The Smith Prahran

4.2
125 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

Prahran’s The Smith is one of Melbourne’s best gastropubs. Located on one of Prahran’s best known streets, The Smith is focused on quality, offering a contemporary, produce driven menu where simplicity equates to casual sophistication.

Our team in the kitchen and front of house, led by chef and owner Michael Lambie with business partner Scott Borg, is made up of some of Melbourne’s most respected hospitality professionals, each committed to providing a fun, memorable and entertaining experience in an unpretentious environment, with modern design, a stunning fit out, and a thought leading approach to quality cuisine.

Affordable enough to enjoy every day and memorable enough for every special occasion, The Smith is consistent, unwavering and focused on offering the complete hospitality experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Pub, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Open daily 12pm till late

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Phone number
(03) 9514 2444
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michael Lambie, Brad Simpson
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Catering
$48 per person
Option 1: Entrée + Main
Option 2: Main + Dessert
Option 3: Tasting Plate + Main

$65 per person
Option 4: Entrée + Main + Dessert
Option 5: Tasting Plate + Main + Dessert
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Chapel St
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Parking Details
On street parking available.
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Public Transit
Tram route 6, between stop numbers 31 & 32. Closest train station is Prahran, about a 10 minute walk up High Street.
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Entertainment
DJs available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Really lovely menu, explained clearly by very friendly staff. Beautifully presented and delicious. Loved the soufflé. Thank you for a memorable lunch.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

The Smith provides a mixture of casual and more formal dining although formal is not "stuffy". We selected the shared plates with some excellent Shiraz. The service was impeccable; friendly and efficient. The Smith is a great venue and can satisfy most requirements right down to a few beers :) This follows on from a recent dinner for four with friends following the Hentley Farm wine dinner. At this we ordered a la carte and again everything was great.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Great service. The wait staff were very accommodating. Food and wine was fantastic

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

The Smith was a great start to our evening. Dinner was very tasty and the service was excellent. Its a little expensive however relative to the area and the serving sizes are decent. Overall the dining experience was friendly with a warm atmosphere and great food. The night for us continued elsewhere however basic observation imposed a lively bar scene for people of all ages with a wide variety of beverages to choose from. I would definitiely recommend you stop in at The Smith Prahran.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Excellent cuisine. Attentive service. $55 special is great value for money.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Outstanding food. The chef's selection at $55 is the absolute best value for money. Very inventive and totally amazing flavor combinations. The place is a little noisy and the service is just OK at best. The staff are really friendly but badly trained. They topped up our glasses every sip, annoyingly over filling the glass to the brim (even when asked not to do so) and insisting on placing overly cold white wine in an ice bucket. Sounds small but for food of this quality it really lets the overall place down

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Our waiter was simply on the ball. One diner was Vegan, nothing was a problem for him. Wine was great, food fantastic. Great ambiance. Loved the fact that we were not rushed and took as long as we wanted, 4 hours later! Would absolutely be back in a heartbeat for dinner. Nice not to have a boring menu!

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2.0Dined on 24 May 2018

The service and ambiance was amazing, Unfortunately we were extremely disappointed with the food. The steaks tasted like leather and very fatty. Probably the worst steaks we have ever tasted.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Steve the Venue manager showed us to our table and then gave us a tour of the new area. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel special.
Anita the restaurant manager was awesome . Her personality and knowledge was so exceptional that she also made us feel special.
It was a fantastic night. Well done guys.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

My evening at The Smith was filled with great food, service, conversation and music. From arrival to settling the account it was a pleasure. Our waiter was attentive and the kitchen excelled as our food was excellent as was the wine list. I highly recommend this venu.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Excellent service. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and effective. The food was fantastic - great choices and our waiter was able to assist in describing the meals. A terrific night out.

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3.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Good service, friendly staff, food good

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Absolutely loved our experience! Staff were super friendly and accommodating, food was sensational, and the new renovations created some interesting conversation 😜
Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Food was delicious, well-cooked and great variety of choices. Wines were lovely and seating was close but did not feel crowded. Nice vibe and decor. Mostly the service was attentive and friendly. Big disappointment was being served both mains of the chef's selection at once I.e. Fish AND meat at the same time. This takes away from the enjoyment and shows great lack of consideration for the customers palate. It was only at my insistence that the meat course was sent back to the kitchen to keep warm so we could actually enjoy the fish which was terrific. As was the meat when it came out again.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Great food, friendly staff and very accommodating of my dietary restrictions.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We had been to The Smith before and we were keen to go again after the make over. Whilst we were able to make a booking for a time that suited us the fact that we had a limited time for dining is a bit off putting and we had an odd little table near the staircase that was framed by two columns. Rather odd.
On the other hand the food was wonderful and the staff friendly and engaging.

