Saint and Rogue
Cuisine: Pub Food
582 Little Collins St, CBD, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ph: 03 9620 9720
If you’re stuck at the ‘bottom’ end of the city, catch some reprieve by ducking into Saint & Rogue. Located near the Southern Cross Station, it attracts a cosmopolitan crowd of suits, out-of-town visitors and footy fans looking to grab some quick pub grub.
With its mahogany interior, chesterfield booths and warm welcoming vibe, Saint & Rogue will remind you of an up-market pub you would find in an Australian country town. Whilst the CBD is definitely not lacking in pubs or hotel options for lunchtime dining, Saint & Rogue is definitely one of the better pubs you’ll find in the locality. Although slightly generic in its facade for many, the restaurant does offer many seating options and is fairly quiet except on happy hour Fridays. The upstairs restaurant, markedly more polished than the downstairs pub, features an original timber-lined, cathedral-like ceiling and slight hunting theme, with two stag heads. The menu, created by chef Nick Muchie, offers a sophisticated take on pub food with a slight bias towards meatier dishes.
When coming down to business, these guys don’t disappoint. The mains on offer covered some pub standards and a few Italian and Asian inspired dishes. The char-grilled scotch fillet has the tasty blackened exterior and came with chunky chips, plenty of gravy or garlic seeded mustard aioli and a mixed leaf salad. Their slow-roasted lamb with crispy risotto cake and sticky port wine jus is a highlight, as is the selection of entrees, which includes freshly shucked oysters in pickled ginger and chilli salt and Sichuan peppered squid. Team these with an excellent wine, such as the Wild Duck shiraz, and you have yourself a satisfying, but civilised, pub meal. Don’t miss to read the highlights of one of the Best Steakhouse Restaurants Melbourne, Saint and Rogue below:
|Price||A$90 for two (approx.)