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“What a Birthday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oxford Social - CLOSED

Oxford Social
135 Oxford Street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
0293310557
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Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Tauranga
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“What a Birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Where to spend your 75th birthday in a friendly place with great food?
Thankyou Tripadvisor... we chose Oxford Social because we liked what we'd read, and we were not disappointed.
Six of us arrived from New Zealand to join our Sydney families, and 14 were booked for dinner to mark this momentous occasion.
I was the Birthday Girl, and I could not have been happier.
Our hosts were superb, and nothing was a problem, even when the notorious latecomers arrived an hour late.
This was one of the happiest nights of my life, and I cannot praise Oxford Social enough.
The wine recommendations were fantastic, and as for the food... it just kept on coming and satisfied every guest from the vegetarian to the carnivours.
Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful team in the kitchen, and everyone left with happy smiles.
The big question they asked was: Can we do this next year?
Oxford Social... you are fantastic!.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Wurfit,

We think you are fantastic too, and thank you for celebrating your Birthday with us. We certainly would love to have you back next year for your birthday but hope we will see you in the mean time. We like to think we have a good though finely honed selection of meals for Vegetarians and the meat lover. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining evening with us at Oxford Social and that you you found it All to be fantastic. Thank you for sharing your review. Once Again we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards
The Oxford Social Team
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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Food was good, service so-so”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The food lived up to our expectations, we had high expectations since it is so highly ranked on Tripadvisor! We had the seared scallops to start our meal, followed by main courses (steak and salmon) and then chocolate dessert (can't seem to recall the specifics for the dessert now, but it was good). Loved the scallops!

The food was great but the service was so-so for us - I guess it was due to this group of people visiting this quiet restaurant - They seemed to be regulars and the staff paid much more attention to them. We had a good seat facing the glass doors so we could people watch. The quiet ambience was good as well.

Overall, I will recommend others to try this place! We spent $35-40 each.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear iamboring,

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining evening with us at Oxford Social and that you had a good experience with our food. As for the service, I apologize that it wasn't quite as you saw it to what may have been regulars, you should have felt the same, as we like to treat all our guests as if you are our personal guests. I have spoken to the team to remain conscious of this in future.
Thank you for sharing your review, I hope We have the opportunity to welcome you back again.

Kind Regards
The Oxford Social Team
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“Good food.Even better service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Great food at reasonable prices. I had the prawns which was pretty good. Excellent service. I requested for my steak to be medium. It came slighly well done and they promptly changed it. They also offered deserts on the house! Had the creme brulee which was also good.

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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear TravelingTeo,

Thank you dining with us and taking the time to leave a review. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience and it is always good to hear from our guests on how we are doing, especially from one who had an issue which we were able to correct, thank you.
I was so pleased that you found our food to be reasonably priced and the creme brûlée good. We look forward to welcoming you back at Oxford Social.

Kind Regards
The Oxford Social Team
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Hong Kong
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good food. Good value. Great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Every single bite of every dish we ordered was delicious. We ordered two starters: the bruschetta and arancini (risotto balls, breaded and fried). The portions were large and we were glad we only ordered one main course--braised lamb shank, which was super tender, falling off the bone delightful. It was served with a sweet potato mash which complemented the lamb perfectly.
Both starters were superb. We ate everything and practically licked the plate clean. Restaurants I. Sydney are very pricey but this was very reasonable--great value for money and the food was superb.
The service was very quick and friendly. We sat near the bar and conversed with the bar tender. The only negative thing was our failure to research the distance of the restaurant from our hotel near the Rocks. We spent over $20 for taxi! We could have taken a bus but thought it was nearby. We walked back to our hotel which took a delightful 30 minutes,upon the recommendation of the bar tender. We walked near Hyde Park and saw St Mary's Cathedral beautifully lit up. It was a gorgeous evening. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Anaknilinda,

Marvelous! Review, Thank you so much for a great and concise review, and its a complement coming from Senior Contributor on Trip advisor. It was so pleasing to read that you found our service friendly. We at Oxford Social take allot of pride in treating all our guests, well as guests. Our pride is your happiness and we appreciate you taking the time in writing your review.

I am glad you liked our menu, we do keep it small but that allows us to specialise in our delightful dishes, as with our wine list. Again thank you for your wonderful words and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards
The Oxford Social Team
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“excellent food and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

was very aprehensive when walking into the place was very quiet. however is was mid-week and most places looked the same. food was top notch. my mother had salad to start - i hate salad and even i thought it was to die for! the duck was really good. the steak was good (but not amazing) but for the price point i would give it good marks. the deserts again weren't out of this world but for the pricing i thought were good value for money. you wont get the best meal of your life here, but you will get decent food at honest prices. thumbs up. will be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear teddybear7888

Thank you for sharing your review, I will be sure to pass your feedback onto the team and am pleased to hear you received the high standard of service and will except your good marks and thumbs up, again thank you.
We believe in excellent service but with that personal touch. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal, the Duck is certainly popular and we too look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards
The Oxford Social Team
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