Thursday, 27 December 2007

Avon Valley Inn

Avon Valley Inn "Top Pub" Gloucester

Chicken Schnitzel with mushroom gravy and chips and salad. The best part was the chunky ass mushrooms in the gravy, yum!
I forget how much it was .. well check when I go home tonight ..
Also the schniters was nice and thick..
Review by Miss Bel

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Schnitzel at the Chelsea

The Chelsea Hotel, Chatswood
Date: 6 December 2007-12-19
Price: $10 (i think)
Time: 12pm AEST

The chicken schnitzel with a side of mash and mushroom gravy was chosen as the lunch special. I and a fellow person both had this choice and comparison of our respective photos (only one posted so far) indicates the presentation of mine (see photo) was far more prettier. I thought it odd that there was several layers of mini-sized schnitzels piled on top of the mash (very interesting look), but I think after consuming the lot, I think the smaller pieces make you feel fuller by the end of it, and less cutting involved. Above average tasting schnitzel, just enough gravy, which was yummy. Mash was too creamy for my taste. I give it 3 stars out of 5.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Canterbury-Hurlstone Park

Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSLDate: 9th of December 2007
Type: Chicken
Price: Not sure..... possibly about$10
With: chips and salad

Well! It did the trick as far as satisfying my craving for something fattening was concerned. The chips were brilliant.... however, the schnitzel was quite sub-par. It was fairly tasteless and the chicken itself seemed to be floating around within the layer of crumbs. Very odd.

Note: cheap beer.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Glasgow Schnitzel

Staff restaurant, BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow.
Date: December 4th, 2007
Price: £4.10
Type: Pork
With: Apple sauce, sautée potatoes, red cabbage, mixed salad

£10 note for comparison, because I'd just used my £20 to buy my lunch. It's worth over AU$20, though.

A pretty big hunk of meat - I nearly had trouble finishing it. Done just right, and very tasty too. Nicely done potatoes, but the apples were a bit on the sour side, and the red cabbage was a little dry.

Reviewer: Martin

Sunday, 2 December 2007

The Austrian Schnitzelhaus

The Austrian Schnitzelhaus, Victoria Rd, GladesvilleDate: 29th of November, 2007
Type: Chicken
Price: $19.00
With: pepper sauce, chips and salad.

Review: This actually wasn't my meal, so i can't tell you how good it was. Although, what I did eat, which was the Zigeuner Schnitzel (Gypsey Schnitzel = Not crumbed, topped with a spicy paprika, capsicum & onion sauce. Served with sauteed potatoes), was pretty awesome. It was the same size as the specimen pictured, was a good quality piece of meat and was a nice change from your usual crumbed schnitzel. Of course, not as big as they come, but as the waiter pointed out.... it's not the size that matters.

Friday, 30 November 2007

Northern Star Cafe

Northern Star Cafe, Beaumont St, Hamilton
1. Schnitzel Boscaiola

2. Stuffed something-or-other (probably veal, as i dont think my mother eats chicken)

Date: 23rd of November, 2007
Type: 1. Chicken and 2. (probably) Veal
With: 1. Boscaioloa sauce and veggies, 2. stuffed with cheesy stuff, with a cheesy looking sauce and served with veggies.
Price: I can't really remember, they were definitely less than $20 though
Review:This is a lovely little café with some top quality Italian food. The schnitzel itself was very tasty and quite good value for money. Not as big as they come, but definitely not uber-processed crap.
The veggies were fairly average, but the wine was good and the several beers at the pub previously. mmmm oh... and the gelato on the way out. mmmm

Monday, 26 November 2007

The Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton, Newcastle
Date: 13th November, 2007
Type: Chicken
With: Bosciola sauce, chips and salad
Review: Very tasty, the snito's of the Exchange have been calling me back for over 2 years now, recently the size of them has reduced somewhat but as you can see they are still a very healthy portion! Definitely worth a crack.
Now that I have my regular camera phone back in business I shall send a few more in.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Griffen's Head Hotel - Adelaide

Griffen's Head Hotel - Adelaide
Date: November 9th, 2007
Price: $15.90
Type: Chicken
With: parmigiana, cheese, chips and salad


This was a great schnitty, not often do I go for the Parmigiana option, however in this case, its was pretty damn good. Chicken was thick and suculant. Anyone in the Adelaide area, I highly recommend dropping in and having a go at one of these. Very good size too. Delicious!

