Coopers Inn, Melbourne, Victoria

282 Exhibition st (Corner of Little Lonsdale)
Melbourne
Victoria, 3000

Pub
21
87%
81
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Specials

  • 21 Jul 2011
    Tuesday,
    $12.00
    Chicken Parma and Chips
  • 06 Feb 2008
    Tuesday,
    $10.00
    Chicken Parma & Chips


Recent reviews

  • 25 Jan 2014
    #18594 - Davo (6 reviews)
    98%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Davo reckons:

    A great parma, excellent size. Very busy venue with good atmosphere, awesome selection of beers got the bonus point. Good fast service.

    Bronze reviewer
  • 19 Jan 2014
    #26066 - Darcy (1 review)
    94%
    $15.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    Darcy reckons:

    Astounding!

    Special
  • 15 Aug 2013
    #23394 - oldsnowgums (55 reviews)
    75%
    $18.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    oldsnowgums reckons:

    Firstly, the size of the parma... WOW. It's huge. I've never seen anything like it. It was almost daunting. Undeterred, I got straight into it. Let me just say, the first few bites were magical. Unfortunately, the next hundred or so (may have exaggerated a little) were a little tougher to stomach. There was a severe lack of sauce, the melted cheese ended up tasting more like plastic and the ham was nothing special. Could have done with more chips too - maybe in a bowl instead of under the parma. I left a very full man nonetheless. Would I go back? Probably not, but maybe for the $14 Tuesday special. That's value for money if anything.

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  • 22 May 2013
    #24274 - Stu (1 review)
    77%
    $18.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Stu reckons:

    Although a good Parma, and one of the best I've had in a while, points have been deducted due to the stingy nature of the sauce, barely a scraping across the top of the crumb, and the salad:chip ratio was too heavily weighted to salad.

  • 21 Feb 2013
    #23906 - speightsmate (1 review)
    100%
    $18.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    speightsmate reckons:

    its the grouse!

  • 20 Feb 2013
    #23890 - Mightymighty86 (1 review)
    100%
    $12.99
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    Mightymighty86 reckons:

    This meal is absolutely massive!! A proper pub meal!! Golden chips and garden salad, with a whopping big chicken parma on top! As soon as you chop into it, you can see it's perfectly cooked through and still moist with flavours. And the bonus point, because it took them less than 15mim to bang it out last night. Plus it was during they're 4-6pm happy hr with jugs at only 14bucks! I've definitely found my local on a tuesday night

    Special
  • 20 Feb 2013
    #23874 - Cookie (1 review)
    100%
    $13.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    Cookie reckons:

    Went to Coopers Inn with a mate and tried one of the parmas. I was in heaven!! When it arrived, i couldn't believe my eyes.. A nice tender chicken breast, covered in delicious toppings. I loved every bite and would recommend going to coopers and having one. You will not be disappointed! Bonus point goes to the wonderful and friendly service i got from the coopers team

    Special
  • 19 Feb 2013
    #15473 - Biggy (2 reviews)
    100%
    $13.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    Biggy reckons:

    Went to coopers inn tonight and had a $13.00 chicken parma it was massive almost as big as the plate(and they use big plates) it was moist and tender and the toppings were awesome. The chips were nice and crunchy and a really nice crisp sald. The bonus is for being an awesome parma and you can get a jug of anything you want for $13.90 between 4-6. Thanks guys see you again soon

    Special
  • 30 Jan 2013
    #10002 - collo (1 review)
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    collo reckons:

    Went into Coopers for the first time this year and had a parma, was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Juicy, delicious and massive. For the weaklings, there is a half parma for around $10.00

    Special
  • 16 Oct 2012
    #22514 - parmasaurus (10 reviews)
    81%
    $13.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    parmasaurus reckons:

    Fantastic pub parma with a great mix of herbs on top, for the special price on Tuesday it's a great deal. They also have a 'lady' parma on the menu for the less ambitious, at a smaller size.

    Silver reviewer Special
  • 11 Jun 2012
    #21746 - ParmaKing (21 reviews)
    94%
    $17.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    ParmaKing reckons:

    Experienced this parma on a Monday lunch in the Melbourne CBD. Certainly one of the biggest serves in my life. Juicy. Tasty. Plate too small for what you get. Will return for another when I am back in Victoria.

