Keepers Arms, North Melbourne, Victoria

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351 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne
Victoria, 3051

Pub
15
88%
30
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Specials

  • 09 Feb 2008
    Thursday Dinner,
    $10.00
    Grab yourself a chicken parma and a pot of Carlton Draught for just $10!! 6pm - 8.30pm There is a trivia night on Thursday's, free entry, $10 jugs, beer giveaways, $50 drink card 8pm start.


Recent reviews

  • 09 Mar 2010
    #10722 - Graydon (1 review)
    73%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Graydon reckons:

    Had a nice parma here, but not enough sauce or cheese. The little bit that was there was great but it was a bit tight.

  • 28 Sep 2009
    #7458 - daz07 (10 reviews)
    63%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    Not rated
    -1
    Yes

    daz07 reckons:

    Thursday night special parma and pot for $12. First impressions were a massive let down, with no salad provided with the dish, which was served on what appeared to be a side plate. Every cut of the parma ended up with chips being inadvertently spilt on to the table. With few chips, no salad, a relatively flat beer, and a very uninspiring, dingy atmosphere, I was not expecting much from the parma itself, but this was the redeeming factor. There was plenty of pleasantly flavoured sauce and cheese and the chicken was of a good quality, with nice crumbing. Not the kind of parma I'd be going back for, but at $12 it wasn't the poorest value meal I've ever paid for either.

    Silver reviewer Special
  • 15 Sep 2009
    #2818 - Peter (26 reviews)
    96%
    $20.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    -1
    No

    Peter reckons:

    We decided to spread the orders around the table to get a range of flavours on the parmas. One Hawiian, one Aussie and one Italian. The chicken on all were absolutely spot on. The topping was great! although i don't think i will beordering the hawiian - not sure if chicken, cheese and pinapple mix that well. The aussie was apparently "the best i've ever tasted" according to my brother. My other brother also was quoted as saying "the best i've ever had" also. Mine was great however i somehow got shorted a little on the topping. Could use a little more next time. Chips and salad were great and complimented the meal well.

    Gold reviewer Image submitted by user #2818 (Peter)
  • 12 Sep 2009
    #3970 - Jac (3 reviews)
    92%
    $20.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Jac reckons:

    Easy to see why this is the top rated parma in Melbourne. This was an absolue ripper - the best I've ever eaten.

  • 11 Sep 2009
    #6850 - Alex (1 review)
    27%
    $10.00
    chicken
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    3 / 5 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    -1
    Yes

    Alex reckons:

    This is their Thursday night $10 pot and parma special. It's half a parma at half the price. Unfortunately the quality of the parma wasn't great either, tough and not very much sauce. No salad, barely any chips. Flat beer.

    Special
  • 04 Jun 2009
    #4642 - BIGD (43 reviews)
    35%
    $28.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    No

    BIGD reckons:

    the much raved about double parma was nothing more than a let down - hardly any sauce on this at all!! chips were way over cooked, cutlery was hard to cut parma cleanly. I guess upside my bottomless pit stomach found this to be one serious mission!!! not worth the claim of number #1 parma, I had better at bridie's! only come here if ppl you are coming with want parma also cos it's pretty much all they have - my gf doesnt eat parma so was limited on what she could order.

    Gold reviewer
  • 10 May 2009
    #4258 - Nerl (1 review)
    43%
    $20.00
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 3 (good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    No

    Nerl reckons:

    Far from Victoria's No.1 parma. Very disappointing. Chips were burnt, salad tasted funky, the meat was not bad but the topping was very limited (the pineapple on top wasn't even that exciting). 20 bucks is a rip off for what you get. On the plus side, beer was good.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    94%
    $28.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    Not rated
    +1
    No

    Brad reckons:

    It's a tall price, but you do get TWO parmas afterall! The chicken is thick and the real stuff and the hawaiian topping was top notch. I'm personally not a huge fan of their choice of seasoning on the chips and I felt that the serving size of the chips was a bit lacking. Still, the chips were well cooked not tasteless.

    Official reviewer Image submitted by user #33 (Brad)
  • 01 Apr 2009
    #81 - Troutguy (28 reviews)
    88%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Troutguy reckons:

    $28 for the double Hawaiian Parma. 2 thick, juicy breasts, just the perfect size. The chips were well cooked, but I think the chicken salt detracts from the experience, considering there is already a metric ton of chicken on your plate.

