Smith & Daughters
Smith and Daughters never ever disappoint, the vodka meatballs are divine and I could eat the fava and confit garlic dip with a spoon forever 🖤
The noise level was so high you had to shout to to communicate with those on the other side of the table. The food I ordered I did not like & the pasta was just that little bit TOO uncooked. Desert: Tiramisu. I think Strega was mentioned on the Menu, but mine seemed to have missed out on that & very ordinary under its heavy coat of powdered chocolate.
Smith & Daughters provided us with the most delectable meals that not only excited our tastebuds, but our visual senses as well. Every aspect of the restaurant was impeccable. You have our done yourselves ladies! Well done!
New winter menu is beyond words! I took my carnie friend who said her opinion of vegan food has been changed forever. We shared the chickpea polenta, carpaccio, meatballs and the fried baby eggplants which all had us drooling and really decent sized servings. Will be back soon to change more minds :)
If the mains are designed to be shared this wasn't explained by the waitstaff, so I had a huge pile of VERY sweet, rich eggplant with nothing else on the plate. The first two bites were delicious but by four mouthfuls in I felt sick it was sooooo sweet. It needed some contrast and balance to be a meal. My husband ordered the bucatini, which came out with a half plate of white bucatini in a white sauce. NO other colour, detail, flavour at all. It looked awful and was incredibly rich, so also needed some contrasting flavours. The potato pave was delicious. Overall, the menu was badly described, badly explained and badly put together. Very underwhelmed. We have been to this restaurant before, and it has always been a pleasant experience. I feel like the early success has gone to the heads of the chefs. So disappointed.
We had a group of 6, 2 of us were vegan. The non vegans truly enjoyed how tasty the food was. Proper meal portions was nice. 1000000% worth the visit, will remember this meal forever!!!
hands down best restaurant in melbourne - vegan or not
Couldn't fault this place! It's got amazing food, lovely staff and a nice atmosphere. If you get the chance to order the pie and ice cream for dessert, it will change your life. :-)
Delicious food - exceeded our expectations! Everything was wonderful but the mandarin chocolate torte in particular was to die for.
Loved everything. The music was too loud but everything else was great.
I loved my visit to Smith & Daughters (or Smith & Bellas while they have the Italian theme) I ordered the fried baby eggplant which had the most delectable glaze I've ever tasted. My partner ordered the "beef" ragu which had gorgeous layers of flavour, it wasn't just your standard tomato pasta sauce. We wished we had been there while it was served with polenta (sounds amazing) but it was delicious with pappardelle pasta. We were a little shocked that the crumble dessert was $16 but it sounded so original that we ordered it anyway. When it arrived the price made sense, it was the size of two desserts in one dish. My partner and I nearly didn't finish it it was so generous, the amaretto ice cream was awesome.
Very inviting space, with great staff who were more than happy to make food and drink suggestions. Taste was sublime, and look forward to returning to try more from the menu!
Lovely food, service and drinks! Would recommend to friends
Always 10/10. It’s my first stop every time I’m in Melbourne. Food, drinks, staff, vibe and service are all outstanding.
Music was too loud to carry on a reasonable conversation. One hitch with the service where one item ordered was forgotten - not a big deal.
Food was top notch. The upside-down crucifixes were a bit creepy.
Fabulous food, service and vibe (quite noisy but fun). We had the $60 feed me menu and the food was delicious and plentiful. Staff could not have been friendlier. Cocktails were great too. Food was beautifully presented and perfectly timed. Highly recommend this place whether you are vegan or not!
Always a friendly place to visit, nice staff, good food and drink selections. I’ve been there a bunch of times as a vegan only place I can order anything without asking what’s in it 😀 only had one pasta meal I would avoid next time, otherwise have tried and enjoyed almost every menu item !
Great location. Delicious meals and desserts all for a reasonable price
Amazing food , friendly service with the waitress explaining everything really well , yummy ! Highly recommend . Only slight disappointment was I listed it was a birthday celebration when I booked but no one at the restaurant made mention of that :(
Good variety of food not expected at a vegan restaurant, pretty cool decor
Food was tasty but the service is very slow and so is the food to come out. My mushroom and ricotta in toast was lovely but the toast and mushrooms were cold and so it made the experience less enjoyable. Not kid friendly
The most amazing place! The first mouthful of food made me want to cry with happiness and i will spend my life trying to recreate their baby eggplant dish. Plant based deliciousness in every bite, I took 3 omnis with me who thought every bite was a flavour explosion. Perfect dishes for sharing to ensure you get to try a bit of everything!
