Duke of Kent Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria

293 Latrobe Street
Melbourne
Victoria, 3000

Pub
32
85%
32
2
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Specials

  • 23 Jul 2009
    Wednesday,
    $15.00
    World of parmas - choose from 5 different varieties
  • 23 Jul 2009
    Monday,
    $15.00
    $15 parma and pot


Recent reviews

  • 24 Feb 2014
    #23394 - oldsnowgums (55 reviews)
    85%
    $15.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    oldsnowgums reckons:

    Craving a Monday lunch parma, I consulted the trusted Happiest Hour website in search of something cheap and cheerful in the CBD. I'm pleased to report the Duke of Kent delivered with a $15 parma and pot special that was delicious and filling. I liked everything about this place (hence the bonus point), from the TAB, to the pot glasses, to the dozen or so TVs for sport, to the salad, which even my trusted sidekick, who never eats his salad, polished off without a trace. As I write this review I can still taste the shredded ham and napoli sauce, and I mean that in a good way. For $15 (albeit Mondays only) I dare say this is the best value in town.

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  • 19 Aug 2013
    #21746 - ParmaKing (21 reviews)
    87%
    $15.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    ParmaKing reckons:

    I only wish the plate was bigger. Bonus point for the bread roll and tomato sauce. Monday special with a pot of beer. Only complaint is that the chicken was not one piece but 2 or 3 held together with the topping.

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  • 20 Mar 2013
    #18338 - Brum (10 reviews)
    70%
    $15.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    +1
    Yes

    Brum reckons:

    I'd seen reviews for this place on this site for years but never ended up going until a mate gave it his seal of approval. For $15 with a pot I'd say it is one of the better parmas you will get in the city (on a Monday). Every aspect of the parma is well done and if I was in the city on another day I'd happily pay the standard price. I gave it an extra point for coming with a bread roll (and butter) and a packet of tomato sauce.

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  • 11 Apr 2012
    #21170 - intoxi-kate (2 reviews)
    83%
    $15.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    intoxi-kate reckons:

    Very satisfying meal. Fast service, nice quiet atmosphere. Chicken was delicious, very moist and easy to eat. Great topping with good quality ham. Very highly recommended.

  • 16 Dec 2011
    #14802 - Disco (5 reviews)
    100%
    $19.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Disco reckons:

    Bonus point for ham on parma which was very geenerous. Overall brilliant parma only downside is I took .5 points off for parma being on chips but chips were still crunchy. Brilliant parma overall and had at lunchtime which was busy

    Bronze reviewer
  • 02 Aug 2011
    #18818 - Parma (3 reviews)
    69%
    $15.00
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    Parma reckons:

    If it wasn't for the smaller then average serving this could be almost unbeatable.. Still a great parma def go back again...

    Special
  • 27 Feb 2011
    #17202 - Dougal (1 review)
    100%
    $15.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Dougal reckons:

    A bonus point for consistency. I have my weekly Parma each Thursday and the consistency is amazing. Never a bad experience.

  • 12 Dec 2010
    #14770 - lazzenbake (26 reviews)
    27%
    $12.00
    chicken
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    -1
    Yes

    lazzenbake reckons:

    I have big raps for the Duke but Ive noticed it starting to slip, and last Wednesday i went there for their $12 parmas of the world. Personally i skip the experimental parmas as i prefer the tradition parma over any other variation. The parma arrived within about 3 minutes of ordering, this to me is a sign that the parma has been sitting in the kitchen for some time. The parma was tiny, so small it left me questioning the real value of the meal, and had i paid more then $12 i would have been pissed. Chip rule no 3 was again broken (the Duke is famous for breaking this rule) with the parma being placed over the chips, and unfortunately i wasnt quick enough to save them. Secondly the chips were so over cooked to the point of almost not being able to be eaten. The salad was just sad, some fancy lettuce and Spanish onion soaked in balsamic, really they shouldn't have even bothered. The chicken was very dry but the high point was the topping, still pretty tasty and grilled really well. All in all it was truly disappointing and i dont think i will be hurrying back. One point deducted for what was a very forgettable experience, and the barman overcharged me by $5 for a beer.

