The Cornish Arms, Brunswick, Victoria

163A Sydney Road
Brunswick
Victoria, 3056

Pub
173
78%
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Specials

  • 12 Jul 2009
    Sunday,
    $12.00
    $12 parma - traditional, hawaiian, mexican


Recent reviews

  • 06 Apr 2014
    #23394 - oldsnowgums (55 reviews)
    63%
    $13.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    Yes

    oldsnowgums reckons:

    On the hunt for a Sunday parma special, I headed to the Cornish Arms with my trusted sidekick, who was celebrating his birthday, and another friend of ours. $13 for a parma - traditional, Mexican or Hawaiian. Two of us went traditional, the other going Hawaiian (pineapple on top). The pub itself is great. Heaps of room, great service and a nice beer garden. I could have easily settled in there for the afternoon. As for the parma, it left a bit to be desired. Let's be honest, the chicken wasn't great and there was way too much cheese. But the salad was pretty good and so were the chips. For $13 it is what it is. Plenty of room for improvement though.

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  • 29 May 2012
    #33 - Brad (127 reviews)
    71%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    N/A
    Yes

    Brad reckons:

    Once upon a time, this parma was awesome. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end :(

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  • 23 May 2012
    #21570 - Coops (4 reviews)
    85%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Coops reckons:

    Sunday Special. Highly recommend the mexican option.

  • 05 Sep 2011
    #8754 - Ellyse (11 reviews)
    77%
    $18.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Ellyse reckons:

    Excellent parma, but very stingy on the chips (though nicely cooked). Happy to go back for a parma time and time again.

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  • 20 Aug 2010
    #14754 - Rod (2 reviews)
    77%
    $18.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    -1
    No

    Rod reckons:

    Parma placed ontop of chips

  • 01 Jul 2010
    #8754 - Ellyse (11 reviews)
    91%
    $18.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Ellyse reckons:

    I've had good parmas at the Cornish Arms, and I've had average parmas. But tonight, they outdid themselves. Well done! Parma was perfect, had the option of yummy vegies, only improvement could have been on the chips.

    Silver reviewer
  • 29 Jun 2010
    #13442 - Duke (1 review)
    87%
    $12.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    Duke reckons:

    The Cornish Arms! If your looking for a fantastic meal, fantastic atmosphere, this is the place! A good sized parma, with ham and cheese, napoli sauce with sprinkled herb on top, with great steak chips, cooked so they are just crunchy enough but not too much of course, with a mixed salad on the side to be healthy, great value for money, great tasting, and goes well with a pot or a pint. Make sure you dont fill up before hand, otherwise you may struggle to get every last bite down. Im there every sunday night!

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  • 17 Jan 2010
    #2930 - Diana (4 reviews)
    66%
    $18.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    Diana reckons:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken parma, salad & chips. They were each of a generous size with some of the chips served under the parma. It was a huge meal but I got through it and would highly recommend it. I went on a Saturday night (not a special's day).

  • 12 Oct 2009
    #7650 - critter (3 reviews)
    44%
    Not specified
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    No

    critter reckons:

    Gave this place a go as were getting right into our Parma's right now. Chicken was dry and a bit thin (like it was bashed out) the napoli tasted like vinegar and the service was only just ok. Nope not a good parma at all really, if your gonna do parma then do it GOOD....

  • 09 Oct 2009
    #33 - Brad (127 reviews)
    64%
    $18.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    +1
    No

    Brad reckons:

    I've eaten a parma at this place 3 times before. They were all $12 Sunday specials and they were all fantastic. Ironically, when I pay full price, I'm pretty disappointed. The chicken chicken breast was tough and the sauce wasn't very nice. Way too spicy and overpowering. The chips were also pretty plain, but well cooked. The vegetables were half raw and tasteless. I've given a +1 bonus point for the "chocolate cake with chocolate gnache and vanilla ice cream" because it rocks!

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  • 06 Oct 2009
    #7570 - Sean (2 reviews)
    66%
    $12.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    +1
    Yes

    Sean reckons:

    Critical problem - systems are weak. Order taken but not passed to the kitchen resulting in very late meal. I cannot accept poor systems in hospitality when it is so easy to get it right. Just pay attention at venues that do. Upsides include good range ot tap beer and beer garden is pleasant on a warm Sunday.

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  • 11 Sep 2009
    #5346 - matty (6 reviews)
    83%
    $18.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    matty reckons:

    Well we thought we head along on a wednesday night to have a parma.Shock horror it was $12 steak night...(which was excellent FYI). I thought this may actually affect the quality of my parma, but was amazed to find it met all my expectations. The chicken was juicy and cooked to perfection. The topping was plentiful and the cheese....awesome. My associate (refered to previously as the whinger in my other reviews) has learn't much and made one profound statement which i agreed wit which was that the only thing it needed was a balsamic vinegar on the salad (of which there was heaps) and the plate would be complete. He once again footnoted that chips were served under the parma. Looking around the pub it was plain to see the popularity of the parma. On a $12 steak night to see at least 1 in 5 people of the packed venue were eating the parma. i've thought long and hard about the rating on this one and for me the lack of the dressing on the salad was really the only let dow...but one i'm not willing to forgive. 9.60 out of 10. I'm sure you won't be dissapointed by this shining example of a parma!

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  • 27 Jul 2009
    #33 - Brad (127 reviews)
    96%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    Brad reckons:

    You know they're doing something right if you forget to take a photo on 2 occasions because the parma just looks too good and all you can think about it eating it. It's great to see that the parma was just as good as last time, if not better! And for $12 bucks, it's an awesome deal. If you haven't visited this place, do yourself a favour and give it a go. You wont be disappointed! And don't forget to try the chocolate gnash cake. It's a ripper! Bonus point for the fantastic price and the awesome dessert.

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  • 13 Jul 2009
    #5410 - figz (2 reviews)
    87%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    figz reckons:

    Went with the Mexican parma option (topped with capsicum, jalapenos & sour cream) for something different and wasn't disappointed. Very good. You can't go wrong for $12.

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  • 12 Jul 2009
    #33 - Brad (127 reviews)
    89%
    $12.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    Not rated
    +1
    Yes

    Brad reckons:

    Great deal for $12 as it tastes good and is larger than your average. Bonus point for the awesome "chocolate dessert cake". It's the shit. I was too eager to get into the parma that I forgot to take a photo!

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