Saint Crispin
Modern Australian
  • 300 Smith St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9419 2202,
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm

    dinner Tue-Sun 6pm-10.30pm


Saint Crispin

There's lots going on at Saint Crispin. The interior is straightforward - the timber-floored room has dark tones, brass finishes and a glossy bar - but the kitchen works hard for its money. Its menu, by executive chef Scott Pickett, includes multiple-course options, plus "little bites" such as Moonlight Flat oysters or pork scratchings dusted with sugar and dashi, perfect with a Paloma or Grand Ridge beer from Gippsland. Things can get fiddly, though. When juicy snails are tossed with a vibrant, buttery parsley crumb, crisp garlic, onion and bacon, the accompanying bacon and brioche scroll seems superfluous. Caramelised duck breast is loaded with parfait, gizzards, carrots and chunks of pistachio-ginger cake, but a plump piece of Western Plains pork with a brittle ribbon of crackling, white pudding and zucchini flowers shows welcome restraint. A light and simply gorgeous cherry clafoutis saves the day, as does the sharp, friendly service and elegant atmosphere.

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At a glance

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

    3 courses $70

    5 courses $100

    7 courses $130


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Scott Pickett & Chris Haydon


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