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“Amazing food and thoughtful service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Smith Restaurant & Bar

The Smith Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #12 of 149 Restaurants in Prahran
Cuisines: Australian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Windsor, Australia
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231 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Amazing food and thoughtful service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Smith has been on the list to try for a while. I'll jump on the bandwagon and agree the food is very good, even if a little pricey. The service was wonderful, my water glass was always full and the staff were knowledgeable and thoughtful. I was sitting opposite the entry through and every time the door opened that cold Melbourne breeze would rush in so I suggest when booking to ask for a table away from the entry. It was very busy so a good atmosphere, but I could still enjoy a conversation without having to yell and it didn't affect the service. We ordered the T-bone special to share and it was worth it!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Tamworth
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect grazing lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were staying in the area and had a lovely long grazing lunch at The Smith. Their menus was made up of mouthfuls or bites (all fantastic) to tempt you ....then moved through many option but we choose the slow baked lamb shoulder to share. The wine selected by them with our preferences considered were perfectly balanced to each dish all at really great prices.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The Smith and Dominique Portet : a match made in heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful food and wine pairing night at The Smith on Tuesday. We include Dominique Portet in our Epicurean Tours so know how popular their wines are. The Smith were amazingly friendly and hospitable making for a night where you felt looked after and welcomed. The night included 6 courses , beautifully accompanied with Dominique Portet wines. Ben Portet, the 10 generation did a great job in talking about the winery and his families tradition and introducing the wines. Thank you, we had a fabulous evening.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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354 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Good for a group function”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

We recently attended a birthday "long lunch" at the Smith and were very impressed with the quality of the food and the service. The upsatirs "Mr Smith" room was ideal for a group of around 40 and the menu of three courses with three options for each provided great choices.

We can't comment on the pricing as it was a set menu for an all-in price including beers, wines and soft drinks, but it was good value for what we had.

The only drawback is that coming from out of town, we were driving, and parking can be a problem, but if you can work around that it is a good spot.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert C
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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Food too sweet no wow factor , Pinot nor very dissuppointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were there for Lunch, We ordered a starter to share, ocean trout salad was too sweet and had no wow factor. The steak tartare was very bland and pork cumin was too dry and calamari just ok. All the food was on the sweet side. We ordered two Pinot's both by the glass a French Domaine and local Wayfarer but both were far too light for the dishes we had which demanded a more heavier style. Frankly we could not understand why both the Pinot's offered were of such very ordinary style and winemaking quality.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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