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Best of Beef

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San Telmo and Time Out Melbourne Present:

Best of Beef

Get your beef on with San Telmo’s biggest event: Best of Beef! This beef focused lunch will take you on an adventure where you’ll get to compare different cuts of beef, marbling, cooking styles and feeding methods. With the option of matched drinks, you will be sent straight to heaven with a meaty cocktail to start, followed by some of Argentina’s best ever reds.
With so much premium beef on offer this really is your time to make like a Gaucho (Argie cowboy) and get your beef on!


$95 per person or $150 with matched beverage (booking fees may apply)

~ Menu ~

Tartar: O’Connor dry aged rump tartare, Jerusalem artichoke chips 

Carpaccio: Sevens Creek wagyu chuck, roasted pepper, anchovy and garlic 

Ojo de Bife: Sevens Creek vintage wagyu scotch fillet, marble score 5+, grain feed

Cuadril: O’Connor premium dry aged rump, grass feed

Ensalada Mixta: Cos, shallot, malbec vinaigrette.

Papas: Beef fat potatoes, bone marrow, crushed peas 

Trés Leches: Sponge cake soaked in condensed, evaporated and full cream milk

&'s Creek Wagyu O'Connor Beef Timeout Melbourne Best of Beef

About O’connors

For three generations the O’Connor family has been sourcing the finest quality beef from South Gippsland, grazing on what is undeniably Australia’s most prized environment for producing premium beef.

Entirely free range cattle, they are raised on a natural diet of Gippsland’s pure pastures, without any artificial growth hormones, and tested free of antibiotics and chemicals. They are the best Angus and Hereford cattle breeds, flourishing in the crisp fresh air, pristine water and nutrient rich pastures.

After selecting only the very best of these steers, they are then hand graded for colour and marbling to ensure they are providing the utmost in tenderness, texture and taste.

This grading ensures a premium category the majority of which is sold to the highest bidder in Japan, however we have managed to ensure Melbournian’s still have access to the worlds best beef which is grown in our own backyard.

Each of these premium cuts are finally dry aged on the bone for a minimum of 4 weeks. This traditional butchers practice further enhances the tenderness and brings out the full flavour of this very special beef.

About 7’s Creek Wagyu

Wagyu is the flavoursome Japanese beef with the characteristic fine marbling through the meat. This marbling provides the divine melt in your mouth effect and is sought after by the finest chef’s around the world, and is now available to you.

They pride ourselves on producing superb full-blood Wagyu beef in the pristine environment of the Strathbogie ranges. The Sevens Creek Wagyu brand was inspired in 2006 by Christine McGregor with the vision to produce high quality genetics for the international Asian market. After teaming up with her son James Dainton in 2012 to form a family alliance the Sevens Creek Wagyu beef brand was born.

Evolving from purely genetics based farming to now including producing ‘true blue’ premium Wagyu beef; and when we say premium we mean Marble score 9  Wagyu which you can find in prestigious Melbourne restaurants.

It was the initial genetics goals that layed down the foundations for the high end beef that we produce today, as without the original Japanese blood lines the beef could not achieve the premium balanced quality it is today.

After selling genetics to the Asian market for years there came a time where they said; why send this beautiful meat overseas? Let’s keep it here in Australia and share the unique Wagyu beef experience that is Sevens Creek Wagyu.

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Argentinian Independence Day

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San Telmo is celebrating all things Argentinian on Independence day and of course we are doing it with a BBQ (parrillada). Parrillada is more than just a selection of barbequed foods, over the years it has become a style of entertaining all over South America. Full a la carte menu also available.

Sunday 9th of July. Live tango music, 2 for 1 Argie beers until 5pm.