    Official reviewer
  • 01 Apr 2009
    #657 - Dexter (9 reviews)
    74%
    $28.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    No

    Dexter reckons:

    Twas' the day of reckoning for the keeper's arms review, so I thought I would go down and have a parma or two. The chicken was abundant and the toppin's made my day , this is a venue where an empty stomach never goes astray!

    Bronze reviewer
  • 08 Jan 2009
    #2946 - Mark (1 review)
    98%
    $25.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    Mark reckons:

    This price is for a double. 2 Giant, Juicy, Top quality, creme of the crop, top notch, A grade Parmagianas stacked on top of each other! Heaps of chips, screamingly Delicious salad. Parma not on top of chips.

    Special
  • 05 Jan 2009
    Anonymous Coward
    56%
    $10.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    N/A
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Meat is quite moist and good quality meat. Not a lot of chips, good seasoning but not very crisp. Not much cheese nor sauce. Serving isn't that big either

    Special
  • 22 Dec 2008
    #2818 - Peter (26 reviews)
    80%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    No

    Peter reckons:

    Don't be fooled by the exterior - this is a real football pub. And when i say football i mean soccor. Victory! Well worth visiting. Always a consistant parma.

    Gold reviewer
  • 02 Nov 2008
    #2450 - Tommy (3 reviews)
    91%
    $16.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    No

    Tommy reckons:

    Where do i start? great reviews but is the legend true or just a myth? It Is TRUE great parma mayb one of the best i have had...quality of meat is 2nd to none flavour is great chips are good all in all a great parma one of best!!! P.s dnt judge a book by its cover.. it is an old pub that isn't really eye candy or romantic..but if u want a NO BS parma then go there order and enjoy!!! 1 bonus point for being a no BS venue with a no BS parma!

  • 04 Oct 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    100%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Amazing parma, ticked all the boxes for me, staff were super friendly and the chips almost beat KFC for seasoning - damn good dressing on salad also, and not just an old pile of limp lettuce.

  • 26 Aug 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    100%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Very juicy chicken, great seasoning on the chips, and salad had a really nice dressing. One of the best I've had!!!

  • 25 Jul 2008
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    89%
    $18.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    N/A
    No

    Brad reckons:

    The hawaiian version is top-notch.

    Official reviewer
  • 25 Jul 2008
    #81 - Troutguy (28 reviews)
    90%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Troutguy reckons:

    Great parma and chips, let down slightly by average to good topping. Great decor as always.

    Official reviewer
  • 25 Jul 2008
    #657 - Dexter (9 reviews)
    79%
    $16.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Dexter reckons:

    This paaaama knocked me bloody socks off mate.. get it up ya' !!

    Bronze reviewer
  • 25 Jul 2008
    #257 - Mark (15 reviews)
    94%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    N/A
    No

    Mark reckons:

    Great parma, very tasty, great size meat and topping flavour.

    Silver reviewer
  • 25 Jul 2008
    #337 - Glenn (18 reviews)
    69%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No
  • 03 Jun 2008
    #833 - Ash (4 reviews)
    69%
    $16.50
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    Ash reckons:

    Venue very dingy, dark and uninviting.

  • 09 May 2008
    #609 - Nik (3 reviews)
    77%
    $10.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    N/A
    Yes

    Nik reckons:

    Thursday Special

    Special
  • 01 May 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    98%
    $18.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Staff where fantastic & very friendly. Chips had a special seasoning

  • 30 Apr 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    81%
    $16.50
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    Not rated
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Double Parma Option!!!!!

  • 09 Feb 2008
    #1890 - Spam (19 reviews)
    83%
    $15.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    No

    Spam reckons:

    This was the Aussie parma. The combo of bacon, cheese and chicken was awesome! Chip seasoning was good, but they were a little overcooked. Bonus point for friendly staff and variety of parmas.

    Silver reviewer
  • 08 Feb 2008
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    96%
    $25.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    No

    Brad reckons:

    I got the double hawaiian and it was top notch. You'll need a "bottomless stomach" though! Bonus point for the ability to choose different parmas: traditional, aussie, american, hawaiian, italian, greek, mexican + more. Note: the normal size parma around the $15 mark.

    Official reviewer
  • 08 Feb 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    89%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Awesome topping, you cant beat having bolognese sauce on your parma. Not overly crowded venue either which was fantastic, I could actually talk to the people at my table.

  • 27 Dec 2007
    #641 - Tim (6 reviews)
    71%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Tim reckons:

    the place isnt the best looking in the land, but if your a parma lover, you will be more than happy. Plus the service was very good.

    Bronze reviewer
  • 27 Dec 2007
    Anonymous Coward
    87%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    No

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Extra points for a large choice of parma varieties.