Sunday, 24 October 2010

Menzies Hotel, Sydney

The Menzies Hotel, Sydney - "Sporties" bar.... or something
Date: The other day
Type: Chicken
Price: $13
With: Peas and mash

Peas and mash were the only option of said. However, the mash was good and the peas were round. The schnitzel itself was ordinary.


Warren View Hotel

The Warren View Hotel, Enmore
Date: The other week
Type: Chicken
Price: $16-ish
With: chips and salad

The schnitzel was good but I wouldnt go out of my way to eat it. The veggie burger looked better.


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Pivnica Medvedgrad, Zagreb

Pivnica Medvedgrad, Zagreb

Where: Pivnica Medvedgrad, Ilica 45, Zagreb, Croatia (
Date: 11 September 2010
Type: Wiener Schnitzel
With: roasted potato halves (strangely called 'Police'); some kind of mysterious mayo-like sauce
Price: 55HRK (around GBP6, AU$10)

Well-cooked, and nicely breadcrumbed, but my goodness - the salt! Both the potatoes and the schnitzel itself were drowning in it. It's a good job that the beer hall had some very tasty and very cheap beer - microbrewed on site - to wash it down with. In fact, anyone would think they were trying to make you drink more of it.
Deceptively small 200HRK note for scale.


Monday, 16 August 2010

Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis

Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis
Where: Black Forest Inn (
Date: 13 August 2010
Type: Veal
Price: $24

Underneath a healthy serving of gravy with mushrooms, was a slice of veal.  I expected the veal portion to be breaded, as with the previous schnitzel dish I've had, but apparently that wasn't the case with the Jager Schnitzel.

On each end of the veal were two bread dumplings. These were very thick and condense and was a bit of a struggle for me to eat.  Lost on the war on the second dumpling. 

Although the price was a bit steep, I can guarantee you that you won't be hungry after eating this dish - in fact, it will fill you before the meal's done.

Chalk Hotel Wooloongabba, Brisbane

Chalk Hotel Wooloongabba, Brisbane
Date: 13 Aug 2010
Type: Chicken schnitzel 
Withchips, salad and mushroom gravy
Price: $12 every day price

Pretty good deal for $12 but the schnitzel was a bit over cooked and god damn the dish was salty, almost died of dehydration later that night.


Monday, 9 August 2010

International Hotel, Spring Hill, Brisbane

International Hotel, Spring Hill, Brisbane

Date: 6th June 2010
Type: Chicken Parmigiana
Price: 2 for the price of 1: $10 each
With: Salad.

Salad was lame and tasted old from memory, parmigiana serving size was on the small side but you can't really go wrong for $10.

Miss Bel

Paddington RSL

Paddington RSL, Paddington, Sydney
Date: 30th July 2010
Type: Chicken
Price: $13
With: Chips and salad

Well... a fairly horrid schnitzel by any standards. Might have been acceptable if it was priced at about $4. Thin and tasteless and small. 

Paddintgon RSL has a crap atmosphere, angry locals and over-priced beers for an RSL. Not to mention the very weird food ordering procedure: pay at the bar, take the receipt to the bistro and line-up to hand over your receipt THEN wait about 20 minutes for them to deep fry a cheap piece of crumbed meat. 

All in all.... a very energy intensive evening. Lazy people beware.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Kapsali Greek Restaurant, Sth Bank, Brisbane

Kapsali Greek Restaurant, Sth Bank, Brisbane
Date: 5th June 2010
Type: Chicken Parmigiana
Price: $25.50
With: Vegies 

My mum ordered this and said it was YUM there was stacks of delicious tasting cheese on it and was a big serving


Sunday, 23 May 2010

Paddo Tavern

Paddo Tavern Paddington, Brisbane

Date: 18.5.2010
Price: $24 (but 2 for 1 meals - for some reason)
Type: Chicken
With: Chips and salad

Well... could this have been the most boganic pub that i've ever been to? Stools with saddles instead of flat surfaces to put ones bottoms on. An over-arching cowboy theme. mmm Pig racing?

Anyway... the schnitzel, although on the small side, was quite tasty. The chips were also tasty. Not so sure about the excess spring onion all over the shop. For $24 this would have been quite the rip-off, but when its  2 for 1 deal, you really cant go wrong.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Bavarian Bier Cafe

Bavarian Bier Cafe, York St, Sydney
Date: 8th May, 2010
Type: Chicken
Price: $24.50
With: Salad (some variety of lettuce and three slices of radish), lemon, warm potato salad and mystery sauce.

So.... really.... for $25 I was really quite unimpressed with this meal. Small and kinda tasteless. The mystery sauce was quite nice, but the potato salad didn't rate, in my books. 
The venue was big and loud and the service was kinda shite. Not to mention having to endure various hens night (although i was impressed by the group of girls that instead of helping their friend off the floor took photos of her when she fell backwards off her chair).