Sunday, 4 November 2007

The Quarrymans Hotel

The Quarrymans Hotel, Pyrmont

Date: 28th October 2007
Type: Chicken and Chicken Parmigiana
Price: $13.00
With: potato salad and greenery (and some onion)

It was a nice change to not have chips with the schnitzel but the schnitzel itself could have been a little better. I was slightly hungover on this occasion, so the oiliness really hit the spot. However, John seemed to think this was quite a special schnitzel (he's not been to the White Cockatoo though).

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Oxley Hotel - Dooralong Valley

Oxley Hotel - Dooralong Valley
Date: October 28th, 2007
Price: $16.50
Type Chicken
With: Mushroom Sauce, Chips, Salad

The schnitty was slightly small, so initial glance was not so favourable. However, the flavour and texture was excellent! Chips were good and the mushrooms were chunky and not over cooked like often are.

Certainly one of the best schnitties I've had in a while, could have been bigger, but smaller is better for my waist line...

Reviewed by: Chanboy

p.s. Dooralong is here

Tuesday, 23 October 2007


Oktoberfest at the Lowenbrau - The Rocks, Sydney
Date: 20th of October, 2007
Type: Chicken
With: veggies, mash and mayonnaisey stuff

This was possibly the worst schnitzel I've had. I will say, in their defence, that they were being mass produced for this occasion because the chicken inside was uber-processed and the coating was more of a batter than a crumb.
The mash was fairly good though and I did get to play a small cowbell.

I must admit, the point of eating this meal was more to make sure that the extreme volumes of beer weren't going down onto an empty stomach (an action that my body appreciated greatly the next day).

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Strawberry Hills Hotel

Strawberry Hills Hotel, Surry Hills, NSWDate: 19th October 2007
Type: Chicken
Price: $5
With: Mash and green

You can't really go wrong with something that's $5 (unless you're eating dinner at the Landsdowne)... yeah, i figured that even if I ate 3 mouthfuls I'd still be fine with the amount I spent.

Not worth anymore than $5 though, but if i was strapped for cash, this is where i'd head.

(Sorry about the shite photo, it was at this moment that i realised that my camera in my phone had no flash - and the lighting was turned down in the pub so you couldnt tell that those steaks you were eating were actually made from compressed dog food (possibly))

Royal Exchange Hotel

Royal Exchange Hotel, Marrickville
Date: 14th October 2007
Type: chicken
Price: about $12
with: chips, salad and gravy

Apparently this was quite a tasty one (coming from someone who seemed to know their schnitzels). Very awesome chips at the place as well, I must say.

See also: REM Parmigiana

Another trip to the White Cockatoo

White Cockatoo Hotel, Terminus St, Petersham

Ah, these specimens were seen on a Campbell family jaunt to the White Cockatoo (where they also won the trivia night and won a handsome $40 voucher for the bottle shop).
A loverly time was had by all and schnitzel was eat for lunch for the rest of the week.
I can't even look at these schnitzels without feeling slightly ill.

Basically, I have to advice you to check this place out if you haven't already.
And make sure to own up if you have to have a post-schnitzel spew.

Petersham RSL - after the bistro upgrade

Petersham RSL, Petersham, NSW
Date: sometime in September
Price: about $13 with member discount
Type: Chicken
With: veggies and pepper sauce

Well.... apart from the vegetables being boiled beyond recognition (as the usual case in club bistros) the schnitzel wasn't bad.... and again, you can't go wrong with $3 schooners.

Just one thing... i wouldn't advise that you try the Sunday roast at this place. I've never eaten anything worse.

Friday, 12 October 2007

Have I got Schnitzels for you.....

Schnitzel from home...
.... but we call them 'cotolette'.

My Zia Vincenza made these. They're great. Obviously real chicken, and
heaps of parmesan and parsley in the crumb.

They cost me $0, but they probably cost her more than that.

Love, Dan

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Criterion Hotel, Sydney

Criterion Hotel, Pitt St, Sydney
Date: September 14th 2007
Type: Chicken Parmigiana
Price: $13.oo-ish (i'll have to double check that)
With: chips and a sprinkle of green

Not bad for the price and Dave didn't die after eating it. He should actually be writing this.