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  • 11 Apr 2012
    #21170 - intoxi-kate (2 reviews)
    62%
    $13.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    intoxi-kate reckons:

    Overall an ok meal. Looked great when it came to the the table. The breast was huge (bit too big for me to finish). Didn't really like the herbs (think it was oregano) on top. The topping slid off a little too easily because of the thin slice of ham on top and the cheese was a bit thick and chewy. Chips and salad were ok.

    Special
  • 23 Nov 2011
    #14802 - Disco (5 reviews)
    98%
    $18.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Disco reckons:

    Brilliant parma at the Coopers we went for a function and the parma was massive. The chips were on the side but the parma being so big covered them a little. Can't complain as the Parma was brilliant. Highly recommend.

    Bronze reviewer
  • 17 Nov 2011
    #18738 - Bags (36 reviews)
    90%
    $17.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Bags reckons:

    Yes a very nice Parma with excellent quality chips even though they were served under the breast. Topping was thick and spicy . Only down comment would be the coating on the chicken coming away from the meat almost like it was shedding its skin .

    Gold reviewer
  • 31 Jul 2011
    #18818 - Parma (3 reviews)
    75%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    Yes
  • 21 Jul 2011
    #6706 - Alex (20 reviews)
    81%
    $17.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Alex reckons:

    Parma was nice and big. Topping had fresh tomatoes and juicy ham. Chicken was suculent and thick. Some downsides: the edge of the cheese was burnt. One side of the schnitzel was burnt and tough. Chips, meh. Soggy and not salted at all. Salad was fresh and delicous. Would definitely come back!

    Silver reviewer
  • 18 Jul 2011
    #18594 - Davo (6 reviews)
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Davo reckons:

    Top notch Parma, 6 of us at lunch and we all LOVED it. Great Job guys

    Bronze reviewer
  • 30 Apr 2011
    #1970 - Dipragg (23 reviews)
    58%
    $17.50
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Dipragg reckons:

    Coopers Inn Melbourne, Number 6 two years running.... My question is how ?????? NOT good ! The chicken was on top of the chips, a little dry and the topping had oregano in it, WTF.... The chips were ok and the salad (if you care) was just lettuce with dressing. Three of us went and we all thought the same....

    Silver reviewer
  • 25 Mar 2011
    #17506 - Big (1 review)
    25%
    $17.50
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    N/A
    No

    Big reckons:

    The parma was a good size but was dry and only just warm the topping lukewarm and stodgy the salad was ok but minimal and tasteless no dressing and salad is usaully served cold. I have now had 2 parmas from this venue and both has been overcooked to the point where it is not nice yes i could have made a complaint but when your with your boss and loves an overcooked parma not a good move to send it back to kitchen in front of him

  • 19 Oct 2010
    #15489 - parma princess (1 review)
    100%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    parma princess reckons:

    The parma was great, it was huge. I would highly recommend it!

    Special
  • 19 Oct 2010
    #15473 - Biggy (2 reviews)
    96%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    Biggy reckons:

    Today i went to coopers inn for lunch and had one of those special parma's for $12.00. The chicken was tender moist and cooked well,the size of it was bigger then the plate and i struggled to finish it.I felt welcome the momment i stepped in the door

    Special
  • 15 Oct 2010
    #8418 - Tybalt (14 reviews)
    58%
    $17.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    N/A
    No

    Tybalt reckons:

    Very nice. But nothing too special. Don't come here expecting the 11 th best Parma coz others such as tha Napier Are a step ahead

    Silver reviewer
  • 02 Oct 2010
    #14034 - ChipsOnTheSide (2 reviews)
    73%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    Yes

    ChipsOnTheSide reckons:

    I went there with a group of 13 people on a Tuesday night for the $12 parma special. I was very happy with the size of the chicken and the volume of chips. The topping on the parma was good, it could have done with slightly more ham though. The chips were nice but were served underneath the chicken, something that I am not a fan of. The salad could have been better. Overall I was satisfied with the meal and would be happy to return. Also you get a $10 jug of beer with every parma you buy.

