Smith & Daughters

4.7
1260 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
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 neighbourhood, once frequented by Bob Marley!), a meal at Smith & Daughters promises a tasty good time for all.

Experiences

  • Chef's Table Personal Experience

    A$150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Grab a seat at our open kitchen. A unique experience for parties of up to 4 guests. Our chefs will talk to you when you're seated about likes or dislikes and create the perfect feast just for you. Everything or anything is a possibility!
  • Chef's Table Personal Experience

    A$150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Grab a seat at our open kitchen. A unique experience for parties of up to 4 guests. Our chefs will talk to you when you're seated about likes or dislikes and create the perfect feast just for you. Everything or anything is a possibility!
  • Aperitivo Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our quick one hour seatings either on your way home from work or before you head into town to see a show. 10 dishes to choose from and drinks from our beautifully curated wine list by our resident knower of everything wine related, Jess. She also makes pretty mean cocktails!
  • Mediterranean Set Menu

    A$95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience our Mediterranean menu in it's full glory. Sit back and enjoy the ride. We've compiled all our favourite dishes from the menu for you. The only thing you'll need to think about is will we be rolling you out the door or will you be crawling? BOOKINGS OF 6+ ARE REQUIRED TO DINE FROM OUR SET MENU REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OF THE WEEK.
  • Mediterranean Set Menu

    A$95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience our Mediterranean menu in it's full glory. Sit back and enjoy the ride. We've compiled all our favourite dishes from the menu for you. The only thing you'll need to think about is will we be rolling you out the door or will you be crawling? BOOKINGS OF 6+ ARE REQUIRED TO DINE FROM OUR SET MENU REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OF THE WEEK.
  • À la carte menu

    Multiple dates available

    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings we are offering the option to dine from our À la carte menu. Choose as much or as little as you want!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1260 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Cici
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service, such amazing food and great drinks!

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Nickers
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect experience. Every waiter was experienced in each meal. They were very friendly and easily approachable.

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Cageman
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were super friendly. Highly recommend going here

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Serah
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Such a bad experience.
I paid for 6 set menus but they served us 3 set menus.
I think, it was so expensive for the amount the food you get .
They rush us to eat and told us we have to leave After we finish our food.
I don't recommend this restaurant at all and never ever going back.
If you are looking for a good vegan restaurant, I will recommend Lona Misa.

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AntonyR
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My Vegan,daughter’s birthday🥳

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. The food far exceeded expectations. Non-vegan's would be very happy here. Service was polite and attentive

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Annie
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaaazing food and service. We all loved it so much. Great food portions aswell.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, however wasn’t keen on having Brussel sprouts for entree and a main

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Food was stellar, staff were excellent, music was rad. Highly recommend, I'll certainly be going back!

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LBBr
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Banquet was pricey but exceptional. Butter bean confit was the highlight!

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was incredible too. We all enjoyed our meal, including our omnivore companion. We were told the menu changes every 2 months so I'm excited about coming back and trying something new when the seasons change! 5 stars! x

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FiLo
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening, great food, service and atmosphere

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BraeG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best restaurant in Melbourne. Seasonal menus, perfectly paired drinks.

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Chiscake
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely waiter who was an absolute gem. A pleasure to have been served by him.

Food was very delicious but we honestly did like the previous degustation more

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AnnieU
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the service was good also, all round great experience.. we left full to the brim.

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Ming
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

DELICIOUS. Went on a weeknight so we were able to try things a la carte - but basically ended up buying the whole banquet! Nothing I wouldn't try again, but the broad beans, chickpea crispy pita, and ckicken and feta pastie really stood out. Definitely recommend!

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AnnN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the banquet for the family and everyone (even the pickiest eater) loved it. Can’t wait for the Tiramisu to make a comeback x

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Reservoirboy
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors and loved it. Excellent flavours spread across a set menu which was great value. We chose the added drinks option and had 4 beautiful but different drinks matched with our food. Service was excellent and friendly and everything flowed at a good pace.