Argentinian Special, Parrillada $60, feeds 2 ~ Mixed grill with:

Empanada: Traditional Argentine fried pastry with beef, olive and egg

Chorizo: House made pork and beef  sausage

Morcilla: Spiced black sausage

Tira de asado: O’Connor’s premium pasture fed beef short ribs

Vacío: O’Connor’s premium pasture fed flank steak

Vegetales: Grilled vegetable

San Telmo Independence day

Full menu also available and 2 for 1 Quilmes beers till 5 pm.

Book Here or email us on for large groups

This event is sponsored by Quilmes Beer, Argentinians iconic Lager.


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End of Financial Year

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End of Financial Year is fast approaching and bookings are filling up! Book your #EOFY with us! W​ith several menus to choose from there’s sure to be one to fit your budget- big or small! Plus all ​reservations in our ​Private Dining Room for lunch between ​Mon – Wed have no minimum spend!

El RÁPIDO ~ $35 PER PERSON (available Monday and Tuesday lunch)

3 courses, and a glass of beer or wine!

LA EXPERIENCIA ~ $55 PER PERSON (available Monday and Tuesday lunch pre orders only)

Perfect to start of​f​​ the​ week, includes the house favourites and a glass of Argentinian Wine!


Our Asado Set is the perfect introduction to the style of a traditional Argentine shared feast showcasing the delicious charred effects of the parrilla (charcoal grill).


Delicious! This is our best seller. El Banquete is our indulgent version of Asado but bringing you more more choices along with the San Telmo premium beef cuts, oh, and don’t forget, an extra dessert.

LA COMILONA ~ $100 PER PERSON (minimum 6 people, 1 weeks notice)

Indulge in the ultimate dining experience offered at San Telmo. This menu includes dishes not available on any other menu, with your choice of mains being slow cooked over charcoal; sure to impress the most discerning of foodies!
email for menus.
San Telmo is open 7 days for lunch and dinner! Email us to book your #EOFY event!
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Best Empanada Recipe

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Best Empanada Recipe in town

Make empanadas like the pros with Chef Steven’s award winning recipe.


Ingredients (serves 20):

625g plain flour
4g baking powder
13g table salt
58g duck fat
300ml water


In a medium sized pot, bring half of the water and all of the duck fat up to heat until the fat has melted. Mix in the remainder of the water and cool to room temperature. Using a kitchen aid with the dough hook attachment (or similar) mix the dry ingredients for 3 minutes. Slowly add the cooled liquid & mix until just combined. Cover the dough with glad wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Once chilled, divide into 3 and roll to 3 ml thickness with a rolling pin. Cut out 11.5 cm diameter circles. PLace between pieces of greaseproof paper. If not being used instantly, glad wrap and refrigerate.


INGREDIENTS (serves 20):

625 g minced beef
50 g diced red capsicum
35 g diced brown onions
1 stem spring onion
4 g crushed garlic
2 tsp dried oregano
1,25 tbs smoked paprika
3.75 tbs sweet paprika
1.25 tbs chilli flakes
60 ml red wine
5 tbs ground cumin
60 g sliced green olive
3 whole boiled and diced eggs

Vegetable oil for deep frying.

In a pot, melt lard. Then place onion and capsicum and cook unlit soft. Add spring onion, garlic and chilli to the mix. Add mince and season. Once beef is cooking add all the spices except the cumin. Add red wine and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat, add cumin and olives. Adjust seasoning. Cool down, and then add chopped eggs. Place a circle of pastry in your left hand. Take 40 grams of cold empanada mix (about one full dessert spoon) & place it in the middle of the pastry. Bring pastry edges together and pinch to create a seal. Using a fork, press sealed edges to create a linear pattern. Pre heat oil to 180 degrees on a deep frier or big pot. Deep fry empanadas for 3 minutes or until golden.

La Vendimia, best event for Melbourne Food and Wine 2017. Wine tasting with matched lunch. Inclusive of the Best steaks. Sunday Lunch ideas.

