Our story

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 are delighted to have reopened our doors again.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us through our takeaway service, we look forward to welcoming you back in!

We’re now open for indoor bookings, indoor walk-ins and footpath walk-ins. We are excited to have extra footpath tables, just in time for summer!

New Wine Shop! We are now licensed to sell wine & beer to takeaway. Drop by and let us help you pick out a bottle for your picnic or night in.

Thursday is Rac’n’Mac night!

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, $23, book your place.

Follow us on instagram and facebook for updates.


We’re a compact and cosy wine bar, serving 100% Victorian wines and small plates.

Our short menu is designed to complement our unique list of Victorian wines. It leans heavily on the delights of dairy, and so is not suitable for a vegan, dairy-free or FODMAP diet.

Please note due to our petit kitchen we are unable to modify dishes to accommodate dietary requirements, however gluten-free crackers are available as a substitute to our house made organic sourdough.

We grill amazing Raclette every night, but our Rac’n’Mac dish is Thursdays only.

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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.

All of our wines and beers are also available at takeaway prices from our Wine Shop.

Our wine list changes weekly (sometimes daily), follow us on instagram and facebook for news of our new pours.


We’re delighted to reopen the doors to our tiny bar once again!

Our limited number of indoor seats are now available for booking, and our outdoor footpath tables are available on a walk-in basis only (no outdoor bookings).

Please be aware, due to limited internal capacity, we can’t guarantee a move to an indoor table if the Melbourne weather turns unpleasant but you will be invited to temporarily shelter, space permitting.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Bookings are limited to 1 hour 45min maximum duration
  • Sign-in is required on arrival
  • Please wear your mask unless seated and observe distancing requirements
  • Cashless payments only

Our seating is a combination of low tables, high stools and bar. Due to our intimate size and capacity we are not able to guarantee your style of seating.

The maximum booking size we can accommodate is 4 people.

Our size, capacity and atmosphere means we are unable to accept strollers/pushers or visitors under 18.

Our tables are spaced more than 1.5m apart for your safety, guest details are required, time will be kept between bookings for cleaning purposes. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

We kindly ask you provide your card details to secure your reservation. Your card will not be charged now.

You may cancel or change your reservation (subject to availability) at no cost up to 48 hours before the time of your reservation. If you cancel or reduce numbers with less than 48 hours notice, or fail to attend, a fee of $25 per person will be charged.

If you have any other queries or need to change your booking details, please email us hello@smithward.com.au (no phone).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday – Saturday 4-11pm. Kitchen closes 10pm.

Bookings available for inside seating only. Outside tables for walk-ins only.

Gift vouchers merchandise

Smithward gift vouchers and limited edition budgie-branded wine glasses and tote bags are available to purchase online.

Gift vouchers can be posted as a physical voucher or sent as an e-voucher by email, to you or to a gift recipient.

Visit our online store to buy a voucher, tote or wine glasses.

Thanks for your support.

Contact us

48 Smith Street
Collingwood 3066

Open for indoor bookings, indoor walk-ins and footpath walk-ins.

Wine Shop now open.
No telephone
86 tram, cnr Smith & Gertrude Street
109 & 11 trams, cnr Smith Street & Victoria Parade

Wednesday–Saturday 4–11pm