    Special
  • 14 Sep 2010
    #15010 - Aydan (1 review)
    21%
    $10.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    -1
    Yes

    Aydan reckons:

    Great size parma! however the chicken was very dry, not much sauce, minimal salad and the chips were put UNDER the parma so they were soggy by the time I reached them. Price was great especially with cheap tuesday parma. I am disgusted that the melbourne community has rated this parma within the top 10

    Special
  • 17 Aug 2010
    #7778 - deedy (22 reviews)
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    deedy reckons:

    Had an excellent experience this time around, not always consistent but this time - sen bloody sational. Congratulations

    Silver reviewer
  • 16 Aug 2010
    #14562 - Parmaman (8 reviews)
    38%
    $12.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 3 (good)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    N/A
    Yes

    Parmaman reckons:

    Well sized parma for its price, but average salad quality and salad amount let it down. There was a very little amount of sauce and the chicken was sand dry. Cheese was motza only, some tasty would have made it better. Solid for $12 but given you can walk another 5 minutes to the Duke and get a parma for 15 with a pot which is WAY better, theres little need to spend time or money at the coopers inn.

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 19 Jul 2010
    #14002 - bossparma (2 reviews)
    33%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    Not rated
    1 / 3 (poor)
    Not rated
    -1
    No

    bossparma reckons:

    Very large parmA also very very dry almost no sauce Wich was acidic cheese was burnt almost no chips and a salad leaf with a microscopic piece of carrot with no dressing for a salad .. Don't believe the hype. Junk Parma

  • 11 Jul 2010
    #13906 - Parmageddon (5 reviews)
    73%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    No

    Parmageddon reckons:

    We had a pretty good experience at the Cooper's In. It was a delicious Parma that was unfortunately let down by average sides. I thought the service was pretty decent (probably because the bartender saw 7 blokes walk through the door). The pub was doing good business and had a few happy families dotted around the venue to boast. Worth the $ but there's always room for improvement.

    Bronze reviewer
  • 03 Jun 2010
    #12562 - Fatboy Bob (4 reviews)
    98%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Fatboy Bob reckons:

    Take away the sloppy service and the feeling of being unwelcome and your left with a top notch parma. Highly impressed

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12498 - Davonshaz (1 review)
    94%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Davonshaz reckons:

    Only one complaint, warm chips other than that this was a faultless parma and a perfect size.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12482 - Gazman (1 review)
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Gazman reckons:

    We LOVED this parma so much so we thought it deserved a comment, something that should not come lightly or just to vote gather as us parma people have noticed in the last 2 days Hmmmmmm anyway not only does it have the best beer in town and was recently given that award by the AHA but it STiLL has the number one parma in the city in our books. YES YES i know it's taken me a long time to comment however we only comment where it's justified (those of you will know me from last year as the ParmaKing). I'm back and will do the 2010 list as time permits however you all have a lot to learn from Coopers. They commited NO crimes against chips and filled all rating criteria as stated on this site. Good Goin

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #9474 - Shannontheparmalover (7 reviews)
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Shannontheparmalover reckons:

    Consistently a great parma, size and quality are always exceptional. Glad we keep coming back to this one, a place very very well deseved on the top ten list. See yall again in a few weeks and congratulations on your exceptional consistency.

    Bronze reviewer
  • 28 May 2010
    #12130 - parmorf (6 reviews)
    77%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    Yes

    parmorf reckons:

    value for money is the key here, although not the most elegant parma i've enountered, could happily say i left the venue satisfied. being an appreciator of a good salad, was slightly let down here, though overall not too shabby. It should be noted that the atmosphere was slightly hindered by a man with a terrible wig, he wasn't kidding anybody.

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 28 May 2010
    #7778 - deedy (22 reviews)
    94%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    deedy reckons:

    Great Parma, atmosphere was also good although the service was sloppy I'm letting you off as my parma was great.

    Silver reviewer
  • 27 May 2010
    #12114 - J_parms (5 reviews)
    81%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    J_parms reckons:

    For the money, you cant ask for much more. The size of the chicken was great, the topping was good and the chips were quite tasty. While the salad was more of a garnish, I was aware of this coming in, and it wasn't an issue. The only place they let themselves down was the quality of the chicken. Mine was stringy and chewy. Still, for the price, can't complain.

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 26 May 2010
    #12082 - ben... (6 reviews)
    62%
    $10.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    Yes
  • 05 May 2010
    #11506 - Trentus (4 reviews)
    91%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    Trentus reckons:

    The parma was great! My brother and I have been getting weekly parma's around melbourne to do our own comparison and this Parma on the Tuesday night special is definitely a winner! The chicken was so thick and juicy and the chips stayed crunchy even with the parma placed on top. I wasn't thinking when I went there and was wearing a singlet. Instead of throwing me out the barman loaned me a promo t-shirt to wear while i enjoyed my Parma...great service...great Parma

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  • 14 Apr 2010
    #8066 - Popo the Monkey (42 reviews)
    91%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    +1
    Yes

    Popo the Monkey reckons:

    Date of consumption: 6-Apr-2010. First parma in my Melbourne trip, it was awesome! Chicken was larger than I remember it, and quality was all there.

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  • 13 Apr 2010
    #1874 - Jonno (28 reviews)
    92%
    $17.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    +1
    No

    Jonno reckons:

    Unfortunately didn't get the $10 deal that eveyone else seemed to but I'll definitely go back for it! The size was phenomenal, and the quality was excellent. Topping was nice but it was a bit too herby or needed more tomato sauce to compensate. The chips were amazing, they melted in your mouth. The salad was a bit dry and plain, more of a garnish. Venue was very dark for a photo.

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  • 23 Mar 2010
    #10546 - Captain Australia (6 reviews)
    98%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    Captain Australia reckons:

    Gets the extra point for once again being bigger than my head. This is one of the best parma's going around by a long way, even on a no special its only $17.50. Chicken is massive, ham and cheese coat the whole thing. Again the chips where under the parma, but there are no where else for them with a parma this size. Unbloodybeatable..

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  • 08 Mar 2010
    #10546 - Captain Australia (6 reviews)
    77%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    +1
    Yes

    Captain Australia reckons:

    Are you kidding?? 10 bucks, This thing was like 3 chicken breasts onto of each other, i think i lost my fork in it at 1 stage. I expected the $10 special to be the dry old chickens,, not so, juciy cooked well and fresh. Chips where nice, once again under the parma but the only way to avoid that with a parma that big would be to give u an extra plate. Salad is not really a salad more of a garnish which doesnt really matter because you cant fit it in after the parma. Unbeaten for 10 dollars.

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 23 Feb 2010
    #1346 - Scott (46 reviews)
    89%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    Yes

    Scott reckons:

    Blown away. I've had a Coopers Parma before but this was some extraordinary. Size - Massive, Chicken - Perfect, Topping - Nailed it. The chips fell short greatness, in both quality and numbers, but not by much. As can be seen the salad was minimal but somehow they still sqeezed in the essentials, so it wasn't bad. Overall, a meal is all about the parma and this was 5 star. I don't know how they did it for $10, but there it is.

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  • 09 Feb 2010
    #10002 - collo (1 review)
    98%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    Yes

    collo reckons:

    This was the best parma I have had!!!!! Have read the reviews and needed to head to Coopers. The salad was small, so I asked the staff, and it is actually a garnish, not a salad, but apart from that, 10/10

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  • 24 Nov 2009
    #8066 - Popo the Monkey (42 reviews)
    92%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    +1
    Yes

    Popo the Monkey reckons:

    This parma was larger than usual today, and the topping even better than last time. The cheese topping here is of good quality, and abundant enough without being greasy. It's a fine line, and the chef does it well. Unfortunately the salad was was lacking! There's not enough of it, and no dressing to boot! Even better than last time, and the price of $10.00 was a bonus. Get a pint with your parma for around $7 and you'll go home feeling full!

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  • 13 Nov 2009
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    65%
    $17.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    No

    Brad reckons:

    The parma was served on top of the chips and upon moving the parma aside a flash of white caught my eye. Further investigation revealed that half the crumbing was missing. Tragedy!

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  • 12 Nov 2009
    #7778 - deedy (22 reviews)
    73%
    Not specified
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    deedy reckons:

    Not too keen on this parma, the chicken is not juicy in fact it was almost a bit dry. Topping and chees were good. Chips werent bad at all. Salad needed some more dressing also. price was good but we seemed to get more quantity than quality.

