Relaunch of The Oxford - Time to Relive your Memories

The Oxford - 101 O'Connell St, North Adelaide SA 5006

This hotel has been around North Adelaide for decades but only recently, it has undergone a revamp to bring new life into a once buzzing venue. Thanks to new owners, Grant and Anastasia Murray, who saw great potential in this iconic pub and wanted to blend the traditional with the modern, with a mix of artistic flair creating a sophisticated and warm space for people to meet and spend time together. This revival was the perfect event to showcase the love the owners have for great food, good art, live music and a place that inspires interesting conversations. On The Chopping Board (OTCB) was invited to be part of this crowd and to experience what the new Oxford has to offer. All food and beverages were provided by the venue.

The Oxford - same, same...but different
On arrival we were greeted with a glass of champagne with fresh slices of mango; this was a refreshing and delicious start to the evening. Parts of the pub were set up with large tables of various antipasto spreads, from fresh sprouted hummus by Simon Bryant, to selections of Woodside cheeses, dips and fresh crusty bread. It was a feast for the eyes and a delight to the senses with a variety of flavours and textures amid a winter theme.

Mango champagne cocktails 
Natural fresh oysters
Pumpkin arancini with aioli
Sticky pulled pork and pickled vegetables
The pub's new menu was showcased through tastings of canap├ęs, of which our favourites were the natural oysters with fingerlime and verjuice; quite fresh and tangy. The mapo spoons with tofu bites in soy sauce had a nice hit of saltiness, and the pumpkin arancini with aioli were delectable with a crispy outer shell and a soft creamy centre, a great finger food for any occasion. There was also sticky pulled pork with pickled vegetables, a wonderful combination of sweet, salty and crunchy, and pickled beef fillet tarts with beetroot hollandaise; a savoury bite sized tart that packs a lot of flavour. The food menu caters to everyone's taste and has a unique selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Potato crunches
Antipasto table with dips, fresh bread and Woodstock cheese
Fresh bread & dips
Of course, being a lover of anything potato, my heart and stomach were stolen by the amazing potato crunches (fried potato skins) with paprika and lime salt. I could eat a whole bowl of these, so crunchy, salty, hot and moorish, the perfect accompaniment to any drink get together. And speaking of drinks, the pub also features wine tastings, happy hour, and daily pairings of beer or wine with your meal. The beverage selection is extensive and features many local wineries.

                                                               Live music on the night

The Oxford has gone through a successful revival and is sure to be the place to relive your old memories and make new ones. With great food, great entertainment and live music, and a love for the arts community, you will surely see some truly amazing artists at work. So come see for yourself what the new venue has to offer and experience your old favourite in a new light.

The Oxford Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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