Established in 1857, during the heady days of the Victorian gold rush, The Oxford Scholar Hotel has for more than 160 years served Melburnians at the northern-end of Swanston Street.

In 2019 ‘The Scholar’ has been redeveloped, refurbished and re-imagined as a sophisticated bar and eatery, situated in the heart of the recently transformed RMIT City campus.

With the creation of a series of new bar, dining and event spaces, The Scholar offers a relaxed, comfortable and sophisticated experience for its patrons. We feature a wide selection of both local and international craft beer, while our menu selections are built upon locally sourced and fresh produce, offering innovative, seasonally appropriate and exceptional dishes.

Designed with inherent flexibility in mind, and boasting significant increases in capacity, a multitude of functions are able to be staged with the assistance of experienced, attentive and dedicated event staff.

We welcome everyone visiting Melbourne to experience a new chapter in one of the City’s oldest stories.