Food was okay, paid $25 for this one cheese pasta and was not happy. Also ordered extra bread and they charged us $8 but didn't let us know that it was extra. Overall would not go back or reccomend to friends. Customer service was bad when we expressed that we were not happy.
Just the best place ever omg! SO delicious and lovely staff
Amazing balls! Amazing location, amazing staff, amazing food, amazing atmosphere!
We finally managed to dine at the well reviewed Smith and Daughters on a blustery and cold Saturday night. The first impression as we entered was that we were walking into a wall of noise. The room was full of diners talking over the background music that was jacked up high...way too high for comfort. The staff were busy but fairly attentive and not at all intrusive. For us there were two ‘go to’ dishes - ‘the eggplant’ and a broccolini and cauliflower entree...yum... At just under $60 each including a cider and a mock-tail we felt that this was pretty good value and we certainly left feeling satiated! The tables for two were very close together so without the loud music there would be little opportunity for private conversations not to be shared with others. One of our seats backed onto a wall mounted computer used for orders. Each time the diner straightened up their back or neck hit the waitress entering orders onto the screen...this was decidedly under impressive. Overall, we enjoyed our experience. Would we hurry back? Not unless the music was turned right down and we did not have to share room with the wall mounted ordering electronics!
Very happy, but not happy i had to pay $1.45 to make a booking online when it doesn't seem to say anywhere in the policy that there was a cost to this! If i had known i would have just rung up and made a reservation.
Coming from Perth, Smith and Daughters is like nothing you could experience in my opinion from Perth and nothing that I had experienced even as a non vegan years ago. Truly incredible food that is crafted to near perfection. If noise isn’t your thing, I would suggest calling ahead to ask when the most quiet time would be to visit to avoid shouting over the table, otherwise, it’s faultless. I would definitely come back when in Melbourne!
Incredible food, even better that it's plant based
My sister and I eat here every time we visit Melbourne - hands down the best vegan food around! This visit we couldn't get enough of the chicken in garlic butter sauce or the vodka red sauce meatballs, and the tiramisu was to die for!
I love you guys so much. Everything was amazing as usual! One thing though- I brought my very non-vegan with me as it was my bday, and the menu online is completely different to the menu in the restaurant. She and I were sooo looking forward to the chamomile pasta dish! Unfortunately it wasn’t there, but as I said everything was absolutely beautiful anyway :)
We highly recommend the feed me option - we went in hungry and came out so full! All the food tastes amazing, and this way you don’t miss out on anything delicious. And it was all delicious! The staff was attentive, polite and had an in-depth knowledge of everything we were served. We all appreciated their efforts to make sure we were comfortable and the speed in which they took care of our requests. The entire experience was wonderful, we’ll definitely be back, hopefully soon!
Food was incredibly tasty and presented well. Wait staff were knowledgeable about allergens present in menu items and were supportive of our dietary restrictions. Our evening was fabulous
Wait staff were very cold, not personable or warm. Food was great as always. However having tables so close together was not great, we basically were part of a couple having a very heated argument at the next table which was a little disturbing and annoying.
Food was delish, but we ordered a tiramisu that never came. We weren't charged for it and ended up going to Smith and Deli for some pastries anyway so no great loss.
My beautiful date is vegan so we went to her favourite restaurant.
My first experience with vegan food and I could not have been more impressed. Fantastic waiting staff, cocktails and amazing food.
A night when you transformed a meat eater into a vegan explorer.
I have been to you several times over the past 6 years and each time it get's better, but Friday 17/5 was amazing. When first telling my partner John of Smith and Daughters, I said the restaurant will take you on a journey you won't want to return from....And Friday night we arrived, he instantly loved the atmosphere, we sat at the communal table, ordered drinks - he was slowly falling in love! Then he opened the menu and from there the journey began for the next 2 hours. With his taste senses bursting, his ears were equally, as he listened to some of England's best rock bands. We ate crochette di Testa, Pasta con beef ragu, Trippa alla Romana, finishing with a spiced quince chestnut crumble served with an amaretto ice cream...And as we lay in Fitzroy Gardens on a sunny Sunday afternoon, looking back on our weekend away (from upper NSW), he looked and me and said, when can we return to Smith and Daughters?
Amazing! Best vegan food I’ve ever had! Great atmosphere too.
Great restaurant and honestly could fool meat eater with the level of taste
Definitely the best vegan food I have had. It is clear that each menu item was well thought out, was not disappointed with anything. 10/10