The thing I actually liked more was the two-for-one cocktails downstairs from 5-7pm..... not crappy cocktails either! But i must say, the bouncer ther was a complete knobhead (although, i reckon you'd be pretty hard pressed to find a bouncer who isn't one)

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Rag &Famish

The Rag & Famish Hotel, North Sydney
Date: August 28th, 2007
Price: $14.00
Type: Veal
With: Gravy, Chips, Salad

This Schnitty was consumed by my friend on this occasion, rarely do I myself go for a veal schnitty, however I am led to believe that this was quite a good schnitty. The Chips were reported to be a bit "funny" tasting - possibly used old oil to fry them - unsure, but not that great flavour. Gravy was gravy, and well salad was freshish.

PS - no $20 note on hand on this occasion...

Sent in by: chanboy

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Coogee Schnitzel

The Palace, Coogee Beach, Sydney
Date: August 25th, 2007
Price: $14.00
Type: Chicken
With: Mushroom sauce, salad, chips

Review : Size wise, very good, cooked nicely, perhaps a tiny bit over done, but nothing to worry about. Chips - excellent and salad very fresh. Disappointed with the Mushroom sauce though, very watery, no substance or thickness at all. Hopefully it was a one off...

Reviewer: Chanboy

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Schnitzel on the Rocks

The Mercantile Hotel, The Rocks, SydneyType: Chicken
Price: $16.50
With: mash, boiled carrots and some sort of cabbage concoction (and not in a good way)

Decent bit of chicken, but that's where the pleasantness ends at this pub. After we seemed to have angered the Irish food ordering lady for no good reason, we were too scared to ask for anything extra with our meals. Hence, no gravy and no extra bacon on the irish breakfast.

Anyway, not overly impressed at all.

Tuesday, 31 July 2007


Union Hotel, Newtown, Sydney
Date: umm.....june-ish?
Type: Chicken Parmigiana
With: mash and salad
Price: I cant remember... I think it was about $16.00

well... not bad at all! especially for pub food in Newtown (which, since i've lived around the area has gotten progressively smaller and more expensive)

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Schnitz and Tits

Marrickville RSL, Marrickvile - Sydney
Price: $11.00 ($9.90 for members)
Type: Chicken
With: gravy, chips and salad

Yes, well the plan was, eat the schnitzel, bask in the glorious neon... then watch the free titty show. Gold.
The schnitzel, for the price, was crap (although others seemed to enjoy it more). But the chips were amazing (but i am easily pleased). Really... you dont really expect quality from RSL food, but this wasn't too bad.

Saturday, 28 July 2007

North Sydney Schnitzel

Station Hotel, North Sydney

Date: July 19th, 2007
Price: $8.00
Type: Chicken
With: Mushroom sauce, chips, funny green stuff

Review :
For $8 really can't complain, real chicken, great mushroom sauce and chips pretty well cooked. No salad, by hey not bad for $8.

Reviewer: chanboy

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Hangover cure

Royal Exchange Hotel, Marrickville - Sydney
Date: July 15th, 2007
Price: $16.90
Type: Chicken Parmagiana
With: eggplant (under the cheese), neopolitana sauce, cheese, chips and salad.

I couldn't think of a better meal after a hefty night on the beverages. Quite a small bit of chicken, but very tasty indeed. Thumbs up from me!

Also, the rest of the meals at this joint are pretty fab too.

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Schnitzel in Hand

Friend in Hand Pub, Glebe - Sydney
Date: July 12th, 2007

Price: $16.50
Type: Chicken
With: Mushroom sauce, mash, peas, carrots

Reviewer: Chanboy

$16.50 for a pub Schnitty places this one in the high end of the market, but admittedly it was pretty damn good. Two good size chicken pieces, mash, peas and carrots. Vegies were typical boiled till they die - but all good once mashed together and consumed with generous amounts of mushroom sauce. Definitely a pleasant experience!

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Adelaide Schnitzel

Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide
South Australia
Submitted by Dan

Number 1 is a chicken parmy, which I ate, it was proper chicken, and a good size, for chicken.

Number 2 is a beef parmy, i didnt eat it.
These are from the Arkaba Hotel, which I wouldn't normally go to, except they were showing the soccer on the big screen (its a terrible, terrible pub. Mostly gambling and 40+ year olds lookin for a good time.)
Anyway, sorry about the photos, they were taken with a camera (as opposed to a small carrot), i remembered at the last minute.

Price: $13
With: either salad or vegies, 7 chips and a mini breadroll.

