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About The Shaw Davey Slum

The Shaw Davey Slum sits on the corner of Drummond and Elgin Street in Carlton and is one the area's most loved local pubs. Home of the $2 pot and $5 pizza, The Slum has dedicated lunch, a la carte, set menu, kids, gluten free and vegan menus.

The Slum is the perfect location for your next 21st birthday, engagement, work function or University event. Hire out the upstairs function room exclusively, or have a section of it roped off for private use. With a large wrap around bar servicing the entire upstairs, The Slum’s upstairs function spaces feature a retractable roof, large projector screen, flexible seating layout, dance-floor and washrooms. The downstairs restaurant can be hired out for lunches and dinners and organisers can have the choice of ordering off our A La Carte Menu, Set Menu or from one of our canape packages. The Shaw Davey Slum has daily deals, everyday happy hour and the convenience of public transport along Lygon Street within walking distance.

171-175 Elgin Street
Carlton, AU-VIC 3053
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Pub

Hours of operation:
Mon - Tues- 5pm to 1am
Wednesday - Sat 12pm to 1am
Sun -12pm to 11:30pm

PLEASE NOTE- We only take reservations for lunch or dinner in the dining room.

We do not take reservations for drinks in the bar area.
To be seated in the dining room, at least 1 main meal per person must be ordered.

Cross street:
Drummond Street

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9825 8980

Website:
http://www.theshawdaveyslum.com.au/

Entertainment:
DJs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights on Level 2 from 9pm-1am. Monthly themed dress-up parties.

Catering:
Functions at The Shaw Davey Slum are always a good time. The venue was designed to provide multiple spaces for functions and events of all varieties and sizes. No matter the size, we guarantee our staff will go out of the way to provide you and your guests an exception experience.

Parking Details:
The closest parking lot is located at 215 Elgin St, on the corner of Elgin and
Lygon st on the Melbourne University side. It is called “Elgin St Car Park”.
RATES:
Everyday – $3 first hour. Max daily rate $14
Night Rate – $8 flat rate (after 5pm)

Public Transport:
The No.8 Tram services Lygon St. Get off at stop 112, corner of Lygon Street and Elgin Street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weekly DJ night, monthly dress-up parties, mid-week Uni nights, specials events around holidays and local events.

Private Dining

Private Dining at The Shaw Davey Slum is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.

The Shaw Davey Slum Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

4.2

Ambience

3.9

Value

4.6

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Happy Hour (14)
Outstanding Value (11)
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Fun (11)
Great Beer (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Group Bookings (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Lunch (5)
Neighbourhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Child Friendly (4)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cosy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Special Occasions (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Vegan (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romance (1)
Tapas (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
·Dined on 2 November 2017

Atmosphere and food compliment each other well. Service seemed to be hit and miss during the evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 15 October 2017

As a family with one vegan we are always on the lookout for Sunday lunch places. This place is fantastic, casual and funky at the same time with fantastic customer service. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Casual
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 August 2017

The food was good and came out fairly quick. They had many different types of beer and it was all reasonably priced. The only issue was because it was busy they kept taking the empty beer jugs and glasses off our table even though we were getting refills so we had to keep asking for more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Casual
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 August 2017

Still can't get over $7 cocktails and $5 pizzas! If it wasn't so far from home/work would definitely become a frequent flyer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual
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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 June 2017

Great food which we all shared but the service was slow and patchy as there was only 1 waitress.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Good value for money and friendly service. Will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Glad a coffee machine has arrived at the bar, however, when served it came to our table luke warm ... so sad .... hoping for a super hot coffee next time .... Desssert platter is awesome and all meals on the menu are delicious and are good value .....

Tags: Fun
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Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Not a great experience. Waited 20 mins for table (that was pre booked). Staff ignored us, limited staff on a busy Saturday night. In saying that Rinna was lovely, but 3 of her would have been good. Food was pretty good.

Tags: Casual
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Came here with a great value Scoopon. Quirky, lively place with delicious food, great beer and friendly service. Our waitress was especially helpful and attentive.

