The Collective , Elwood , Victoria

134 Ormond road
Elwood
Victoria, 3184

Pub
91
81%
30
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  • 18 Apr 2011
    #17618 - Jugg O'Draught (3 reviews)
    17%
    $21.50
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    Jugg O'Draught reckons:

    Still yet to prove it wasn't a frozen McCain's parma. Poor service as well. Highly overrated, clearly a staff member/owner has given the 100% ratings - which coincedentally were all on the same day. I smell a rat!

  • 03 Aug 2010
    #7778 - deedy (22 reviews)
    50%
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    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    deedy reckons:

    Ok made my second trip here, this time around the napoli was plain old tomato paste? Whats with that? The chicken was dry around the edges but quite good in the middle and the crumb fell off half my parma so I was not happy. The salad was ordinary and simply saved by the nice dressing. Minus one point for the service. I promised a second trip and it was wasted.

    Silver reviewer
  • 02 Aug 2010
    #14338 - Justin (1 review)
    89%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    +1
    No

    Justin reckons:

    Great parma came out fast looked good and tasted great. I loved the crunch on crumb the size of the chook and the cheese used.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    #14290 - Bec (1 review)
    100%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    +1
    Yes

    Bec reckons:

    AMAZING staff and atmosphere!!! Best parma in all of Melbourne and Adelaide!!

    Special
  • 31 Jul 2010
    #14274 - LaurenT (1 review)
    83%
    $19.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
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    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    No

    LaurenT reckons:

    Gluten free crumbs (made from corn chips) made this super tasty, and the toppings were very innovative. Overall a very yummy Parma!

  • 10 Jul 2010
    #12562 - Fatboy Bob (4 reviews)
    42%
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    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    Fatboy Bob reckons:

    Not impressed with this one, popped in mid week with a group and the general consensus was OK. No one had hot chips and the parma was on the chips (crime against chips). The breast was not as moist as most are but the crumb was delish.

  • 06 Jun 2010
    #12690 - kamma (1 review)
    100%
    $19.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    3 / 3 (excellent)
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    N/A
    No

    kamma reckons:

    The parma is all that and more! The secret must be in the crumbing! Great bar, great selections of toppings for a parma and great staff. Bring back the Caesar Parma!

  • 03 Jun 2010
    #12594 - Shelly (1 review)
    62%
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    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    Shelly reckons:

    Nope not the best parma we've had, it's good but in comparisson to the ones we've tried mostly the top 20 its not quite up there. The napoli was too thick and the breast itself was dry. Great cheese mix, however big is not always best. Its good but not great.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #10690 - roxy (3 reviews)
    44%
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    4 / 5 (very good)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    roxy reckons:

    CHips were bettter than the parma and you broke the nubmer one rule, leave the damn parma off the chips. Good but not in comparrison to the other two places I've tried this year.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12466 - MandyandSteve (2 reviews)
    31%
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    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    MandyandSteve reckons:

    Went in for dinner with my husband after reading the hype on this site (yes were parma lovers) and we were highly dissapointed. Big is not always best. we've tried most of the top ten both 09 and this year and this parma is not in the same league. Vote gathering is not a good idea unless you can walkk the walk - sorry guys.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12450 - Myladylumps (1 review)
    100%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    N/A
    No

    Myladylumps reckons:

    Wow, that was amazing. Didn't even come close to finishing it. I'm going home to sleep now, can't even talk to those really cute guys that are here ; )

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12434 - Fonzarelli Dazzla (1 review)
    100%
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    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    Fonzarelli Dazzla reckons:

    Best Parma I've ever had! I had a great meal, and the ladies weren't to harsh on the old optic nerve either. Nice work Collective crew, I will see you again.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12418 - Joel (1 review)
    98%
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    4 / 5 (very good)
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    No

    Joel reckons:

    I live in the local area. And the local RSL claims to have the top 11 Parma in Melbourne. If that's the top 11 Parma in Melbourne then this has to be No.1. I have no idea why you would get the 11th best Parma in Melbourne when you could get close to No.1 across the road. No disrespect to the RSL but maybe they should take a leaf out of the Collective's book. Much love to Elwood.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12386 - SLIM (1 review)
    100%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    SLIM reckons:

