Ooh La La

by RH

Oscar’s Theatre Restaurant: Lower Esplanade, St Kilda.  Tel: 94 4411

Host: Oscar Isztl

Open: Until 3am.


Cards: American Express, Diner’s Club, Carte Blanche, Bankcard.

Specialities: Continental cuisine.

Average: $25 a couple.


Oscar’s Theatre Restaurant is a very handy “after dark” entertainment venue.  It’s very close to the city and is one of those places where the clientele is almost as good as the floorshow.

The floorshow is always interesting and different.  Brazilian dancers, Hula girls, Tahitian entertainers, strippers, you name them and Oscar’s have featured their talents at sometime or other.

Oscar himself is a Melbourne “after dark” legend.  He has a flair for publicity and is a born showman as well as theatre restaurant proprietor.  He’s always going back to Europe…quitting the local scene…but somehow he never gets there.  He stays on the St Kilda Lower Esplanade and makes his theatre restaurant a nightlife “must” for local soft light prowlers.

From “Restaurants of Melbourne,”  1978 edition.