Saint Crispin
Modern Australian
  • 300 Smith St,
    Collingwood,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9419 2202,
    www.saintcrispin.com.au
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm;

    Dinner Tue-Sun 6pm-9.30pm

     

Saint Crispin
-37.800243,144.984278

The Saint Crispin kitchen loves a process. If something can be compressed or turned into a gel, it will be. "Roast pork" will translate to jowl cooked sous-vide, yes, but flavour always trumps technique in these careful hands. Cured mackerel, for instance, its sparkling freshness accented by slivers of fennel and radish, sweet peppers and the clever addition of smoked sour cream. But there's precisely nothing tricky going on in a lovable side-dish of kipflers, gooey-yolked eggs and shallot dressed with Banyuls vinegar, and a salad of cracked green wheat, currants and buckwheat fluffed up with quinoa is likewise a surprise show-stealer. It's the same story with superb peaches, some cooked, some raw, with tapioca and "chewy oats": simply sublime. Packaged in a hip, friendly room, with a smart wine list and switched-on service, it's easy to see why the transition from new kid on the block to Smith Street landmark has been so seamless.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $50

    3 courses $65

    5 courses $100

    7 courses $130

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Joe Grbac

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