La Vendimia – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Event

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La Vendimia – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Event

To celebrate our 4th year of Partnership with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival; San Telmo is hosting La Vendimia, Mendoza’s annual wine festival which includes blessings of the grapes and even fireworks. We’re passing on the fireworks – at San Telmo it’s all about the wine, served with an authentically delicious Argentinian feast. We’re presenting our own take on the festival, guiding you through the country’s incredible wine regions from Salta to Mendoza, with a few stops along the way. Accompanied by an amazing feast prepared by our award-winning kitchen team, we know you’ll fall in love with Argentina, it’s wine and food.
Head chef Steve Clark has perfectly matched 5 wines of different grape varietals matched with a 5 course lunch. “We are really excited about changing the way we normally do things. Traditionally we prepare the food and then match the drinks to it. But for this occasion we are matching the food to the drinks, which will result in some very interesting recipes.” Says Chef Clark.

Sunday April 30th 12:30 – 4:00pm
Bookings available here

We have partnered with Ruca Malen and Fernet Branca for this event.

Since its first harvest in 1999, Ruca Malen aims to achieve the highest quality in wines, focusing on style, elegance and distinction. Located in Mendoza, one of the best wine regions in Argentina, Ruca Malen has won loads of awards including; “DESCORCHADOS” (prestigious Argentinian wine award). Wines from this Bodega are exclusive to San Telmo Restaurant.
There is no occasion where Fernet Branca is not imbibed. We’re huge fans of Argentina’s national drink



Sparkling ~Ruca Malen Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Tomate ~ Tomato with shallot, olive, basil, bread Carnesita ~ Beef cooked in vine leaf

Yauquen Torrontes

Ceviche ~ kingfish, sweet potato, coriander, lemon, ginger

Ruca Malen Chardonnay

Lengua ~ Poached ox tongue, tuna, capers, parmesan, watercress

Ruca Malen Petit Verdot

Tira de Asado ~ Beef short rib, roasted peppers, garlic

Ruca Malen ‘Kinien’ Malbec

Somlomillo ~ Dry aged striploin, potato, chimichurri

Chocolate ~ Chocolate tart, malt cream, cocoa nib tuille

Fernet Branca with coke, or on the rocks with orange


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Help us build another home!

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Help us build homes in Argentina!

In 2016, we set ourselves the goal of helping fight poverty in Argentina by partnering up with TECHO.
TECHO is a youth led non-profit organisation present in Latin America. Through the collaborative work of families living in extreme poverty with youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty in slums. TECHO build temporary homes for families in need in rural areas in Argentina.

San Telmo has raised enough money to build 3 houses, and we need your help to build a 4th one. A home costs $2720.92 Aus dollars. For the next 4 weeks we will be donating $1 for every booking in February that mentions the code TECHO. So book your table at San Telmo between February 15th and March 15th (mention TECHO on the booking comments) We will make sure to include your contribution.
You can also directly donate to TECHO Argentina here. Share this with all your friends on Social Media.

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Where to eat this Australian Open?

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The Australian Open is one of Melbourne’s most anticipated events, and we at San Telmo celebrate every year with customers coming in pre and post tennis matches.
Located in the CBD close to Parliament Station, just 15 minutes walk from Rod Laver Arena, perfect for small or large groups, friends, gatherings, corporate parties, or any type of function.We are open from noon till late with the kitchen open all the way through, accepting bookings for late lunch and early dinner.

Our menu showcases the best parrilla grilled steaks in town and our wine list will blow your mind with the biggest selection of Argentinian wines in Melbourne.

Book online for small groups here
Or email us for bookings of 8 or more at

Valentine’s Day Ideas that will impress

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Wife, lover, girl/boyfriend or tinder date, the pressure of finding ideas for Valentine’s Day is already on.

Start with a couples massage at Onsen Ma. Conveniently located two doors down from San Telmo, this Japanese bathhouse says romance like no other. An environment of relaxing and revitalising energy. Have a couples massage or Japanese bath (It is considered to calm the kokoro, or person’s spirit and heart).