Sunday, 24 June 2007


Been a bit slack recently haven't we?
Well never fear! We have finally worked out how to get photos off mobile phones onto the computer.

The only problem with the length of time it has taken is that the schnitzel details are long forgotten.

Anyway, here's a few schnitzels to keep you going:

Souths Leagues Club, Merewether

Type: Chicken Parmigiana
With: chips and salad
Price: $15.00

Pleasant schnitzel, beautiful plateware, curly carrot.... only one issue with the food at Souths. The menu is a mixture of chinese dishes and standard aussie pub food. This isn't the problem, the problem is that anything that is deep fried will always taste like prawn crackers.

Luckily, i like prawn crackers.

World Cup Schnitzel - somewhere in Germany (submitted by Jamie)
Fairly massive looking, but no money for size comparison. *gasp*
With: crinkley chips and pepper sauce (?) and beer.

I can not, for the life of me, remember where this one was taken. If i remember, I'll let you know.
Escalope - it's french for schnitzel
THIS is really the closest thing you'll come to schnitzel in England (I guess it stems back to the war)
Turkey Escalopes - 3 for only 2 pounds! Bargain!

Friday, 13 April 2007

Salisbury Hotel, Stanmore

Chicken Milaneza

Chicken Schnitzel

Salisbury Hotel, Stanmore, Sydney

Date: April 12th, 2007
Type: Chicken Milaneza ($16.50) Chicken Schnitzel ($14.50)
Chicken Milaneza with: potato mash and spinach

Chicken Schnitzel with: cheese, chips, salad (cumcumber, lettuce, tomato, curly beetroot) and lemon

not bad at all.... good for the price, anyway

Another from the White Cockatoo - the Mexican

no, i'm not obsessed with this place!
The Mexican Schnitzel
Sour cream, guacamole, beans, cheese, tomato.... chips and salad...

so wrong, yet so right

Town Hall Hotel, Newtown - Attempt #2

Town Hall Hotel, Newtown, Sydney
Date: March 30th, 2007
Price: $14.50
Type: Chicken
With: some bits of green stuff, chips and half a lemon
quite small, but actually flattened chicken..... nice

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

First Non-Australian Schnitzel

Red Lion Tavern

Silverlake District, Los Angeles

Type: Chicken Schnitzel

With: side of mashed with gravy, and red cabbage.

Comment: The waitress never brought me the Spaten Optimator, but I was too hungry to go and get her, so no beer.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St Kilda

Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St Kilda, Melbourne
Date: March 4th, 2007
Price: $16.90
Type: Chicken parmigiana
With: chips and salad

Small in size, but decent quality. Actually flattened chicken, not this "shaped" malarky!

Shame about the fact that this pub seems to be a haven for backpackers.

Also, whilst in Melbourne, i noticed that the parmigiana seems to be on most pubs menus, rather that the plan old schnitzel. Those crazy victorians... next thing you'll be telling me that don't drink schooners of beer!

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Alfred Hotel, Camperdown

Alfred Hotel, Missenden Road, Camperdown
Date: February 25th, 2007
Price: $6.00 plus a drink purchase
Type: Chicken
With: Mushroom sauce and mash

Terrible schnitzel.... processed chicken.... i'm hoping that it was just because it was ordered off the cheap menu. All the other meals coming out of the kitchen looked decent.

Friday, 23 February 2007

White Cockatoo Hotel - again

Well.... if you've been there, you'll understand.
Schnitzel at the White Cockatoo Hotel is no normal schnitzel.

What kind of chicken does it come from?
How many different toppings can you add to a schnitzel?

It's where the schnitzel safari was born.


22nd of February....
aside from the standard: schnitzel with mushroom sauce....

We have a couple of additions this time.

The Marinara Schnitzel (thanks to the peoples at the table next to us)... with prawns and calamari rings piled on top.

The Supreme Schnitzel.... with a whole sliced tomato, a diced pig (in ham form) most of a red onion and a block of cheese.

.....and since the last time i visited, they've done away with trying to fit your salad on the same plate and instead, put it in a handy side bowl. (modelled here with a $5 note that was won on the chocolate wheel - which has nothing to do with chocolate)

Monday, 29 January 2007

Petersham RSL

Petersham RSL, Petersham, Sydney
Price: $8.50 (for members...$9.50 otherwise)
Type: Chicken
With: mash, gravy and those oh so overly boiled RSL veggies

Don't forget! RSL = cheap cheap beverages