48 Smith Street Collingwood 3066
- Re-opening Wednesday 22 January
- Wednesday–Friday 5–11pm
- Saturday 3–11pm
- Sunday 3–9pm
48 Smith Street Collingwood 3066
Smithward is our intimate, 17 seat, Collingwood wine bar at the southern end of Smith Street.
Since opening in late 2015, we’ve loved bringing our dream of a small, European-inspired neighbourhood bar to life.
Our exclusively Victorian wine list features undiscovered gems, and is complemented by a menu of grilled Raclette cheese, as well as a hand-picked selection of cheese, charcuterie and specials served with house made sourdough bread and condiments.
We look forward to welcoming you to Smithward soon.
– Graham & Georgina
We’re closed for a summer break and re-open on Wednesday 22nd January. We look forward to seeing you then, have a great holiday season!
Beat the midweek hump with our weekly Wednesday night special of a seasonal dish plus a glass of matched wine for $15.
How do you improve on perfection? By adding more cheese of course. First we create a scrumptious baked mac’n’cheese, then we turn it up to 11 by adding a layer of our molten, golden grilled Raclette. Available Thursdays only, $19, book your place.
Rac’n’Mac available every Thursday, classic Raclette (on potatoes, cornichon pickles & sourdough) available every night!
We make regular road trips to all corners of the state to source undiscovered gems for Smithward’s unique, exclusively Victorian wine list.
We buy direct from the wineries and have met the makers of each wine, as well as some of their dogs, sheep and kids! From Beechworth to the Bellarine, Gippsland to the Grampians, we love sharing the stories and passion of our local winemakers.
Here’s an example of our typical wine-by-the-glass and drinks list:
|Dry Flor Apera fino sherry Chambers, Rutherglen||8|
|Sweet Amber oloroso sherry Chambers, Rutherglen||11|
|Vermouth Dry/Sweet Maidenii, Central Vic||10|
|Prosecco Box Grove, Nagambie Lakes||13|
|Pet Nat Shiraz rosé Spence, Geelong||15|
|Riesling 2010 Bowmans Run, Beechworth||13.5|
|Garganega 2016 Mt Towrong, Macedon Ranges||13|
|Chardonnay 2017 Calyx, Strathbogie||15|
|Rosé 2016 Equus, Vic Pyrenees||13|
|Pinot Gris *skins* 2016 Bass River. Sth. Gippsland||13.5|
|Grenache Nouveau 2017 Lt. Brunswick, Rutherglen||14.5|
|Cabernet Franc 2018 Blood Moon, Sunbury||13|
|Syrah 2014 Nicholson River, East Gippsland||15|
|Ask us about more wines available by the bottle|
|Beer IPA, Wolf Of The Willows, Melbourne (390ml)||11|
|Portonic – Portuguese white port & tonic||12|
|Gin & Tonic||16|
|Negroni / Boulevardier||18/19|
|Gin Martini – Reed & Co. Remedy gin, Maidenii||19|
|Whisky – Starward||12|
|Sparkling Mineral Water (250ml)||4|
|House-made passionfruit & ginger soda||6|
Try our speciality of grilled-to-order Raclette cheese melted over steaming hot potatoes (available every night and as Rac’n’Mac on Thursdays), as well as a hand-picked selection of cheese and charcuterie served with Graham’s own sourdough bread, made daily.
In the spirit of European small bars, we offer an ever-changing menu, made behind the bar in true Spanish style.
Kitchen open until one hour before close.
Join us for our Wednesday night special, a seasonal dish and glass of matched wine for $15.
Every Thursday, it’s Rac’n’Mac night – baked macaroni cheese topped with grilled Raclette, $19.
Here is a sample of what to expect, our menu changes daily:
|Warm olives • Smithward sourdough 6|
|Gilda (2) – spanish white anchovies • guindilla • olives 8|
|Anchoa Atocha – spanish white anchovies • potato crisps 8|
|Baked mussels • ‘snail’ butter • house sourdough 11|
|Chicken liver pâté • pickled fennel • house lavosh 16|
|Grilled Raclette cheese • boiled potatoes • cornichons • Smithward sourdough 19|
|Tunworth (cow, Hampshire UK) • honey pickled pear 16|
|Fort aged comté (cow, Jura France) • plum & vermouth 15|
|Venus Blue (ewe, Gippsland) • fig & white port 15|
|Noix de Jambon ‘little french ham’ • preserved peach 15|
|Smoked wild rabbit mortadella • pickled cauliflower 14|
|Salami, pimenton, chilli • fermented romesco 14|
|Cheese & charcuterie served with freshly baked Smithward sourdough and accompaniments|
|Plus rotating seasonal dishes including…|
|Tortilla de patatas|
|Parisienne gnocchi • greens • stilton sauce|
|Five-hour french onion soup • crouton • raclette|
|Trout & mussel pie|
|Pork & fennel sausage en croute • house puff pastry|
|Triple cheese, double baked soufflé|
|Albondigas – spicy spanish meatballs|
With a vibe placed somewhere between Paris and Portland, I’ve yet to be disappointed by the wine list at Collingwood’s Smithward
The service is twinkly-eyed and engaging… theres Raclette melted to order, cheese oozed directly from the wheel onto boiled spuds with tart cornichons
A little slice of Europe here in Collingwood, Smithward is a class act…
There’s people and place behind everything you can order at Smithward
Graham Hill and Georgina Russell have turned the space into an intimate wine bar, and in doing so, have created a little portal between Collingwood and Paris
At this simple and sublime little Smith Street wine bar that’s modelled on the neighbourhood bars you find on every corner in continental Europe, Raclette makes for a best friend to the interesting wines that are on the pour
Collingwood’s Smithward is modelled on the wine bars of Paris and Madrid, with its marble tables, intimate atmosphere and focus on cheese and charcuterie
Reservations are not required – you’re always welcome on a walk-in basis – but as we’re a small venue and often full, if you’d like to guarantee a spot for a specific time please email us with your desired date, preferred time and number of people (6 or less):
Reservations will be confirmed by return email. Bookings will be held for 15 minutes on the night, if you’re running late please email us to hold your seats.
Please be aware we have a very limited number of tables and much of our seating is on barstools at our kitchen bar or window.
As we’re a very small venue, seating a total of 17 in an intimate atmosphere, the largest group size we can accommodate is six.
Our petit size also means we are unable to accept strollers/pushers or younger visitors.
For larger groups, Smithward is available for exclusive venue bookings outside of those times. Please email us for more details.
48 Smith Street
86 tram, cnr Smith & Gertrude Street
109 & 11 trams, cnr Smith Street & Victoria Parade
Re-opening Wednesday 22 January
We encourage committed, experienced staff to apply to join the small team behind our intimate Collingwood wine bar.
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
We can offer: