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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

Saint Crispin has upped the ante for fine dining on Smith Street, the current epicentre of Melbourne eating. Scott Pickett (The Estelle) and Joe Grbac (The Press Club) have turned a lofty, long, simply detailed space into the restaurant du jour in downtown Collingwood. Classic French technique, first-rate ingredients and elegant plating are their trademarks, as evidenced in everything from snackish croquettes of smoked eel on mustard mayo to the umami mia of a calamari fricassée with tender quail, shiitake and konbu. Main courses include pink sliced pork with a quartet of cumin-laced carrot - roasted, puréed, shaved and dehydrated - that's sure to surprise. Cocktails are encouraged (the Negroni is excellent) as are fine wines from an eclectic list, ranging from the Balkans to the Barossa. Thomas Olive, the bar upstairs, is proving to be another minor miracle from the saints of Smith Street.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $50, 3 courses $60, 7-course tasting menu $120

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Scott Pickett & Joe Grbac



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