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“You won't believe it's Vegan”

Smith and Daughters
Ranked #16 of 292 Restaurants in Fitzroy
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Fitzroy
Brisbane
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“You won't believe it's Vegan”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We started with the corn chips and (cashew) cheese sauce, I was so impressed with the sauce I had to order a main meal with it as well. It was that good. We had a group of 5 and we each ordered something different and shared it around - even the most hardened meat eaters of the group were blown away by the "not meat" dishes. If you're planning a visit on a weekend, make sure you book in advance - we were lucky to get a table in the early evening.

  • Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Could easily convert”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I'm not a vegetarian but could easily be converted if I could make these meals at home. I visited on a week might for a late dinner with a friend. We booked online and sat at a communal table. We ordered five small plates to share with the help of the wonderful waitress. The staff here are extremely friendly and professional. We had pulled pork tapas, mince tapas and mushroom and corn tapas. Also liver pate, fish croquettes, mushroom in a yummy sauce and chorizo. All the dishes were amazing and yes this is a vegetarian restaurant. Just a reminder. We accompanied the dishes with a marvellous Pinot. The decor is very trendy. Location is on the city side of Brunswick Street making parking a little easier. Hint: have a look at all the quirky salt n pepper shakers. As we were the last to leave the waitress brought them to us. Nearly forgot - desserts and coffees were first class. Torte and ice cream. Yummmm. What are you waiting for, make a booking!

  • Visited June 2014
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Doncaster East, Australia
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“Great for vegetarians & those that want to try”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great atmosphere in busy Brunswick St, it is up the city end and not in the real busy part so a bit easier to find parking. Plenty of variety in the dishes to choose from and a good range of drinks including cocktails and many beers. The wine list is reasonable in price compared to some other restaurants. The service was good and waiting staff were first class. Would certainly go back there and recommend for those that have not tried vegetarian food.

  • Visited June 2014
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“This place makes being vegan super cool”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had to try numerous times to get a table at S & D. It is super funky, always busy, and the place to be.
The staff are great. They are funky and quirky.
The food was really good. We ordered many dishes and shared all of them. There is not one dish that I thought I will not order again. There are some fake meat dishes, which I don't really care for, but as far as vegan food options go - this was great. This is a really great place to take our very reluctant friend that refuses to eat vegetarian food.
The only dish that I refused to share were the donuts for desert. The portion is big enough to share, but they are really good, and I did not want to share.
By no means is this on the healthy spectrum of vegan food, but hey, it is worth the extra calories.
I do recommend you make a reservation, else you may be disappointed that it is fully booked. Once you have been there, you will understand why.

  • Visited May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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271 reviews
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“Vegan Bliss”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is the best restaurant on Brunswick st. Fitzroy! It's so hard to find a vegan friendly restaurant yet this gem offers the tastes that vegans search for.... The coconut cream on top of the pudding are the staff! Simply the friendliest, most helpful and welcoming staff that are a credit to this restaurant . The food is delicious and atmosphere fun and funky. Do yourself a favour and have a meal at smith & daughters.

  • Visited May 2014
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