March 20, 2017

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Saint Crispin Chef Scott Pickett with Chefs Jacques Reymond and Ian Curley are hosting a fabulous dinner at the V-Zug showroom in East Kew. This is a great opportunity to be involved in a really unique dining experience with these key industry players, where you can engage in conversation on their ideas, career highlights and discuss the future of food.

Tickets through the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival website.


January 22, 2017

Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away. Chef Chris Haydon has designed a special five course Valentine’s Day menu that includes a glass of Champagne on arrival.

Gordon Jones new season potatoes
Sherry/juniper/sherry/duck egg

Beetroot & gin cured Salmon
Smoked eel/horseradish/dill

Caramelised Duck

Western plains pork

Victorian strawberries

The cost is $150 per person and there are still some spots left – please call our Reservations team on 03 9419 2202 for bookings.


January 21, 2017

On Thursday the 16th of February Rutherglen Estates is hosting a Special Wine Dinner upstairs in Saint Crispin’s Private Dining Room.

With over a decade of producing premium quality table wines, Rutherglen Estates is still considered a new kid on the block. With the mission to redefine the traditions of one of the world’s best fortified wine regions, the professional winemaking and viticultural teams use a combination of traditional and modern methods to deliver an innovative range of premium table wines.

The dinner will be hosted by Chief Winemaker, Marc Scalzo who was a finalist in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine “Winemaker of the Year Awards” in 2016 ( there were 7 finalists). The dinner will be relaxed and informal with the emphasis being on enjoying great food & wine and will feature some award winning wines, as well as some special wines that aren’t normally available for purchase.

The cost is $140 per person for a delectable menu matched with Rutherglen Estates Wines. Please contact Melinda at Rutherglen Estates for bookings – phone 02 6032 7999 or email


January 20, 2017

Saint Crispin will be closed on Australia Day, Thursday the 26th of January.


January 20, 2017

Chef Chris Haydon has created some cracking new dishes for the menu – snails with smoked bone marrow, beetroot and gin cured salmon, caramelised duck breast with duck parfait, cherry clafoutis with a sour cherry sorbet and much, much more. If you haven’t been by for a while it’s definitely a fantastic time to come on in and try some of our great new tastes.


December 8, 2016

Chris’ Grannies Lemon Shortbread

350gm plain flour
200gm unsalted butter
2 free range egg yolks
100gm icing sugar
Pinch of sea salt
Zest of 2 lemons

Sieve icing sugar into the flour. Add the salt and lemon zest. Rub cold butter into mixture with hands – working it as little as possible to keep it as shirt as possible. Roll to 1 cm thickness and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut into desired shapes and bake in a pre-heated oven at 155 for 12 minutes.

Serve with good quality Crème Fraiche


December 8, 2016

We‘d to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful guests, producers and suppliers for all of your support in 2016 and we are looking forward to the coming New Year.


December 8, 2016

For New Year’s Eve we are offering a Special 5 of 7 course Chef’s Tasting menu only for $100 or $150 per person.

Five Course Chef’s Tasting Menu
Heritage tomato, smoked red pepper, black olive
Gin cured salmon, pickled squid, toasted nori
Chicken, tortellini, shiitake broth
Ox neck, cauliflower, black barley
Pineapple maple, pecan, miso

Seven Course Chef’s Tasting Menu
Heritage tomato, smoked red pepper, black olive
Gin cured salmon, pickled squid, toasted nori
Kangaroo, tuna, kimchi, nashi
Chicken, tortellini, shiitake broth
Ox neck, cauliflower, black barley
Brillat-Savarvin, blueberries, almond, balsamic
Pineapple maple, pecan, miso

Crab and Wagyu supplements will also be available

Limited spots still available - don’t miss out on the celebration, call 9419 2202 to book.


December 8, 2016

We will be opening for lunches 12pm – 3pm on Thursdays in December before Christmas –and for the last week before Christmas we will also be open for lunch on the Tuesday the 20th and Wednesday 21st of December.

Saint Crispin will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Tuesday the 27th of December. We are then opening for dinner on Wednesday the 28th and Thursday the 29th and for lunch and dinner Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st of December.

We will be closed New Year’s Day, Monday the 2nd and Tuesday the 3rd of January and then re-opening as normal from Wednesday the 4th of January.

We wish everyone a joyous Christmas and Happy and Safe Holidays.


December 8, 2016

Have you booked your end of year event? We still have some dates available for your large group dining in one of our Private Rooms. Call Jacqui on 9419 2202 to discuss.