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  • 22 Nov 2010
    #10546 - Captain Australia (6 reviews)
    83%
    $15.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    Yes

    Captain Australia reckons:

    Great parma. Chips under parma which is disapointing but seems to be the norm thesedays. Great topping, decent size (didnt leave you hungry), Salad was great, defo a bonus for the free bread roll. An allround good feed

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 18 Nov 2010
    #4546 - woods (2 reviews)
    100%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    woods reckons:

    Duke of Kent! Awesome venue, better Parma. Went on the world of Parma night being wednesdays. Big Juicy chicken, good ham, lots of cheese....fresh hot chips which is pretty rare these days and a good side salad Been here a few times and has not let us down, the standard price is $15 so great value anytime really..

    Special
  • 16 Sep 2010
    #14770 - lazzenbake (26 reviews)
    50%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    -1
    Yes

    lazzenbake reckons:

    Im a big fan of the parmas from the Duke and I usually dont venture past the traditional, but this one caught my eye on the 'Parmas of the Wrold' menu. I opted for the 'Columbian' which instead of ham has spicy beef, and that was were the trouble started. First of all my meal arrived within 5 minutes of ordering it, not a good sign as this leaves me believing my parma was pre cooked. The presentation looked good, a good size bit of chook, and a generous amount of spicy beef on top, but the parma came out served on top of the chips, which in my rapid attempt to save the chips still managed to make a few soggy to the point of unediability. But the 2 main problems with this meal was the parma was deep fried and the spicy beef tasted like it came from a can (stagg chilli style). All in all i still ate it and i will keep going back to the Duke but wont be straying beyond a traditional parma. One point deduction for deep frying the parma.

    Gold reviewer Special
  • 22 Aug 2010
    #14770 - lazzenbake (26 reviews)
    77%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    Yes

    lazzenbake reckons:

    Great parma in a great pub. Excellent choice of parma toppings for the Wednesday night special of which the choices are changed weekly, although you cant beat a traditional parma. ps is it just me or has anyone else noticed more and more pubs are serving their parmas minus the ham, an important ingredient in a parma, as without its just cheese on chicken.

    Gold reviewer Special
  • 16 Aug 2010
    #14562 - Parmaman (8 reviews)
    75%
    Not specified
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    Yes

    Parmaman reckons:

    Really solid parma, great amount of cheese, juicy chicken, top sauce, nice amount of chips and a really great salad that complimented the meal well. For $15 with a pot it was excellent. For a little extra we got a pint of Squire Golden Ale which they have on tap which made for an excellent combo. Looking forward to another Duke Parma.

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 27 Jun 2010
    #4546 - woods (2 reviews)
    100%
    $19.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    woods reckons:

    Still awesome quality @ the duke, fresh salad, fresh and hot chips, great topping on the chook

  • 03 Jun 2010
    #12610 - Tamika and Jake (1 review)
    87%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    No

    Tamika and Jake reckons:

    This parma is awesome, great size and great quality. No crimes commited in accordance with the Parma rules sent to us by god himself. Certainly up there with the best and deservingly of it's spot on the list. Will gladly be back, staff were genuine and happy which made it nice and the venue itself was very inviting.

  • 28 May 2010
    #12114 - J_parms (5 reviews)
    87%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    J_parms reckons:

    A very solid contributor. While not as showy as some of its parma counterparts, the Wednesday night "parmas of the world" special is very good. Been a few times and have never left feeling I haven't been nourished, and that is half the battle. Bonus point for the bread roll and butter.

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 28 May 2010
    #12130 - parmorf (6 reviews)
    92%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    parmorf reckons:

    Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city lies this little gem of an establishment. The parmas of the world evening did not dissapoint with an additional bread roll which was highly appreciated. Definitely likely to become a regular on the parma rotation roster, nicely done.

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 27 May 2010
    #12082 - ben... (6 reviews)
    89%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    ben... reckons:

    As a fan of parmas with your more exotic toppings, I was very impressed with what the Duke of Kent had to offer. On Wed they offer Parmas of the world, with the Mexican a definite highlight. For the price and quality this place is very hard to beat. Bonus point has been given for the complementary bread role w/ butter. You really don't see that enough any more. Note: Barry machine does not accept coins

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 29 Apr 2010
    #11378 - Chris (1 review)
    98%
    $19.99
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Chris reckons:

    Extra points for bread roll - Great Salad - Great Chips - Excellent Parma

  • 22 Apr 2010
    #11298 - LOUIS (1 review)
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    LOUIS reckons:

    Chicken was thick and juicy. Lots of sauce and cheese and chips. Bonus point for swapping the salad to chips. Veggies were nice and fresh.