After you and your partner have relaxed, stroll downstairs for an early dinner at San Telmo. Inspired by a love of Argentina’s food, wine and vivacious lifestyle, our menu follows the Argentine tradition of sharing food, perfect for Valentine’s Day; Argentinian sparkling on arrival, the best meat money can buy and delicious desserts.

Then wander around the city to one of Melbourne’s open-air cinemas. There are a few within walking distance from San Telmo, but we recommend Roof Top Cinema located on Swanston St. All movies start after sundown at 9 pm. It gets a bit chilly at night, giving you a good opportunity to cuddle with your loved one. Make sure to bring a jacket and book your tickets in advance
Bookings for Valentine’s Day at San Telmo are highly recommended.
San Telmo is open from noon and will remain open till late for dinner this Valentine’s Day.
For bookings please click here.



New Years Eve

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Enjoy an Argentinian feast at San Telmo with live music this New Years Eve.

It takes 2 to tango! Come in and experience the best Argentinian BBQ.
Live music and two dining options! Book now before seats run out.

FIESTA DE LA FAMILIA Perfect for families or those wishing to have an early dinner, our first sitting will be perfect for you $80 ($40 for Children under 12yo) from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm


ASADO DE AÑO NUEVO (SELLING FAST) Our second sitting will commence at 9pm with a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival. $130 premium menu will include all our house favorites as well as celebratory specials.



The early sitting is from 6pm until 8:30pm

$80 per person and $40 for kids

Empanada: Beef, egg, olive

Ceviche: Blue Eye, sweet potato, coriander, red onion

Palmitos: Jamon palmheart, celery, burrata

Chorizo: House made pork and beef sausage

Bife de Chorizo: O’Connor’s 6 week dry aged bone in striploin

Papas: Crushed potato, olives, parsley and garlic aioli

Lechuga: Baby cos lettuce, shallots, horseradish dressing

Flan: Dulce de leche crème caramel, peanut brittle

KIDS MENU (children 12yrs and younger)

Empanada: Beef, egg, olive

Pollo: Free range chicken with garlic, lemon and thyme

Papas fritas: Hand cut potato chips

Lechuga: Baby cos lettuce with olive oil and vinegar dressing

Helado: Dulce de Leche Ice cream


The second sitting is at 9pm

The menu is $130 per person and includes a glass of Mumm on arrival

Empanada: Beef, egg, olive

Ceviche: Blue Eye, sweet potato, coriander, red onion

Langostino: Chargrilled prawn marinated in chilli, garlic, lemon

Palmitos: Jamón palm heart, celery, burrata

Chorizo: House made pork and beef sausage

Mollejas: Chargrilled sweetbreads, tomato, capsicum, onion

Bife de Chorizo: O’Connor’s 6 week dry aged bone in striploin

Papas: Crushed potato, olives, parsley and garlic aioli

Lechuga: Baby cos lettuce, shallots, horseradish dressing

Flan: Dulce de leche crème caramel, peanut brittle

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Argentinian Gift Guide – December Only

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In the spirit of Christmas San Telmo is giving a 20% discount on all wines purchased for take away. The best Argentinian varietals and exclusive wines that you can only find at San Telmo, will be on sale for the month of December. Wine for you to take home, gift your friends, or take to all your dinner parties.


Argentinian alfajores filled with dulce de leche will also be available. There’s a reason this simple cookie defines the cafe scene in Buenos Aires and has entire cafes devoted to it all across Latin America. It’s maybe the best cookie that ever was. Dulce de leche, or caramel, is sandwiched between 2 biscuits, dusted with grated coconut. It is one of those things you try once and develop an instant addiction. It has been our best selling dessert for the past 4 years, available in gift boxes of 4 for $14.

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Branded steak knives are on sale at $20 per knife or a set of 6 for $115. These serious utensils are the perfect gift for meat and BBQ lovers.

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All items are subject to availability For pre orders please email

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PHONE: +61 (3) 9650 5525