The Albion, Port Melbourne, Victoria

146 Evans Street
Port Melbourne
Victoria, 3207

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  • 22 Oct 2013
    #23394 - oldsnowgums (55 reviews)
    46%
    $15.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    -1
    Yes

    oldsnowgums reckons:

    I rarely give a negative bonus point, but no ham and a dozen (at best) unsalted chips - that's just not good enough. Where is the love, Albion? Give me something! Put a bit of pride in your work. I was looking forward to a "fat chook parmigiana", as described on the menu, but left bitterly disappointed. I wish I had of counted how many chips were on my plate, but I'm pretty sure it was less than 12. And they were nothing to write home about in terms of quality. As for the chicken, it was pretty bland. The sauce was average, and so was the cheese. With so many better options so close by in Port Melbourne, I can safely say this was my first and last dining experience at the Albion.

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  • 14 May 2011
    #18002 - Bob (1 review)
    58%
    $21.90
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    -1
    No

    Bob reckons:

    I used to work in the Pt Melb area and loved to go to the Albion for a parma, what a feast they used to offer, it made my day. I used this website to visit other places like The Leveson and The Palmerston Hotel which were good but not as good as the Albion, well not in my opinoin anyway. My mates used to agree with me as we discussed this very important issue. My work is no longer there, havent been to the Albion for 2 years but was craving their parma so went back for the experience. What a dissapointment it was. The parma was still good, but it was half the fucking size, it ruined my nite. Have a look at it on this website and compare it to an earlier photo. The Albion has sold its soul, will not go there again.

  • 07 Jan 2011
    #16226 - Parma Limited Express (3 reviews)
    60%
    $22.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    -1
    No

    Parma Limited Express reckons:

    Overall first impressions were alright with a decent sized parma. However, the size to quality ratio was disappointing. Two of the cardinal rules were broken; 1 being chips served under parma, 2 unsalted chips. Beers were quite expensive and overall parma is overated.

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  • 25 Nov 2010
    #15714 - Bird Bandit (11 reviews)
    65%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    N/A
    No

    Bird Bandit reckons:

    For anyone who has dabbled in both the stock standard & Grandeoso, will probably give you mixed feedback for obvious reasons. First time i went there was from a friends recommendation & it ticked the boxes of a good size chook, quality topping & generous serve of chips. The second innings involved concurring the1kg parma (grandeoso) which could quite possibly turn you vegetarian. Picture two over sized parmas stacked on top of one another with only the one serving of topping making it quite dry. It's all about strategy with this one & it takes the human body 7mins to start feeling full so good luck finishing it in that time. Bird Bandits #1 Rule: hate thy bird!

    Silver reviewer
  • 24 Nov 2010
    #15746 - Barack Oparma (14 reviews)
    71%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Barack Oparma reckons:

    The Albion, after its ben talked up to be, I was very disappointed by the standard. I didn't do the double just the single, but the quality of chicken was poor and overall not a great experience. Probably wouldn't suggest to friends who wish to dine via some fine poultry.

    Silver reviewer
  • 22 Nov 2010
    #16098 - Oparma Bin Laden (3 reviews)
    91%
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    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
    No

    Oparma Bin Laden reckons:

    Hard to beat this parma.. extra point awarded for offering the grandioso. Great venue to enjoy a mid week feed. Hard to finish even the standard let alone the grandioso!

  • 19 Aug 2010
    #9378 - Parma Dan (6 reviews)
    89%
    $17.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Parma Dan reckons:

    F*cking brilliant!

    Bronze reviewer
  • 28 May 2010
    #12114 - J_parms (5 reviews)
    96%
    $16.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    J_parms reckons:

    This parma was something else. The hype had been built to epic proportions after reading other reviews, and you only have to read the special parma menu on arrival to realise you're playing in the big leagues. The size is amazing, definitely the biggest I've encountered thus far. I chose the BBQ parma, and was impressed no end. Not only is the chicken enormous, the topping does not get left in its wake, covering every inch of delicious chicken. A large amount of chips hide under this beast, and while their positioning isn't ideal, there is no other way to fit such an epic meal on the plate. Bonus point for double parma challenge, and especially the spinning prize wheel. Well played all round

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 28 May 2010
    #12130 - parmorf (6 reviews)
    83%
    $16.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    parmorf reckons:

    Made the decision for the "meatosaurus" parma, and i'll tell you what, it was a meal of jurassic proportions. the chorizo sausage worked it's magic nicely with the generous level of cheese and BBQ sauce. got the chance to take a squiz at the other parmas available and they all looked quite impressive. this is a must for all parma lovers, will be back.

    Bronze reviewer
  • 28 May 2010
    #12082 - ben... (6 reviews)
    89%
    $16.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    Yes

    ben... reckons:

    Extra point given for size. One of the largest parmas ive been lucky enough to experience. Chips were plentiful. Went for the Aussie option and definitely was not disappointed. Will be heading back very soon.

    Bronze reviewer Special
  • 15 Apr 2010
    #10898 - RIP-Chief (15 reviews)
    85%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    3 / 5 (good)
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    N/A
    Yes

    RIP-Chief reckons:

    I had the BBQ special with Bacon, onions, cheese and BBQ sauce. This was one of the finest parmas i've ever had. Great size and the chicken was damn fine. Chips were ok as was the salad, but you're their for the Parma and trust me it is fantastic.

    Silver reviewer Special
  • 26 Jan 2010
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    87%
    $19.90
    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

    Brad reckons:

    You wont leave this place hungry. In short, a tasty feed. Bonus point for the quick service, clean venue and good menu range. Only down side was the parma being served on top of the chips.

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  • 25 Jan 2010
    #1890 - Spam (19 reviews)
    98%
    $19.90
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Spam reckons:

    Great parma, was very close to awarding the full 5 points for the topping but it was a Monday night and the traditional parma was the only option without the ham. Chips were perfect, and salad was tasty too. Bonus point for everyone else enjoying their non parma meals also and the fact that they have a Wednesday Parma Night.

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  • 14 Oct 2009
    #7874 - ozimade (3 reviews)
    42%
    $15.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    N/A
    Yes

    ozimade reckons:

    This venue was recommended to me. Bit of an icon i was told. Well I was disappointed. While the size of the meal was great, the meat itself was ok, it came out burnt. Got no joy from management except for sorry we were busy. It was extremely overcooked and most venues would not have dished it up. There are better venues in Port Melb on this site which I have reviewed, which I would stick until the Albion lifts its game. Does have potential though.

    Special
  • 09 Sep 2009
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    79%
    $27.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    No

    Brad reckons:

    This was the hawaiian "Grandeoso Challenge". It is actually 2 parmas stacked on top of each other making it quite a big feast. The top parma was good, but the bottom parma was quite light on for topping making it pretty dry. If it wasn't for the pineapple, the bottom parma would have been quite a challenge to finish. Unfortunately, this dish was possibly the biggest violation of rule #3 I've seen yet (you can hardly see them in the photo). The chips were squashed flat, by the time I got to them, but they did have 2 massive parmas sitting on top. The salad came in a side bowl and putting the chips in a second bowl on the side wouldn't be a bad idea! Bonus point for the selection of different toppings (even on the grandeoso!)

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  • 30 Apr 2008
    Anonymous Coward
    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 / 3 (good)
    +1
    Yes

    Anonymous Coward reckons:

    Cheap beer to go with!!

    Special