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The Smith

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Mexican, Bar, European, Asian
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213 High Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia
03-9514-2444
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Friday night restaurant

My husband and I (under 40) were looking for somewhere to have a nice meal, a good catch up but also somewhere with a lively atmosphere. We wandered along Chapel for ages and stumbled on The Smith. The venue was full and the music pumping but it was not too loud and we could enjoy a decent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Reading
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband and I (under 40) were looking for somewhere to have a nice meal, a good catch up but also somewhere with a lively atmosphere. We wandered along Chapel for ages and stumbled on The Smith. The venue was full and the music pumping but it was not too loud and we could enjoy a decent conversation. We were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There are always so many good meals to be had but sometimes the flavours in your mouth are so good you just need to stop and savour it. The Smith has the perfect approach to what they do, great understated vibe, wonderful food and pure service. You can do it with a group of friends for dinner, a business meal... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great food and service along with an excellent wine list in this trendy restaurant that never fails to satisfy. I recommend it as the perfect place to take visitors to Melbourne.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Smith has been renovated for the past 4 years and provides a very attractive environment for the 20-40 market expecting the vibe and some better dinning experience. The restaurant encroaches on the bar, which is noisy and has little searing of its own. Waiting staff were initially welcoming and seated our party of 4 without taking drink orders. The... More 

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Honolulu
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Although readily accessible by tram or car, and close to Chapel Street, parking is difficult unless you use a nearby council multilevel parking station. The interior of the former pub is well-appointed and service is professional. The overall quality of the food is good, and the dishes are interesting, but both food and drinks are expensive. As the place fills... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had three meals here while in Melbourne and each time was a fantastic experience. The menu is broad and creative, yet also grounded in good, real food. Really dynamic and tasty, good sizes, can share small serves tapas style and be very fulfilled or go for a main course. Desserts are super creative and divine. Highly recommend the Pan... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Smith is a beautiful pub (I guess you could call it) with a clean atmosphere and delicious food. The only thing I didn't love was that most people there seemed to think they were a tad too cool. PRahran seems to boast many people attempting an image much like those arty, hippy, broke and intelligent folk around Brunswick, who... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I met my Victotian based sibling and her partner at The Smith after they had been there several times before. I am so pleased we chose the 5 course taster, experiencing flavours and combinations I wouldn't have otherwise thought to pick! Loved it all. Service was excellent. Disabled access was likewise impressive. I hope we go back on our next... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

As residents of Prahran we seek to support local business...and to return as often as we can. We won't be going back to The Smith. After making a reservation for dinner we arrived a little early and decided to have a pre-dinner drink. We were ignored for over 15 minutes by an arrogant bartender who refused to acknowledge us. When... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food.We had a seven course "Taster" offering which allowed us to try a variety of dishes at an all inclusive price. Comprehensive wine list but prices are to be watched.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 High Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran
  • Phone Number: 03-9514-2444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, European, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?