Friday, 7 May 2010

Newcastle Panthers

Newcastle Panthers, King St, Newcastle (or Newcastle Workers Club as I'll always know it)

Well..... I'm not sure how much it costs or what day it was bought on (although i recall it was the night that Bluejuice played).... and i didn't even eat it myself. But from all reports, this schnitzel was quite pleasant. Eaten by a typical boy who orders food "without salad" because he's a hard man.... or something like that. Chips and gravy all the way. A touch on the small side.... but what can you expect for a bogan haven that sells $3 vodkas. 

Aah Newcastle, I love you.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Shakespeare Hotel

Shakespeare Hotel, Surry Hills, Sydney
Date: A few weeks ago
Price: $10 (same as the rest of the menu)
Type: chicken
With: chips, salad and mushroom sauce

So.... apparently this was quite a decent schnitzel. A little strange as to how is was bent in the middle, but hey... it just kinda looked like a butterfly.... a giant crumbed butterfly.... mmm.

The other meals at the pub are not too shabby either..... just for future reference. mmm.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Em Hottche

Em Hottche, Am Markt 4, Bonn, Germany,
Price: 8 Euro
Type: veal
With: chips and salad

It was a cold winters day in Bonn and reaching that time when one begins craving a quality schnitzel. I ducked into a cozy looking bistro, found a seat in the non-smoking section and perused the menu. I made my selection, wienerschintzel and a glass of Kölsch. 

I was happy with the serving size I certainly was satisfied. When Heading to Bonn, I strongly recommend this schnitzel. Especially with a few glasses of Kölsch.


Sunday, 28 March 2010

Shakespeare Hotel

Shakespeare Hotel, Surry Hills, Sydney

Date: 27th March 2010
Price: $10
With: salad and chips and what looks like mushroom sauce

No complaints coming from the consumer of this schnitzel. Can't really go wrong for $10.... really. In fact, all the meals we had were fairly awesome indeed. Cute little pub... old man charm downstairs and fancy-esque upstairs. Nice.


I have no recollection of where this is from.

i'll get back to you.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Auburn Public Golf Course

Auburn Public Golf Course

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was actually March the 26th 2010. The glare from my LCD monitor and Excel spreadsheet started playing tricks on my consciousness. Threes turned to eights, sixes nines, and a stubborn V lookup function refused to cooperate. A bumbling co-worker stumbled upon this Schnitzel safari website when I decided it was time to road test the local cuisine. Our work being located in Auburn NSW didn’t present many Schnitzel opportunities. The area better know for its drive by shootings rather than its crumbed poultry, however a short two-minute drive down the road and I found myself ordering a $12.50 Schnitzel and chips from Auburn (Rosnay) Public Golf Course.

After a short 5 minutes passed I was served up a relatively good-sized Schnitzel with chips and some side salad. The salad appeared to be token and probably included for aesthetics rather than any nutritional value.. As mentioned the Schnitzel was a modest size (can’t compete with Cockatoo Hotel, Petersham. See review.) and the gravy that clung to the schnitzel was a mandatory worthwhile addition. The chicken itself was quite thin and free from the sometime thick rubbery cuts you get at pubs and clubs. If in Auburn and looking for a cheap schnitie, definitely give it a go!

There and a half stars from me Margret!

I cant tell if this is from someone named Margret or someone named Brett..... thanks anyway!

Monday, 1 February 2010

The Dockyard, Newcastle

The Dockyard, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle.

Date: December 2009
Price: $18.50 w sauce.
With: Chips, salad and mushroom sauce.

Pretty good, the best value food on the strip can be found at dockyard.

Miss Bel

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Firehouse Hotel

Firehouse Hotel, North Sydney
$14 with chips and salad. Mushroom sauce, pepper sauce, gravy or tomato relish for and extra $2.

Not bad, apparently.


Norths Sydney Leagues Club

Norths Sydney Leagues Club, Cammeray
Dear Schnitzel Safari,
I was recently delighted to eat a chicken pamignana at Norths Cammeray Leagues Club that arrived somewhat in the shape of Australia. Photo attached for your perusal.
Cheers, Louise

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Erskineville Hotel

Erskineville Hotel, Erskineville
Type: chicken
Price: no idea (i didnt buy it)
With: mash and veggies

From the eater of the schnitzel it seems that the schnitzel itself was quite moist but the mash was a bit lumpy and buttery. Alright size though!

North Bondi RSL

North Bondi RSL, Bondi
Type: chicken
Price: $16
With: salad and "fries"..... also neopolitana sauce and cheeese

Not the best schnitzel i've had, not the worst. Pretty tasteless and came with a piece of mystery string. Not a fan of thin chips and the salad only consisted of lettuce and 10 bits of shredded carrot. Nice view though, especially of the people bolting off the beach as a delightful storm rolls in.