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Oxford Social - CLOSED

135 Oxford Street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
0293310557
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

207 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I took a number of colleagues here for a dinner on 8 August and we were not disappointed. We started by sharing a number of grazing plates and while all were delicious the stand outs were the baked polenta with forest mushrooms ($15) and the arancini balls ($15). Numerous restaurants get both these types of dishes horribly wrong but we... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
498 reviews 498 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Has been on my list to try for a while and at last got the chance. Nicely laid out restaurant with sliding panels that provide full opening onto street in fine weather. On a cool winter's night was cosy inside with panels and front door closed. Service throughout the night was excellent. We shared starters of whiting fillets, prawns and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We chose the Oxford Social from reviews and we were rewarded with a meal that was a delight, the food was plentiful and amazing. The Service was spot on, wines were reasonable priced with a good selection. We started with the grilled scallops and hash cakes, we then shared the pork belly. No room for desert, which was a shame... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the grilled scallops, lamb shanks, chicken breast, pork belly and beef fillet. The food was great! If you only have 1 choice then it would be in this order: pork belly, lamb shanks, beef and chicken. Super service too!

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My family and I visited Oxford Social for dinner on 1 August with high expectations because of the volume of good reviews they have accumulated over here. I must say, we were not the least bit disappointed! The service was the best we ever had in a restaurant, and the food was simply amazing. The Arancini Balls, Baked Polenta and... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had a bit of problem finding this one. The address we had was for a gay bar. Thankfully the crowd knew the place. Their ringing endorsement of the restaurant was a good omen that proved to be true. The service was fantastic. The food was absolutely perfect. I started with the grilled scallops with Serrano ham and my partner... More

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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review

Dear jcrane66, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave such a nice review and that you found our service Fantastic. I appreciate you taking the time especially as you are a Top Contributor. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience and it is always great to hear from our guests on how... More

Toronto
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of dinner 19 July, our last evening in Sydney. If it were not for Tripadvisor we never would have know of this fabulous spot. When we approached the restaurant by cab we were a bit concerned about the location/area et cetera but “no worries”. This is a wonderful, small family owned restaurant that... More

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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review

Dear YYZGuy99, Thank you for your kind review, it is pleasing to hear when we delivered the high standard of service which we always aim for and I am so glad the team contributed to the quality of your dining experience at Oxford Social . We pride our self on our wine selection, the reasonable prices, and our service where... More

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It's a must to try the lamb shank!!! Heard from the restaurant owner that the dish is going to be on the menu permanently.

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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review

Dear XinYang, Thank you for sharing your review, I will be sure to pass your feedback onto the team and I am pleased to hear you speak so highly of our lamb shanks, they certainly are popular. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards The Oxford Social Team More

Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

not the best meal i have ever eaten but still worth the 5 star rating i gave it. thank you trip advisor, otherwise i would not have found this place. the place was quiet...not sure why....the service was great. the surrounding area was a bit grotty and right on busy oxford street. i would defintly go back and try some... More

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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review

Dear melted_snowman, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining evening with us at Oxford Social and that you you found Our service great. Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience. I hope I have the opportunity to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards The Oxford Social Team More

Halberstadt, Germany
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Really a neat little place, which is easily overlooked on the bustling Oxford street. The price level is reasonable compared to other restaurants in Sydney, but for a german traveller rather steep. The food was exceptional, from starter to dessert. The scallops and those rice/cheese balls were absolutely deliscious and also the beed fillet was perfectly done. My Australien colleagues... More

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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review

Dear legrandviper, Ich danke Ihnen sehr es bedeutet so viel, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen als Top Contributor. Thank you for taking the time to share your review, I am so glad to hear you found our restaurant to be reasonably priced and that you and your Australian Colleagues enjoyed their evening with us at Oxford Social! I will... More

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