Following my post on becoming vegan here is a practical tip whether you can commit to being vegan or if you just want a great night out.
Smith and Daughters is on Brunswick St Fitzroy and in the words of a non-vegan friend who went with me last night, "this is fine dining at its best".
Their info sheet can be seen here.
Chef Shannon Martinez came from cooking on the Sea Shepard and although not a vegan has brought considerable skills to this enterprise. Her partner, Mo Wyse is both a vegan and like all the people at their tw establishments, Smith and Deli on Moor St, genuinely friendly and helpful. We got there for a 6:30 booking and the place was full by the time our first course arrived. There is none of the virtuous feel of brown rice and dry beans about the food and if you are not motivated by the knock on effects of the meals you eat but just interested in taste and the good feeling you have after a satisfying and nutritious meal this is top of my list.
Las Vegan on Smith St, Loving Hut on Victoria St and Vegelicious on Carlyle St are also very good as are the two Shakahari locations and Monk Bhodi Dharma.
Eat well and enjoy. You don't have to give up taste, variety or fine dining to be vegan.