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Oxford Scholar Hotel

Central Business District
Australian, Bar
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427 Swanston Street | CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 1619
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a couple of drinks and a meal here on our first night the food was good and they had a selection of beers. The only thing i would say is that due to the location it is a bit expensive.

Thank neilbudgen
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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422 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

There is a standard selection of drinks to choose from. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The prices are very reasonable. A nice spot to watch the world go by

Thank Lee S
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Not a bad bar really, but just a little rundown. Students from the adjacent Uni were bringing their own glasses of wine in, bit odd as a practice. We had chairs put up around us at 9:40pm, extremely rude. It stopped us buying another bottle of wine. Also it's very cluttered and untidy. Needs work but could be good.

Thank MattD2305
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We eat here everytime we are in Melbourne. The service is very friendly, with a laid back atmosphere. Meals are always delicious and have never waited long. Prices are competitive for Melbourne City.

Thank EmKae70
Haslingden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The Oxford Scholar is a pub and sometimes that is all you need. Good beer. 🍺🍺🍺🍺 sports on tv ⚽️🏉🏈🏀🏇

Thank nickshaughnessy
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

First visit to Melbourne and my sisters and I found the Oxford Scholar. Central location. Was there on a week night and had their special of the day which was steak and we also had the fish and chips. Delicious food at a reasonable price. Nice atmosphere and good service from friendly staff. Will definitely dine there again when in... More 

Thank Angeline D
Melbourne, Australia
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Sat down for a good meal and a few quiet ones with the lads at the Ox Schol and really enjoed ourselves big TV screen, reasonable range of draught beer and some solid taucker

Thank Wookiie
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We have been to this pub several times over two visits to Melbourne. Nice traditional pub fair. Good central location.

Thank SLP27
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We went for one of their steak specials. The service was good, nice atmosphere, the Steak was excellent. The bar was quiet the night we went but when we passed it at lunchtime it was humming !! If you're staying in the area it's well worth a visit!

Thank Tina T
Bendigo, Australia
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

The amount of pubs you can visit in Melbourne CBD and be served that hard to swallow tepid beer with the old excuse, "it's just the tap hasn't been used for a while". Go fetch! The Oxford has been serving cold beer and quality parmies for the past 15 years and what's great about the place is: Nothing changes. No... More 

Thank sandilong1511

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Australian, Bar
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Swanston Street | CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 1619
Opposite RMIT, The Oxford Scholar is popular with after-work types as much as the student body, opening for lunch and dinner with fabulous pub meals.

Open from Monday to Friday 10am to late, and stocked with a wide range of wines, beers on tap and spirits, the Scholar is a great place for a get-together. Catering for all patrons and providing reasonably-priced quality dining, the Scholar provides an open, friendly atmosphere for a broad clientele.

Located at the Sussex-end of Swanston Street, this pub proudly harbours the atmosphere of suburban local right in the heart of the city.

As evening sets in, the bistro menu offers a few cheap meals to down before you hit the pool table. You can even get a group of mates together and start a pool team. Naturally, the booze selection at the Ox is slanted towards the beer end of the scale. Cocktails can be had at more sophisticated venues down the road; this is a beer man’s pub. Tap and bottled offerings include James Squire Amber and Golden Ales, Tooheys Old, Boags Classin Blonde, Becks and many more. And you’ll want a good amount of beer to go with all that sport.

League, Union, Soccer and AFL all get their day in the sun, with the odd meat raffle thrown in for good measure.

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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