Happy Valley Hotel, Ovens, Victoria

Great alpine road, Ovens vic 3738
Ovens
Victoria, 3738

Pub
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Recent reviews

  • 12 Mar 2010
    #10818 - Katie (1 review)
    100%
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    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    Katie reckons:

    i *hate* chips underneath a Parma, they go soggy and horrible, so my +1 is for having chips to the side of the Parma

  • 10 Mar 2010
    #10018 - Sair (35 reviews)
    65%
    $19.90
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
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    No

    Sair reckons:

    I had high expectations going to the Ovens pub as it had rave reviews. Unfortunatly it didnt really live up to the hype. The meal was quite small for the price allthough it did taste really good. The staff were very friendly and the pub was a really nice country pub.

    Gold reviewer
  • 09 Mar 2010
    #9442 - Sal (40 reviews)
    65%
    $19.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
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    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
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    No

    Sal reckons:

    Took the journey to Ovens to see what all the fuss was about, and honestly, I don't know what everyone is on about! It was a decent parmi, but not the best I've tasted. The house made sauce had a taste of cloves that I was not too sure about-it was more of a chutney than a napoli. The chicken was a thick, real breast, and was cooked well, so it wasn't dry. Chips were ok, salad was ok, so all in all, ok but not fantastic.

    Gold reviewer
  • 09 Mar 2010
    #9842 - Bruski (21 reviews)
    79%
    $19.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
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    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
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    No

    Bruski reckons:

    I heard of some favourable dining experiences down at the HV, so it was off to see if I could have one myself. The parmy was of average size for its price but the meat was reasonably thick and tender with a good crumbing cover. The home made tomato topping was very yummy, much more flavoursome than the ones you usually get out of a jar off the supermarket shelf. The ham slice was standard and the lightly grilled cheese was tasty but a little more would be more satisfying. The chips were well cooked and crunchy but there could have been a few more of them. Most of the chips were placed to the side of the parmy (yay!), but there were some stragglers under the meat. The salad was pretty standard with all the usual ingredients but did have some troublesome long lengths of boring sprouts. The dressing was nice but a little lacking. The pub had lots of character, a great beer garden and extremely pleasant staff. A great but not outstanding parmy experience..

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  • 08 Mar 2010
    #9474 - Shannontheparmalover (7 reviews)
    35%
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    -1
    No

    Shannontheparmalover reckons:

    Nope vote gathering doesnt make it taste any better. Will be back next w/end and will give it another shot.

    Bronze reviewer
  • 08 Mar 2010
    #7714 - liz (4 reviews)
    38%
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    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
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    1.5 / 3 (ok)
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    -1
    No

    liz reckons:

    one minus point for coming out cold. Big in size doesnt mean a good parma. This one I had a few weeks ago now and it was average. Sorry but I will be back as it's attracting interest.

  • 08 Mar 2010
    #7778 - deedy (22 reviews)
    46%
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    4 / 5 (very good)
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    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
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    -1
    No

    deedy reckons:

    Just OK all round, not bad but not great. Ok chicken although not thick and juicy enough, cheese was rubbery, chips and salad were ok. No bells ringing for me on this one.

    Silver reviewer
  • 08 Mar 2010
    #10562 - koonkoonnadi (1 review)
    100%
    $19.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    koonkoonnadi reckons:

    did i want a bite yum yum yum !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 08 Mar 2010
    #10530 - Fi (1 review)
    100%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    Fi reckons:

    Awesome - I just wish I could finish one! It is too good to leave any on the plate. And the best part is, the rest of the menu is just as good!

  • 03 Mar 2010
    #7778 - deedy (22 reviews)
    50%
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    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
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    deedy reckons:

    Not sure what the fuss is about here, it was ok but not FANTASTIC :( Sorry guys

    Silver reviewer
  • 01 Mar 2010
    #10386 - Matty (1 review)
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    Matty reckons:

    Best parma EVER

  • 27 Feb 2010
    #10370 - phillipwh (1 review)
    100%
    $25.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    Yes

    phillipwh reckons:

    I have heard about this pub, so I thought it was time to check it out. Long trip from Brisbane! Would come back anytime, everything was fantastic

    Special
  • 27 Feb 2010
    #10354 - Kerrie (1 review)
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    Kerrie reckons:

    Always a good choice

  • 27 Feb 2010
    #10338 - Alicia (1 review)
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    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    Alicia reckons:

    nomnomnom...best parma ever!

  • 26 Feb 2010
    #10322 - Maddog (1 review)
    100%
    $19.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    Maddog reckons:

    Its all about consistantsy! and the sauce of course.....

  • 10 Feb 2010
    #10034 - Marty (1 review)
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    Marty reckons:

    great Bar staff

  • 06 Feb 2010
    #9922 - richo (1 review)
    90%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
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    No

    richo reckons:

    i enjoyed it so much iv been back once a week since

  • 04 Feb 2010
    #9778 - Bridget (1 review)
    96%
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    veal
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    Bridget reckons:

    it was the biggest juicest spine shivering parma i have ever experienced