). When the S&D theme was Mexican/central-South American, the food was distinctly better than alternatives and we were strong proponents of S&D. Now, we'd advise people to go elsewhere. Sorry! We had a pleasant night, particularly because of the staff.

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L
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Smith and Daughters never ever disappoint, the vodka meatballs are divine and I could eat the fava and confit garlic dip with a spoon forever 🖤

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ES
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The noise level was so high you had to shout to to communicate with those on the other side of the table. The food I ordered I did not like & the pasta was just that little bit TOO uncooked. Desert: Tiramisu. I think Strega was mentioned on the Menu, but mine seemed to have missed out on that & very ordinary under its heavy coat of powdered chocolate.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Smith & Daughters provided us with the most delectable meals that not only excited our tastebuds, but our visual senses as well. Every aspect of the restaurant was impeccable. You have our done yourselves ladies! Well done!

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HM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New winter menu is beyond words! I took my carnie friend who said her opinion of vegan food has been changed forever. We shared the chickpea polenta, carpaccio, meatballs and the fried baby eggplants which all had us drooling and really decent sized servings. Will be back soon to change more minds :)

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BY
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

If the mains are designed to be shared this wasn't explained by the waitstaff, so I had a huge pile of VERY sweet, rich eggplant with nothing else on the plate. The first two bites were delicious but by four mouthfuls in I felt sick it was sooooo sweet. It needed some contrast and balance to be a meal. My husband ordered the bucatini, which came out with a half plate of white bucatini in a white sauce. NO other colour, detail, flavour at all. It looked awful and was incredibly rich, so also needed some contrasting flavours. The potato pave was delicious. Overall, the menu was badly described, badly explained and badly put together. Very underwhelmed. We have been to this restaurant before, and it has always been a pleasant experience. I feel like the early success has gone to the heads of the chefs. So disappointed.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of 6, 2 of us were vegan. The non vegans truly enjoyed how tasty the food was. Proper meal portions was nice. 1000000% worth the visit, will remember this meal forever!!!

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S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

hands down best restaurant in melbourne - vegan or not

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T
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn't fault this place! It's got amazing food, lovely staff and a nice atmosphere. If you get the chance to order the pie and ice cream for dessert, it will change your life. :-)

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AF
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food - exceeded our expectations! Everything was wonderful but the mandarin chocolate torte in particular was to die for.

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