Smith & Daughters

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$40 and under
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Italian

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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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.

TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always everything was great. I’m not vegan but I went with my son who is. They are so clever their that whether you are vegan or not you will be happy with your meal.

The staff said that due to a new menu the kitchen service may be slow but we didn’t find that at all.

KS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Time and time again it’s always amazing

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

I dont know why ppl dont write your order down instead of remembering! They got the drink order wrong and I've had a bad experience on what they brought out ... one sip and my stomach was churning. My partner became unwell after eating a few pieces of the gluten free garlic bread before suggesting to the waitress that it wasn't GFO. They ran out of half the menu so choice was very limited - like they always do so we had to pay $20 for chargrilled broccoli.

GC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

This is the first time I’ve been where the service was slow, mixing up our order and the waitress looked so confused. I love coming for the food but the menus haven’t changed in a while either. Won’t be coming back in a hurry unfortunately

T
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was awesome as usual
Not all our group were vegans (sorry!) but everyone just loves the food
Staff are great, put a candle and sparkler in my daughter's desert after I mentioned it was her birthday
Only issue with service was that one main course came out very late when everyone else was almost finished
Fairly minor, the only thing that made the night less than perfect

RW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience3

The service was not great - the lady working October 5th 11.45 AM with short black hair was quite rude to us actually. The breakfast pizza and tiramisu are amazing. However, the meatball sub and tiramisu despite being yummy are very overpriced. You’d expect to pay $15 and $12 respectively. Would only come here for special occasion because of high price but you’d expect the service to be top notch at that price!

E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beef ragu was unlike any other vegan meat I’ve had before. So flavoursome and amazingly textured. The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. I would definitely recommend Smith & Daughters.