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2.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Booked dinner for my wife’s birthday last Friday evening , we had our wedding dinner there and have been there a bunch of times before !
- Beer flat
- Steak warm. It got
- They ran out of scotch fillet on a Friday night, that’s weird and lazy ordering !!
Probably won’t run back for a long time, disappointing really!!
Best of luck trying to make their money back after renovations........

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Just a bit too noisy for eating dinner. I couldn’t talk across the table. If the music was not so loud it would be perfect.
The food was fantastic, super tasty and good value for money and with friendly service. I noticed steak night and other specials to try out. So I’ll go again but if it’s again too noisy I won’t go again. Fingers crossed you take on board my feedback

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Great atmosphere, food and service. Can always be relied on for a great night out.

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4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

We were welcomed at the door and accommodated with oysters despite the happy hour nearly finishing. Waiters were attentive and friendly. Food was amazing....

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Pleasant hip place for drinks. Good ambience and service.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Love the revamped Smith. Hosted interstate friends for dinner and drinks. Menu and atmosphere are great, but it’s the attention to detail and impeccable service that make The Smith a go to venue for us!

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

The food was beautiful, great service & the cocktails were amazing, highly recommend
"The Bomb"

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

The service and food were amazing and the friendliest staff I have ever encountered
highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

expensive but nice to fork out for an occasion, delicious cocktails and exciting food

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Amazing evening for my hubby and my wedding anniversary. From Scott the owner to Dan our waiter, both exceptional at what they do. Would highly recommend the 5 or 7 dishes on the menu to be able to taste a few different meals. Thanks so much guys, a lovely night to remember xx

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3.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Great service, unfortunately the wagyu streak was over seasoned and slightly over cooked as it was in a salad type dish and cut into thin strips which probably was the reason why it was over cooked.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

The menu provided a varied variety of options and I would strongly recommend the lamb shoulder. The service was very good with a number of options provided to us on arrival. We would definitely return and recommend it to family and friends.

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4.0Dined on 31 January 2018

The food was amazing and the wine list was more Ghana adequate for lunch

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4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Came in for an early dinner with our 16 month old. The restaurant is not targeted at families however the staff were great having fun with our son and very accommodating. Only disappointment was the venue not having a high chair available which made it feel like he was not welcome. Food and cocktails were great!

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Always a top notch night at The Smith! Sharp menu and the best service in Melbourne.

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3.0Dined on 13 January 2018

food was good, but the background noise and sound system was too loud, so made conversation hard to hear and got tiring, so we didn't hang around fro desert

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5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Always a great meal!

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

NYE - placed was packed. Service was excellent. Meals were amazing. Sadly couldn’t eat desert due to running out of time before New Years. Nothing but praise for this place. Pork Ribs were delicious

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4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Such a great venue for our New Years Eve celebrations with friends. Hard to find good places open for NYE so we were thrilled to be able to dine at The Smith. The food was great and the service was friendly. Thank you for being open on NYE!

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1.0Dined on 27 December 2017

The four of us ordered the snapper fillet for main course. I was just wondering if you had run out of snapper fillet as I suspect your chef decided to make two normal portions stretch to FOUR!
Each piece was absolutely minute. To avoid making a scene we ate it. When your waitress asked the usual ‘is everything alright’ it is just a case of saying yes because one doesn’t want to spoil the evening.
That question should be answered by your chef when he decides whether or not to allow the food to be served.
Honestly, my long lasting memory of that meal will be the ‘snapper fillet x 4-$144’ on the bill.
Cost of food? At a guess- no more than $35.
Ripped off completely!
You did ask!

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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

Great venue, service and food. Music is way too loud at lunchtime for discussing things - asked each time for it to be turned down and thankfully this happened. I love loud music - but not in a venue where I am sitting to enjoy a business lunch. Everything else five star!

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5.0Dined on 18 December 2017

Amazing service and great food - the tuna tartare was incredible!

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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Great food and attentive staff. Will definitely dine at The Smith again!

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5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

The Smith never fails to disappoint. This is modern Australian with an Asian bent at its best. Great for a meal or head to the bar for a drink. Oh and you can book at table!

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