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“Insider tip”
Review of Oxford Social - CLOSED

Oxford Social
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
Halberstadt, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Insider tip”
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 liked it too and said he would be back. It was a pleasant surprise for him also!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank legrandviper
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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
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 be sure to pass on your feedback to the team about food and beef. I hope I have the opportunity to welcome you back.

Kind Regards
The Oxford Social Team
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  • Danish first
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English first
Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely food and attentive service”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

This was a gem. Great service, nice wine and excellent food. The special on the night was Coq au Vin. It was just delicious, the mashed potato had my husband reaching for mine as well. A top night, great value as well. Top marks for a lovely meal in relaxed surroundings

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank teepee4
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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear teepee4,

Thank you for sharing your review, I appreciate your feed back especially as a Top Contributor. I will be sure to pass your feedback onto the team and am pleased to hear you received great service for which we always aim.
We believe in excellent service but with that personal touch, in a relaxing setting. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal, the Coq au Vin is certainly popular and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards
The Oxford Social Team
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely food and very friendly service”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Four of us ate at the Oxford Social last week and had a great meal. The menu was interesting and seasonal and we all ended up eating three courses as it was so delicious! We tried the fish and meat options between us and they were all very good. The team working there are all friendly and courteous and made us feel welcome. The immediate area around the restuarant isn't particularly nice but there are some good pre-dinner bars tucked away within walking distance.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Katie M
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135OxfordSocial, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Social, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Katie M,

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 .

Oxford Street certainly is an eclectic place, and we are proud to be part of the change for the better in the area. I hope I have the opportunity to welcome you back.

Kind Regards
The Oxford Social Team
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Tauranga
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a Birthday”
Reviewed June 17, 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
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Thank Wurfit
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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
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Food was good, service so-so”
Reviewed June 16, 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
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Thank iamboring
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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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