The Shaw Davey Slum

4.6
61 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Lunch

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Pub
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Tues- 5pm to 1am
Wednesday - Sat 12pm to 1am
Sun -12pm to 11:30pm

Kitchen hours:
Monday - Tuesday 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday -Sunday Noon - 10pm


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.
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Phone number
(03) 9825 8980
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Payment Options:
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Private Dining at The Shaw Davey Slum is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.
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Private Party Contact
our team: (03) 9825 8980
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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.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Drummond Street
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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)
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Public Transit
The No.8 Tram services Lygon St. Get off at stop 112, corner of Lygon Street and Elgin Street.
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Entertainment
DJs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights on Level 2 from 9pm-1am. Monthly themed dress-up parties.
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
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.8
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HT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

A good setting for a night out. Great food. Not too pricey. Good atmosphere. Would definately go again.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service are consistently good here. We love the fact that they cater for children and we can relax as a family.

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X
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Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing place to meet friends, eat, drink and be merry! Prices are reasonable, food quality was high, and service was amazing. Highly recommended

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JP
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great value, good food.
The set menu was vast and something for everyone.
The establishment had a lot of cool nic nacs

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AT
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good experience. Excellent food and large serves. Very professional, attentive and friendly service.

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Great atmosphere would definitely go again..

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DW
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and value for money. Please note we dined using a scoopon deal which had 3 courses plus 2 glasses wine and beer each for $35 total for two people. That aside, we definitely will return to try out the normal menu and drinks list. Ashleigh our waitress was awesome. Very friendly, good sense of humour and very attentive without being obtrusive. A real gem. Though is was a little quiet at lunch, can't wait to return for dinner and really soak up the atmosphere.

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D
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Food was average, meat came with no sauce and tasted burnt, the place was very loud and hard to hear anything but loud talking from others..however was good value and staff was nice

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VS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Delicious steak and dessert. Highly recommended!

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AG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend gifted a voucher. The lunch experience was very nice. Service was awesome. Food was very good. Dessert was held off until later at our request. Worth the wait. Ambience was very good.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed this. Went with a Scoopon deal, may never have found this place otherwise, but will definitely be back! The food was delicious, well priced, great atmosphere too. The beer garden upstairs is awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome and cheap

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M
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

When we arrived the Shaw Davey Slum was quite busy, meals weren't super quick but they were worth the wait, the waitress was a lovely girl who was very helpful and polite

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious and incredible value for money. Was a bit noisy in the restaurant but when we retreated upstairs to the beer garden we were quite comfortable! Will be back!

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VS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone who served us was awesome and the ambience is really relaxing, good for a fun night out. The food was definitely value for money :)

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GD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Not large servings but really good food. Probably up-market pub food. Only downside is that it's very cramped. Otherwise, brilliant value for money.

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B
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Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Came for the Scoopon deal and Shaw Davey Slum did not disappoint! Fast service with a smile and food was great value! Had the tasting platter entree (Arancini ball was really good), steak for main and the peanut butter cheesecake for dessert.
Curious to try the parma’s here, might have to make another booking 😊

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AM
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Came here with a Scoopon and was thoroughly impressed by the wait staff level of expertise and pleasantness. The ordering process went smoothly and the entrees were unique and quite nice.
My wife and I both had the steak, and unfortunately it wasn't medium rare, just a tad over. But the wedges that came with it were phenomenal.
The peanut butter cheese cake was very nice, unfortunately the portion was quite small and I could have definitely have gone for a bigger slice.
Overall it was a good family meal out, and I definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were very friendly and the service was timely. Highly recommend this pub.

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D
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and nice casual environment for dining. Good for family and kids.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great customer service, very attentive to requests and really delicious food.

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and delightful staff, excellent value for money ... can highly recommend

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c
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Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

we went to shaw davey slum and it was excellent value for money and the food was great . it was overcrowded but i suppose you have to expect that with the cheap prices

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great value / great food / fabulous pricing & good service - go eat or you're missing out

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

great food. We were surprised at the quality
unbelievable price

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy foods. Friendly service, and peanut cheese cake was soo delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was yum! Staff were very attentive and friendly. Good value for money, pretty much the only hour that’s not happy hour is from 8-9pm.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

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

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SB
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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K
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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OD
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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

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EL
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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 .....

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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OT
16 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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

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D
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Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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M
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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