  • 21 Dec 2009
    #1346 - Scott (46 reviews)
    73%
    $19.90
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    -1
    No

    Scott reckons:

    Was expecting to get a Parma and Pot for $15 but the special doesn't run in December, very disappointed. The parma was great but the crumbing was burnt, it lacked a little sauce and the chips were un-seasoned. I'm deducting a point for the slow service, the place wasn't busy and not everyone has 2 hours for lunch. The staff were also very defensive about the lack of the special, which was off-putting.

    Gold reviewer
  • 30 Oct 2009
    #4546 - woods (2 reviews)
    100%
    $19.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    woods reckons:

    2nd visit after ranked in the top 10 in MX magazine, they have not lost there touch thats for sure, bonus point - meals served with a fresh bread roll.

  • 22 Oct 2009
    #33 - Brad (127 reviews)
    76%
    $19.90
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    No

    Brad reckons:

    Chips were soggy from the salad dressing which cost them on quality. The parma wasn't as good as my previous visit.

    Official reviewer
  • 21 Oct 2009
    #8066 - Popo the Monkey (42 reviews)
    81%
    $12.00
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    Yes

    Popo the Monkey reckons:

    I disagree with most previous reviewers. Size of chicken was definitely average, or slightly below! Now that I've got that out of the way, I have to complement the chef on the parma. The chicken breast was tender, the crumbing excellent, sauce good, cheese good, and toppings yummy. I had the "American topping" and felt that it really added to the character of the parma. Loved the sausages, ham, cheese, chilli and sauce with a hint of chilli. Chips were pretty good, above average in taste, average portion. Salad consisted of rocket, tomatoes, cucumbers and small pieces of capsicum, with dressing. I cannot fault the size of the serving or the taste. Was a nice touch to have a fresh bread roll to start off the meal too. Excellent fast meal. We went at 5:15pm and parma was out within 15 minutes. Excellent! Will definately come back when I'm in a the mood for a great tasting parma, although not when I'm starving or craving a "decent sized" slab of meat.

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  • 23 Sep 2009
    #1346 - Scott (46 reviews)
    83%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    Scott reckons:

    Went on a Wednesday to take advantage of the 'World of Parmas' and had a Texan, which has extra sausage, bacon and salami. Another great parma! I thought the topping would be an overload but it was well balanced with the cheese and sauce, I couldn't flaw it. Parma size was great except the crumbing on the parma was almost non-existant in areas and the meat kind of fell apart occasionally, great if it was ribs, but not for a parma. The chips were a great cut and lightly salted, very nice. Salad was enjoyed by making use of the bread roll which the meal came with, which is where my bonus point comes from. Boags Draught was also $10 for a jug, a cheap and very satisfying meal.

    Gold reviewer Special
  • 11 Sep 2009
    #6882 - Creasey Bomb (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

    Creasey Bomb reckons:

    The most perfect tomato sauce on that bad boy!

  • 10 Sep 2009
    #4546 - woods (2 reviews)
    100%
    $19.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    woods reckons:

    Just saw the duke of kent rated in the top 10 parma's in melbourne in the mx mag from melb central station, decided to walk down to latrobe street to visit the duke. Parma was awesome, great size, good amount of toppings, fresh crunchy chips served with a great side salad, well worth the visit

  • 23 Jul 2009
    #257 - Mark (15 reviews)
    88%
    $19.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    No
  • 23 Jul 2009
    #337 - Glenn (19 reviews)
    81%
    $19.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Glenn reckons:

    Just a very nice parma and a comfortable relaxed place to eat it!

    Silver reviewer
  • 23 Jul 2009
    #657 - Dexter (9 reviews)
    98%
    $19.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Dexter reckons:

    The parma was excellent! The salad was great too as it came with some capsicums.. tasty! Also it came with a complimentary bread roll.. The venue was nice and cozy .. a real treat indeed sir!

    Bronze reviewer
  • 23 Jul 2009
    #81 - Troutguy (29 reviews)
    88%
    $19.90
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    N/A
    No

    Troutguy reckons:

    The chicken was well cooked whole chicken, not some mashed-up, pressed together nastiness. The chips were great, but bordering on being too thin for chips and entering the realm of fries. The salad had no dressing, which was refeshing, and the topping had a lot of flavour for once. A great parma by anyone's measure. They also have Little Creatures Ale on tap. Make this a long lunch

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  • 23 Jul 2009
    #33 - Brad (127 reviews)
    83%
    $19.90
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    No

    Brad reckons:

    Pretty happy overall. Nice venue too.

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