Thursday, 25 August 2011

Gladstone Hotel, Dulwich Hill

Gladstone Hotel, Dulwich Hill, NSW
Date: 24th August 2011
Price: $10
Type: chicken
With: salad, chips and gravy

I'd never eaten at the Gladstone Hotel before and taking into account the calibre of the clientele on a Wednesday night and the nausea-creating carpet, i didn't have high hopes. But for $10, this really wasn't too bad. You probably couldn't find a schnitzel that was any more processed, but the chips were nice-ish and the gravy was free flowing (albeit from a packet of gravox). This meal was off the $10 specials list, so for all i know their full-priced meals could be exquisite. (They also have that "cook your own steak" malarkey there as well - if that's what jiggles your jigglies).

Note: I shouldn't have a go at the Gladstone.... you'd be hard pressed to find a more decent pub in the general vicinity.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks

The Glenmore, The Rocks, Sydney

Date: August 13th, 2011
Price: $19-ish
Type: Chicken parmigiana
With: Mash and salad

For $19-ish you'd expect a fairly excellent schnitzel. Sadly, this schnitzel was not a "stand out". It wasn't revolting by any standard, in fact it was very nice, but not $19 nice. The mash was good and actually made from potatoes, but was place underneath the schnitzel, so quite difficult to manoeuvre around the plate.

Fortunately, the rooftop at The Glenmore is quite the venue to eat such a meal. Lovely view of the opera house. A nice drop of cider. Tourist heaven.

Here's the pubs website.