Barnawartha Star Hotel, BARNAWARTHA, Victoria

25 High St
BARNAWARTHA
Victoria, 3688

Pub
1244
27%
3
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  • 01 Mar 2010
    #10402 - Mr T (1 review)
    23%
    $15.00
    chicken
    1 / 5 (poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    No

    Mr T reckons:

    If they were to make a new version of a Parmy . . . They should call it; Pizza Puke Parmy with a crunchy twist ?

  • 01 Mar 2010
    #9442 - Sal (40 reviews)
    25%
    $15.00
    chicken
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    N/A
    No

    Sal reckons:

    Oh Dear! This would have to be one of the worst parmi's that I have ever eaten. Although whether you can call 2 frozen crumbed chicken strips covered in nasty over-herbed napoli, with large chunks of undercooked onion, shredded ham subtitute, and barely there cheese a parmi , I will leave that up to you. The chips had a definite bain marie taste to them, and the limp, soggy salad certainly didn't do them any favours either. Nos sure what the rest of the menu is like, but if you are passing through Barni, don't get the Parmi!

    Gold reviewer
  • 28 Feb 2010
    #9842 - Bruski (21 reviews)
    38%
    $15.00
    chicken
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Bruski reckons:

    Since the Barny pub burnt down then was rebuilt a few years back, I was keen to see what it was like now. The bistro/bar area was neat and tidy but the small tables made it a bit crowded with four of us seated. There was a claim of “ice cold beers” at the bar and this definitely was the case, frosty! There was a bit of a crowd for Sunday lunch which stretched the solitary, big, bustling barman and limited kitchen staff but after ordering then a successful game of pool, our meals were ready and waiting surprisingly quickly. We were only able to order the standard parmy topping due to the larger number of patrons and therefore time constraints for the chef, but apparently there was more than the one traditional topping. Initial impressions were that the parmy looked quite small, and to my dismay after prying further, I discovered that the parmy wasn’t a parmy at all but two slender chicken strips disguised by the topping – no, no, nooooo! This is not a parmy, I repeat, not a parmy! I noticed earlier, that the specials board did mention something about chicken strips, surely no corners were cut or confusion reigned? The chicken strips seemed to be the ones you’d get from the frozen food section of a supermarket. They were thin, tough, had hard edges and no substantial crumbing. The topping was quite thick consisting of the pizza type shredded ham, a herb infused tomato and onion sauce, but with not enough cheese to adhere everything together. Topping was reasonably tasty but the lack of cheese and a grippy crumbing on the chicken caused it to slip and slide off. The standard sized chips were lacking in numbers, buried under the parmy imposter and seemed tired. The undersized quantity of standard salad ingredients were cradled in a lettuce leaf, rather limp at one end. Overall, a disappointing meal, but hey, at least the beer was cold and refreshing!

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