Smith & Daughters

4.6
564 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
Mon-Fri: 6pm-late
Sat: 10am-late
Sun: 10am-3pm


Mon-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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NT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant serving innovative cuisine that both vegans and non-vegans would enjoy. Great ambience, with an enjoyable casual vibe.

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k
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gastronomic revelation!! Congratulations to all 😍😍

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GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious - Hard to choose with an extensive list of menu items. I can't believe it's not meat!

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JJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great place great staff altogether a wonderful food experience well worth numerous visits, just a shame we live in Perth and visit once a year.

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KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favourite place - amazing food, great value and friendly staff. Can’t wait to come back!

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SE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant with friendly and helpful staff, an inviting and interesting atmosphere and delicious vegan food. The cocktails were also delicious

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CS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food that will blow your mind. Vegan or not, go and experience it.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I usually love this place and visit every time we are in Melbourne, but the main course was cold this time which was such a shame.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 Took my omni friends here and they loved it (asked if we could go back) best vegan restaurant I've ever been to. Would definitely travel from Newcastle again....

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RB
Melbourne / VIC
29 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vegan pannacotta of your dreams. One of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Loving the ever changing and new addictions to the menu. Each one more inspired and delicious than the next one. :) :) :)

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KR
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The carpaccio was extremely disappointing .. texture reminded me of fruit roll ups, but luckily the vodka pasta and beef ragu came around coz they were 10/10. The pasta sauce was like my Nonno's and the ragu was overwhelmingly realistic melt in your mouth flavorsome beef

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ML
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food! We had the 'feed me' option and there was so so much food, we had enough to take home for all to eat for lunch the next day! Great wine list, lovely staff.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It s dream come true for all Vegan out there, I always wish to find I place like this, thaaaaaank youuuu!!!!!!You will see my and my husbund over and over again❤️❤️❤️

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MP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great. The best vegan food ive had since i stopped eating meat/dairy/eggs. Would recommend to everyone i know. So so fantastic

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LC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place. Fun staff. Terrific food. Imaginative cocktails.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Vegan restaurants in Australia. The menu evolves all the time, the food is awesome and the service is great.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful concept for a venue, filled with all the right ingredients to make it the popular venue it is. The food is completely stellar and the flavours are like no other. Only down side is the seating. If you seek ambience and a quiet chat, it won’t be here. We were seated side by side with another table and conversation while quiet was audible and draining to our experience. But the service was fantastic and the atmosphere and attention to detail a treat. Coming back for sure!

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j
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service staff were friendly and helpful. Potato Parma and Citrus Greens entrees were delicious. Spaghettini, Fazzoletti and Sauce & Meatballs were amazing. The Baked Vesuvius was out-and-out the clear winner!! Loved it all. Thankyou for a wonderful plant-based feast.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Smith and Daughters is always good food and good service, with a menu that changes throughout the seasons. High quality comfort food, or as healthy as you want it to be.

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JB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight coming to Smith and Daughters! Decided to treat myself and take myself to dinner after a long year of study, and I am very glad I did! Food was quick to come out, staff were super helpful, and left with a very full and very happy belly.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic, my partner described the wagyu & polenta main as the best dish she’d ever eaten since going vegan. My Fazzoletti was also very good. A few minor complaints - water was rationed (instead of left on the table) and not refilled frequently enough. Also, once we took the bill, it was 10 minutes before staff took our card. Otherwise very friendly and helpful. Overall, an excellent experience. We’ll be coming back.

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B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You always know you will get a delicious meal created with great attention to detail at this place. It's our favourite place in Melbourne for high quality vegan food and a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere

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CW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious food on offer, & especially delightful to experience this amazing restaurant on Halloween evening...too much fun!!!!

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EK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining here
Never once had a bad time

That ragu meal is a killer, never had something so tasty before as a ragu since I was a child and my grandmother would cook it, and this was slighter better than hers !
You guys are the best
Thank you

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M
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was exceptional. Unfortunately it was almost an hr before we got it though. Staff were great under the circumstances.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is my 2nd visit to Smith & Daughters, however my 1st visit for lunch. As much as I enjoyed my first visit n the dinner menu was fantastic, the brunch menu was highly disappointing.
Strongly recommend the place for dinner

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MC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My guest and i had a superb expeience! The food was every bit as good as we had heard from several people. The staff were very helpful and as service began to quieten they were able to have a chat about their fav menu items, which we will try next time.

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S
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've waited a long time for a visit here to Smith & Daughters, it was well worth it! Magnificent food, friendly staff and an amazing dining space. Can't wait to revisit!

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j
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing skills in delivering flavours and textures, makes me think I should have turned Vegan years ago. Well done to the whole team once again.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant blows me away every time I go - the menu is amazing, the food is devine, the service is always timely, friendly and warm.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

As a first time visitor, I really enjoyed the great vegan food and the atmosphere. The downside was that the volume of the music was far too high and we had to really raise our voices during our conversation, which was a pity and not what you'd expect at lunchtime.

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RB
Melbourne / VIC
30 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection,Perfection, Everything perfection.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic vegan menu with friendly service. Looks like a great bar for arvo/evening occasions. Slightly pricey but well worth it.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

food excellent décor good.

Music was way way to loud to hear people talk at my table. Yes I am 45 but I own and DJ most of the 80's tracks you were playing. it was too loud to enjoy the occasion.

I'd wind back the ferocious warnings in your booking process about losing table if you arrive 15 mins late when we then had to mill around for 25 mins when table not ready standing in entrance with numerous others and inadequate room for pre dinner drinks either stand up at table or sit down.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That vodka red sauce + meatballs pasta dish. Farrrrrrrrrk.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I am only a new patron of Smith that is, I've seen the transformation of the Inner North of Melbourne by S they were especially helpful by apprising us of what was no longer available before we ordered. I particularly appreciate that the S&D staff always do their best to be polite and helpful regardless of how busy they are (which seems to be all of the time due to the popularity of the food!). When my brother-in-law asked how my vegetarian/vegan diet is going, I explained, "It is not mere meat-eating that is the main issue in 2018, but rather the inordinate consumption of meat. At present, it is not about perfection or judgment, but just about trying." Anyhow, I'm not trying to be smug, but S&D have changed Melbourne and are still changing the world—in an uncontrollable, uncertain world, of this I can be sure. I've no vested interest in S&D—monetary, personal, or familial—but I've only respect & gratitude to convey to all involved.

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Smith and Daughters , we live in SA so don’t get to go there very often but we are always glad we did , love the atmosphere , the staff are always super friendly , food is great and all vegan of course 😃went for lunch after running the Melbourne half marathon

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W
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Look the food was fine but as a non Vegan just know that Smith and Daughters is only really good for Level 7-10 vegans IE.. Those who are vegan pros and have been for a while as there really is limited options for those who are dipping their toe in veganism / non vegans dining with vegans. The food is just very fussy and fancy when sometimes you just want chill brunch.
The service was kinda rubbish because NONE OF YOU COMMUNICATE!!!! We got asked if we had ordered drinks 5 times..... That is not looking after us and being attentive that is downright poor service, annoying and frankly very unprofessional.
Probably won't be back until next year for vegan sister in laws birthday again.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can honestly say that this is the most amazing restaurant ever. My meat eating family members loved every dish on offer. We had a group of 8 so had the Feast Me menu everybody left highly satisfied and with a full belly. This place is so cool and hip and where it's at... Will definitely be back. Please open a Smith and Daughters in Geelong and the Surfcoast soon.

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EK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s always just 1000000000/10
Never anything but exceptional

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