Smith & Daughters

4.6
447 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of Operation
Monday Closed

Tue-Fri: 6pm-late

Sat-Sun: 10am-late


Tue-Thurs & Sun: kitchen closes 10pm

Fri-Sat: kitchen closes 10:30pm
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Phone number
(03) 9939 3293
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Shannon Martinez
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Cross Street
King William St
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Parking Details
Parking: Street parking, beware of neighbourhood permit zones.
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Public Transit
Tram No. 11 (Stop 14, Hanover Street)
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Entertainment
We're just a few minutes walk from Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum and The Royal Exhibition Building.

Enjoy your pre-theatre dinner with us and catch the No. 11 Tram into the City before the show.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Vibrant and high energy. The food is amazing; best (warm Italian) salad I’ve ever had and the Ragu was amazing. BUT the serving size of the mushroom masala pasta was really sad. If we weren’t sharing our meal order I would’ve been hungry and disappointed. More pasta and this place is a 10/10. Just a thought....

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The best restaurant in Melbourne, nothing compared to how amazing they make their food. So creative, tasty and moorish

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Huge long time fan of this place! Love the team and owners, they know how to create an amazing vibe and menu! Amazing Vegan food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food, great service. Can’t recommend the Feast Me option enough to be delivered and treated to an amazing meal.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

The shitnzel and meatballs taste very artificial like from an Asian green grocer ( frozen mock meat style) the huge shnitzel on the plate on its own was just tacky! Our dishes came out separately, that’s not ok, our side never came, this place is way overpriced for the quality of food. The music doesn’t go, it’s like rock n roll which gives the place a real pub feel, everyone talks loud over the music. This place is nothing special

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Absolutely delicious, never fails to provide perfection on a plate and vegan food at its absolute finest. You honestly are left wondering how they do it. The food is mouth watering and despite being full you find yourself wanting more. The staff are delightful and if you need recommendations definitely suggest asking if you are unsure about anything as they are lovely.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Amazing delicious food. My non vegan friends didn't even realise!!! sooooo good, can't wait to come back

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Great vegan food, outstanding service and ambience

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

We are out vegans and the four of us tried this restaurant based on the hype on social pages.
We are all foodies and go out regularly. This place was amazing. The food was great, beer great and atmosphere grungy bordering on sedate. Service was fabulous. Great vibe and recommendations from the staff for those of us like fish out of water.

Retail you recommend and will go back again.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Very clever and creative cuisine. Service was fast and friendly and the soundtrack is great too!

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Love love love Smith and Daughters. Another great night with food that is incredible. Thank you

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4.0Dined on 31 July 2018

It's no secret I adore this place, and come as regularly as life permits. This occasion did not disappoint, with some of the most mind-blowing flavours I have ever experienced. Service was slightly chequered, with our original server forgetting about us, and my mocktail still undelivered an hour later :/ Luckily we were picked up by another server, who was extremely attentive, and very attentive to my mother's crucial dietary requirements. Great music, atmosphere and food - I'll be back! (again!)

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Great food, terrific ambience with friendly, efficient service.

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Smith & Daughters is one of my most favourite establishments I've ever visited. The staff are always friendly (special shout out to Mo who always takes wonderful care of me, remembers me by name, and is friendly and helpful). The food is incredible, the portions are generous, and the flavours are rich and balanced.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Amazing! Food was fantastic but a little inconsistent coming out. Overall we loved it!!

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Get the breakfast pizza, it’s always a winner and always so scrumptious and where else are you gonna get a vegan breakfast pizza?!🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Absolutely loving this menu as always and will never get sick of it. Till next time. I adore you brunch.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Incredible food, quick service, friendly staff and my meat loving boyfriend even said it was the best gnocchi he has ever had! I was so full I couldn’t quite manage to squeeze in dessert so I’ll be back for sure to try more delicious things from the menu!

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4.0Dined on 26 July 2018

All in all a wonderful meal. A little slow to start with the garlic bread, but it was tasty. We followed with the ragu which was amazing and the schnitzel accompanied with silver beet and potato’s for sides; both of which were too spicy for us. It’s good to know for next time! The dessert, limoncello rice pudding was incredible! I’m looking forward to trying the pasta next time. Wonderful service; very attentive. Noisy but that’s the Fitzroy jive!

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Our server was brilliant and made perfect recommendations to help us order correctly for our group of 3. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Enjoyed by all at table. Amazing taste experience of both food and drinks and wait staff were excellent.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Breakfast pizza is one of the best things I have ever eaten and I don’t want it to everrrrrr leave the menu. Cannot wait for brunch tomorrow!!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Amazing and creative food, amazing service. Want to go back!!!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Smith and Daughters is incredible and their latest menu is out of this world AMAZING!

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

The staff were friendly & attentive. The food was delicious, however the main meals were much smaller than we expected this time we visited, we decided to order dessert to fill up. We were told the time we had the table for but to ask if we would like to stay a little longer & they would see what they could do, we definitely didn't feel rushed. It was quite noisy but still a nice night. Thank you

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

F A U L T L E S S 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻F A U L T L E S S 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻F A U L T L E S S 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

The food was amazing, as was the service. The only negatives were that the tables were WAY too close together which was uncomfortable, and the time limit didn’t allow for us to even have a moment once we had finished eating. It felt very rushed

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Smith & Daughters lived up to all our expectations. The food was amazing and the staff equally so.Loved the whole experience will definitely be back when next in Melbourne.

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Fabulous Italian menu for even the most vegan sceptical person. Fried pizza bites are delicious but so is everything

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

On multiple occasions I have actually travelled from Adelaide just to eat at this wonderful restaurant. I am already planning my next trip. It is an amazing vegan restaurant with a cool vibe and friendly staff. My family are note vegan but enjoy the food just as much as they would at any other restaurant (if not more). Amazing. Outstanding. Great food. You will not be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on 17 July 2018

Was a bit disappointed with the mains -I cook vegan pasta all the time so was hoping for something a bit more interesting.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

I am loving the new italian menu. Superb taste sensations - seriously one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Friendly team, cosy setting ...all great, but the food is the absolute hero. Meatballs, crostini, carpaccio + tiramisu (our selection) allllll sans animal products - BRAVO ❤️❤️❤️

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

Good food. Attentive staff. Fast service. Worth a return visit.

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3.0Dined on 15 July 2018

I eat a Vegan diet and recognised the "faux" products being used, so not very original for me. The desert (Tiramisu) was however excellent. Too noisy for me, but the service was great.

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2018

Had the most amazing vegan food at Smith and Daughters! I cannot fault them for a single dish. Everything was delicious and the portions were just right. I highly recommend the beef ragu polenta. The hot chocolate afflagato and baked Vesuvius desserts were amazing. The cocktails were great too - we had the pink sherbet and the Tuscan tan. Can't wait to go again!!

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Melbourne's best restaurant. I absolutely cackle with laughter when I hear people won't go because it's vegan - oh well, more for me!

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Best hangover food. Feed me all the scramble and meatball sub any day.

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2.0Dined on 13 July 2018

I usually love smith & daughters but the serving sizes for the new Italian menu are too small for the price.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

The carpaccio and the Tira Mi Su were both ah-mazing!!

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2.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Servings were too small. For two people who ordered $100 worth of food I should have walked away a lot fuller.

The creamy artichoke dish was amazing, but the saffron squid was really unpleasant to eat. Service was great and staff are very attentive but I wish they were still creating dishes from their old menu.

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Amazing food paired with a great range of cocktails. The staff were very attentive and the atmosphere is very energetic and enjoyable.

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