    Silver reviewer
  • 04 Nov 2009
    #8066 - Popo the Monkey (42 reviews)
    91%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    +1
    No

    Popo the Monkey reckons:

    Bonus point awarded for "Bang for your buck"! The parma was only $12.00, and despite its price, holds its own in size and taste against more expensive competitors. I reckon most people would be more than full after one parma. Where to start? The parma was a pretty big size. Not humongous, like you'd expect to get for a over $20 parma, but a pretty hefty parma in itself. The fact that it was only $12 was a bonus. The parma was thick as well as a good diameter. Meat was of good quality, tender and tasty. The topping was great, they don't skimp on the cheese and the sauce was oh so nice! There was a piece of ham underneath too, so we didn't miss out. Chips was good, not much was served underneath the parma - so it stayed crispy throughout the meal. Size of serving was decent, though not ludicrous. Slightly more than you'd expect for a meal though, which was good. It was cooked just right, golden in colour with no hint of burnt chip. The salad was an improvement over the usual Cooper's parma salad. Today's was an ok serving, very average amount. As a previous poster said, they could do with a bit of salad dressing, or perhaps even increase the size of the salad serving. More food can't go astray, I reckon! I have to admit that this is my usual pub, and no matter which restaurant I have my parma at, the Cooper's parma is the yardstick for price and size. I guarantee that the vast majority of you will walk away satisfied after a parma at the Cooper's!

    Gold reviewer
  • 04 Nov 2009
    #8274 - Fletch (1 review)
    92%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    Fletch reckons:

    One of the best parmas I've had - great size and bang for buck, chips were great too. Sensational beer range. Plenty of cheese, ham and sauce on top.

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  • 17 Sep 2009
    #7138 - Parma Ninja (1 review)
    40%
    $12.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    +1
    Yes

    Parma Ninja reckons:

    The taste of this parma lingers in your mouth long after you have left...in fact, long after you have brushed your teeth...making it very difficult to forget about this below par parma. After hearing of the reviews it had recieved I expected much from this parma and the night started delightfully (one friend would say dubiosly) when we were charged $12.50 for our parmas (the menu price being $17.50. Things quickly turned for the worse however when I began to eat the parma. Whilst all our parmas where of generous portions, even in a patriotic map of Australia, it did little to make up for the taste. Sauce that had drief up and tasted like tomato paste, ham that went MIA, herbs sprinkled on top that failed to make up for the rest, a salad with no dressing (come on guys, a bit of balsamic goes a long way) and chips that were soft by the end of the meal. However, the night was saved by two things...the beer, which was of the pubs namesake and a watching an old asain bloke in his jaguar trying to parallel park out the front. After a 10 point turn he decided to start again and got it the second time around in the required 3 movements. His wife congratulated his sterling effort with a big bash before exiting the car and giving us a big thumbs up...

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  • 17 Sep 2009
    #7122 - F. Jadran (1 review)
    54%
    $12.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 3 (good)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    N/A
    No

    F. Jadran reckons:

    Been to some of the best Parma places around so I had to try this one considering its rating (number 4 at the time of writing). Sat down at the table and saw the price for a chicken Parma was $17.50 but to my surprise when I ordered at the bar the price was $12.50 even though it wasn't a specials night. Upon arrival of the plate I was greeted by a very generous sized plate with average amount of chips. I first tasted the chips and they were satisfactory but nothing to get me excited about. Most under Parma were soggy from the copious amount of oil used in cooking the chicken breast. Soggy chips is something I'm used to but this was too much. The salad was perhaps the worst I've ever had. Dry and bland with no dressing whatsoever. Now to the actual Parma. Let me first say that the chicken breast was fantastic. Nice and juicy and not overcooked. The toppings really let me down though. The sauce was bland and may have even been tomato past and not Napolitano sauce and there wasn't enough of it in my opinion. I thought the cheese would be better seeing as though it had a nice sprinkling of herbs but it was too oily although it was still ok. Ham was lacking from half the Parma.

  • 16 Sep 2009
    #7074 - Chink_Ukky (1 review)
    88%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    Yes

    Chink_Ukky reckons:

    After reading that this fine establishment had the 4th best Parmy in Melbourne AND a $10 Tuesday Parmy special, I just had to go and try one! My mouth had been salivating all day at the thought of devouring a big juicy parmy after a stressful day of intense work. My worries all went away with a single bite as I instantly fell in love. I wolfed that bad boy down and smashed that parmy UP! Leave plenty of room in your stomach as this parmy is HUGE, definitely worth the $10 I paid for it. The chips had just the right amount of crispiness and were seasoned to perfection. The salad wasn’t great, but that didn’t bother me in the slightest as my only goal of the night was to munch that parmy. All in all, a fine parmy and a pleasurable dining experience had by all :D.

