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The Shaw Davey Slum

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171-175 Elgin St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9825 8980
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“wings” (2 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
171-175 Elgin St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We attended the Shaw Davey Slum for dinner last week. The food was good but the service lacked somewhat. One lonely girl serving all tables. Yet her customer service was excellent. Will return again.

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch and couldn't have been happier. Our 3 course meals including 2 beverages (wine/beer/cider/soft drink) were ridiculously low in price at less than $18 per head, using our Groupon vouchers. Food was delicious, service was excellent, venue unique and quirky with a...More

Thank excitedtraveller2016
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Cosy Pub - entree was set one of each Buffulo wing, calamari, polenta chip & small arancini all sitting on a lovely sauce. Main choice of 6. We had the parma & rump steak cooked perfectly both served with chips & salad. Sweets choice of...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Do not go to this pub if you expect good food! Let alone having the worst steak ever (a hard piece of cheap rump with no spices....the only flavour it had was charcoal), all of the entrees were accompanied with mayoniase based sauces which was...More

1  Thank Sqwintrs
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Whilst waiting to meet friends, ventured in here to bide the time. A world title boxing match was in progress hence a lot of interest from the crowd. TVs all showing the match so viewing wasn't an issue.

Thank Damien101
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Visted for a friday night meal not expecting much (going by the name!),- boy was I wrong! Staff were very friendly, offering my child crayons, all coming over to wave and talk to her. The meal was very tasty and was quick to be served...More

Thank Wellington21
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Went there with the groupon coupon. The beer was cheap and unbranded, not to my taste. The food was small portions. And array of appetisers, a generous fish and chips but the fish inside the crunchy crumple was minimal quantity, nice fried and salad and...More

Thank excess5
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Good value on meals & good service. Though Only 2 choices for desserts & only plain icecream as a Gluten Free option

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The Shaw Davey Slum is walking distance from the University of Melbourne. Students like an eating house that offers a hearty meal at a good price, which sums up the Shaw Davey Slum. The girls were dressed up elegantly for the night out. I had...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The double parma special was good value. Although the quality was just so so. The drinks are also expensive.

Thank kooky2017
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171-175 Elgin St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9825 8980
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