Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood, Victoria

259 Brighton Road
Elwood
Victoria, 3185

Pub
357
73%
10
1
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Specials

  • 19 Nov 2008
    Tuesday,
    $12.00
    5 topping flavours to choose from


Recent reviews

  • 06 Oct 2014
    #23314 - Will travel for Chicken Parma. (31 reviews)
    75%
    Not specified
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No
  • 02 Dec 2011
    #18738 - Bags (36 reviews)
    68%
    $15.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    No

    Bags reckons:

    A parma at the Wick .....it took me back to my younger days . And as per our younger days we had it at the bar as it was cheaper. Was just a Parma though. Good but not great. But as is my way I have given the extra point for having a reasonably priced bottle of wine to wet the whistle with

    Gold reviewer
  • 19 May 2010
    #11938 - Ryan (2 reviews)
    58%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    Ryan reckons:

    This is your stock standard decent all round parma. It wouldn't be worth going out of your way for, but if you ordered it you would be happy. The size was decent covering a large part of the plate with the chips underneath. The sauce was tasty without being overpowering and the cheese was the perfect amount, not too much for the sickly feeling. There are a few different choices: Aussie which has bacon and egg, Mexican with beans, a Vegatarian option ???? eggplant etc and a couple of others I can't remember. Tuesdays are $12, other nights are $16.

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  • 09 Mar 2010
    #4642 - BIGD (43 reviews)
    60%
    $16.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    BIGD reckons:

    It's been a long since I've submitted a parma review, but fret not - I have consumed many parma's and plan to eventually get some reviews up soon for those... so back to the elsternwick!!! I'll admit this place is awesome only on a tues night for parma night... otherwise any other day you can only order 1 style of parma, and your meal takes alot longer to come out!! greeted by the friendly staff and presented our free dinner rolls I was already chubbing up for what was going to be another epic parma!! luckily I had a super sexy lunch date so that excused my bland tasting parma!! it was large dont get me wrong, but lacked flavour... the cheese was melted spot on however!! (searching for a +, so there you go) chips weren't so tasty, no salt on the table and I couldnt be fucked moving... so I'll have to rate them down! (chips were not covered by the parma thank fuck) the salad was all good... but who orders a parma to eat a salad anyway?? a hippy perhaps? anyway elsternwick you let me down... I almost shed a tear, luckily I have faith in tuesday nights!

    Gold reviewer
  • 16 Oct 2009
    #4642 - BIGD (43 reviews)
    87%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    -1
    Yes

    BIGD reckons:

    It's been a long time since I've been to The Elsternwick, but I thought I should finally try the "traditional" parma from the menu
    I have ranted and raved on how great I think this place is, and I stand by my words, below reviewer must have copped a bad parma!
    anyway I got my free dinner roll so I was rapt, the girl who served me was friendly and must have been new, she was abit slow on the till but who cares...
    my parma arrived and it looked great, however I have minused 1 point because I think they must have gotten confused on what parma I ordered as my sauce had beans in it and resembled a mexican sauce??
    with that aside it still tasted amazing - salad amazing and chips awesome!! I got myself a beer to wash it all down... can't go wrong for $12...
    it gets busier each time I drop through and parma after parma being brought out through the kitchen so they must be good!

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  • 07 Sep 2009
    #6706 - Alex (20 reviews)
    52%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    -1
    No

    Alex reckons:

    Don't know about other people but this was the worst parma I've ever had!!!!

    Silver reviewer
  • 12 Aug 2009
    #6114 - Sarz (1 review)
    38%
    $12.00
    chicken
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    Yes

    Sarz reckons:

    After reading some great reviews I was extremely disappointed with my Parma at the Elsternwick. It was one of those cheap, really thin processed pieces of chicken that is mostly made up of crumbs and that soggy layer inbetween. I was so excited when it came out as it looked absolutely delicious, but unfortunately the taste was such a disappointment. If you are a true Parma lover I suggest you avoid this venue.

    Special
  • 08 Jul 2009
    #4642 - BIGD (43 reviews)
    79%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    -1
    Yes

    BIGD reckons:

    I had tried the italian & aussie, now it was time to try the mexican!! (sorry no images due to my crappy phone camera just not capturing a good enough shot)
    I'm not a big fan of mexican food in general, so to me this was no where near as enjoyable as my previous parmas here - but looking past this I could still really enjoy the great quality of chicken this was and also the chips and salad, it was just abit too spicy for me. topped with some special sauce and jaloppenos (spelling?) than golden cheese melted upon this and a dollep of avocado and sour cream upon this - it looked great!
    minus points because the guy who served me was a rude wanker and DID NOT give me my dinner roll to mung on (these were sitting right to him!) while I wait for my parma - in which I may add it was significantly busier tonight so my parma took alot longer to find me!
    if you like mexican food this parma is for you! If not just choose one of the other amazing parma's this place has to offer

    Gold reviewer Special
  • 30 Jun 2009
    #4642 - BIGD (43 reviews)
    94%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    BIGD reckons:

    so I return to the elsternwick hotel for another tuesday night special before band rehearsal!
    tonight I decided on the 'aussie' parma, having no idea what to expect once again I was given a free roll to nom on whilst waiting, which once again was such a short wait!!!
    this place is amazing!!!! the aussie parma ruled!!! I can't get over how much the $12 parmas here OWN the ones I have paid double for!
    the chicken once again tasted amazing, this was my first 'aussie' topping and it tasted great!!!! - next on my list here is the mexican!

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  • 24 Jun 2009
    #4642 - BIGD (43 reviews)
    85%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    BIGD reckons:

    (photos taken were taken with my mobile and I couldn't workout how to turn the flash off!! so pictures DO NOT do this parma justice!)
    I had driven past The Elsternwick many times, seen the Tuesday $12 parma sign and always wantde to go!! Last night was THE night!
    I found the atmosphere when entering the venue to be really inviting, tradey's, ppl from ages to 18 to 70 it was nice and relaxed!
    I ordered the italian parma, there are 4 others on offer - vegetarian, mexican, traditional and aussie.
    I grabbed myself a beer (which was also on special!) took a seat and waited for my meal - I didn't count how long I waited but this fresh parma was served to me in no time!
    for a tuesday special this was amazing, enough on my plate to fill me, some more chips maybe would have been good but the size of parma was great, and the chicken best I have had so far!!
    topping was amazing!!! I would definatly recommend if you drive past here at any stage, stop in and try one of these amazing parmas!
    +1 for the free soft dinner roll I was given while waiting for my parma and also the friendly bar staff!

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