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  • 18 Aug 2009
    #6162 - Lach (2 reviews)
    89%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    +1
    Yes

    Lach reckons:

    Parma amount for price was exceptional.

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  • 05 Aug 2009
    #3618 - Alex (3 reviews)
    54%
    $17.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    N/A
    No

    Alex reckons:

    Not sure why everyone gets so excited about that place. That is not a salad!!

  • 05 Aug 2009
    #5650 - Dicko (5 reviews)
    83%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    +1
    Yes

    Dicko reckons:

    By far the standout parma I have had in Melbourne. The only thing that let it down was there was minimal chips (of average standard) and I had to question wether the salad was actually that, or just some random carrot shavings on the plate. Despite that, the parma in its own entity was outstanding. A real winner at just $10!

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  • 04 Aug 2009
    #4498 - Birdman (2 reviews)
    46%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    -1
    Yes

    Birdman reckons:

    Deep fried, just a Parma , chips and salad ordinary. Free wifi so I could vote in house on here

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  • 28 Jul 2009
    #5682 - Kirk (7 reviews)
    94%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    Yes

    Kirk reckons:

    I'm pleased to say this was the best Parma I’ve had and I’ve tried a lot! I hope you have a bottomless pit for a stomach because the Parma is huge I couldn't get through to the chips! The meat was premium and the topping was superb, nice and cheesy! And all this for $10 on a Tuesday!

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  • 23 Jul 2009
    #5346 - matty (6 reviews)
    74%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    +1
    Yes

    matty reckons:

    Well we thought we'd give the cooper inn in exhibition street a go. The usual crowd assembled, two non biased level headed judges, our token whinging associate and an englishman. Considering the night was a special we expected to have a slightly cheaper parma dished up...boy were we wrong! the parma's all came out together and looked fantastic.Our token whinger noted that there was oregeno on the top. It was a nice touch that we all agreed on. The parma's large, full chicken meat and not too heavily cheesed. Our token whinger did footnote that a: the parma was served on top of the chips and b: that the parma was cold by the time he finished it due to it being so large. The chips were good quality with a nice seasoning on them. The salad was dismal, but hey...you don't make friends with salad, and this is a parma review. Overall the hype surrounding this parma is well deserved and our two level headed judges rated the parma a solid 9.5, which was backed up by our token englishman. the whinger declared it a 6 confirming his ignorance.

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  • 13 Mar 2009
    #3746 - Parma_princess (1 review)
    35%
    $18.50
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 3 (good)
    Not rated
    -1
    No

    Parma_princess reckons:

    After reading previous reviews on this site, I was expecting a great parma. What appeared before me was an average sized parma with an interesting topping of cheese and herbs, a slither of ham and napoli sauce. The herbs were a nice touch but the overall parma experience was a let down. The salad was very poor. And the chips, although plentiful, were bland and hidden under the parma. Second best parma in Victoria? Me thinks not.

  • 13 Mar 2009
    #3730 - Parma King (3 reviews)
    33%
    Not specified
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    -1
    No

    Parma King reckons:

    Chips served under the parma and generally of very poor quality. Flavourless with no seasoning. No dressing on the insignificant salad provided. Was expecting alot more and was a bit of a let down. Will no be going back in a hurry.

  • 18 Feb 2009
    #3410 - Parma Addict (3 reviews)
    91%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    Parma Addict reckons:

    If you want a tasty and succulent Parma for a great price this is the place to go. This Parma was definitely the thickest and yummiest Parma I've ever had, I only wished there were more of it when I got through it. A Bonus point awarded for the lovely ham and toppings done to perfection. A few chips were caught underneath the Parma but nothing to get bent out of shape over. The staff were friendly and the service was very fast for a quality Parma like this one. I'll definitely be stopping in for a Parma if I'm in the area on a Tuesday around lunch or dinner time. Great value for money, you must try one.