Tags: Great Beer, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun
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Food3
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Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 March 2017

Great meal and excellent staff. The service is friendly and prompt and the meal and drinks are great value. My favourite local

Tags: Great Beer
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Great food and great service at a very good price. The location is also very convenient being very close to the University of Melbourne.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Perfect meal & value. Great location and staff were helpful and friendly

Tags: Great Beer, Tasting Menu
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 February 2017

Nice quirky establishment with great food at very reasonable prices. Location was perfect for stays in Carlton and pre or post movie meals. The staff were friendly and helpful and the facility itself was very trendy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Enjoyed the food, staff are friendly, great relaxed atmosphere and great value for money. Have recommended to a couple of people since we have been.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Happy Hour, Casual
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 February 2017

Great value - we're repeat customers! Interesting entree, good selection of mains. Dessert was a little light - peanut butter cheesecake or panna cotta. Panna cotta was excellent. I would dine there again!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 20 February 2017

Delicious food with friendly, attentive waitresses. We will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 February 2017

Really really good 'pub grub'. An amazing deal got us there, but the food will keep us coming back! Entrée, main and dessert were all great - and innovative. Husband's steak was cooked to perfection and my zucchini macadamia burger was absolutely delicious! Generous servings and good to the last bite. Friendly, helpful staff. Thank you - I will recommend to all I know!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 February 2017

Great experience, very cheap scoopon deal!!! Amazing food and great service. We will be back again soon

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Friendly staff and service, but the food is average!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Entree and desert were both good, main meals pretty average and nothing special. Pretty poor service, waited 40 minutes for someone to ask if we would like our desert after finishing our mains. They also forgot about our second drinks. Would come here again for a drink with friends but not to sit down and eat.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 9 February 2017

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY. Excellent waitressing by both male and females.. Enjoyed the food. Very Efficient service. Enjoyed the beer and cider. Entree was delightful. Main was great. Dessert lovely. We will come again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Disabled Access, Cozy, Great Beer
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Great value, fun pub with quirky décor. Great for gatherings. Staff very friendly and efficient

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 February 2017

Dont let the name fool you.
This place cannot be described with the word slum in anyway.
Good value eating in a lively yet not loud environment. We went on a Wednesday night for dinner with a Scoopon Voucher.
Good choice of meals , creative without being unusual.
I would reccomend for most occasions. They have an under cover Beer Garden , smoking tables outside the venue and also a pool table in the main area. Lots of good value dining and drink deals.
Friendly and sociable staff.
I would highly reccomend

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Awesome place and fantastic value. Drinks prices are so good and food was great!

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Casual
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Great value for the amount of food and drinks which all tasted very decent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 January 2017

Great place to eat good value with scooping voucher.

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Interstate visitors loved the quirky décor, lot's of photo's taken. Fantastic upstairs bar with retractable roof a great space on a hot evening. Good food, friendly staff and value for money. Highly recommended for a casual night out with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 21 January 2017

food and service was good and great value for money, we will return

Tags: Tasting Menu, Outstanding Value, Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 4 January 2017

Popcorn chicken was slightly overdone and very hard but everything else was fantastic. Can't wait to go back again, love the kids colouring stuff that was supplied and the kids meals. Had no idea you even did that! Brought my picky family who was so impressed and my mother in law can't wait to show it to her friends. The desserts were great too, love the size and price!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 November 2016

Quality of food was high and prices were surprisingly low. Great weekday specials. Child friendly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Outstanding Value
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Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 26 November 2016

The food is great and reasonably priced. The wait and bar staff are friendly. There is a good selection of beer and cocktails are available too. The venue has an aesthetically pleasing interior. It is bit noisy and so not good for quiet conversation. Highly recommend for an enjoyable night out.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 November 2016

Loved the whole experience it was only quiet when we went but would like to return on a weekend I bet it would really be buzxing The venue had so much character and the meal deal was so much value for money!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 8 August 2016

So many Vegetarian and Vegan options - VERY good to see!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 July 2016

Great food, staff are amazing and attentive, lovely relaxed dinner.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options
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