Smith & Daughters Collingwood
Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli have moved in together, with the pair being reimagined as a huge, one-stop vegan food hub.
Smith & Daughters' new Collingwood venue is slated to open this November. We'll share more info about the venue, menu and opening hours as it drops.
Iconic plant-based restaurant Smith & Daughters and its sibling spot — all-vegan delicatessen Smith & Deli — are moving in together, into a huge new Collingwood home. From November this year, the combined offering will span across a 500-square-metre ground floor site on Cambridge Street, encompassing a deli-cafeteria, restaurant and food store. It's set to be one of the largest vegan dining hubs in the world.
The refreshed iteration of Smith & Deli will take cues from the delicatessens of Europe, with a homely yet stylish aesthetic and — for the first time — a dine-in offering. There'll be a menu of grab-and-go eats, alongside a tight selection of top-quality pantry essentials, ready-made meals, and other goodies like cheese and pastries.
An adjoining cafeteria-style eatery will to showcase a rotation of hot and cold dishes, complete with a vegan carvery. Patrons will be able to slide trays along the canteen with fresh fruit and mueslis on offer at breakfast, or an array of hot dishes and salads at lunchtime and dinner. A daily-changing deli plate comes loaded with a main, two sides, a dessert and a beverage from the curated drinks list, which celebrates a rotating pick of wine and beer.
The 80-seat restaurant is a little more high-end, with a seasonal menu steeped in Mediterranean flavours and an aesthetic inspired by Vivienne Westwood. An open kitchen features ringside seats, where you can settle in for a surprise food lineup guided by that day's fresh ingredients.
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