Thursday, 17 October 2013

The General Gordon, Sydenham

The General Gordon, Sydenham, Sydney

Date: 17th October 2013
Price: Thursday night is $10 schnitzel night!!!
Type: chicken
With: chips and salad

Tonight the schnitzel was $10, the rest of the week it is $14. I would be disappointed any other night of the week, but tonight I appreciated the robust salad, even if it dwarfed the lamentably small schniddy. Chips: too chubby. Sauce: missed the schniddy by that much.
I give it a 2.3 out of 5.

Reviewer: Dave

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Broadway Lounge, Sydney

Broadway Lounge, Broadway, Sydney

Date: 1st August 2013
Price: $15
Type: chicken parmigiana
With: salad and chips

Thank the Schniddy gods this parma was top notch - a thick, juicy, tasty fillet topped with both eggplant AND ham and an, er, generous layer of sauce and cheese - because the chips were too chubby  and the salad was confused. Look, I don't like chubby chips, alright? I resent the way they sit on the plate uneaten because you're too bloated from Schniddy, racking you with guilt over wasted food and the poor African children.

3.25 out of 5.

Review by Dave Fletcher

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Ritz, Marrickville

Marrickville Ritz Hotel
Date: 22nd August 2013
Price: $17.50
Type: Chicken parmigiana
With: Chips and salad

Thought we'd go check out this relatively new drinking establishment in downtown Marrickville. Tucked right in the middle of a sea of excellent Vietnamese restaurants on Illawarra Road, it's not easy making the choice to have standard pub food instead..... but you know, there was an untasted schnitzel waiting to be tried.

In hindsight, I would have preferred a bowl of pho, but i ploughed on. The schnitzel was the usual shape and quality and was covered in tasty (the type, not the adjective) cheese and tomato sauce... nothing to write home about, really. The chips, however, we coated in some kind of excellent mystery coating that made them taste very lovely indeed. The salad... well, it was a salad.

Overall.... the atmosphere was pleasant... but i wouldn't go out of my way to schnitzel there again.

Note: they have daily specials.... so it's actually worth checking the menu out.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Leichhardt Bowling Club, Leichhardt
Date: 28th April 2013
Type: Chicken
Price: $15
With: gravy and salad (Note: it usually comes with chips)

What a splendid location to indulge in a schnitzel. I must note that this wasn't consumed by me, but i heard no complaints! The salad was fresh and the schnitzel (although the standard "love heart" shape) was cooked perfectly.
What made this schnitzel so brilliant, was the location. Have you ever been to Leichhardt bowling club? Sure it's right under the flightpath into Sydney Airport, but it's like stepping back a decade or two. The drinks are so cheap and the club building itself smells like an old person's wardrobe. However, if you ever get the opportunity to play bowls there... do it! The greens are immaculate.
A lovely afternoon in the sun.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton, Newcastle
Date: 20th April 2013
Price: $17.90
Type: chicken parmigiana
With:  chips and salad

Well, I had high hope for this considering the price... but no. Generally unimpressed. The schnitzel was cooked nicely an the chips with thick and cooked perfectly, but there was nothing about this meal to set it apart from any other schnitzel meal I'd eaten. The menu did have quite a variety of different schnitzel toppings, but i wanted to try the less adulterated version. The tomato in the salad had obviously been frozen... but the cucumber and salad dressing made up for it.

Quote of the meal: "I'd pay extra to just have iceberg lettuce in my salad"

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Haymarket Hotel, Haymarket, Sydney
Date: 5th April 2013
Price: $14.50 (Friday special)
Type: chicken parmigiana
With: bacon, chips and "salad"

I'm now very much regretting not eating dumplings after eating this specimen. It's been quite a while since I'd had a schnitzel and the quality of the food at the Haymarket Hotel made me wish that I had extended the schnitzel drought further. The schnitzel itself was acceptable, but everything else was sub par. Burnt bacon, minimal cheese, too many tomatoes and the "salad" was simply lettuce. Let's just say that it's highly unlikely that I'll be eating there again.

Let's just be thankful that we didn't order the pasta; it looked even worse.