April 22, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that we are holding a Torbreck dinner here at Saint Crispin on Thursday the 21st of July.

A delicious four course menu will be paired perfectly to some of Torbreck's best.

Get in quick as tickets for this one will sell out fast.

Time: 7pm
Where: Upstairs at Saint Crispin - 300 Smith Street, Collingwood
Cost: $160pp for four courses and Torbreck wines


April 21, 2016

Sweet, sour, bitter and salty are crucial to creating the perfect dish, but there’s a fifth taste - and some may argue, the greatest - umami.

That celebrated savoury flavour in a dish leaves you salivating for more, and can be found in ingredients such as mushrooms, meat and seafood. The Chef is using his favourite umami sources to create a three-course menu to celebrate the Australian Financial Review Top 100 restaurants for 2016.

When: Thursday 19th May
Where: Upstairs at Saint Crispin – 300 Smith Street, Collingwood
Time: 7pm
Cost: $110pp for three courses and matched wines

To book please call our reservations team on 03 9419 2202


April 15, 2016

Mother's Day - Sunday 8th May

Mother's Day is that special day each year when you can take the opportunity to let your mum know how much you love and appreciate her for everything she does for you. Make it a memorable one this year with lunch at Saint Crispin.

We are offering a special five course menu for $115pp. Large groups and children are welcome (children's menu $35pp).

Call our reservations team on (03) 9419 2202 to make a booking.


March 17, 2016

Easter Trading Hours

Saint Crispin will be open Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday for dinner from 6pm each night.

Please note we will not be open for lunch and are closed on Monday as usual.

To book please call our reservations team on 9419 2202



March 3, 2016

Roll up roll up

Tomorrow night Saint Crispin goes to the circus for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

We are offering an amazing five course circus inspired menu and will be featuring circus acts and band situated in the Melba Speigeltent at Circus Oz.



January 18, 2016

At Saint Crispin we love Valentine's day and this year we are offering something extra special for you to share with your Valentine

A delicious 6 course special menu including a glass of champagne on arrival

When : Sunday the 14th February 2016

Time:   we are having two sittings  -  6pm until 8pm or 8.30pm until late

Cost : $170pp

Bookings are essential so please call reservations on 9419 2202 to secure your table


November 29, 2015

We’ll be closing the restaurant from Christmas Day until the 29th December when we will resume our evening service. We will be closed again on the 1st January and then open for business as usual from the 2nd January.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!


October 23, 2015

This Sunday the 25th of October is Saint Crispin day – the feast day of Saint Crispin, the patron saint of cobblers.
As a homage to this special day we are offering some medieval snacks on our menu –
Duck gilded apples, saffron and coriander seeds glaze
Sevens creek Bone marrow fritter and Dijon mustard
Plus a Smith Street Cobbler cocktail


October 14, 2015

As promised in the October edition of our monthly newsletter, Saint Hood, here's our recipe for the best cheesecake, ever!

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Serves 8

100g digestive biscuits
50g butter
4 eggs
500g cream cheese
150g brillat-savarin
200g passion fruit juice, reduced down to yield 50g
225g sugar
30g cornflour

1. Preheat the oven to 120˚C. Put the biscuits in a food processor and blend until they’re a coarse, pebble-like consistency. Melt the butter and combine with the biscuit crumbs in a bowl, stirring to coat. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 3 hours, stirring every ½ hour, until golden brown; set aside. Increase the oven temperature to 150˚C.

2. Put the remaining ingredients in a Thermomix; blend until smooth (if you don’t own a Thermomix, a bar blender will work just fine).

3. Pour into a tray set in a bain marie and bake for around 30 minutes, until the eggs have set.

4. Refrigerate until cool, then blend again in the Thermomix until silky smooth. Divide between 8 plates, sprinkle with the biscuit crumb and serve.


March 30, 2015

Saint Crispin is hosting a dinner with a catch for this year’s World Class Cocktail Week.

“The Old Scotch and the Sea” is a great tale unlike Ernest Hemingway’s story of the battle of man and the sea, this dinner is an expression of the perfect harmony between scotch and sweet delicious seafood combinations. Come in and join us for a four course taste sensation including dishes such as Marron tail, chicken liver parfait, fricassee of pine mushrooms, buttered hand rolled macaroni and sesame seed crumble matched perfectly with Talisker Storm Scotch Whisky.

When: Wednesday 27th May
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Where: Upstairs in the private dining room at Saint Crispin
300 Smith Street, Collingwood
Cost: $130pp for 4 courses and matching whisky
To book call Saint Crispin reservations on 9419 2202