    Definitely worth it. The variety and quality was great. Cool fun staff in a funky wine bar with great food. Had a great time.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #7714 - liz (4 reviews)
    44%
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    4 / 5 (very good)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    liz reckons:

    I went here about a week ago, before the influx of comments and didnt find it worthy of voting however I guess I've now been given a reason to vote. The Parma was not great but the chips were. Service was slow and the staff were only ok to us, in particular my son was spoken to quite abruply hence the minus one point. More effort if you want to really earn a spot in the top Ten.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #9474 - Shannontheparmalover (7 reviews)
    33%
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    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    -1
    No

    Shannontheparmalover reckons:

    Disspointed on this one, in comparisson to the other Parmas on the top ten list it's just not as good and the variations of the traditional parma is just a take off from other pubs but not done as well. Sorry guys just doesnt cut the mustard in my view. Minus one point for the flood of votes which is not coincidence.

    Bronze reviewer
  • 02 Jun 2010
    #7778 - deedy (22 reviews)
    44%
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    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    deedy reckons:

    Oh dear not hard to see what's happened here !!! After the flood of 100% votes all in just over one day all by 1st time voters we decided to pop in and see what's going on here. Unfortunately the best part of the meal was the chips, they were very good. Parma itself was not good at all. Will be back in a few weeks to check for improvement in quality, not happy when this parma lover page is "doctored" :( Will be back to check regardless.

    Silver reviewer
  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12370 - iheartelwoodvillage (1 review)
    100%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    +1
    No

    iheartelwoodvillage reckons:

    Love the crumbs, size and quality of chicken, and gorgeous refreshing greens! Staff r fantastic; friendly, helpful, and damn hard working! Great Parma, great place...

  • 02 Jun 2010
    #12354 - sammiak (1 review)
    100%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    sammiak reckons:

    You've got to visit this place if you're on a search for the best parma in melbourne ....... fresh, tasty and excellent quality - the tastebuds are still bopping ....

  • 01 Jun 2010
    #12338 - Hannah (1 review)
    100%
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    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    Hannah reckons:

    Excellent different toppings available.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    #12322 - PB (1 review)
    100%
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    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    PB reckons:

    Makes me want one right now....so good!

  • 01 Jun 2010
    #12290 - Peta (1 review)
    100%
    $17.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    Yes

    Peta reckons:

    Had the nacho Parma... amazing!!!! Friend had mushroom, feta spinach, just as good.. Struggled to finish it, massive serves!! Still, flavour wise, definately puts most others to shame. Really cool bar, nice touch asking customers to honestly rate it, the staff know how good it is..

    Special
  • 01 Jun 2010
    #12274 - SuperPom (1 review)
    100%
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    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    SuperPom reckons:

    haven't had a parma before until arriving in oz, the collective has the best yet.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    #12258 - SuperHeroLover (1 review)
    100%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    SuperHeroLover reckons:

    Really nice parma, good size and reasonably priced. All round great parma.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    #12242 - ChocolateRuss (1 review)
    100%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    ChocolateRuss reckons:

    Awesome place, awesome parma. Sit down!

  • 01 Jun 2010
    #12226 - SuperRuss (1 review)
    87%
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    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    N/A
    No
  • 14 May 2010
    #11794 - Cooler than G (1 review)
    100%
    $19.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    3 / 3 (excellent)
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    No

    Cooler than G reckons:

    Size looks and taste say it all it has to be the best Parma i've ever had!

  • 14 May 2010
    #11778 - Brownie (1 review)
    81%
    $17.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    No

    Brownie reckons:

    Sweet Chilli Mayo was great with the chips

  • 14 May 2010
    #11762 - Tito (1 review)
    100%
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    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    +1
    No

    Tito reckons:

    I don’t normally eat Parma’s at a bar but I have been converted. Its just like mum makes them but mum isn’t there – bonus. And with three different types, you can’t go wrong. Great job to the Collective crew.

  • 04 May 2010
    #11490 - Swimmer (1 review)
    100%
    $18.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
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    No

    Swimmer reckons:

    The worlds best Chicken Parma The Collectives legendary Chicken parma is both succulent and generous . Homemade Chips and a fresh garden salad add to what is in my opinion the best Chicken parma I have eaten anywhere