Sunday, 13 August 2017

Chelsea Hotel, Chatswood

Date: 28 July 2017
Price: $15
Type: chicken
With: mushroom sauce and mash

It had been years since we sampled the schnitzel wares of the second least offensive bar in Chatswood.

Unlike the decor, nothing much had changed. Very standard schnitzel again. Very nice for the price. Can't really fault it. It was like a beautiful lady on a pedestal of mash, showered in a warm brown mushroomy sauce and dusted with something green (probably parsley). Cheapest meal on the menu, so I'm not sure why you'd bother eating anything else.

3.9 out of 5

The Lady Hampshire, Camperdown

Date: 23 July 2017
Price: too much
Type: chicken
With: pepper-ish sauce, coleslaw and chips

This was a completely standard schnitzel meal. Thankfully they cut the schnitzel in half for me so I didn't have to waste valuable calories with my knife muscles. The pepper sauce was less than peppery, so it gets a 1.7 out of 10 on the sauce-o-rating scale. The most mysterious thing about this meal is why the chips came in a non-reuseable container rather than just being put into the plate.

3.1 out of 5

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Summer Hill Hotel, Summer Hill

Date: 6th May 2017
Price: $23
Type: chicken... The "outback" schnitzel
With: egg, cheese, bacon and Beetroot(?)

For $23 you'd expect something pretty amazing, right?
Well, I got this. After getting past the "schnitzel on the chips" faux pas, we get to the toppings. What makes this "outback"? Is it all those pigs, chickens, cheese makers, and beetroot farms that are in the outback? Probably.
How did it taste? Well it wasn't offensive. Nothing about it was offensive, it was just a plain old schnitzel with out-of-place toppings and a half-arsed salad. Chips were fine.
2.6 out of 5.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Euro Bar, Hamilton

Date: 20th November 2016
Price: can't remember
Type: chicken
With: avocado, bacon, cheese, salad and chips

The schnitzel was small but cooked well. The chicken was a bit tasteless, but the cheese, bacon and avocado on top made up for it with flavour. The chips were nice and crispy and the salad had just the right amount of dressing.

3.5 out of 5.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Ashfield Hotel

Date: 11th September 2016
Price: $17
Type: chicken parmigiana
With: salad and chips

Upon first inspection the meal looked pretty good. Homemade schnitzel (of a reasonable size) with tomato, ham and cheese on top. However, I'm not sure how they extracted the flavour before serving it to me. Magical.
The crumbs were quite soggy and the chips were a bit rubbery. Maybe it was a bit late in the evening, the salad looked a bit sad.

Ashfield hotel.... Such a sterile place.

Overall 2.76 out of 5.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

The Royal at Randwick

Date: 11 June 2016

It was a lunch special on the weekend, so I'm not sure if they made it horrible on purpose.

This was the veal parmigiana and it was tough and chewy. The chips were good.
The pub has dark but shiny interiors... and is also full of small children. Beware.

Keg & Brew, Surry Hills

Date: 12 October 2015

So, I think I was pretty much drunk before I even started eating this. The aim was to stave off that point of drinking that is "the pre-home hangover" also known as "alcohol poisoning". Anyway, it was oily and good. The coleslaw instead of salad also added to the lack of nutrition, which was welcomed.
Chips: too thin.