Saint George Unleashes its Charm with Karen Martini Leading the Culinary Crusade

Drink, Eat, Melbourne, Play, Restaurants / 1 February 2024

In the wake of HERO’s unexpected closure at ACMI, Karen Martini, a luminary in Australia’s culinary scene, didn’t miss a beat before launching her newest restaurant venture, Saint George, in St Kilda. Nestled in the elegantly refurbished building, this Mediterranean tavern and grill introduces an Italian essence intertwined with contemporary finesse.

Eat: A Culinary Ode to Italy with a Modern Twist

At Saint George, eating is not just a necessity; it’s an adventure. Martini brings her distinctive Italian flair to the table, offering an inventive menu that pays homage to her roots. The Grill section caters to those seeking an Italian dining experience with dishes like the show-stopping paccheri marinara. The Tavern, ideal for spontaneous gatherings, features casual fare like the lip-smacking gnocco fritto and a lavish potato cake. Each dish is a narrative of Martini’s journey, blending tradition with a modern twist.

Drink: Sipping Through St Kilda

Beverage by the beach? That’s a no-brainer. From exquisite wines to inventive cocktails, the drinks menu is meticulously curated to enhance every meal. Imagine sipping a martini your way while savouring chef Martini’s gnocco fritto at The Tavern, or toasting with a creative cocktail alongside the Grill’s paccheri marinara. At Saint George, each sip promises to be as enchanting as each bite

Play: Music, Performance, Art and Stories To Be Told.

At Saint George, the experience transcends beyond mere dining. This venue is a hub for the culturally inclined. Picture this: post-dinner, guests are treated to a vibrant scene. Live music from local talents fills the air, creating an atmosphere that’s both electric and intimate. Artistic performances, from spoken word to acoustic sets, are carefully curated, reflecting the eclectic spirit of St Kilda itself. It’s a place where cuisine and culture intertwine, offering a feast for the senses and a playground for the soul. Whether you’re here for a casual drink or an evening of entertainment, Saint George promises a memorable experience where every visit tells a new story.

Saint George: Redefining Dining in Melbourne

Saint George is not just a restaurant; it’s a culinary journey led by one of Melbourne’s finest chefs. It’s a place where eating, drinking, and paying all contribute to an exquisite gastronomic adventure. Whether it’s a casual evening at The Tavern or a sophisticated dinner at The Grill this place promises a dining experience that’s worth every cent.