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KerrynB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with amazing flavours. So enjoyable! Will be back for another dinner.

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MoniqueT
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money! Lots of dishes which were really tasty and the drinks pairing was fair for the price. This is the second time in 4 months I’ve been there and both times we rolled out stuffed full and happy!

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MarkJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were 15 mins late for our booking. Not sure if it was because I was conscious of that, but it did feel a little rushed. We enjoyed the banquet, which was varied, plentiful and so tasty. We also had the accompanying drinks package which really accentuated each dish.
Our only regret is that we didn’t savour the experience as much as we should’ve.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine experience based around very creative and well balanced meal. Very special. Thank you!

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PeterH
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the Mediterranean set meal for five of us - simply delicious and a number of standout dishes. Plenty of food for the five of us, although would have preferred a bit more bread with one of the dishes (one piece per diner is a bit on the stingy side). Matched drinks not bad, although you may be better off selecting your own.
All in all, excellent and will definitely be back.

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ElliotH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Really appreciated the service, I had a great time at the bar before sitting down. unfortunately the menu had a quite a few cold dishes which despite being absolutely delicious didn’t suit the winter weather as well as I would have liked. Also there was some confusion over the Gluten free options and what was available. All in all a pleasant experience and will return.

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic service, wait staff were amazing and delicious food.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the staff might look a bit edgy (very Fitzroy) they were all lovely happy people. The food was amazing, quite diverse, something for everyone.

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JoanM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the $80 menu which was awesome. I didn't expect such variation in the dishes and the quantity was too much (but not complaining). So good to have delicious food instead of the usual burger & chips. Staff very attentive, friendly & on the ball.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but we felt very rushed by the multiple waiters looking after us.

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KerryW
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sensational. Love the food the location the environment and that what i eat helps leave a lesser footprint.

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Patrice
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious set menu on a Friday night and incredible value for money at $80 per person - you get to try so many different things and everything tasted amazing!

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MagdaU
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Felt very rushed
Bar seating very uncomfortable and not suitable for set menu that was offered
Some (one especially ) staff member extremely rude
That was a special occasion so was left very disappointed .

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DamianM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great food and service but they are very strict on booking times and we should have arrived a little early rather than late so felt a bit rushed, hence not a good rating on value.

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GeorginaC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend smith and daughters to everyone and anyone. We had the most pleasant experience, staff were so extremely welcoming and helpful, drinks were delicious and food was out of this world. I will be 100% be coming back. Thank you for such an incredible experience.

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GeraldineP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. We have the 2 cook books & have wanted to come to the restaurant for a long time. The banquet for night time only is pricy. Can individual meals be ordered at night time sittings?

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

World class. Have been dying to eat here for ages and everything was quality. As a non-vegan (but not an anti vegan), and having got the Smith and Deli cookbook, I was excited to try vegan food from an elite setting and it absolutely delivered.
For any carnivores out there who turn their nose up at the thought of vegan food, I would put my mortgage on Smith & Daughters blowing these misconceptions out of the water.
Food aside, the service was also exceptional - prompt, relaxed, friendly and involved.

Top marks all round and I can’t wait to go again.

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JasmineS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD!! We had the best time at Smith and Daughters, highly recommend!

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DanielaR
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every moment! The set menu was out of this world. The flavours and dishes were all exquisite. They were able to cater for gluten free without issues! Will be back again soon. Thank you

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DavidN
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is nothing to complain about when it comes to a Smith and Daughters experience, except that the place is too popular (and not cheap). The food however is remarkably good and the staff are attentive and good-natured.

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AlyssaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Over priced. Service wasn't great.
Rushed in and out.
Not worth the money spent.

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StaceyT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Smith and daughters is a consistently good dining experience, it provides a great option for vegan and non vegans alike.

FAQs

Smith & Daughters is rated 4.7 stars by 1260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.