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  • 17 Feb 2009
    #3394 - Slasha (3 reviews)
    69%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    N/A
    Yes

    Slasha reckons:

    Great pub, it was my old work pub so I didn’t need to hide this time! Friendly service and fast which is good for a early (12pm) work day lunch, it cous get bussier later as most of the tables were booked. Meat was excellent, thick and moist and the cheese was toasted to perfection, crispy and golden brown. They did break the 3rd commandment for chips with half of them under the parma, however there was redemption as there was room to fish them out and they were still very crispy. Topping could do with a bit of a herb up. Salad was a bit of a token effort, and that’s ok with me :-). Great value, top taste and service, they deserve to be in the top 5.

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  • 02 Nov 2008
    #2450 - Tommy (3 reviews)
    85%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    Yes

    Tommy reckons:

    Tuesday special , great size parma , great cheese melted nicely and the right amount. Only thing letting this parma down is the sauce??or there lack of ? Boring bland and no real distinct taste or flavour... but apart from that is it a very filling and nice parma ! ! !

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  • 07 Aug 2008
    #1618 - Waz (1 review)
    87%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    +1
    Yes

    Waz reckons:

    The parma was all complete with ham and the chicken was top notch quality topped with special herbs that gave it a great taste! For me, definitely in the top 3 in the Melbourne CBD - went on a Thursday but Tuesdays, she's only $10 bucks so can't go wrong if u up for an early week Parma!

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  • 13 Jun 2008
    #913 - Tim (1 review)
    77%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    No

    Tim reckons:

    Very tasty parma, although the chicken was a little dry. Loses points for karaoke after meal (Friday night). Additional salads were cheap and tasty. Lack of salad being included with meal, a little disappointing. Highly recommended otherwise.

  • 05 Jun 2008
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    91%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    Not rated
    N/A
    Yes

    Brad reckons:

    Special aside, this is a great parma. The fact that you can get it for $10 on a Tuesday is just awesome!

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  • 03 Jun 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    87%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    +1
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Tuesday special. Addition of herbs and a good-quality piece of ham made this an excellent choice. The clincher was the girth and quality of the chicken. Absolute bargain at $10 on a Tuesday, but still great value at $16.50 on other days.

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  • 20 May 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    79%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    -1
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    -1 point because the parma was served ontop of the chips

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  • 29 Apr 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    just had the $10.00 special, was great!! cannot leave my dest, am too full!!

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  • 25 Mar 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    91%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    Not rated
    N/A
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Massive parma, with quality meat, not the processed crap. Well topped with yummy napoli sauce and melted cheese, mmm cheese. Huge portion of chips although they were slightly over-cooked. The place was full of after work types, and international visitors, with most taking up the $10 parma offer. As mentioned, the cheese on the parma was prime, though this venue could do away with the cheesy background music. Decent range of beer on tap to help wash the parma down, including Asahi, Redback, and of course Coopers.

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  • 18 Mar 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    96%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    awesome parma! great taste and great value! cant beat this parma!

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  • 14 Mar 2008
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    93%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    No

    Brad reckons:

    Simply put, the parma was awesome. The chips were well cooked, but could be improved with a bit of seasoning. Smarten up the chips a bit and you've got yourself a pretty mean deal.

    Official reviewer
  • 12 Mar 2008
    #353 - James (4 reviews)
    98%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    James reckons:

    Great parma, best value for money! id even pay full price for this parma! anyone in the area $10 parma tuesday is a must!

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  • 12 Mar 2008
    #145 - Crommie (8 reviews)
    96%
    $10.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    Crommie reckons:

    great topping and on tuesdays its only $10, massive parma great quality chicken. go now eat it

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  • 07 Mar 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    100%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    went in with some friends and they had the $12.00 t-bone special, i had the parma, was worth every cent

  • 07 Mar 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    100%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    Not rated
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    lots of cheese is always a good thing for the heart!!

  • 19 Feb 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    44%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    -1
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Fantastic size and great presentation but taste was well below expectations. Tiny and tasteless topping.

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  • 11 Feb 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    21%
    $10.00
    chicken
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    $10 special but not that flash better get a better parma

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  • 08 Feb 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    89%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    No
  • 07 Feb 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    Not rated
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    best parma ever!!!

  • 07 Feb 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    96%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    $10.00 parma and chip tuesday's lunch and dinner

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  • 06 Feb 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    100%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Massive Parma can never eat it all; love it i go there every tuesday for the $10 special. asahi on tap. Bang.

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